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The city of Tabriz is situated 619 km. northwest of Tehran and 150 km. from the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbayjan.
This city is generally cold but due to its environment the climate is extremely pleasant. Rivers such as Ajy Chay, Liqvan Chay, Maidan Chay and Soofian Chay flow through this area.
In an inscription related to Sangar II one of the Assyrian rulers 714 BC, the name of Tabriz has been mentioned in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD when the city of Tabriz was of great importance.
For the first time in the 4th century AH. The Ravadian family proclaimed Tabriz as their capital. During the said period and the Mongol reign, Tabriz experienced many earthquakes causing it to become a ruined city.
But after the Mongol conquests this city was made capital by 'Abaqakhan' of the Ilkhanan. During the reign of 'Mahmood Qazan' (694 AH.) the city thrived.
Mosques such as Alishah, Robe Rashidy, and Shonab Qazan were constructed during this period. During the Safavid dynasty Tabriz was the capital of Iran.
The Kabood Mosque is a relic from the time of the Turkmen's. In later centuries Tabriz has been the seat of great warriors facing the Ottomans and Russians.
This church, known also by the name of St. Tadi, Qara kilisa has been built on top of a hill in the hamelt (black church) near Chalderan in the township of Maku. It has a 12-sided pyramidal dome. The eastern part of the church is decorated with black stone slabs, while slabs of white stone have been used for the same purpose in the middle and western sections.
In the eastern aisle, which is the old-east part of the church, there is a chapel, as well as a sacristy hall, and in the corner, an inscription in Armenian has been carved on stone, which gives an account of the construction of the old and original building.
Another stone inscription can be seen on the front of the old portal; it has been carved by the order of Abbas Mirza Qajar and bears the date 1229 A.H. (1813 A.D.), the year in which the monument has been repaired. On the exterior, the monument is lavishly decorated with numerous designs in relief.
A living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surrounding, Kandovan village is located 50 km to the south of Tabriz , Osku , on the northern slopes of a valley at the foothills of Mount Sahand.
A river originating from the Sahand peaks passes through the valley.
There are a number of natural springs to the north of the river, the water from which has traditionally been used for the treatment of kidney stones , according to the locals , the physical structure of the village looks like images from fairy tales. Natural cones , scattered over a vast area , serve as human dwelling on rock for mations which themselves seem to have been the work certain sculptors . The road from Tabriz goes through this natural art work .
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