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I took the shot in our way to the Alasht village. This mountainous road is very picturesque and one can see the fields, the deep valley, forest and specially the happy cows almost everywhere!
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Alasht (Persian: الشت) or Ālāsht (Persian: آلاشت; meaning Eagle Sanctuary), is a small rural village in Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province in Iran. It is isolated by surrounding mountains, which gives it a cooler climate than most regions of the province. It is most known for being the birthplace of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Alasht has a natural spring and is also noted for being one of the few cryotherapy spots of the province.

In addition, caves in and around Alasht are rich with minerals, mostly anthracite coal reserves.

Due to its location, Alasht is fairly cool throughout the year. Winter in the village is particularly harsh, causing most of the inhabitants to move to warmer areas for the season. However, the rainfall in the village is similar to the rest of the province, with approximately 593 millimeters of precipitation per year.

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