The forest park, which lies at the western side of Rasht-Tehran freeway, is among the world’s unique forest parks in terms of hosting rare plant species.
The park is 6,700 km in length and about 2 km in width. Seventeen kilometres away from the northern city of Rasht, it stands about 50 to 250 metres above the sea level.
Due to the presence of rare plant species as well as its genetic reserves and splendid perspectives, the park enjoys a higher significance compared with other forest parks in Gilan province and is deemed as one of the major tourist attractions of the province.
The vegetation of the park is divided into two natural and planted sections. The natural section includes oak, hornbeam and fig trees along with alder, and the planted part is home to various types of pine and golden cedar.
Among other attractions of Saravan Forest Park one can refer to its rural heritage museum, which is the first of its kind in the region. With an architecture dating back to one hundred years ago, the museum reconstructs an ancient lifestyle in the region.
Below, you can see a collection of photos of the beautiful swamp and forest park of Saravan retrieved from Mizan News Agency: