Gilvandroud is actually a river that comes down from the mountains and the countries on the south side of Masouleh. Down the mountain, it flows through a tiny village also called Gilvandroud that is populated with few families. On the way you also see a lovely waterfall.
Level: Easy to difficult
Height: – to 2450
Lalandiz country is one of the countries around Masoule where a few shepherds and cattle ranchers are keeping their sheep and cows from spring to beginning of the autumn. It is also a destination for hikers who will be greeted by Daei (uncle) Majid, a middle age man who owns a muddy-built shop in Lalandiz to ease hikers’ fatigue by a fresh cup of tea.
Level: Easy hike
Height: 1500 m
Rasht Bazaar is a 24-hectare market and consists of a large square, a small square, streets and caravanserais (Mohtasham, Chinichian, Malek, and …). The bazaar has a total of 14 caravanserais which were built in the Qajar (1785-1925) and Pahlavi (1925-1979) eras and are connected via side streets. Most of these caravanserais are now abandoned but the rooms in some like Taqi Bozorg have been converted into shops.
The bazaar has maintained its traditional appearance throughout the years and is still a place where agricultural products, different fish, local foods and handicrafts are sold.
Rasht Bazaar was once torched by the army of Karim Khan (1705-1799), founder of the Zand dynasty (1750-1794) pillaged by the soldiers of the founder of the Qajar dynasty Agha Mohammad Khan (1742-1797) and has even sustained damages in floods, earthquakes, and fires.