60 properties in Khorasan Razavi made national heritage 

September 5, 2021 - 19:1

TEHRAN - A selection of 60 historical sites, aging structures, and natural sites, scattered across Khorasan Razavi province have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts announced the inscriptions on Sunday in a letter to the governor-general of the northeastern province, CHTN reported.

Archaeological hills, historical mansions, old mosques, traditional ice storages (yakhchals), cisterns, public bathhouses, and petroglyphs were among the properties added to the magnificent list.

The provincial capital of Mashhad attracts hundreds of pilgrims each day from various Iranian cities, neighboring countries, and even across the globe; the raison d’être is the striking massive shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam.

Dozens of five-star hotels and hostels are dotted across Mashhad. The city has also the highest concentration of water parks in the country, and it also embraces a variety of cultural and historical sites that are generally crowded. The metropolis is also a good place to buy top handwoven rugs and carpets, and it’s a staging post for travel to Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and little-touristic Khorasan regions.