The historical Bandar- e Siraf (Bandar- e Taheri) has been one of the most historical seaports of the ancient world, located by the great Persian Gulf, in Bushehr province. The antiquity of Siraf goes back to Sassanid era and many people with different religious views, including Zoroastrians, Jewish people and Christians and also different nationalities like Chinese, Srilankan and Zanzibarian peacefully lived in this beautiful coastal city. The sailors and merchants of Siraf were busy trading with China, India and Africa. They used to export precious pearls, hand-made textiles and handicrafts and import high-quality wood for constructing stunning and multi-story houses ornamented with delicate stuccos.
The numerous hand dug holes on the foothills of the mountains on the north of Siraf are known to be reservoirs for keeping the rainwater and leading it to the underground reservoirs. Some other believe that these holes were used for burying the dead bodies.
|The water reservoirs of Siraf.
The Jaame mosque (the Friday Mosque) of Siraf is an architectural masterpiece inspired by the Jaame mosque of Isfahan, Naein and Fahraj. The remains of this glorious mosque are now available by the sea.
200 year old Nasouri castle, known as "the king of beach castles in Iran", is another heritage of Siraf, related to Qajar era.
The weather in Siraf is just mild and pleasant during winter. On the other hand, Siraf is not still discovered by many tourists so you can enjoy the natural and historical attractions of this unique coastal city, while they are not crowded.
Ask Uppersia for a winter tour in Siraf, stroll in the old district and explore the long standing mansions with elegant arcs, columns and high wind catchers on their roofs, enjoy the beauty of the endless turquoise sea and treat yourself with incredibly delicious southern cuisines of Iran, like Ghaliye Mahi and Dal Adas.
|The historical castle of Siraf.