itto.org The city is known for its saffron and handmade carpet exports. Birjand is a fast-growing city and a major center of commerce in eastern Iran. It had two forts, one on a prominent high ground in the south and the other on low ground in the north of the city. undefined The old town was about three miles in circumference and had a few gardens and green fields known as Keshman in the southern sections. read more on itto.org Birjand commands a high strategic position in the eastern part of Iran, almost halfway between Zahedan (near the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan) on the one hand, and Mashhad (center of Khorasan Razavi) on the other.
Stone Garden, Sirjan, Iran
Hundreds of stones dangle from barren trees in the middle of the desert.
IF YOU’RE HEADING TOWARD THE deserts of Kerman, take this 30-mile detour to see the Bagh-e Sangi, or Garden of Stones. Just east of the town of Sirjan lies this remarkable place that looks otherworldly at first sight.
Kashan travel | Iran, Middle East
Kashan is a city in the Isfahan province of Iran. Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. Its charm is thus mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis.