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Mashhad

(3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews for 6 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, shopping, religious sites
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran. Purportedly the final resting place of Islam's eighth Imam, after he was poisoned in 817 CE, Mashhad is home to one of the country's holiest shrines that's visited by millions of pilgrims annually. A relatively new bus system provides you with reliable transport during Mashhad sightseeing; it can take you from the mausoleums, mosques, and shrine complex, to bustling bazaars and vibrant restaurants. Both female and male visitors must adhere to the city's strict dress code. Use our Iran trip itinerary planner to arrange the details of your trip to Mashhad and other destinations.
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Due to its high number of visitors in the summer months (June-September) during pilgrimages, Mashhad sports a relatively large number of accommodation options, however these fill up quickly. From four-star luxury hotels to budget home stays (allowing you lodge with a local family), the majority of the city's places to stay concentrate around the holy Imam Reza shrine complex. If you're planning your Mashhad vacation for the summer months, book early to avoid disappointment, places fill up fast.
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