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Arak, also known as Soltan Abad, is a major industrial city of 550,000 and the capital of Markazi Province in Western Iran.

Get in[edit]

Map of Arak

There are multiple daily trains from Tehran, with a travel time of around five hours, as well as regional trains from nearby cities. In addition, an overnight trains connects with the eastern city of Mashhad. 1 Arak railway station is located in the southern outskirts of the city.

Get around[edit]


Hasanpour House
  • Hammame Charfasl (Four-Season Bath)
  • Baghe Nezam Lashgar (Esmaeili)
  • Saraye Mehr (In the Bazaar)
  • Sultan Abad Museum
  • Koohe mostofi
  • Park Amirkabir
  • Park Jangali
  • 'Bagh-e-Vahsh the zoo was first opened to investigate the pollution from the industries mainly from the Aluminium plant on animals
  • 'Pol-e-doab an old mud based bridge built over sharra river
  • Darreh-e-Gerdou famous for its walnut trees and ranges, it is very popular place for morning exercises and weekend getaways.
  • Museum of Artifacts
  • Mojtama-e Tafrihi-i.e. Amirkabir



Known for their hand-knotted carpets which are generally referred to as Sarouk rugs, known for their exceptional quality and ability to withstand decades of wear




  • 1 Amir Kabir Hotel, Ayatollah Araki Blvd. A huge hotel and conference compound located at the western entrance to the city.


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