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Art And Cultural Places

Sheikh Safi Aggregate Museum, Ardabil

Sunday, 16 December 2007 12:34 administrator
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China objects are located in the Chini-Khaneh (or China House), a room originally designed to preserve the Chinaware or porcelain which was dedicated to Shah Abbas by one of the Chinese Emperors to recognize his efforts in making the Silk-Road a safe place. Most of the China were taken by the Russians after the Turkaman-Chay Treaty and now are located in museums of St. Petersburg. However, the monument itself is certainly worth visiting. This museum was inagurated in 1991.
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Local Music and Dances, Ardabil

Sunday, 16 December 2007 12:33 administrator
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This province is very famous for it's "Ashiks", who are musicians playing traditional instruments (Saz or tar, etc.) and singing love songs that express both sadness and joy. These artists mostly appear in wedding ceremonies and get together and that is how they earn their livelihood.

Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Ardabil

Sunday, 16 December 2007 12:32 administrator
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 Ardabil province is well known for its carpets as well as sweets such as Halva. The souvenirs of the province are: wickerwork, wool hand-woven cloth, coarse rug, felt carpet, different metal and wooden works, inlaid, silver objects, earthenware, local shoes, and other handicrafts.

Sabalan Mountains, Ardabil

Sunday, 16 December 2007 12:31 administrator
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One of the most interesting mountains of Iran, with an altitude of about 4,800 m., is Sabalan which is originally a volcanic mountain. The summit is located 41 km. from Ardabil and can be easily observed while traveling on the road to Sar Ein and Ardabil. There is a lake on top of the Sabalan Mountain, which is a major attraction for professional hikers.

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