Sareyn City


Sareyn City



City of water springs

At the foot of the Sabalan Mountains lies a unique natural spa region with numerous hot mineral springs of various temperatures renowned for their therapeutic values.
Sareyn or Sarein is a small city near Ardabil in the Northwest of Iran. Sareyn is known for its hot springs. It stands 28 km from Ardabil and total area is 1.28 square km2.
The main language of Sareyn is the Azeri dialect, however Persian is understood.Sareyn is also very famous for its honey, again like the soup, many of Sareyn’s shops sell
 honey which is produced locally by the Bee keepers of the area.Many tourists visit Sabalan. Its most interesting feat is the ‘crater’ top which contains a lake of acidic water.



The prevailing climate in Sarein is known as a local steppe climate. During the year, there is little rainfall in Sarein. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BSk. The average annual temperature is 8.8 °C in Sarein. The average annual rainfall is 314 mm.

Famous Places

Sabalan Hydropathy Complex:

Sabalan is the large hydropathy complex in the Middle East. There are several pools, jacuzzis , dry and wet saunas, and medical staff on sight. This is the most ‘modern’ facility, all indoors, and similar to natural spa complexes in other countries.

Besh Bajilar Spa:

Besh Bajilar,which means 5 sisters in Azeri, has similar facilities to Sabalan. The water for this spa comes from 5 almost identical springs. The temperature of the water is always around 35 degrees Celsius. It contains traces of chlorine, bicarbonate, sulfur, sodium, and potassium. The Besh Bajilar waters are known to be particularly good for easing joint pains.

Momtaz Coffee House Hot Spring:

This spring is inside the coffee house itself. The temperature of the water reaches 48 degrees Celsius. It contains traces of bicarbonate, carbonate, sodium, and potassium and has a pH of almost 6. The waters of this spring are known to be good for pains in hands and feet, as well as for calming nerves.

General Hot Spring :
This hot spring, which is located to the north of Sarein, is located 2000 meters above sea level. The temperature of the water reaches 43 degrees Celsius and the water is slightly sour and acidic. The water contains traces of bicarbonate, sodium, sulfur, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. This spring is under the open sun (no roof) and known to be good for muscular pains and relieving rheumatism.

Gavmish Goli Hot Spring:
 The biggest hot spring in Sarein is the Gavmish Goli, which is almost always around 46 degrees Celsius. The water does give off a faint scent of hydrogen sulfide. This spring, which is also open air (no roof) is thought to be good for a variety of ills including joint pain, female pains, and heart problems.

Vind kalkhoran rocky village:

Windkalkhoran ancient cliff village is located about 5 kilometers south and southwest and near the road Sareyn Ardabil.The village is a set of single stone houses,That there is a phenomenon of ancient architecture.Most of these houses have a square plan of rocky outcropping , rectangular, oval and are Non-geometric.

Anahita Ancient Hill:
Anahita Ancient Hill, also called “Sareghin Zartosht”, lies in the west of Sarein city. A lot of objects have been found from excavations which date back to 1000 to 2000 B.C. The Anahita temple used to be the place where Zoroastrians used to worship god, and near it the “Sari-Ghiye-Yeylagh” lies which was the summer resort for Sassanid kings. The Anahita temple was long used as a mosque by local people. It is believed that there are different tunnels underneath the hill that are directly connected to the city center of Sarein. Unfortunately in 4 decades ago, in order to build a drinking water source on a hill the remains of the castle walls and building on the hill was destroyed.

Atashgah Village:
A few kilometers from the north of the city of Sarein, there is an  ancient village known as the Atashgah , also known as the "Aq emam", due to the presence of ancient hills  and ancient fire temples alongside lush greenery. And beautiful and the presence of "Imamzadeh Abdollah" is very spectacular. In this historical village there are works and signs of the ancient temple and fire temple, which is referred to as the "Azar Fariq". This monument is located on an ancient hill, which unfortunately has not left any more ruins in the present day. It is interesting to note that there are many traditions and documents about this historical work, and it seems that during different times, especially during the Sassanid rule, it was one of the most important centers of Zoroastrian religion. There is a cave under the name of "Kohl Lor", and despite the openness of some of its entries, no one goes inside. Visiting this ancient hill and ancient fire temple will not be worthless.