Mahallat, Iranian Netherlands

Mahallat have been known as the Netherlands of Iran for the cultivation of a range of beautiful and unique flowers. Read a long with Alale to get all information you need regarding this city.


Certainly, the city of Mahallat has been introduced not only as one of the most beautiful parts of the Markazi province, but also to one of the loveliest cities in the country. Along with the lush nature, favorable weather, natural tourist attractions and the presence of valuable ancient treasures, the city hosts a large number of tourists from all walks of life each year.
In some historical books, it is mentioned that Mahallat had been ruled under the rule of the Achaemenids and during the reign of the Ashkanian as a small part of the land of Maad. Also, the remaining of the historic mansion pillars in temples of the village of Khoraha, are evidences that fire temples, temples, and palaces had been constructed in this city to give it the function of being the center of religious and national ceremonies and celebrations. They also prove the antiquity of the city. Of course, the beautiful landscape of the city is possible to see throughout different times of the year. However, in May everything in the city is at its foremost beauty. Visiting this region polishing the heart and mind of a man, freshen them by its fresh nature.


Sarcheshmeh Spring


The most popular and most famous natural attractions in the Mahallat district is Sarcheshmeh (the source of the river), which is one of the most sought after springs in Markazi province located on one the highest points of Mahallat. The importance of this natural phenomenon has always been the point of attention to all officials, because it has been the source of drinking water; also, agricultural water supply has long been provided by this spring. Formation of a beautiful park adjacent to this lovely place, beautiful fountain, old sycamore trees, rocky heights over the spring are some of the other features of this natural tourist attraction.


Mahallat Spas


Nearby Mahallat, there are many valuable springs with many medical benefits that have been used by the locals from long ago. There are 6 famous spas in this area called Romatism, Sulaimaniyah, Shefa, Donbeh, Hakim (the temperature of this spa is lower than other’s) and Soda (Bakhtiari) which due to the presence of amazing minerals including radon gas have drown the interest of locals and tourists throughout the world.
The spas are made of deep-water hot waters formed out of vapors come from the burning stones of the earth's crust, flowing into the surface of the earth.

Atashkouh Fire Temple


There is a building that belongs to the Sassanid era which is located in the village of Atashkouh Nimvar, a district in Mahallat, named Atashkaheh after its tourist attraction. Chahartaghi Nimvar is another name of this historic building that consists of three main parts including the Eastern Hall, the Western Hall and the Corridor. Today the temple hosts many tourists from all over Iran and the world.

Khorhe Village


In the northeastern part of the city of Mahallat, between the villages of Vereen, the Dohadak and the Mahallat spas, there is a beautiful and ancient area that is called Khorahe. Khorahe means "the place where the sun rises". Also, the word "Khor" in the Avesta book referred to a place with great weather, considering the weather of this area, it seems that Khorheh’s name is derived from Avesta. Given the presence of historical monuments in Khoraha, it is estimated that human civilization existed in this village dates back to the 2nd millennium BC.

Historical Pillars of Khorhe


As stated, Khorahe is one of the most historical human settlements in Markazi province and the city of Mahallat. The village is a major tourist attraction due to the presence of its historic monuments and pristine nature. Among the remaining works in Khorhe, the round pillars have been built in Ionic style (a special style of constructing pillars based on the architectural style of Ionic people in ancient Greece). It seems that these pillars were constructed as a part of the Arbabi (Master) Mansion built in the first century BC.
It is interesting to know that due to the type of architectural style employed in this building, the experts first believed that the structure belongs to the fire temple in ancient times, but according to the discovered documents, the archaeologists believe that this monument was built as part of Arbabi Mansion.

Bagher Abad Historical Bridge


There an ancient bridge in the village of Bagher Abad which dated backe to Qajar era. It is believed that this bridge was constructed Russian at the time of their attack to Iran. The monument is constructed using stones that have made it a valuable monument for the future. Unfortunately, due to the flood took place in the area, the bridge had been damaged, however, with the help of the authorities, it is now refurbished and restored.

Two hundred year old sycamore


The presence of thousand year old sycamore trees on Sarcheshmeh Street could be regared as yet another unique feature of this city.
But, a sycamore tree located on Chenar (sycamore) Square of Mahallat is the historical symbol of this area. This tree is estimated by researchers to be over two thousand year old. This thick and beautiful tree, along with other historical and natural monuments, is one of the city’s tourist attractions.

Nimvar Historical Dam


Another tourist attraction of Mahallat city is the ancient dam of Nimvar, which is known as the Nimvar wier. It is one of the oldest structures in the city built to save water. This structure, dating back to Sassanid era, is one of the most popular promenades in the countryside for its beautiful and pristine nature.

Jamshidieh Castle


Jamshidieh Castle is another historical monument constructed by ancient Persian, which is a unique castle due to its high security and defense mechanism. It is interesting to know that some historians believe that the existence of this valuable castle, when the Afghan army attacked Nimvar, saved the lives of people who had taken refuge there. Construction of an allies above the castle’s gateway provides the possibility of the presence of 20 archer in different directions. The unique and significant anti-fire equipment designed to protect this wooden gate, is one of the key-architectural features of this historical monument. Unfortunately, various parts of this tourist attraction are destroyed over the time, which requires foremost attention of the officials.

Flowers and Ornamental Plants Village


The Flower village of Mahallat, with an area of 110 hectares, is one of the largest flower villages in the country; it is, also, one of the most popular places to visit for those coming to Iran. Formation of a suitable place for breeding, supplying and distributing a variety of beautiful flowers in this region, has made the process of providing flowers and visiting very enjoyable.
Other places of interest in this city include the Koshteh-Riz (Kasheh-Riz) Cave, Sarcheshmeh Cave, Hastijan Cave, yekeh-Chah Cave, Azad Khan Cave, Agha Khan Mahalati Castle, Shah Bulbul Cave, Cave of Sourakh-Gav, Lorijan Village, Imamzadeh Mousa and etc.


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