Literally meaning the place where sun rises, the finely-named village of Khorheh, in Markazi Province, has been a leisure resort for Persian kings and emperors thanks to its nice climate and unharmed nature.
Located 40 km north of Mahallat, it is accessible through the road from Abgarm village, west of Mahallat, and Verin Village, in east.
If you ever happen to visit Markazi Province, make sure to see the lovely village. The best time to visit is in spring and fall when mild, pleasant weather makes for an enjoyable trip. The mountains nearby besides the seasonal river in the neighborhood have brought the beauty of the quarter to its utmost level.
As soon as you set foot in the locality, you will be filled up by a delightful sense of serenity as it is principally inhabited by the elderly whose young offspring have left the village to settle in big cities. Sustaining its traditional texture, the cordial village features bare mud-wooden houses throughout the land.
Herbal plants including oxtungue, pennyroyal, thyme, flixweed, camelthorn, locoweed, are seen here and a variety of animals such as jackals, wolves, foxes, rabbits, partridges, and birds live around.
The village also highlights Shah Bolbol Cave, within the mountains Khorheh and Delijan as well as Loorakh Gav Cave with a little water spring at is far end.
Here is where history and nature are finely combined to feed the soul and mind of eager sightseers. In fact, apart from the natural beauty, the village is also rich in history: the Parthian-era buildings in the vicinity, 48 km northwest of Mahallat, features 2 high pillars, the remnants of other pillars, eroding stone walls. In excavations, graves as well as some objects were found. First explored by Naser Aldin shah Qajar, the pictures of the event are displayed in Golestan Palace and additionally the newly-published book on the archeologic explorations of Khorhe finely depicts them.
You can’t imagine coming back home empty-handed: best gifts and souvenirs are prepared here in the beautiful village: rugs with rural images, wool socks and woven burlaps are among them. My recommendation is to taste delectable edibles and authentic delicacies of breads, Fatir, Ash-e Jow, Doogh, Tarkhineh Shir, Kaljoosh, Eshkaneh, celery stew, acanthus stew, and okra stew. The village is also famed for its dried nuts, grapes and dairy products.