Trans Eurasia travel

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The tiresome Caspian coast road offers barely a glimpse of beach, but at Ramsar mountains and sea conjoin fairly attractively. It was also known as Sakhtsar in the past. Natives of Ramsar speak the Gilaki language which is a member of Northwest-Iranian languages. The town is known for having some of the highest levels of natural background radiation on Earth.

Ramsar is a popular sea resort for Iranian tourists. The town also offers hot springs, the green forests of the Alborz Mountains, the vacation palace of the last Shah, and the Hotel Ramsar. Twenty-seven kilometres south of Ramsar and 2700 meters above sea level in the Alborz mountains is Javaher Deh village, which is an important tourist attraction in Ramsar county.

The Caspian Museum (Motahhari St; 8am-3pm winter, 8am-1pm & 4-3pm summer) is housed in the 1937 summer palace of Reza Shah. In between, a (male-only) hammam is ideal for relaxing the muscles after the trek from Alamut.

Westbound savaris use Imam Khomeini Sq. Eastbound (from Basij Sq) you will usually have to change savaris in Tonekabon (aka Shahsavar) for Chains via Abbasabad where a forest road short-cuts to Kelardasht.