1028 GMT February 18, 2020
Shourmast Village, located eight kilometers from Savadkouh City, with untapped natural resources, attracts many tourists in the fall which is the most colorful season of the year.
The village, with 110 households, is among the exemplary tourist attractions of the province. All construction projects take into consideration its traditional and local architecture.
Gholamreza Faqihi, head of Savadkouh City Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation, said since the villages and cities of Mazandaran Province are close to each other, his institution can easily promote traditional architecture in the region and prevent the use of urban architectural features in rural houses.
He said a plan, called 'Valuable Texture', has been implemented in the rural regions of the province.
"The plan, aimed at encouraging people to design building façades based on traditional architecture, has been carried out in Kandolous and Javaherdeh villages," Faqihi noted.
The first rural park of Iran became operational in Paeen Lemok Village of Qaemshahr, at the cost of $233.33 million, in 2010.
Anab (Jujube) Park, built in Paeen Dasteh Rokn Kola village of Simorgh City, is yet another destination of the province that is frequented by tourists in the fall. The great number of jujube trees appeals to many tourists traveling to the region. Large green spaces, flower beds and recreational and sport faculties established in the park have helped create a pleasant ambiance for rural residents and tourists.
Hassan Mohammadi, governor of Simorgh City, said the park, built in an area of 5,000 square meters at the cost of $316,000, became operational in 2012.
He pointed out that the return of people to rural areas is a solution to unemployment, adding this will help resolve some other difficulties faced by urban dwellers.
Noshirovan Kola village near Babol city, with thatched roofs, is also among the exemplary tourism villages of Mazandaran Province. The village, dating back to 400 years, has a beautiful rural park, large green spaces, wastewater channels and flagstone sidewalks.