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Mashhad, with around
3 million inhabitants, is the second most populous city in Iran. It
is located in the northeast of the country and is the capital of Razavi
features a steppe climate with hot summers and cool winters. The city only sees
about 250 millimeters of precipitation per year, some of which occasionally
falls in the form of snow. Summers are typically hot and dry, with high
temperatures sometimes exceeding 35 °C. Winters are typically cool to cold and
somewhat damper, with overnight lows routinely dropping below freezing. Mashhad
enjoys on average just above 2900 hours of sunshine per year.
Emam Reza (the eighth Emam of Shiiet) shrine complex is located
in the heart of Mashhad city, which includes a huge mosque (Goharshaad), a
library and several museums.
There are many tombs of historical celebrities inside and nearby
Mashhad, e.g. the tombs of Ferdowsi (Persian poet of 10th-11th
centuries), Nader Shah (one of the powerful Iranian kings,
ruling in 18th century), and Khayyam (Persian mathematician of 11th-12th centuries).
The most important traditional shopping centers of Mashhad
are Bazaar-e Reza, Bazaar-e bozorg-e markazy, Almas-e Shargh and Zist Khavar,
where you can buy different Khorassan crafts, jewelry, saffron, textile, dried
fruits, nuts and so on.
Iranian cuisineThe suburb area of Mashhad is
mountainous with several summer resorts and village restaurants. Indeed, Iran
is the land of skewed kebabs (BBQ), but Iranian cuisine is much more diverse,
complicated and difficult to be made than that. There are different kinds of
stew dishes (called Khoresh) made as combinations of meat, vegetables, legumes
and nuts. Both skewed kebab and Iranian stews are served with fragrant (but not
sticky) Persian rice. Persian cuisine is tasty but not spicy.