Karun: the most generous river in Iran
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it doesn’t remain the same river, nor he is the same man when he last step into it. You may be a river lover who feels crazy to visit the rivers all over the world. If it is true, then never forget to visit Karun the most profuse river in Iran. The deep gorges of the Zagros Mountain range is the origin of the river and leads to the Khuzestan Plain after the origin.
The Source of the Karun
Being a prime water source in the country, it is a favorite haunt of the tourist. Earlier the river was routed by ships. But, it is now linked by two bridges that has made the movement of vessels impossible.
The Length and link of the river
The river is 950 km long and declared as the longest river in Iran. Meanwhile, it is the only waterway which links worldwide waters, including seas and oceans. On one hand, it joins the Arvand Rud River, fed by Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq, and from another point of view, it contact with the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. In the oil-rich country like Iran it is a main water supply in oil-rich Ahvaz, Khuzestan’s center etc. It is a dazzling attraction of the country.
A Natural Heritage Site
Karun, as registered on the national natural site list, attracts large number of Iranian and non-Iranian sightseers and holidaymakers. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop by to watch around and to watch the star filled sky over your head. It is a must do here.
The Pol-e Sefid
The Pol-e Sefid presents a wonderful view of the elegant river and the vibrant city. In addition, you will come upon many neighboring green spaces and a lot of eateries.
Laleh and Saheli
You should never skip going through two wonderful parks: Laleh and Saheli which gives you rare chances of sitting and soaking up the glowing ambience. In the stunning sunsets, try a hot and tasty Felafel sandwiches while watching the river Karun flowing in sweet will.
The best time for travelling to the city
The largest and most abundant river in Iran, Karun starts in deep gorges of Zagros Mountain range and leads towards Khuzestan Plain. A major water source in the country, it is a tourist destination. The earlier route for ships, it is now occupied by a couple of bridges, 9 to be exact, which make it almost impossible for vessels to move.
With a length of 950 km, Karun is the longest river in Iran, meanwhile it is the only waterway which is linked to international waters and oceans. On one hand it joins Arvand Rud River, fed by Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq, and on the other it meets the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. A main water supply in oil-rich Ahvaz, Khuzestan’s center, it is a dazzling magnet south of the country.
A natural heritage site recorded on the national list, Karun attracts Iranian and non-Iranian sightseers and vacationers. With its bridges, you will have ample opportunities to stop by and watch around. Watching the star-filled sky over the bridges is a must-do here.
Pol-e Sefid presents a marvelous view of the gorgeous river and the vibrant city. Plus, you will come across many adjacent green spaces and restaurants.
Pol-e Tabiat, attaching 2 spectacular parks of Laleh and Saheli, shouldn’t be overlooked. With all benches all the way through, it offers opportunities to sit and soak up the vivid ambience. Sunsets are marvelous. I recommend you to try hot Felafel sandwiches, a palatable specialty for evenings, while watching Karun.
Inhabited by Arabic and Farsi speaking residents, the often hot, boiling city is a nice place in wintertime when it is mild; best time for traveling to the city and enjoy its attractions.
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