Located in the north of Iran, between the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and southern coast of the Caspian Sea, Sari, the provincial capital of Mazandaran is the largest and most populous city of Mazandaran. Those who travel to the city not only enjoy the beautiful coastal plains along the Caspian Sea but also can have a glimpse on the beauties of the jungles and mountainous areas.
The diverse nature features plains, forests and springs stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the snowcapped Alborz mountain range, including Mount Damavand, one of the highest peaks in Asia. The city has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate while in winter, it is cool and rainy, making summer the best time to visit.
As one of the famous landmark in downtown Sari, the Clock Tower in the Clock Square attracts visitors where they can buy nice handicrafts such as pottery, mat and wooden statues as fantastic souvenirs of the city.
Also the tombs of the Muslim cleric leaders in Sari show the architecture the 15th century. Of the archeological sites in the city, the Hutto and Kamarband Caves (70th millennium BC) along with the Farahabad Palace Complex from the Safavid era are of paramount significance.
Rice, dairy products, and cookies constitute the main part of Sari’s economy along with citrus fruits especially orange, tangerine and lemon. Likewise, the mass production of farmed fish makes seafood as the main cuisine of Sari due to its location by the Caspian Sea.
Thus, in addition to quite a lot of historical and cultural sites, the city enjoys a wealth of beautiful natural landscapes that with pleasant climate make the city as one of the main recreational and tourism areas of Iran attracting people from all parts of Iran to visit the area.