Unesco Heritage

Zanjan, Magnificent Handicrafts

Zanjan, Persia

Explore Zanjan to find better ideas about Turkish-Persian lifestyle which is located alongside of Alborz mountain range with gorgeous beauties of natural landscapes and identifying architectural masterpieces in urban and rural areas, also being amazed with intangible cultural heritages which, not only shows itself as a creative city in terms of handmade souvenirs but also organize food festivals as a destination of gastronomy art.

Knife Making Handicraft

Dome of Soltaniyeh, a well -known structure in terms of architecture and spirituality which is also Tomb of Oljeitu, built during Mongol Dynasty (Ilkhanid) in Persia. It is the largest brick dome with 49 tons weight and the third one in its kind after Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia in the world.

Dome of Soltaniyeh

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Malileh, handmade souvenir which caused Zanjan to be inscribed as a creative city in Unesco by the skill of Malileh art as a kind of handicraft which is crafted out of Silver.


How to Get There

By Plain:

There is no international airline flights available close to the city of Zanjan, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then take a local flight to Zanjan.

The best options are:

  • Tabriz International Airport (TBZ), 310 km.
  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), 370 km.

When to Visit

Zanjan is a mountainous city with the rigid climate in winter and moderate atmosphere in other seasons, so the most blessed time to engage with the brilliance of nature and capture the best vision of archaeological sites starts since the middle of March to the end of June and the beginning of September to the middle of November.

How to Visit

Tailor the itinerary to visit the city centre to catch historical knowledge about Zanjan by exploring the museums and local houses, also manage your time to gain a better understanding about the handicrafts art such as handmade knife and Malileh. Plan excursion to catch a extend vision of open-air museums and a fresh air environment.


Zanjan, Magnificent Handicrafts


Hours                                     Pricing

Dome of Soltaniyeh,

08:30 A.M – 06:30 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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