The Most Beautiful Protected Areas and National Parks in Iran
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Protected Areas and National Parks in Iran

Iran with different wet and dry lands with a combination of high mountains, desert lands, forests, and seas has created a special ecosystem in the Middle East and the east of Asia. It is located in the southern part of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

There are two long mountain ranges named Alborz (900 km) and Zagros (1400 km) located in the north and west of Iran. In addition, the two main deserts of Dasht-e Kavir (77,600 km2) and Kavir-e Lut (51,800 km2)- the first Natural UNESCO site in Iran- are other natural attractions of the country. Rivers and lakes, wildlife, and the Hyrcanian Forest (UNESCO Natural Site), besides the different types of birds, a wide range of medical and therapeutic plants, Islands, and lagoons create the protected areas and national parks all over Iran. Here, we have listed the ten most beautiful ones below:


1. Golestan National Park



2. Kavir National Park



3. Lar National Park



4. Turan National Park



5. Tandoureh National Park



6. Dena National Park



7. Khar Touran National Park

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8. Khojir National Park



9. Jahan Nama Protected Park



10. Alborz Markazi Protected Area

Iran Protected natual region
The view of Mt. Azadkuh, the highest mountain in the north of Tehran province


Iranian protected areas and national park Map


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