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Bandar Torkaman

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:44 pm

Introduction: Bandar Torkaman (Persian: بندرتركمن‎; also Romanized as Bandar-e Torkaman, Bandar-e Torkeman, and Bandar-e Torkman; formerly, Bandar Shah (Persian: بَندَرِ شاه‎), also Romanized as Bandar-e Shāh and Bandar Shāh)

Bandar Torkaman is a city in Golestan province.
At the 2006 census its population was 45,045, in
9,755 families.
The key port on Caspian Sea, Bandar Torkaman, is lo-
cated 375 kilometers from Tehran. The famous Ashoura-
deh Island is some 3 kilometers west of the port.
The economy of Bandar Torkaman is mainly based on
agriculture, handicrafts, animal husbandry, fishing and
tourism, with 50 percent of Iranian caviar being extract-
ed near this port.
Bandar Torkaman is also called “Cotton Island” since
cotton grows abundantly in the region, making the port a
strategic cotton cultivator in the country.
Tourism
In the past, the city was equipped with three major jet-
ties and was used by the Allied Forces during the World
War II for transporting equipment. However, the two jet-
ties have sunk.
At present, due to poor equipment and the gradual de-
cline in water level, Bandar Torkaman, which possesses
only one jetty, is not bustling and is mostly used to com-
municate with Ashouradeh Island.
During Norouz (New Iranian Year) and summers, this
jetty is full of merchants who bring beautiful Torkaman
souvenirs for sale.
Ashouradeh Island is the main tourist attraction in the
region.
During the winter and cold months, Gomishan Wet-
land in Bandar Torkaman enjoys special natural and
geographical features, and hosts thousands of migrating
birds from frozen Siberia.
Birds found in the area include the crane, duck, stork
and goose.
Carpet Weaving
Carpet weaving is not a recreational task, but the main
source of income for the port’s inhabitants.
Cushions, carpets, felt mats, garments and beauti-
ful Torkaman rugs woven in this region are exported
throughout the world.
Torkaman’s cushions and carpets are famous for their
traditional patterns. Felt mat, Jajim (coarse mat) and Pal-
as (coarse woolen clothes), woven by the artful Torka-
mans, are other objects that reflect the region’s tradition
and craft.
Traditions
During mourning ceremonies, communal feasts are
held while rosewater is sprinkled in mosques. On the
first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan, they
bake a special bread and distribute them in mosques and
to neighbors.
On Qadr Night, young ones receive presents from their
elders, mostly in the form of cash. Families buy sweet-
meats and hold a feast at home.
When a child is born, they repeat an old proverb that
says: “If the newborn is a son, he will become a farmer
and if it’s a girl, she will become a carpet weaver.” This
shows the importance they attach to farming and carpet
weaving.
In the past, Torkaman tribes moved from one place to
another, but they did not carry some of their heavy be-
longings and instead buried them in graves. Because of
the sanctity attached to cemeteries, nobody would dare
dig up a grave to steal them.
When courting, the groom must prepare a Qatlama,
which is a special sweetmeat. When the bride’s fam-
ily accepts the Qatlama, it means that they agree to the
wedding. The family of the bridegroom adorns a camel
with colorful clothes and carries the bride to the groom’s
house while riding the animal.
The camel is driven by a respectable elder and at
times by the groom himself. With the arrival of cars,
this tradition has fallen out of practice in many cities.
However, in remote mountainous regions such as Gel-
idagh, Maraveh Tappeh, Dashli Boroun and Kalaleh,
the bride is still carried to her new home as per the
region’s traditions.
In Bandar Torkaman, those who arrive at the age of
63 hold a feast for having attained the age of Islam’s
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and kill a white sheep and
prepare a feast to serve the guests.
Food
Torkamans prepare a variety of dishes. In fact, a spe-
cial place is designated specifically for preparing food.
Chekdirmeh and Soozmeh form the staple diet of
Torkamans, which is made of rice and oil. Among
other dishes, one may refer to Shourba, which is made
of vegetable and boiled meat; Oonash, a soup made of
vermicelli; Qateqliash, which is a kind of soup made
of yoghurt, rice and garlic; Swidliash, composed of
milk and rice; Bulamaq, is made with oil and rice,
while Qatoorqa is made of smoked and ground wheat
rice and sugar.
Source: Iran Daily

Location: a city in and capital of Torkaman County, Golestan Province

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 6-7 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Torkaman – 375 Km)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: No limit,Spring is the best.

Daily time visit: No

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: -

Legal permission need: No

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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes

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Hotel: Yes

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes

Village: No

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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use train.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Torkaman.


Nearest airport: Gorgan or Neka airport.

Nearest train station: Bandar Torkaman Station.

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Re: Bandar Torkaman

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Bandar-e Torkaman: Unforgettable landscapes

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 am

The city of Bandar-e Torkaman is situated northwest of Golestan province.

It is bordered by Turkmenistan in the north, the cities of Kordkoy and Gorgan in the south, the city of Aq-Qal’a” in the east, and the Caspian Sea and Gulf of Gorgan in the west.

The city covers an area of over 1,500 square kilometers, IRIB reported.

Located in a plain, the region experienced major geological developments due to climatic changes, the rise in Caspian Sea level and increasing sedimentations.

The rise in evaporations, a reduction of rainfall and erection of several dams in this region have led to a number of changes in the coastal plains.

The climate in the northern region of this city is semi-dry and is moderate in its southern regions, which has led to the growth in its population.



Attractions

Although the region was inhabited since centuries, its urban transformation dates back to 1927 when the related infrastructures and civil institutions were established.

The city was initially the residence of troopers and remained undeveloped. However, factors such as settlement of nomads, construction of Iran’s national railroad, commencement of port activities and construction of a wharf, establishment of state-run organizations and institutions, and provision of urban facilities led to its swift development.

Today, Bandar-e Torkaman and Ashouradeh Island are of paramount importance due to their fishery activities.

Bandar-e Torkaman is located 10 kilometers south of forests and mountains near Turkmenistan’s deserts.

The beautiful Ashouradeh Island, which has played a crucial role in World War II, is one of its tourist attractions.

Golestan province, like other regions of the coastal belt in northern Iran, is well known for its pretty villages in forested regions.

Passing through these villages makes for unforgettable memories, as tourists cannot find such scenic landscapes elsewhere.

Among the historical monuments of this city, one can name Radkan Tower, which dates back to 1,000 years.

According to its inscription, the tower was built in 407 AH and contains the tomb of a general of Mazandaran.

It is situated on the Silk Road and decorated with brickwork and plasterwork.

Bandar-e Torkaman is home to a numerous religious and historical monuments.


Ashouradeh Island

One of the attractive regions of Golestan province is Ashouradeh Island, which is located 25 kilometers from the provincial capital, Gorgan.

The island covers an area of almost 1,200 hectares and is situated southeast of the Caspian Sea.

It is surrounded by Caspian Sea in the north, the Gulf of Gorgan in the south, a narrow strip in the east and a canal in the west.

The climate of this island is similar to the climate of northern Iran. The island boasts of mild winters and warm and humid summers.

The island was a trade hub in the past. Given the sensitive position of this island, it was a venue for the colonial rivalries of Tsarist Russia and Britain.

In 1836, the island was occupied by Russians. However, it was handed over to Iran following the fall of Tsars in Russia and the conclusion of an alliance treaty between Iran and Russia in 1921.

Ashouradeh Island has played a decisive role in the history of Iran and the region. Currently, it is a tourist attraction in northern Iran.

The island is an appropriate habitat for different animal species and a top tourist destination.

Currently, it is a fishing center in northern Iran and one of the important units for the production of caviar, which is one of Iran’s exports.

Ships commute to and fro, as this island is frequented by tourists and businessmen alike.

In addition to this island, which draws the attention of thousands of tourists every year, Bandar-e Torkaman’s Monday Market and its horse-riding competitions are highly attractive events.

Every week on Monday, livestock and agricultural products, as well as different types of handicrafts, including carpets, felts and silk garments of different colors and designs add to the city’s allure.



Kordkoy

Kordkoy is linked to Bandar-e Torkaman in the north, Alborz Mountain Range and Semnan province in the south, Gorgan in the east and Bandar-e Gaz in the west.

The city of Kordkoy has a moderate climate, with agriculture as its economic mainstay. It’s most important agricultural products are wheat, rice and soybeans.

Kordkoy is home to meadows, forested regions and pastures.

Due to the fertility of its soil and development of agriculture, most of the city’s industries are involved in agricultural processing.

The handicrafts of this region include felting, straw-weaving and production of woolen socks.

Source: Iran Daily


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Bandar-e-Turkman-Bandar Torkaman-Bandar-e Torkaman

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:40 am

The city of Bandar-e-Turkman is situated northwest of Golestan Province. This city extends to the country of Turkmenistan from the north; the cities of Kurdkooy and Gorgan from the south; the city of "Aaq Qalaa" from the east; and the Caspian Sea and Gulf of Gorgan from the west.

This city covers an area of over 1500 square kilometers and almost 90% of its population is Turkmens. The city is located on a plain. Given that the altitude of the Caspian Sea waters is 28 meters below the altitude of high seas; the height of large regions of this city is lower than the height of international waters. During the recent centuries, due to climate changes, the fluctuation of the height of Caspian Sea waters, and sedimentations throughout these waters, major geological developments have taken place in this region.

The rise in evaporations, a reduction of rainfall, and erection of several dams in this region have led to a number of changes in the coastal plains. The climate in the northern region of this city is semi-dry and is moderate in its southern regions. Hence, the southern region of this city is highly populous.

Bandar-e-Turkman is situated 375 kilometers northeast of Tehran, and 26 kilometers from the city of Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province. The city's history dates back to the year 1927. At first this city was a venue for the residence of troopers. Factors such as settlement of nomads, construction of Iran's national railway, commencement of port activities and construction of a wharf, establishment of state-run organizations and institutions, and provision of urban facilities led to the swift growth of this city. Today, Bandar-e-Turkman and Ashouradeh Island are of paramount importance due to their fishery units.

The city of Bandar-e-Turkman is also located 10 Kilometers south of forests and mountains, and is in the vicinity of Turkmenistan's deserts. The beautiful Ashouradeh Island which has played a crucial role in World War II is one of its tourist attraction sites.

Some of the beauties of Golestan Province, like other regions of the coastal belt in northern Iran, are the pretty villages which are located in forested regions. Passage through these villages and familiarization with the traditions of villagers shapes ever-lasting and unforgettable memories for every single tourist, who pays a visit to these scenic landscapes. One of these regions is the Ashouradeh Island, which is located 25 kilometers from the capital of Golestan Province, the city of Gorgan.

This island covers an area of almost 1200 hectares and is situated southeast of the Caspian Sea. It is engulfed by the Caspian Sea in the north; the Gulf of Gorgan in the south; a narrow strip (which links the Gulf of Gorgan and the Caspian Sea) in the east, and a canal from the west. The climate of this Island is similar to the climate of northern Iran. The Island maintains mild winters and warm and humid summers.

This Island has been a trade hub in the past. Given the sensitive position of this Island, it was a venue for the colonial rivalries of the Tsarist Russia and Britain. In the year 1836, this Island was occupied by Russians. But, this Island was handed over to Iran following the fall of Tsars in Russia and conclusion of an alliance treaty between Iran and Russia in the year 1921.

Historically, this Island is of paramount importance and has played a decisive role in the history of Iran and the region. Currently, this Island is a tourist attraction site in northern Iran.

The Island is an appropriate habitat for different animal species and a top tourist destination.

This Island is currently a fishing center in northern Iran, and is considered as one of the important units for production of caviar, which is one of Iran's exports. Moreover, there are ships commuting to and fro this island.

In addition to this Island, which draws the attention of thousands of tourists every year, the Bandar-e-Turkman's Monday open markets and its horse-riding competitions are the highly attractive events of Golestan Province. Every week on Monday, the livestock and agricultural products, and different types of handicrafts of the Turkmen people of this city, including carpets, felts, and silk garments, in different colors and designs, add to the beauties of this city.

In this part of today's article, we become familiar with the city of Kurdkooy, which is situated west of Golestan Province. The city leads to Bandar-e-Turkmen city from the north, Alborz Mountain Range and Semnan Province from the south, the city of Gorgan from the east, and Bandar-e Gaz from the west.

The city of Kurdkooy maintains a moderate climate. In regard to its historical background, it is said that during the rule of Shah Abbas Safavi, a number of people migrated from Kurdestan in western Iran to Mazandaran and Astarabad.

Agriculture is an economic mainstay of this city. It's most important agricultural products are wheat, rice, and soya beans. Kurdkooy is home to meadows, forested regions, and green landscape. Due to the fertility of the soil of this region and development of agriculture; the majority of the industries of this city are related to agricultural products. Also the handicrafts of this region include felting, straw-weaving, and production of woolen socks.

Among the historical monuments of this city, one can name Raadkaan Tower, which dates back to 1,000 years ago. According to its inscription, this tower is a tomb of a general of Mazandaran which has been built in 407 AH. It is en route the Silk Road and is decorated with brickwork and plasterwork. Also, this city is home to a number of other religious and historical monuments.

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