IntroductionIntroduction

Zanjan is one of the most important provinces in the central region of western north of lran and since being located  on the transit corridor is the linking point between the central, western and western north of the country. Tourist  attractions are located all across the province and can be classified as natural, social, historic, and cultural. In this  regard, towns such as Zanajn and Abhar are hosts to the most number of these attractions. Perhaps the most  prominent site in the province is the magnificent edifice of Soltanie Dome which is one of the most exceptional and  famous Islamic sites dating back to 700 years ago. The Dome is listed in UNESCO world heritage and plays a great  role in the tourism of the region. According to the last state divisions this province has 3 provincial districts, 13  regions, and 8 towns. The districts are Zanjan, Abhar, and Khodabande. The handicrafts have enjoyed a  tremendous prosperity in the province. The crafts include knife making, carpets, Charog making (a traditional and  ornamental shoe made of leather), Malile works (a type of silverwork to make ornamental dishware with delicate patterns) just to name a few. These hand works are now the pride and glory of many museums around the world

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