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Qayen is a city in Khorasan, eastern Iran. Qain is famous for its saffron.


The history of Qain reaches back about 3,000 years ago. This area was also the center of the Sagarti tribes (Sagartians), one of the thirty Achaemenid satraps.

Get in[edit]

Qain passenger terminal in the east of the city receives buses from cities such as Birjand, Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, and Zabul.

The distance from Mashhad to Qain is 380 km, of which 280 km is a two-lane road. The distance from Tehran is 1020 km. It is 1 hour from Tehran to Birjand by plane and 100 km from Birjand to Qain or one hour.

Get around[edit]


  • Jame Qain Mosque is 1100 years old.
  • A mud wall surrounds the modern town.
  • There are several ancient places around the town, Mosques and old houses in the stone alley located in Imamreza (a.s.) Street, Gud Zorkhane, Shirkhoda
  • The Tomb of Bozorgmehr Qaini, 5 km to the south.
  • Cain Museum of Anthropology



Agricultural products and souvenirs of Qain city are saffron, barberry, post, plum, jujube and handwoven carpet. Saffron is the most prominent product of this city and its functions, which is known as red gold.




  • Islamic Azad University's Hotel, Asian Highway, +985625262151.


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