Sarakhs is a city in and capital of Sarakhs County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Sarakhs was once a stopping point along the Silk Road, and in its 11th century heyday had many libraries and a famous school of architects. Much of the original city site is now just across the border at Serakhs in Turkmenistan.

The main historical site of Sarakhs is the partly restored Loghman Baba mausoleum in a field just north of the town. It was built in 1356AD (757AH).

In Sarakhs district within 80 km of Sarakhs town are:

  • Bazangan lake
  • Mazdavand cave and reservoir
  • Iran–Turkmenistan Friendship Dam
  • Ribat Sharaf Caravanserai
  • Khatun Bridge (five-arched stone bridge between Iran and Turkmenistan)

Sarakhs Attractions