Soltanifars, who is also vice president, toured the natural and historical monuments of Abarkooh including the 4,500-year-old Cyprus tree, Aqazadeh residence and Pardisan complex.
As the President’s delegate to Abarkooh, he also took part in the administrative council session and paid homage to Abarkooh martyrs by placing branches of flowers over their tombstones.
The Cypress of Abarkooh, also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree registered by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as the country’s third national natural monument. It is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 meters and circumference of 18 meters and is estimated to be over four millennia old.
Pardisan complex, encompassing residential houses of Aghazadeh, Mousavi, Seyyed Ali-Agha, Hosseini-Doust and Haji-Khan, spreads over an area of 5,000 square meters in a historical district of Abarkooh. It enjoys historical, cultural and natural features and is located at the juncture of three provinces of Isfahan, Fars, and Yazd. The historical houses have been transformed into hotels and handicraft workshops for tourist attraction.
Abarkooh has over 400 historical monuments, 3 natural monuments, and two museums displaying many artifacts, 123 of which are nationally registered.
Abarkooh with 50,000 inhabitants is located 140 kilometers southwest of Yazd. Its distance to the city of Shiraz is 300 kilometers and to Isfahan 280 kilometers.