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Tuyserkan walnut festival

Yes, the harvest time has come, and the mood of Tuyserkan is ever different. Walnut in Tuyserkan is not just an agricultural product but is an element which intrudes into all aspects of their life and has become a cultural and social one. Walnuts in Tuyserkan have cultural value in addition to economic value.Tuyserkan walnut festival


Neizeh, Cholang, Barak and other instruments needed to shake walnut trees are available on demand. Young and talented people pick the walnuts out of the cluttered trees and deliver henceforth. One shakes walnut trees, one collects, one peels them off.

Tuyserkan walnut festival


It is indeed a festival. Trading takes place all over the city. Tuyserkan is the capital of green gold and you can see walnut trees anywhere in the city. Given this cultural and agricultural capacity, the walnut festival is held in Tuyserkan in the late summer and early fall of each year. At the festival, you can see from walnut tree shakings to native and local games taking place, handicraft exhibitions, local cooking and souvenirs gift shops.

Tuyserkan walnut festival


In Tuyserkan, in addition to walnuts, there are abundant and high-quality almonds, sumac, plums, and apples available. If you are interested in buying souvenirs, handicrafts and walking around in nature free from it all, travel to Tuyserkan and enjoy it. Here is the world’s largest storage of walnut. Here is the paradise of western Iran.Tuyserkan walnut festival

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Avicenna Mausoleum

Avicenna is one of the most famous scientists of Iran. He has written about two hundred books on various fields of medicine and philosophy. Because Arabic was the language of scientific work in that era, Avicenna and other Iranian scholars who lived at that time wrote their books in Arabic. Later, some of these works were translated into other languages, including Persian. Avicenna was also expert in Persian literature. More than 20 Persian works are attributed to him, among them assignment of Ala’i encyclopedia and the treatise of the pulse have been proved. A host of different works have been written or attributed to Avicenna, a comprehensive list of them is included in The List of Editions of Avicenna.

Avicenna Mausoleum


The list contains 131 original writings from Avicenna and 111 works related to him. Of course, many of these essays and books have been compiled in several volumes.

Avicenna Mausoleum


The structure of the tomb is a combination of both ancient and post-Islamic era of Iranian architecture. Many elements of ancient Iranian architecture has been used in the design. The tower has been inspired by Gonbad-e Qabus tower, the small gardens are based on traditional Iranian gardens, and also the waterfront which is by any means a traditional basin (Howz-khaneh) and the sculpture which is of course decorated by hard and rough granite stones of Alvand Mountains, representing the ancient Iranian palaces. Currently, the southern half of the tomb is a museum to keep the coins, ceramics, bronzes, and other discovered items from the B.C.

Avicenna Mausoleum


millenniums and the Islamic era. The northern hall is composed of a library including 8000 volumes of exquisite handwritten and printed Iranian and foreign books. The complement of this tomb is a half-circle park, and also there is the statue of Abu-Ali Sina, holding a book in his hand, which is located on the east side of the square.Avicenna Mausoleum

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Ali-Sadr cave :

Convergence of dream and reality

When you read Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea” you find yourself caught in-between reality and dream. Ali-Sadr cave is the exact place that really helps you turn your dreams into vivid realities. It is the largest aqueous cave in the world and it can be definitely named the most distinctive tourism brand of Hamedan.

Ali-Sadr cave


This marvelous cave was discovered in 1963, in the 1970s it was used as a tourist site for the first time with the efforts of “Abdullah Hajilu”, the head of Hamedan’s Mountaineering Council.

Ali-Sadr cave

It is one of the most spectacular natural sites in Iran and also in the world, because of its large rivers and long aqueducts which are spread all over the cave. It is a unique geological phenomenon, only a few caves in the world such as “Moulis Cave” in France, “Knight’s Cave” and “Boukan’s Cave” in Australia can equal its splendid qualities. The water from the cave is quite drinkable but there are no fish or such found in this particular cave.

Ali-Sadr cave


The temperature remains consistent throughout the year and the water is very translucent to the degree that one can see its depth up to ten meters. The river’s depth varies from ten meters to fourteen meters in some parts. The cave’s water originates from underground water springs, gradual spattering and oozing of water from the roof and walls of the cave which in turn are supplied from regular rainfalls. The cave is about 75 kilometers north of Hamedan. It has borrowed its name from a neighboring village.Ali-Sadr cave

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Art in the hands of pottery experts (Lalejin)

Pottery has been handed down from generation to generation in Lalin. This is their ancient and traditional art. The products have got good quality and the materials used are good enough to some extent.Lalejin, City of Pottery


Lalejin, City of Pottery

The magnificent landscapes from the hills of Hekmataneh and the palaces of Laodicea are the trademarks of Hamedan. Pottery is still popular in this province and has made it the most important source of income throughout the region. There are around 550 workshops in Hamedan, namely 30 workshops in Malayer, 17 workshops in Turkana, 19 workshops in Razan, 1000 workshops in Laljin, 3 workshops in Dahmamenne, 3 workshops in Dahabardahang, 14 workshops in Nahavand and 56 workshops in Assad Abad. A total of 2408 workshops. More than 6296 people are working in these workshops and are engaged in the production of pottery.

Lalejin, City of Pottery


The most important pottery production center in Hamedan province is Lalejin. Lalin pottery has a worldwide reputation, it is the capital of Iran’s pottery. Lalejin is one of the northern cities in Hamedan province, Based on the census done in2006, Lalejin has a population of 14,724. In this city, the art of Pottery is passed on from generation to generation. The young have continued to inherit the heritage of their fathers. The city has 850 pottery workshops and 250 stores, so in turn, more than 20% of the province’s exports to Hamedan is covered as such.

Lalejin, City of Pottery


From the time human beings got a decent understanding of the universe and moved from nomadic life to sedentism, clay accompanied him. We can say that from the ninth millennia B.C, clay and pottery have been with Homo sapiens all over the world. Homo sapiens began paying more attention to storing food and water and discovered the viscosity and malleability of clay and began making potteries in different shapes. From that time onwards, pottery was gradually developed and made widespread throughout the universe. Lalejin is renowned as Iran’s capital of pottery and from 2017 it has been registered by the brand ‘the Universal City of Clay’.

Lalejin, City of Pottery


Some of the locals believe the name of the city can be dated back to the Genghis Khan (1162-1227) era. According to them when Genghis Khan’s army passed from Hamedan and entered the present city of Lalejin, they dispatched some of the city’s people to China so that they learn pottery from them. These people returned to Lalejin after learning the craft and since then the city bore the name “Lalejin”. This small but beautiful city is located in Hamedan’s north at a distance of 25 kilometers. It is considered to be one of the important sites for tourist attraction in the Hamedan province.Lalejin, City of Pottery


Due to the historical and cultural background of Hamedan, the province is currently one of the most important centers of expert artisans and artists in Iran, more than 150 cases of handicraft professions are active in Hamedan. For example Pottery, ceramics, woodworks, leather production, carpets, traditional sewing, traditional footwear, stonemasonry, traditional knitwear. These are mostly done by locals. According to the latest statistics, the number of workshops in this province is around 22401 still active, with 43646 personnel altogether. Up to now, 21 of these handicraft professions have been nationally registered.

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Malayer, a city of wood works

Craftsmen and artisans from Malayer work in different fields but most of them are engaged in couch making and woodworking. It is mostly the only dominant profession in the region, either in the town or the villages (e.g. Dahan, Avarzman, and Jokar). More than 4,500 small and large workshops are active currently and in these workshops more than 8,200 people directly and about 25,000 people indirectly are employed, of which more than 1,400 People have been insured over the last few years.

Malayer


Due to that, the registration of Malayer under the name of Iran’s National City in regards to woodworks was started in September 2106 with the efforts of Mr. Soltanifar, the current president of the organization.On 18th of November, based on evaluations made by the Council for Selection of National Cities and Villages, Malayer was registered as Iran’s national city of woodworks.

Malayer


There is an industrial zone in Malayer called Khoshe, it is the center of couch making and woodworks. A large number of major workshops are operating in this particular industrial zone. (Malayer is the only city that has a specialized zone for couch making and woodworks). Every year, about 60 to 70 thousand works are created, accounting for more than 80 percent of the country’s production line. Most of them exported to countries in Central Asia, The Persian Gulf, and also to Turkey, and Iraq.

Malayer


Malayer has been registered officially due to the large amount of investment, shopping, and sales in the city. The number of workshops, hand-crafted works without machines and the presence of the couch market is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to the city’s potential.

Malayer

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