Gonbad-e Qabus (Kavus)

Gonbad-e Qabus (Kavus)

Gonbad-e Qabus (Gonbad-e Kavus) is the Iranian city known historically as Gorgan. The modern name, meaning “the tower of Kavus”, is a reference to the most imposing ancient monument in the city. T

It is the capital of Gonbad-e Kavus County, in the province of Golestan in the northeast of Iran.

In the historical times, the city’s populations were made up of various Iranic peoples such as the ancient and eponymous Hyrcanians, Parthians and eventually the Khurasani Persians. Today, however, there are no reliable figures for the ethnic make of the city. However, it is agreed that the city has a plurality of its inhabitants being ethnic Turkmen, Turkmen who speak a western Turkmen language. The remaining population are made Khorasani Turks, Sistanis, Baluch , Mazandaranis as well as Persians and other smaller Iranic peoples.

Natural attractions in Gonbad

  • Aji gol Lake
  • Ala gol lake
  • Alma Gol Lake
  • Chehelchay Forest
  • Golestan Forest
  • Gonbad Horse Racing Center

Gonbad-e Qabus (Kavus) Attractions

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