Ghain, the land of saffron (southern Khorasan)
When it comes to traveling to Ghaen, saffron will be an integral part of this trip, but if you are in Ghaen during the harvest season of this red gold, the light will be in the light.. Ghaen is the capital of Ghainat city and the second largest city in South Khorasan province. This trip was made at the time of harvest in the first week of November 2009.
The history of saffron in Iran dates back to pre-Islamic times, when it was cultivated on the slopes of the Zagros, with the Arab invasion of Iran, this product gradually opened its doors to the eastern regions, especially Khorasan, and the quality of Ghaen saffron gradually Is gaining worldwide fame.
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There are reasons that Qain saffron has an excellent quality and maybe different from other parts of Khorasan, mainly for these reasons as follows:
- Qain region is suitable for planting and harvesting saffron in terms of climate and soil.
- Ghaen saffron mainly before dawn The full sun and the opening of the saffron flowers are harvested, which preserves the aroma and The color of saffron and increase its purity.
- Most of Ghaen saffron farmers from Do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
in international markets There are different types of saffron, such as Mancha, Rio, Extract, Kapp, Sierra and Molido pointed out.
In the Iranian market as well Saffron has various names, shapes, images and qualities among professionals that can be used To saffron bunch, savior (menji), Girl, sergeant, straw And pointed stack.
But Ghaen is not limited to saffron, this city with its clean and warm-hearted people has its historical monuments and buildings and celebrities that must be considered..
Ghaen Anthropology Museum is one of the places that gives you the opportunity to get more acquainted with the culture and customs of the people of this region..
The Qaen Grand Mosque is also very worth visiting, where it has been a gathering place for people since ancient times.
Qasim Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Mansour, known as Bozormehr Qaini or Bozar Jamehr, is a poet, writer, and politician of the early 5th century AH who served in the court of Sultan Masoud of Ghaznavi. The tomb of Bozormehr Qaini is one of the famous places of Qain, which is worth visiting, especially at sunset and early night..
Visiting the Qain Castle or the Hossein Qaini Castle, which is a work of the Seljuk period and was one of the main bases of the Ismaili followers, was also in our plan, but unfortunately, due to the density of the plans and the short days of the second half of the year, this castle was not realized. It is located in Qain and near Bozorgmehr tomb.
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