To what extent would it be possible that, in your whole life-time, you experience getting across a bridge that connects two seas and two significant harbors - with thousands of kilometers of distance between them? Or, to ride on a horse and ride on from the middle of a roaring and tipped with water river within a narrow valley? Yes, indeed it seems to be improbable.


Wandering about Mazandaran without paying attention to the historical bridge of Veresk with the three golden railways, unique in kind, that passes through the purest parts of the jungles and mountains and visiting the historical inscription of Tangeh'vaashi, will certainly lack something essential. a railway that whirls around all the Alborz mountains, then goes by the side of a river and deep though the jungle to come to the center of Iran known by the name of the north-to-west country-cross railway which is considered as one of the construction masterpieces of its own time.


Veresk Bridge, which is registered as a national heritage, is also called the victory bridge. Since, in the event of Second World War, Veresk Bridge and the northern and southern cross-country railway plays a decisive role for the victorious side of the war. Tangeh'vaashi, which is a historical and natural attraction, too, is registered as a national heritage and is located on this path.


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Veresk Bridge is 80 years old and was constructed at a time that there was not the modern machinery for road construction. The bridge was thus was not built with any metallic materials but with basic rudimentary facilities such as manual drill, dynamite, and with such materials as washed off sand and cement. the bridge, however, is called the victory bridge since in world war two, when the soviet unions was surrounded by the Hitler’s army, the aids much needed by the Russians would be sent to them through this bridge and railway connecting Iran’s south to its north.


A German engineer had constructed Veresk bridge at the time of Reza shah, the Pahlavid king, and it is said that for guaranteeing the strength of the bridge, on day of the inauguration of it, ordered him and his family to stand under the bridge so that in case of the occurrence of any accident, they themselves would be its first victims. Veresk Bridge is a part of a gigantic and matchless complex of northern Tehran. This railway has got 1500 bridges and 95 tunnels and Veresk Bridge is the most glorious part of the commuting and strategic axis of it.


One of the most beautiful bridges worldwide

Veresk bridge is considered as the engineering masterpiece of its own time and is also categorized as one of the most beautiful and glorious bridges in the entire world. Being under 100 meters of length, it connects two gigantic rocky mountains to each other. At both ends of the bridge, there is tunnel carved out at the heart of the mountain. In other words, the trains go right through the tunnel, get past Veresk Bridge, and then lurk into the following tunnel right after it.


The three golden lines

The three golden lines are also a part of the northern Tehran railway in which, with the aim of reducing the steep of the way and increasing the power of the train, the railways is designed in a way that it is wrapped around the mountain three times and passes through various tunnels and also is called golden due to its strategic importance.


Tangeh'vaashi

Tangeh'vaashi, too, is one of the most valuable natural and historical attractions in Firooz'kooh path and even though in terms of national division is considered as belonging to Tehran province, still we recommend that you should visit it due to the fact that it is located on this particular path; it is a place where the glorious juxtaposition of nature and history would leave you in awe and joy. Tar and Havir lakes are also located on the sideways of this road and visiting them would certainly amount to a different and thrilling experience.

Veresk Bridge is located by the side of fFirooz'kooh and can be spotted from the margin of the road. You can get yourself to Veresk by means of the railway. Yet, since the trains moving to the destination of sari or Gorgan with their departure point being Tehran set off at night time, we don't recommend you booking them since there is no landscape to be seen at night and also no chance to go and visit the historical and natural attractions of this path. After visiting Miyan'kaleh, het yourself to Qaem'shahr and then book a ticket in its terminal either for Firooz'kooh or Tehran.


The buses that move from Qaem'shahr towards the capital, Tehran, pass through Firooz'kooh road and you can visit the natural and historical attractions through this particular path. Qaem'shahr has got both taxi and bus to Tehran and you can take either. Nevertheless, we recommend that you should rent a taxi exclusively since if you do so, you will be able to visit all the road attractions in accordance with your own trip planning and waste less time on the road.

Based on the trip schedule we recommended to you and given the fact that on Miyan'kaleh peninsula, which would be the previous trip destination, you will only have time till 4 in the evening to stay there and thus we suggest that you should spend the remains of the day on visiting the historical attractions of sari city and spend the night in its roundabouts so that the next morning, you take the destination of Firouz'kouh and then from there Tehran with Qaem'shahr as your destination. With regard to the time that should be allocated to visiting the historical and natural attractions of the roundabouts of the road, you will arrive at the capital at the end of the very same day. In terms of the best time to pay this visit, you will be able to behold the most beautiful landscapes on this road in spring and fall, nevertheless, it can be said that the road is beautiful throughout the year.

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While returning from Qaem'shahr to Tehran, the first thing that would attract your attention would be the Forest Mountains within the territory between Qaem'shahr and Shir'gaah. Chaay'baaq jungle will be on the left side of the road. A little farther, there is Palang'darreh jungle - literally, the valley of tiger - right in front of Shir'gaah city. From Shir'gaah to Pol'sefid - literally, the white bridge, you will find a landscape of a very beautiful jungle. After passing through Pol'sefid, on your right and at the heart of the mountain, there is an arch-shaped construct, quite glorious, which resembles a cave. This monumental national work is Sepah'bod Khorshid cave inside of which there is fortress, fire-temple, bathhouse, tandoor or oven, tower, and the cellar. The access point to it is a side-way and going though it requires mountain-climbing equipment.


The famous Kangelou fortress, too, can be spotted nearby the train station of Savaad'kooh railway on a hill. After getting past Savaad'kooh, you will arrive at the territory of Roudbr avrim. The honorary monument of the diseased of the railway and a very modest church belonging to the foreign workers at the time of the construction of the railway can be found in that village. A little further, you will arrive at Veresk village and its famous bridge. Right adjacent to the tunnel, there is the access path leading to Veresk Bridge. You should ascend that path up until you arrive at the bridge and behold the sublimity of it in person.


Under the bridge, there is a small river drifting on. If you continue the path of the river, after about 700 meters, you will arrive at a bifurcation. The right-side way leads to the waterfall. The left one, however, leads to the tomb of the constructing engineer of the bridge. There is no need to get a ticket to visit there. You will only need to pay a fee of five thousand Tomans for parking your car in there. This path is considered as a mild and light walkway and does not require any special equipment for hiking or climbing. After the visit, get back to the road leading to Firooz'kooh.


After getting past Veresk Bridge, the best view of the three golden lines will be within perspective. The railway, which is wrapped around the mountain three times and goes through many tunnels, is what you will need to follow with your eyes. Continue the road until you arrive at Gadook. At the narrow pass of Gadook, on your left, there is a small store where pottage and ayran are sold. We suggest that you should try the local pottage of Gadook and take some of its ayran as souvenir to Tehran. In the cool weather of the narrow pass, a hot bowl of pottage is certainly a bless.


Continue the path of Firooz'kooh. Two kilometers after Firooz'kooh, on your right, there is the side-way to Tangeh'vaashi. Tangeh'vaashi includes a walking lane, a light rock-climbing lane, and a waterfall next to which there is a beautiful inscription belonging to the Qajarid dynasty carved out at the heart of the mountain. To get there, you need to go across the river and, in sum, cover about three kilometers by walk. All having been said, taking a trip to Tangeh'vaashi and its flatlands, waterfall, and inscription is our recommendation to you. Even you don't want to enter the water, you will be able to rent donkeys and horses and go across the river with them.


If you wish to visit Tangeh'vaashi, wear plastic shoes and have an extra set of clothes along. After visiting Tangeh'vaashi, you can go to the capital directly. Of course, if you have enough time and wish to experience absolute tranquility, before arriving at Damavand city, in the territory of Sarbandan, you need to take the side-way located on your right until you arrive at Havir and a little after that, you will get to Taar. The beauty and tranquility of these two lakes and the azure blue color of them will be never forgotten once witnessed. All over these territories, taking pictures is allowed. Having a light jacket, a pair of sunglasses, an edged cap, and suncream plus a bottle of water is also advised.

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