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Ardabil-Ardebil

Ardabil-Ardebil

Postby goiran » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:19 am

Introduction:Ardabil-Ardebil(Persian: اردبیل )

Ardabil About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Persian and Azeri: اردبیل, also Romanized as Ardabīl and Ardebīl) is a historical city in north-western Iran. The name Ardabil comes from the Zoroastrian name of "Artawila", which means a holy place.

Ardabil is the center of Ardabil Province. At the 2011 census, its population was 564,365, in 156,324 families, where the dominant majority are ethnic Azeris. Notable for its silk and carpet trade tradition, the ancient Ardabil Carpets are considered some of the best of the classical Persian carpet creations. Ardabil is also known as the seat of a World Heritage Site: the sanctuary and tomb of Shaikh Safî ad-Dîn, eponym of the Safavid Dynasty.



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Location: Ardabil City, Ardabil Province

Walking path length: No need to walking

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need about 9 hr driving from Tehran to Ardabil-598 Km)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Spring is the best time.Winter is very cool.

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: 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: Yes

Village: Located in Ardebil City

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or east terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus to Ardabil (Also can use airplane)(Distance between Tehran to Ardabil is 598 Km)



Nearest airport: Ardabil airport

Nearest train station: Ardabil station (Commissioning)


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Re: Ardabil (Ardebil)

Postby goiran » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:19 am

History

The province is believed to be as old as the Achaemenid (ca. 550–330 BC). It is mentioned in the Avesta, where prophet Zoroaster was born by the river Aras and wrote his book in the Sabalan Mountains. During the Parthian era, the city had a special importance among the cities of Azarbaijan. Some Muslim historians attribute the foundation of Ardabil to king Peroz I of the Sassanid Empire. The Persian poet Ferdowsi also credits the foundation of the city to Peroz I. Ardabil suffered some damages caused by occasional raids of Huns from 4th to 6th century AD. Peroz repaired those damages and fortified the city. Peroz made Ardabil the residence of provincial governor (Marzban) of Azarbaijan.

During the Islamic conquest of Iran, Ardabil was the largest city in north western Iran, and remained so until the Mongol invasion period. Ardabilis fought the Mongols three times; however the city fell after the third attempt by Mongols. They massacred not only the Ardabilis but inhabitants of neighboring villages, killing everyone they could find.[citation needed] Incursions of Mongols and Georgians left the city in ruins for nearly three centuries until the advent of Safavids.

Safavid Shah Ismail I started his campaign to nationalize Iran's government and land from there, but consequently announced Tabriz as his capital in AD 1500. Yet Ardabil remained an important city both politically and economically until modern times. It was sacked by Ottomans 14 times between 1514 and 722 and in 1915, and by Russians in 1813, 1828 and 1916.
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Re: Ardabil (Ardebil) Carpet

Postby goiran » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:20 am

Ardabil Carpet

Why the Ardabil Carpet was made One of the main sights in the city of Ardabil in north-west Iran is the shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din Ardabili, who died in 1334. The Shaykh was a Sufi leader, who trained his followers in Islamic mystic practices. After his death, his followers remained loyal to his family, who became increasingly powerful.

In 1501, one of his descendants, Shah Isma'il, seized political power. He united Iran for the first time in several centuries and established the Shi'i form of Islam as the state religion. Isma'il was the founder of the Safavid dynasty, named after Shaykh Safi al-Din.

The Safavids, who ruled without a break until 1722, promoted the shrine of the Shaykh as a place of pilgrimage. In the late 1530s, Isma'il's son, Shah Tahmasp, enlarged the shrine, and it was at this time, too, that the carpet was made as one of a matching pair The completion of the carpets was marked by a four-line inscription placed at one end. The first two lines are a poetic quotation that refers to the shrine as a place of refuge:

'Except for thy threshold, there is no refuge for me in all the world. Except for this door there is no resting-place for my head.'

The third line is a signature, 'The work of the slave of the portal, Maqsud Kashani.' Maqsud was probably the court official charged with producing the carpets. He was not necessarily a slave in the literal sense but called himself one to express humility, while the word for 'portal' can be used for a royal court or a shrine. Perhaps Maqsud meant both, as in this case the court was the patron of the shrine.

The fourth line contains the date 946 in the Muslim calendar, which is equivalent to AD 1539–1540.

The Ardabil Carpet and the V&A The two Ardabil carpets were still in the shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din in 1843, when one was seen by two British visitors. Thirty years or more later, the shrine suffered an earthquake, and the carpets were sold off, perhaps to raise funds for repairs. The damaged carpets were purchased in Iran by Ziegler & Co., a Manchester firm involved in the carpet trade. Parts of one carpet were used to patch the other. The result was one 'complete' carpet and one with no border.
In 1892, the larger carpet was put on sale by Vincent Robinson & Co. of London. The designer William Morris went to inspect it on behalf of this museum. Reporting that the carpet was 'of singular perfection … logically and consistently beautiful', he urged the museum to buy it. The money was raised, and in March 1893 the Museum acquired the carpet for £2000.

The second, smaller carpet was sold secretly to an American collector, and in 1953 it was given to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Ardabil carpet hung on the wall in this gallery for many years. In 2006, the museum created the case in the centre of the gallery so that the carpet could be seen as intended, on the floor. To preserve its colours, it is lit for ten minutes on the hour and half-hour.
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Tomb of Safi-ad-din Ardabili

Postby goiran » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:22 am

Tomb of Safi-ad-din Ardabili

Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili (of Ardabil) (1252–1334) (Persian: شیخ صفی‌الدین اردبیلی‎), was the Kurdish eponym of the Safavid dynasty, and the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan province in northern Iran. Most of what we know about him comes from the Safvat as-safa, a hagiography written by one of his followers.

Sheikh Safi al-Din's has composed poems in the Iranian dialect of old Tati. He was a seventh-generation descendant of Firuz Shah Zarrin Kolah, a local Iranian dignitary.

Sheikh Safi al-Din inherited Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Sufi order, the "Zahediyeh", which he later transformed into his own, the "Safaviyya". Sheikh Zahed Gilani also gave his daughter Bibi Fatemeh in wedlock to his favorite disciple. Sheikh Safi al-Din, in turn, gave a daughter from a previous marriage in wedlock to Shaikh Zahed Gilani's second-born son. Over the following 170 years, the Safaviyya Order gained political and military power, finally culminating in the foundation of the Safavid dynasty.
Only a very few verses of Sheikh Safi al-Din's poetry, called Dobaytis (double verses), have survived. Written in old Tati and Persian, they have linguistic importance today.

According to Minorsky, Sheykh Safi al-Din's ancestor Firuz-shah was a rich man, lived in Gilan and then Kurdish kings gave him Ardabil and its dependencies. Minorsky refers to Sheykh Safi al-Din's claims tracing back his origins to Hazrath Ali ibn Abu Talib, but expresses uncertainty about this.

The male lineage of the Safavid family given by the oldest manuscript of the Safwat as-Safa is:"(Shaykh) Safi al-Din Abul-Fatah Ishaaq the son of Al-Shaykh Amin al-din Jebrail the son of al-Saaleh Qutb al-Din Abu Bakr the son of Salaah al-Din Rashid the son of Muhammad al-Hafiz al-Kalaam Allah the son of Javaad the son of Pirooz al-Kurdi al-Sanjani (Piruz Shah Zarin Kolah the Kurd of Sanjan)" similar to the ancestry of Sheykh Safi al-Din's father in law, Sheikh Zahed Gilani, who also hailed from Sanjan, in Greater Khorassan.

(Other transliterations for Safi al-Din: Safi al-Din, Safi ad-Dîn, Safi Eddin, Safi od-Din, Safi El-Din, Safieddin, Safioddin)


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Neor lake

Postby goiran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:01 am

Neor lake (دریاچه نئور) is a beautiful lake in the north of Iran, near Ardebil city.


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Shorabil Lake

Postby goiran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:04 am

Shorabil (Persian: شورابیل) is a lake located in a hilly area south of the Iranian city of Ardabil. Ardabil University is located near the lake.

The surface of the lake is 640,000 m²[citation needed], and is covered with a thin white layer of minerals which are useful in healing skin diseases and rheumatism. The leisure complex of Shorabil is located near the lake. The lake is ringed by a scenic roadway offering views of the lake and the nearby Sabalan mountain.

The basin was covered with mud and high concentrations of salt and other minerals so that no fish could survive. In 1998, the government of Ardabil started diluting the lake water by linking rivers from the surrounding area. After almost 2 years they also started growing a kind of fish called "ghezel-aala" in the lake which is famous for having pink meat and wonderful taste. In 1999 a floating restaurant was built and placed in the middle of the lake. which was transferred to the government but it was later shifted to the shore as they could not handle the maintenance and other technical difficulties.
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Soha lake (Suha lake)

Postby goiran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:08 am

Soha lake (دریاچه سوها) is a beautiful lake in the north of Iran,
To see this lake, you must go to the Ardebil city in Ardebil province.


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Ardebil: Attractive and Ancient

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Ardebil: Attractive and Ancient

The rich culture and history of Ardebil province is evident from its numerous historical monuments and places.

Several relics have been discovered in a cemetery called Gabr around Germi Township in the province, most of which belonged to Ashkanid Era.

Mausoleum of Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili located in Ardebil city includes various structures from different periods, ISTTA.ir wrote.

Tourists visit Qahqahe and Divqalasi castles throughout the year Some of the well-known attractions of Ardebil province are featured below:

Ardebil Grand Mosque

Ardebil Grand Mosque is a remainder from a big structure related to the Seljuk Era. It is located in a cemetery in Pir Shamseddin district.

There is a minaret located near the mosque, which bear two inscriptions.

Imamzadeh Saleh

There is a mausoleum in Molla Momen district called Imamzadeh Saleh or Oghlan Imamzadeh Mousa. This mausoleum includes a yard and mosque.

According to the poems on the tiles of the mausoleum, the monument has been built in 1130 AH (after hegira) during the rule of Shah Abbas I.

Maryam Church

This church is located in an alley named Gazaran or Oncho Meydan. It

There is no clear information about its construction date while the date on its door mentions 1876. Experts believe this refers to the date when the door was gifted to the church.

Shah Abbasi Caravansary

Shah Abbasi Caravansary is one of the constructions related to the Safavid Era.

Due to popularity of the route in the past, it was built on the order of Shah Abbas Safavi on Ardebil-Sarab Road.

Pir Zargar Bath

This bath has a simple door and saloon, but its interior sections are old and interesting. It is located in the city of Ardebil.

Safavieh Bath

Safavieh Bath is located on Nayebi Street. It includes square pillars and a dome. The bath’s halls and roof have beautiful tilework.

Samian Bridge

Samian Bridge was built on Qarehsou River about 15 km from Ardebil. This bridge has six springs and belongs to the Safavid Era

Stones and bricks are used in the construction of the bridge. There are 4 minarets in 4 corners for guiding passengers at night.

Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili Mausoleum

Started by Shah Tahmasb, this is a complex of monuments built in various periods.

Shah Abbas added to previous additions and renovated some sections. The dome of the building is decorated with the name of Allah. Shah Ismael I and some of the Safavid kings have been buried at this site.

Germi

It is one of the oldest regions in Moghan Township, the antiquity of which have been verified by the historical relics discovered there. Some of the historical structures in the region are: Qiz Qale Si, Hacha Tappeh Si, Aqa Ali Tappeh Si, Islam Tappeh Si and Yelsoee Castle. There is an old cemetery in this region.

Amineddin Jebrail Tomb

This tomb is located in Kalkhoran Village in Ardebil. It belongs to the ancestor of Safavid Dynasty, namely the father of Sheikh Safieddin Es’haq.

Seyyed Hamzeh’s Tomb

Seyyed Hamzeh Tomb known as Sari Aghasi is located to the south of Sheikh Jebrail Tomb. The tomb is made of bricks and has a circular dome. It is said to be the tomb of Seyyed Hamzeh--one of Imam Mousa Kazem’s (AS) sons--who came from Baghdad to Ardebil to guide the people of Ardebil.

Ardebil Bazaar

This old bazaar, located in Ardebil city, is related to the Islamic period. Most parts of the bazaar have been constructed and repaired during the Safavid and Zand eras.

These historical monuments and relics are only one aspect of Aredebil’s attractions. Its natural sightseeing spots are equally fascinating.
(Source: Iran Daily)


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Ardebil at a glanc

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:11 am

The report documented biography, geography and natural resources of Ardabil province and many other advantages mentioned for Say also introduces the potential for economic and business development and progression There is an important plant in the province and From scholars and masters of national honor ... Looking at the picture drawn is effective.
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Old doors

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:25 am

Different parts of Ardabil have many districts and houses . In districts , there are many old doors which are made from sturdy woods.beside this woody doors , there are some metallic doors which are special , and have particular plans.
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