Project sector: Tourism development

Project status: Completed

Project location: Abbas-Abad Forest, Behshahr City, Mazandaran Province (North of Iran)

Project objective: Feasibility study and preparing a master plan of tourism development

Project starting date: December 2014

Project completion date: December 2015

Project duration: One year



Abbas-Abad historical site located in the north of Iran which is known as a historical and recreational complex. It was inherited from the Safavid period (17th Century AD) and includes the dam, palace, pool, historical Iranian garden, water mill, waterways, brick towers, Chaharbagh enclosure, and bathroom. It’s a wonderful combination of natural landscapes and man-made structures which has been registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2011 due to the following capabilities:

  • Wonderful Iranian gardens (no water restrictions)
  • The uniqueness of the architecture and design of the garden (terraced) among natural gardens in the north of Iran
  • Existence of specific water division systems

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Project outcome:

The tourism development master plan of Abbas-Abad garden has proposed a number of projects for the restoration of historical monuments, renovation of structures such as the old wooden wharf, or old wooden bridge, reconstruction of infrastructures, and development of tourism and recreational facilities in this site and around the lake of Abbas-Abad dam

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