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South khorasan province

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Khorasan province was formed in 1983, with the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, with the presence of 4 cities isolated from Greater Khorasan. At present, this province has 11 counties, 28 cities, 25 districts, 61 villages and 3555 small villages. The cities of this province are: Birjand, Ghayenat, Tabas, Ferdows, Nehbandan, Sarayan, Sarbisheh, Darmian, Boshrouyeh, Khusf and Zirkuh.
Geography
South Khorasan Province (Land of Red Gold) with an area of 150,800 square kilometers and a variety of climates is located in the east of the country. Having Birjand as the center, this province is bordered by Khorasan Razavi in the north, by Afghanistan in the east (with a length of 331 km), by Yazd, Isfahan and Semnan in the west, and by Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan in the South. Khorasan province was formed in 1983, with the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, with the presence of 4 cities isolated from Greater Khorasan. At present, this province has 11 counties, 28 cities, 25 districts, 61 villages and 3555 small villages. The cities of this province are: Birjand, Ghayenat, Tabas, Ferdows, Nehbandan, Sarayan, Sarbisheh, Darmian, Boshrouyeh, Khusf and Zirkuh.
Customs
Geographical conditions, lifestyles and political, economic and religious conditions of the people affect the local clothing of each region. Traditional clothes are the most obvious cultural symbol, the most characteristic sign of national belief and the easiest means of transmitting the culture of the people of South Khorasan. Among the various customs that can be seen in this province, we can mention the detailed Yalda night (the longest night of the year) ceremony, which is accompanied by various delicacies. One of the dishes that is prepared in Yalda night is "Kaf"; a type of sweet that is made from a plant root called chubak (or Bikh in the local language). Another ceremony of the people of this province on the night of Yalda, in which gifts are given to the newlyweds by the groom's family.
Handicrafts
Saffron is the most important souvenir of South Khorasan province, which is mostly cultivated in Qaen city. Barberry, plum and jujube are other souvenirs of this province. Pomegranate is another souvenir of the province that is mostly cultivated in Ferdows city. Barak weaving, wicker weaving, towel weaving and carpet weaving are among the famous handicrafts of this province. Tasting the local food of each region can be considered a must for any trip. Whey and eggplant is a very tasty food whose main ingredient is whey, but it is different from whey and eggplant cooked in other cities. Oatmeal is another delicious food in this province. Various Eshkeneh are also prepared in South Khorasan province, among which we can mention the Eshkeneh of milk, lentils and candy (sweet). Turnip pottage is another local food of this province.
Tourism attraction
Visiting the sights of each land is undoubtedly one of the most memorable part of the trip. South Khorasan is also a historical land and has a lot to say with its historical and ancient sites. Forg historical castle in Birjand, Baladeh Ferdows aqueductPordeli Historical House in Birjand, Kal Jangal inscription in Khusf, Forutani historical house, Hendelevan Darmian Jame Mosque, Ibn Hesam Khusafi Tomb in Khusf, Golshan Tabas Garden, Birjand Valley Dam, Omarshah Birjand Dam, Ferdows Mineral Spa, Makhunik village, Chenesht Sarbisheh Village, Kharashad Village, Birjand, Khonik Ghaen Cave, Shokatabad Garden , Shokatiyeh Birjand School, Elmiyeh School in Ferdows, Birjand pavilion, Birjand Pergola Citadel, Akbariyeh Birjand Mansion Garden, Birjand Heroic Heritage Museum, Bouzar Jamhar Ghaeni Tomb in Ghaen, Shokat-Abad Garden, Mostofi Historical House in Boshrouyeh, Boshrouyeh Mills, Neghandan Windmills, British Consulate in Birjand and Karimo village in Sarayan are the most spectacular tourist destinations in South Khorasan.

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Pordeli Historical House in Birjand

 Pordeli Historical House in Birjand

Birjand Pordeli House is one of the historical attractions of Birjand city in South Khorasan province. This Qajar house was registered in 1997 with the number 1882 as one of the national monuments of Iran. Pordeli House is a central courtyard with two rooms around it and is a clear example of introverted architectural style.

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Shokatiyeh School in Birjand

Shokatiyeh School in Birjand

Shokatiyeh School of Birjand is one of the attractions and sights of Birjand city in South Khorasan province. This building was built during four years from 1890 to 894 by the order of Amir Ismail Khan Shokat al-Mulk and by Yazdi architects with the aim of holding a Muharram mourning ceremony.

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South khorasan Makhunik village

South khorasan Makhunik village

One of these villages can be seen in South Khorasan and Sarbisheh city is Makhunik village. A mysterious and strange place, with more strange people who have special and unique beliefs and traditions. This village is called Makhonik and is known as the land of Lee Lee Putha and the city of dwarves.

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