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Lahijan is a city in the Gilan province of Iran situated 355 km north of Tehran. The foundation of Lahijan is attributed to 'Lahij Ibn Saam'. Oljaitu, the Mongol ruler conquered Lahijan in 705 AH. Then Amir Teimur attacked this region. Finally, Shah Abbas I defeated 'Khan Ahmad' and thereafter the Safavid governors ruled this city. Amongst the unpleasant events in the history of Lahijan was the outbreak of plague in 703 AH. Fire that swept the city in of 850 AH, and the conquest of Lahijan by the Russian army in 1725 AD. Lahijan was one of the main bases of the Jungle Movement.Icons of Lahijan: Lahijan is famous for its cookies, tea and Sheytan Kooh:- Koloocheh of Lahijan: Lahijan's special cookies, well-known and sold all across the world. Lahijan’s Koloocheh has a shell that encrusts a soft filling. The filling comes in different variety of flavors like cocoa, walnut, or coconut. For centuries, using traditional methods, these types of cookies have been produced in Gilan.- Lahijan Tea: Historically, Lahijan is the first town in Iran to produce tea and has the largest area of tea cultivation in Iran. Prince Mohammad Mirza known as Kashefossaltaneh who was born in Lahijan, imported Indian tea and started its cultivation in his hometown. (Wikipedia) - Lahijan or Lahidjan is a city located in the Iranian northern province of Gilan with both traditional and modern architecture. The city, which has an Iranian-European urban structure, is in the southern slope of the Alborz. Its culture and the good condition of the city have made Lahijan a major tourist hub in northern Iran. The city is basically founded on the sediments remaining from big rivers in Gilan, including the Sefid-Rud (White River). Historically, the city was the major business center and of course the capital of East Gilan during the time of special rulers. Lahijan has also been a tourism hub of the Islamic world during different eras in Iran's history. Lahijan For the administrative subdivision, see Lahijan County. Lahijan لاهيجان Lahijan Pool, a view from the top of Sheitan Koh (Satan’s hill) Location in Gilan Province and the Lahijan County LahijanLocation in Iran Coordinates: 37°12′26″N 50°00′14″E / 37.20722°N 50.00389°E / 37.20722; 50.00389Coordinates: 37°12′26″N 50°00′14″E / 37.20722°N 50.00389°E / 37.20722; 50.00389 Country  Iran Province Gilan County Lahijan Bakhsh Central Area  • Total 1,428 km2 (551 sq mi) Elevation 4 m (13 ft) Population (2006)  • Total 71,871 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)  • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30) Area code(s) +98-141 . . . Website Lahijan (Persian: لاهيجان‎, also known as, Lāhījān) is a Caspian sea resort in an

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A boutique in Lahijan/Gilan has set a Traditional Dress known as Ghasemabadi which is a colorful attire used by villagers on special occasions. Ghasemabadi is also the name of a traditional dance displaying work on a Bijar (rice field)
A village House in the form of a Traditional apartment building in Roodbaneh of Gilan. Quake resistent and eco-friendly it's a nostalgic model, reminder of times when humans respected nature and lived peacefully without harming the environment.
Hamam-e Golshan is a historical Persian bath complex located in Vahdat Square of Lahijan. It is sharing the same fate with Iran's other historical sites which are systematically being destroyed replaced by soulless structures.
Posters on sale in a street exhibition in Lahijan Nov, 2010. Islamic Saints, shiite Imams such as Imam Ali, Imam Hossein and Abolfazl are the most popular items alongside Quranic verses.
Turning the Lahijan Lake, the most important tourist attraction of the city into a what? The path is used by people for jogging and enjoying fresh weather, natural view, etc.
The Brick hexagon Minaret of the Al-Mehdi Mosque of Lahijan in Gilan, looks rather old compared to the mosque itself. The Sherbafan district used to have more than silk weaving textile machines which before Russian occupation of Gilan.

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