Razavi Khorasan province of Iran

Razavi Khorasan Province is the most northeastern province of Iran. Its capital is the city of Mashhad the second largest population center of Iran. It’s the spiritual capital of Iran and a destination for religious pilgrimage because it is home to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza.

The historic cities of Neyshabur (Nishapur, Nayshabur), Quchan, Sarakhs, Torbat-e-Jam, Gonabad, Khaf, Taybad, Torbat-e Heydariyeh are located in this historic province.

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Iranian female photographing outdoors, Golmakan area, one hour outside Mashhad, Khorasan-e Razavi Province, northeast Iran. Copyright Ali Torkzadeh, EscapefromTehran.com.

Tour of Iran’s countryside: full of surprises
The famous Persian hospitality on our weekend trip in northeast Iran

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Road trip to country home in northeast Iran

Persian hospitality and quick friendships are hard to avoid anywhere in Iran – especially when you’re in the country. On our weekend autumn getaway near Mashhad, we ate a lot of traditional food, we also visited the shrine of a local Shia saint who almost instantly answered my prayer!

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