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Barg-e Jahan Village

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:40 am
by Parvaneh
Introduction: Barg-e Jahan Village(روستای برگ جهان)

Barg-e Jahan and Afjeh are villages located in Lavasanat in Shemiranat County, Tehran province.

Lavasanat is a Middle Persian word that means “Mount Blade of Sunrise” or “Mountaintop of Sunrise”, which refers to Mount Damavand in the middle of the Alborz Mountain Range, IRIB reported.

The villages are 27 km away from the capital Tehran.

Potteries discovered in Barg-e Jahan show this mountainous village is one of the oldest in Lavasanat.

Residents of this village are Muslims, speak Farsi and work mostly in the fields of agriculture, gardening and animal husbandry.

Wheat and barley are the main agricultural products, while walnut, apple, apricot, cherry, sour cherry and peach are its main gardening products.

Locals also produce dairy products such as milk, yogurt and butter, in addition to honey.

Barg-e Jahan Village

Barg-e Jahan Village has a dense residential texture. The older houses are mainly built of stone, adobe, clay and wood. Besides thick walls, these old houses have roofs covered with wooden beams, tree branches and thatches.

Some of them, however, have been reconstructed and sport gable roofs. The older houses usually have a single floor while newer ones have two or more floors.

Gardens and orchards with abundant plants, trees and flowers lend a lively atmosphere to these houses.

Barg-e Jahan offers magnificent sceneries of the surrounding heights, gardens, farms on the river bank and attractive pathways.

It is one of the most beautiful villages of Tehran province and is a tourist resort for thousands of travelers, especially during spring and summer.

Barg-e Jahan River stems from the surrounding heights and, after reaching Roudbar River, flows into the lake of Latyan Dam.

This river, with a length of 10 km, adds to the beauty and freshness of the area in the neighborhood of the village.

On the north of the river and in the western part of the village, there is a huge rock 45 meters higher than the lands on its south.

The hill was apparently used for taking shelter at the time of invasions or any other dangers. This rock and the hill are surrounded by gardens.

Barg-e Jahan Village is ideal for picnics and those desirous of a rural trek. Three km to the north of the village, there are remnants of a castle called Qal’e Dokhtar at an altitude of 2,720 meters.

There is a cave on the heights north west of the village that is about 30 meters long and is known as Zendan Khaneh Laar.

In the western part of the village is the mausoleum of Imamzadeh Esmaiel, one of the grandsons of the seventh infallible successor of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Mousa Kazem (AS).

The former building of the shrine was 700 years old and it was made of stone and thatch. However, the building was reconstructed and now has a square plan, with a conic dome covered with gables.

Pilgrims frequent this mausoleum during spring and summer. The mausoleum is also a tourist spot due to its rural and verdant surroundings.

Source: Iran Daily


Location: Shemiranat County, Tehran Province,

Days of trip: (Without plane) 1 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 1-2hr driving from Tehran to Barg-e Jahan, Distance from Tehran to Barg-e Jahan Village is 27 Km)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: NO Limit But Spring and Winter (March) is the best time.

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Moderate- 2-3 Hr Walking

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk:Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: in some region Yes


Hotel: No


Shop: Yes

Gasoline: No


How to get there:
- Take a taxi to Barg-e Jahan Village.(Distance from Tehran to Barg-e Jahan Village is 27 Km)

Nearest airport: Tehran airport

Nearest train station: Tehran station


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