The region is known to have been populated from early antiquity, and Mazandaran has changed hands among various dynasties from early in its history. There are several fortresses remaining from Parthian and Sassanid times, and many older cemeteries scattered throughout the province.
D ue to its extraordinary tectonic features, Iran has quite a large number of lakes. While some are always filled, others are merely dry basins for most of the year are filled depending on seasonal conditions. Although small, the Shour- mast Lakes is the biggest tourist attraction in the Savad Kouh village, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) east of the town of Pol-Sefid.
Located in Enqelab street, Ab-Anbar-Now district in Sari, this house was built some 120 years ago at the order of Sardar Jalil. Later on it was called Amiriyeh. Having a rectangular plan, it is a two-story-high building with a shah-neshin (a raised platform on which the king and his courtiers sit), lateral chambers, tessellated sashed windows and tiled roof. Today this building houses the History Museum of Sari.
Dating back to the Qajar period, it is located at the center of Sari, nearKolbadi house. Due to its magnificent architecture, it is one of the most important tourist centers of Sari. Nowadays, the monument houses the Anthropology Museum of Sari.
Gohar Tepe historical site, with a 50 hectare area, is
located in eastern parts of Mazandaran province between
the cities of Neka and Behshahr, north of Iran. It is one of
the most important historical sites of Mazandaran
province located near the Caspian Sea, which carries the
secret of an ancient civilization. It is also believed that
Gohar Tepe once enjoyed a complicated urbanization
with a history that goes back to some 7,000 years ago.
Based on stratigraphical studies done over the past few
decades on the site, the existence of Gohar Tepe dates
back to the middle Bronze Age and continued to the Iron
Age. However, the most ancient cultural layers found in
the area belong to the Neolithic period, some 14,000
years ago, which are very similar to those found in neigh-
bouring areas and Central Asia