Situation and access: Province of Mazandaran.
Caspian resort, western part. Altitude 20 meters,
280 km N-W of Tehran via Chalus (80 km) on a
picturesque hilly road, closed part of the winter,
or 450 km vis Qazvin and Rasht on an excellent road,
usually open throughout the year Airport, regular Iran
Air services to Tehran and Rasht.
It is the bathing resort of the Caspian, and by far the
most beautiful site of the whole coast. Wooded hills roll
down nearly to the beach itself while the powerful outlines
of the Alborz mountain range form an impressive background.
The thin coastal strip is covered with rich vegetation
including palm and orange-trees among the flower-beds.
"Houses of Limakesh"
Ramsar's two luxury hotels are set on two neighbouring terraces
looking out upon a restful landscape. The oldest hotel has
old-fashioned charm: extraordinary cast-iron statues covered
with aluminium paint produce a wildly rococco effect. A long
alley of palm-trees leads from the hotels to the beach.
Towards Chalus the forest sweeps right down to the sea. Large
picnic sites have been organized under the oaks and elms.
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Last modified: 9 Oct 1997
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