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Urmia Travel Attractions

Urmia as a hub for Christian heritage is home of extraordinary wildlife and nature.

Urmia, Home of Urmia Lake

Uromiyeh (Urima) is another Azeri region with all costumes and traditions of the Azerbaijani lifestyle in northwest Iran. Urmia is a golden example of religious respect from ancient times. Travellers can find Armenian monastic ensembles close to the Zoroastrian fire temple. Urmia agricultural products such as apples and grapes play a significant role in locals’ lifestyles. Sweeties such as Noghl (Nuql) is the tastiest souvenir of the city.

Explore picturesque outdoor museums with peculiar architecture in a responsive lifestyle to nature. The lifestyle depicts itself not only in the largest salt lake in the world but also in Urmia plain. Visitors find unique customs and traditions throughout history, including identifying Armenian architecture in monastic ensembles, culture and beliefs. There are memorial moments of unbelievable experiences and satisfy your thirst for learning better about Zoroastrians.

Black Church (UNESCO Heritage)

The monastery of Saint Thaddeus is an Armenian church with all architectural symbols and peculiar decorations. The monastery materials are black and white stones, inscribed as an Armenian monastic ensemble by Unesco World Heritage.

The church is famous as Qare Kalisa (Black Church because of the black surface. Saint Thaddeus is in the mountainous area of Chaldoran with its distinctive conical roof. The main structure of the church goes back to around 2000 years ago. Qajar dynasty rebuilt the church after an earthquake about 200 years ago.

Zoroastrian Fire Temple (UNESCO Heritage)

In the folklore of ethnic groups in Iran, some beliefs and traditions give identity to the culture. Those beliefs make Iran a wonderful place to explore the unknowns of this olden land. In the culture of Western Azerbaijan, the star of Venus or Anahita is the most delightful in the sky.Anahita is the guardian of water, beauty, and fertility.

Venus owns many temples, such as the fire temple of Takht-e Solomon. Takht-e Solomon is on a green, calm, lively plain near a mysterious lake with a fence. This combination has created an enchanting, full of metaphysical energies complex named Takht-e Solomon, with many stories.

Takht-e Soleyman, Urmia travel attraction

Urmia Historical Church (UNESCO Heritage)

A church to gather all the people in one place, at one time, like a caring mother calling her children. The Chapel of Dzor Dzor is part of an Armenian monastery in Maku County, Urmia, Iran. The monastery had its heyday in the fourteenth century before facing destruction in the early seventeenth century. Shah Abbas, I decided to displace the local Armenians to keep the church from further destruction.

Archbishop of the Church of St. Thaddeus built Dzor Dzor around 1315-1342 AD. Zakaria, (Archbishop) owners of the area constructed the church as a school of religious, cultural and literary education. The church was alive under Bishop Hovhannes Yerznaghatsi (Yerzengatsi). He was one of the most famous Armenians in literature and education.

Urmia Blue Jewel

Lake Urmia, the blue jewel on the forehead of the Persian cat resting in the middle of the east-west gate. This lake is the largest in Iran, in East Urmia, near the city of Urmia. It hosts many young and old guests from all over the world every year.

Urmia lake,

Urmia Colorful Landscapes

From ancient figures to modern cameras, man has always loved to capture their memories. Nowadays, it has turned into capturing memories as photographs or paintings. Men look for exciting, calm, relaxing, and unique landscapes to capture their memories.
In Iran, there is a vast land where as far as the eye can see, everywhere is full of sunflowers. This place is the unique plan of PiranShahr, a city in the southernmost part of Urmia. The sunlight creates a magical moment that attracts many people during harvesting sunsets.

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