Shian Lavizan Forest Park, the most beautiful forest park in Tehran
Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and the third largest city in the Middle East, filled with tall buildings and modern skyscrapers throughout Tehran. You might think that you will find some green spaces in this crowded city, but you are completely wrong. In recent years, due to increasing pollution, municipalities in different parts of Tehran have tried to increase the beauty of Tehran by creating small and large parks. Lavizan region can be considered as one of the most pleasant and green areas of Tehran, this green area owes its location to Shian Lavizan forest park. Xi’an Forest Park always hosts thousands of warm and friendly families on weekends and holidays who have chosen this beautiful park to spend time and picnics. In the following with Iran Royal Holidays, we will interduce Shian Forest Park
Tehran Forest Park
Lavizan Forest Park is located in the northeast and district four of Tehran Municipality and is one of the largest forest parks in Tehran. Lavizan Forest Park is mainly known as Shian Forest Park because it is adjacent to Shian Forest Park from the west, and also leads to Yas Fatemi Forest Park from the east. The area of this forest park is more than 1000 hectares. In the upper part of Lavizan Forest Park, Shian Village Hotel has been built, which hosts hundreds of tourists from all over the country during most months of the year. The construction of Lavizan Forest Park dates back to the early 1940s. The plan to build a forest park was proposed in order to preserve the urban fabric of Tehran and reduce pollution. This forest park is built on one of the highest lands in Tehran, so if you go to the top of Shian Lavizan Forest Park, you will experience different parts of Tehran and beauties that you have never seen in this city.
Shian Forest Park Bird Garden
One of the most attractive parts of Shian Lavizan Forest Park is the Bird Garden section of this beautiful park. The first phase of the Bird Garden was reopened in early 1992, which is located in the eastern part of the park. The area of the bird garden is more than 23,000 hectares and the main plan includes two phases, north and south.
Initially, more than 20,000 different bird species were housed in the garden; You can see 250 different Asian and African breeds and species such as parrots, pigeons, owls, eagles, vultures, hawks, peacocks, flamingos, ducks, ostriches and all kinds of water birds, etc. in this beautiful garden.
One of the popular cultures that has long been rooted among Iranians is the keeping of domestic pigeons. In the past, pigeons were trained to write letters, but over time, the culture of keeping pigeons gradually disappeared from Iranian homes. But one of the most interesting and memorable parts of the bird garden is the pigeon house located in the northwestern part of the park. This dovecote is built in the Safavid style and brings to life the memories of the past in our minds.