Lake Zarivar


Rimmed by mountains, and quite beautiful in the right light, this scenic lake is an easy half-hour stroll from the centre of Marivan. In summer you can pedal a swan boat or snack on street food along the boardwalk. In winter the mountains are dusted with snow, and it's just you and the swamp hens. The lake is an important habitat for local and migratory birds and local fauna.

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