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 Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

The province of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari provides an area with great value for natural beauty, thereby being an area well versed in the field for tourist activity. The presence of water bodies, swamps, wetlands and natural pools or ponds are attractions for endemic birds as well as waterfowls in the autumn, like varieties of ducks and other species to flock to this vicinity.

Main Townships: Ardal, Farsan, Lordegan, Shahr-e-Kord, etc. Main Attractions: Choqakhor Wetland, Dena Mountain, Kooh Rang Tunnel, Zaman Khan Bridge, etc.


Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Townships, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Ardal

In recent years, this township due to expansion has turned into a city, and is one of the smallest cities of the province of Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiyari. It is a place full of natural beauty having cool summers and cold winters.

Brujen

Brujen is located on the plains surrounded by mountains. The capital of which is Shahr-e-Brujen which is 571 km from Tehran. Standing at an attitude of 1,980 m. it has moderately a cold climate, along with greenery and natural beauty in abundance - having cold winters and cool summers.

Farsan

This township is situated in the mountainous region of the north and northwest segment of this province. The capital city being Farsan located 35 km from Shahr-e-Kord, and 578 km from Tehran. The city of Farsan is one of the important summer residing places for Bakhtiyari Tribe, which has excellent weather conditions due to resting in the midst of the inner ranges of the Zagross Mountains.

Lordegan

Lordegan is situated to the south of this province neighboring the province of Kohkiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad and Khuzestan. The capital city of which is Lordegan, 81 km south of Shahr-e-Kord and at a distance of 624 km from Tehran. This town forms the area of the Haft Lang Tribe of the Bakhtiyari and most probably takes its name from the old city of Larjan, according to ancient geographers.

Shahr-e-Kord

The township of Shahr-e-Kord is located to the northeast of this province, Shahr-e-Kord being its capital city and situated 543 km from Tehran. Shahr-e-Kord is in the midst of a plain surrounded by mountains. In the 7th Century AH Shahr-e-Kord and its outskirts came under the rule of the Atabakan-e-Fars and Lurestan. It was in this area that a sentry post was set up to control both passenger traffic and see to their need. The Kords formed the guard of this post, thereby this vicinity was known as Dehkord. After many decades due to its expansion Dehkord was named Shahr-e-Kord and is reputed for its fine weather and natural beauty.

Wetlands, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Choqakhor Wetland, Gandoman, Lordegan

This wetland covers an area of about 2,300 hectars and is consideblack as one of the most beautiful and largest wetlands of the province. At present, due to favorable conditions of rainfalls, the depth of this wetland has reached 1.5 m.

The Kelar Mountain Ranges are to the southwest of this wetland, the highest peak of which being 3,830 m. above sea level. This wetland is surrounded by a vast expansion of meadows which cover an area of about 700 hectars. This region experiences humid weather with moderate summers and cold winters. The said area is one of the noted summer resort for Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari. The Choqakhor wetland forms a natural habitat for species of birds such as ducks, geese, white ostriches and flamingos. Anchovy is a fish variety which survived in these waters.

Dehnoo Wetland, Brujen

Dehnoo is one of the springs of Behesht Abad area. Being close to the cities of Brujen, Gandoman, Shahr-e-Kord and Beldaji and due to an easy access to it,Dehnoo is cosideblack as a pleasant recreational spot. In addition to these facilities being present at the foot of the mountains, enhances its beauty.

Gandoman Wetland, Lordegan

This wetland is not very far from the Choqakhor Wetland Infact it is a part of Choqakhor waters which forms the Gandoman Wetland. The amount of water that permanently fills this wetlands is approximately 700 hectares. Surrounding this wetland are beautiful meadows providing bush grazing grounds for herds. The Cheroo Mountain Ranges standing at an height of 3.500 m. and spanning a distance of west to south of this wetland brings Casts a glorious reflection of its landscape and beauty in these waters.

Various springs surrounding this wetland make excellent recreational spots as well as a water sorce for the said wetland. A few of these important springs such as Naseer Abad Spring, Golgap Spring, Bidal Spring and Vastgan spring are present in the skirts of the Sabz Kooh (mountain). This wetland also forms a natural habitat for birds, as well as recreational areas, paddocks, and riding facilities in the surrounding meadows. Because of its temperate summers and cold winters, the region is consideblack as a summer quarter for this province.

Solagan (Solejan) Wetland, Shahr-e-Kord

This wetland is very vast and bearing an area of over 8 sq. km. provides a natural habitat for different species of waterfowls.

Various springs surrounding this wetland make excellent recreational spots as well as a water sorce for the said wetland. A few of these important springs such as Naseer Abad Spring, Golgap Spring, Bidal Spring and Vastgan spring are present in the skirts of the Sabz Kooh (mountain). This wetland also forms a natural habitat for birds, as well as recreational areas, paddocks, and riding facilities in the surrounding meadows. Because of its temperate summers and cold winters, the region is consideblack as a summer quarter for this province.

Historical Bridges, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Zaman Khan Bridge, Shahr-e-Kord

This bridge has been constructed on the Zayandeh Rood River at the distance of 29 km northeast of Shahr-e-Kord. This bridge has been built by one of the tribal chieftains named Zaman Khan. This bridge has been repaiblack twice, once in the year 1022 AH during the Safavid era and for the second time in the year 1321 AH by Haj Abdol Hossein Qazvini, the owner of the Jamali Village.