Iran Natural Attractions Part 8

Iran is known as a country having lots of springs. The most important springs in the country with an extensive natural landscapes are: Genoo Thermal Spring in Bandar Abbas, Mahalat Thermal Spring in Mahalat and Sar Ein Mineral Springs in Ardabil.

This spring is situated at a distance of 34 km. northeast of Bandar Abbas and alongside the Bandar Abbas - Sirjan Road. The water from this spring which is calcium sulfuric in nature is used for irrigating the palm groves or plantations and also for bathing purposes. This spring is equipped with two segregated pools for ladies and gents.

The Mahalat thermal spring is located to the northeast of Mahalat city. This spring is one of the most important mineral water springs in Markazi province. It is one of the deep thermal springs which become warm through vapors of burning stones of inner layers of the earth and finally reach the surface. The Mahalat Thermal Spring has attracted tourists since long ago. Every year thousands of people come to this area from far and near by vicinities, in order to cure their skin or bone diseases. The temperature of the water is 50 centigrade and is effective in healing different kinds of diseases such as gout, diseases related to kidneys, liver, etc. There are two different kinds of thermal springs in Mahalat according to their chemical compositions and effects. These are called, healing water and rheumatism waters. The best season to make use of Mahalat thermal springs is spring and summer. Near these thermal springs, many hotels, a tourist lodge and a public bath was built. The inhabitants believe that the amount of warm water has increased after the earthquake which took place 40 years ago. Near the Mahalat thermal spring, there are several mineral springs. The most important ones are: the Shafa, Soleiman and Hakeem Springs which are effective in healing many skin and rheumatic disorders.

Located 28 km. away from the city of Ardabil, this complex of various thermal springs can be used by reaching the small town of Sar Ein at the foot of the Sabalan Mountains. Sar Ein is easily accessible through Ardabil airport and a good quality paved road. Equipped with modern facilities and newly built hotels, Sar Ein is one of the most visited sites by domestic tourists specially aware of the therapeutic virtues of these springs rich in different minerals. The most important springs of this area are: Qarah Soo Thermal Spring, Sari Soo Thermal Spring, Gavmish Goly Thermal Spring, General Thermal Spring, Bilehdareh Spring, Gol Ali Spring, and Asad Spring.--irna

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