Yasuj City


Yasuj City



The Land of Rising Waterfalls


The city of Yasuj in southwestern Iran is the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province and home to various nomadic tribes. Bashar River flows through the city which is situated at the foot of the Zagros Mountain range and 20-kilometers from the snow-capped Mount Dena which is considered one of the most challenging climbs in Iran.Surrounded by thick oak, Persian turpentine and maple forests, Yasuj has continentally-influenced Mediterranean climate and experiences high annual snow and rainfall.The name Yasuj is believed to mean the ‘place where jasmine flowers grow in abundance’ in the local dialect. The city has come to be known as the Nature Capital of Iran because of its lush vegetation, fertile soil and scenic waterfalls.Despite the city’s sign welcoming visitors to the land of Ariobarzanes the Brave (368-330 BC) -- the Achaemenid (550-330 BC) military commander who led the Persian army at the Battle of the Persian Gate against Alexander of Macedonia in the winter of 330 BC-- Yasuj is a fairly young city that was founded in 1965 nearly six kilometers from the much older city of Talle Khosrow. At the time, Yasuj was a small town with only one main street.



Yasuj has the typical continentally-influenced Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) of western Iran, though because of its location in the direct line of rain-bearing winds from the Persian Gulf it is the wettest Iranian city south of the Elburz Mountains with an annual rainfall nine times that of Isfahan and twice that of Kermanshah

Famous Places

Margoon Waterfall:

This famous and great waterfall is located at the borders of the two provinces of Kohkiluyeh Va Boyer Ahmad and Fars. This waterfall is at the east of Yasooj and alongside the Margoon Village.This long waterfall due to presence within the beautiful narrow Margoon Pass, and the numerous water branches which fall in the valley and flow into the river, and also due to its verdant surroundings and forested trees, is considered the most reputed waterfall of this province.Besides the presence of rivers and springs in this region, it is enhanced with other natural beauty such as plains with a species of tulips and other colorful flowers, rendering a very beautiful scene to this region and making it an unforgettable experience for its visitors.

Maymand Village:
In order to arrive at the Maymand Village, the Sisakht route that leads northwards must be selected. This road passes among dense oak forests providing verdant views and landscapes.The Khersan River which irrigates rice fields of this village, is one of the most beautiful scenes of this area.

Kooh Gol Lake:
The Kooh Gol Lake is located to the north of Boyer Ahmad and in the north eastern part of tourism city of Sisakht and close to the hills of Kooh Gol. The location of this lake is in one of the most beautiful parts of this province which is covered with different types of wild flowers and lilies. Multiple immigrant birds at the coast and sides of this lake give an amazing view to this area. Lots of birds including duck and drake with green heads, storks and herons along with black cocks give a glorious scene to this region.

Sefid Mountain:
The Sefid mountain is located in the north west of Yasooj and south west of Sisakht. This mountain is 3,102 m. in height and runs in a parallel direction to the Savrouz Mountain which has a height of 3,189 m. These two majestic elevations are counted as the very important heights of the central mountains of the Zagross Mountain Ranges.

Dena Wildlife Protected Zones:

One of the most beautiful natural areas of the province is the Dena protected Zone. It has the privilege of having a vegetation and animal species. This region is mountainous area with high summits, tall faces and deep valleys.In the eastern part of Dena, there is the historical bottleneck of Bijan. The northern, western and southern frontiers of this area are surrounded by the Marir and Besha Rivers. Dena Mountains forms the axis of several water reserves from rivers in addition to various with lots of springs on the various slopes of these mountains. This vicinity is rich regarding vegetation for therapeutic use and consumption. Some of these trees are Kikom, sand, wild plum and oak trees. The Dena Bird Park is very famous here. Wildlife such as the brown bear, types of eagles, leopards, wolves many species of wild cats, falcons , partridges, etc. can be observed in this protected zone.

Khosravi Hill:
In the old geographical texts, the present city of Yasooj was named as Tal-e- Khosravi. This hillock which even today known as Tal-e-Khosravi is situated to the south of Yasooj city. Besides this hillock all other remnants, in present Yasooj have been gradually ruined by the passage of time. Based on local narrations, Kaikhosrow had built a castle on this hillock, from which the yellow brick square shaped remnants can be still observed. This vicinity dates to the pre-Achaemenian period and is related to the 3rd millennium BC. and was used in 9th and 10th centuries AH. This hillock is located at a distance of 4 km. south of Yasooj close to the Tal-e- Khosravi Village


Khersan River:
The Khersan River is the largest tributary of Karoon River and originates from the Tang-e- Sorkh Mountains 43 km. southeast of Yasooj and flows under the name of Beshar River towards the northwest of this area.After passing by the Tang-e-Sorkh Mountains, irrigates several of villages and joins the Tang-e-Sorkh River in the village of Tang-e-Sorkh. Then it enters a valley between the Toop Abdollah Mountains in east and Pazanan in west.In the mentioned valley, this river passes through many villages. Finally joining rivers by the names of Garmogah and Khersan in the vicinity of Lordegan in Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari. The length of the Khersan River is 230 km. Suitable recreational areas can be found throughout the course of this river.

Ganjeyi Canyon:

Ganjeyi Canyon or Ganjehei Canyon is located 16 kilometers from Yasuj on the road to Sisakht. Tall plane and oak trees as well as the natural springs in the canyon have turned it into a popular summer and spring destination. Tourist facilities have been built for the convenience of visitors. 

Mishi Spring:
This spring is located at a distance of 5 km. from the north east of Sisakht and due to suitable conditions offers recreational opportunities. The water of this spring is gained from the Dena Mountain and creates a very attractive view. The natural verdant surrounding of this spring has brought about a recreational spot.