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Sepidan [dead link] is a county in the Fars province of Iran, Ardakan is the capital of the county. Sepidan is in a mountainous area and has cold winters and mild summers.

Get in[edit]

Ardakan is in the middle of the road which connects Fars province to Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province. Shiraz and Yasuj are the best places to reach Ardakan. There is no airport or railway in the county.

Get around[edit]

If you do not want to climb or hike the region (for professionals), car is the best choice to travel inside the county.


Nature: Sepidan is a good place for nature lovers. Roanj and Barmefirooz are the highest peaks of the county, 3,720 and 3,706 meters above sea level. This peaks are covered with snow year round and are one of the most important sources of fresh water in Fars province. Landscapes like Abshare Margoon(Margoon Waterfall), Beheshte Gomshodeh(Lost Paradise) and Pooladkaf ski resort are at the foothills of these peaks, and Chellegah is also very beautiful.

History: Though Sepidan is visited mostly for its nature and landscapes, it can be a destination for historical and archeological tourists. Anshan, which is considered as the Cradle of Achaemenid Emire is in Beyza district of this county. Golbahar Tower is another monument of the county which has been built in Safavids.


Mountain Climbing: Sepidan peaks are the most technical ones to climb in Fars province. All of the Shiraz mountain clubs have winter and summer climbs in their plans. Some of the walls of the mountains are also use for technical rock climbing and training.

Alpine Skiing: Sepidan has the only county in Fars provine witch have ski resorts.



Sarbast is a village besides the road to Shiraz, Sarbast ice creams are famous as they are still made traditionally.



There is a hotel in Pooladkaf Ski Resort.


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