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Birjand is the capital city of South Khorasan province, Iran.


Get in[edit]

  • 1 Birjand International Airport (XBJ IATA). Connections from Tehran and Baghdad. Birjand International Airport (Q1955907) on Wikidata Birjand International Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Furg Citadel (Arg e Furg), Furg Village. Citadel from the 12th century. Furg Citadel (Q5509526) on Wikidata Furg Citadel on Wikipedia
  • 2 Akbariyeh Garden & Museum (باغ و موزه اکبریه), Moallem St (behind Library of Imam Reza), +98 917 425 7008. UNESCO heritage site. Rows of pine trees and sunken terraces and such.
  • 3 Birjand Castle (قلعه بیرجند) (on the northwest side of city). It has got a pretty wowee look to it - big ramparts and turrets made of clay and brick. And then you can look down on the town from the top, and have a meal at the restaurant there. It dates from the Safavid era when the inhabitants were trying to fight off theTurks and Uzbekis.
  • 4 Kolah Farangi Citadel (ارگ کلاه‌فرنگی بیرجند). A palace built during the Qajar dynasty (i.e. 1789-1925) with some ziggurat features. Now the government buildings for South Khorasan so not much in the way of snooping around possible.
قلعه تاریخی بیرجند



  • 1 Bazar, Hakimnezari St. Covered marketplace with various stalls. Fruit, knick-knacks, etc.


  • 1 Shamso Alemare Traditional Restaurant (رستوران سنتی شمس‌العماره), +98 56 3245 4220. 12ː00-15ː00, 19ː00-23ː00 daily. Try some Iranian standards here, looking out on an inner courtyard.



  • 1 Sepehr Hotel (هتل سپهر), Jomhuri, +98 56 3223 2299. Restaurant and pool on site. Wifi may not be the best.
  • 2 Mountain Hotel (هتل کوهستان) (in Zolfaghari Brothers Tourist Village by Amir Shah Dam south of Birjand), +98 56 5832 3370. It looks like a major fortification. Not likely to miss it slapped up against a mountainside. Pool, gardens, restaurant, billiards.


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