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Useful Information for traveling to Urmia

Urmia is 3000 years old and has been registered in UNESCO as one of the 19 historic cities of Iran. Urmia is located in the northwest of Iran and 20 km from Lake Urmia, on the slopes of the Kuh-e-Sir Daghi and in the Urmia plain.

This city is very popular among foreign tourists, because of its geographical location and its tourist attractions. It was called Rezaiyeh in the past and it has been called Urmia since 1978.

Urmia is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter.

The souvenirs of Urmia include Carrot Halva, Noghl, Walnut Halva, Traditional Sweets, Traditional Bread.

The handicrafts of Urmia are Rug, Jajim, Mosaic, Woodcarving, Beaded Beads, and Pottery.

Urmia City, on top of the roof of Urmia


One of the most important part of the travel is the residence. There are lots of hotels in hotel, they fall into 3 different categories based on their price.

Luxury Hotels

Anna and Park International Hotels of Urmia are 5-star and expensive.

Hotels at affordable prices

Morvarid, Arya, Jahamgardi, and Sahel Hotels fall into this group.

Cheap Hotels

Qasr, Arg, Darya, Bahar, and Karoon Hotels.

Anna Hotel

It is one of the best 5-star Hotels in Urmia. It is well-equipped and has the standard facilities and services of a 5-star hotel.

It has conference halls, gym, high speed internet, laundry, and great restaurants.

Park International Hotel

Another hotel that is one of the most popular hotels in Urmia is the International Park Hotel. The hotel has seventy-five rooms, suites, Royal Suite, Super Royal Suite and a parking lot, a restaurant with a variety of Iranian and foreign cuisines, a modern and well-equipped fast food, a coffee shop, and wireless Internet connection.

Urmia Lake

Urmia Lake is an endorheic salt lake in Iran. The lake is located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan in Iran, and west of the southern portion of the Caspian Sea.

Different Ways of Traveling to Urmia

By Car

You can travel to Urmia by your own car. It is located 765km from Tehran and it takes about 8 hours.

It is located 148km from Tabriz and it takes 2 hours.

It is located 433km from Zanjan and it takes about 5 hours.

It is located 1800km from Mashhad.

By Train

Another option is train. It takes about 10 hours from Tehran to Urmia.

By Airplane

The last option is airplane. It takes about 1 hour from Tehran to Urmia.

Urmia Airport is an international airport and one of the important airports in the northwest of Iran.

Domestic Flights

Tehran to Urmia, Urmia to Tehran, Mashhad to Urmia, and Urmia to Mashhad are available now.

International Flights

Urmia to Najaf, Najaf to Urmia, Urmia to Adana, Adana to Urmia, Urmia to Baghdad, Baghdad to Urmia, and Urmia to Dubai, Dubai to Urmia are available now.

Tourist Attractions

Jameh Mosque

This magnificent building belongs to the period of the Il-khan Dynasty and the seventh century AH. This mosque is one of the attractions of Urmia, which has been registered as a national monument of Iran.

Urmia City, Jameh mosque

Urmia Lake

The largest lake in Iran is located in Urmia, and in addition, this lake is the second largest water reservoir in the world. In this respect, it is similar to the Great Salt Lake of America.

Urmia lake from another angle

Marmisho Lake

The lake is located about 45 km from the west of Urmia and is located in the mountains, next to the Iran-Turkey border. The primary source of the Marmisho lake is located in Turkey.

Urmia City, Marmisho lake

Ansari House

One of the late Qajar houses that was built between 1951 and 1961 AH.

Sheikh Tappeh Forest Park

This hill is one of the ancient hills belonging to the Medes before the prevalence of Zoroaster religion, which today does not exist due to urban construction.

Historical Urmia Bazaar

This Bazaar, which from the past is one of the most popular Bazaars in Iran and the attractions of the city of Urmia, has an architecture that dates back to the Safavid era. This market is one of the markets that has kept its old architecture so far. There has been a lot of interest in this issue as well. The market has about 1,000 stores, which is a very good variety for a market.

Khoshaku Ski Resort

The Khoshaku ski resort is another tourist attraction of Urmia. This track brings together a great number of tourists because of its beautiful nature, other than skiers. But if you are visiting this place for skiing, it should be noted that this track is only available on Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Urmia Museum

Keep in mind that if you visit Urmia, be sure to visit the museum of this city. An outstanding attraction and one of the best museums in Iran. This museum has been in operation since 1967 and has historical objects of various historical periods. There are also expensive Baha'i books in this museum that you will make you surprised.