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Fuman-Foman

Fuman-Foman

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:20 pm

Introduction: Fuman(Persian:فومن)

Fuman attractions

Fuman in Gilan province is a good choice for those traveling to northern Iran. Travelers can start their trip via two roads.

They can take Road No. 59 known as Chalous Road or Road No. 22 that stretches from west to east of Caspian Sea and connects the provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan to other provinces.

Those traveling via Chalous Road can turn east and pass the cities of Bandpei, Nour, Mahmoudabad, Fereydounkenar and Sari in Mazandaran province as well as Bandar Gaz, Kordkoy, Gorgan and Aliabad Katoul in Golestan province, the Persian daily Iran wrote.

But if they turn west, they can pass through Tonekabon, Ramsar, Roudsar, Lahijan, Kouchesfahan and Rasht.

Rasht is the central city of Gilan. After traveling 24 km from Rasht on a road lined by sycamore trees, visitors reach Fuman.

Fuman is a beautiful city to the west of Gilan. It is located on the slopes of Alborz Mountain and surrounded by Rasht, Somesara, and Masal.

Many ecotourists visit Fuman throughout the year.

The ancient city of Masouleh and Roudkhan Castle are located in Fuman, which experiences a moderate Caspian weather.



City of Statues

Fuman is also known as the city of statues. There are many statues in various spots, which symbolize local traditions, customs and culture.

For example, the statue of four girls is a symbol of endeavors of rural women.

Another statue shows a woman riding a two-horse carriage with a torch in her hands. It was created by Gholamhossein Khan Arzhang in the 1970s.

Other statues feature rice, tea, tobacco and cookies that are the main products of Fuman.

Fuman’s cookies, which are made with flour, egg, sugar, cinnamon and oil, are known nationally and globally.

Those who travel to Fuman purchase the cookies for their families and relatives.

Fuman’s hospitable people speak in Gilaki and Taleshi dialects.

The gardens and farms surrounding Fuman lend an enchanting ambience to the region. The city also boasts of numerous springs.

Farming and tourism are the city’s main sources of income.

Fuman is a reliable brand across the country for its quality rice.

In addition to cultivation of rice, tobacco and tea, the occupations of Fuman’s residents include animal husbandry, poultry breeding and production of traditional handicrafts.

Roud Paskhan, Siahroud, Roudkhan and Masoulehroud are the major rivers of Fuman.

Fuman has abundant trees like maple, beech, persimmon, blackberry, medlar and wild figs, as well as plants such as violet, chicory and spearmint.

Fox, jackal and brown bear are among wildlife species that inhabit the region.



Roudkhan Castle

Visitors traveling to the south of Fuman reach Heydaralat Village after passing villages known as Kord-Mahalleh, Gourab-Pas and Saeedabad.

There is a forest park in the village.

Visitors travel 4 km to reach a height on which Roudkhan Castle is located. They must walk a distance of 1.5 km on a beautiful road through a forest to reach the castle.

Roudkhan Castle used to be the headquarters of Gilan’s rulers in olden times. Since the castle was renovated later by Hesameddin Amir Dabbaj, it was also known as Hesami Castle.

The castle, spread over three hectares, is located at a height of 650 meters. There is a spring at the foot of the castle.

Roudkhan Castle comprises two separate parts: one used as the residence of the ruler and his family, while the other part housed the guards and servants.

A beautiful building has been built in two stories in the western section of the castle.

Many guard rooms have been arranged in the heart of the castle’s tower. Other parts of castle include a storehouse, exit tunnel and a royal chamber.

Some texts attribute the early construction of Roudkhan Castle to the Sassanid Era while other texts attribute it to the Seljuk Era.


(Source: Iran Daily)



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Location: Foman city, Gialn province

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 6 hr driving from Tehran to the Fuman)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No permission at night

Difficulty level: Moderately Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track...

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: in Fuman City Yes

Shop: in Fuman City Yes

Gasoline: in Fuman City Yes

Village:


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How to get there:
1- Go to West terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Foman. (Distance from Tehran to Foman is 470 Km)



Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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