Lahijan attractions

Mausoleum in Lahijan

Sheikh Zahed Mausoleum

Half close your eyes and you could almost imagine this beautiful shrine as a Buddhist temple in the Nepali foothills – all that's missing is the ek on the dome. Dedicated to a Sufi mystic, Sheikh Zahed Gilani (1236–…
Lagoon in Lahijan

Soustan Lagoon

This beautiful wetland area 4km southeast of Lahijan, near the village of Soustan (Sistan), is an important habitat for migratory birds, and is most attractive in the late-afternoon light, when the nearby peaks are …
Mountain in Lahijan

Sheitan Kuh

The easternmost 800m of Kashef St climbs Sheitan Kuh, a tree-covered ridge fringed with tea gardens. It’s crowded on Friday with local tourists enjoying fine views over Lahijan’s rectangular lake.
Mosque in Lahijan

Chahar Padeshah Mosque

Rumoured as the resting place of four Gilani kings, the mosque is famous for its carved wooden doors, which have been moved to Tehran’s National Museum. There are a few attractive pseudo-medieval murals on the front…
Mosque in Lahijan

Masjed-e Jameh

This Qajar-era Friday mosque is pierced by a blue-tipped brick minaret.
Mosque in Lahijan

Akbariyeh Mosque

An intriguing Qajar-era mosque with a two-storey octagonal tower.
Museum in Lahijan

Mausoleum of Kashef-ol-Saltaneh

This austere, grey mausoleum entombs the man who is credited with introducing tea cultivation to Iran. It houses an underwhelming museum of tea paraphernalia.
Hammam in Lahijan

Golshan Hammam

This crumbling, two-chambered hammam from the Qajar period is in the process of being turned into a restaurant.