Bandar-e Torkaman Travel Guide | Bandar-e Torkaman Attractions | Things to Do and see in Bandar-e Torkaman
Bandar-e Torkaman / Caviar capital of the world
Bandar-e Torkaman is the capital city of Torkaman county in the west of Golestan province. Before Iranian revolution the city was called “ Bandar-e Shah”. The city has no long historical background. It was founded in 1927 by the command of Reza Shah. Bandar-e Torkaman is one of the first cities of Iran that has had railway. The city was built by Iranian and Belgian engineers based on urbanization’s principles and it has a well-organized design. Bandar-e Torkaman has mild, semi dry climate. There are beautiful natural landscapes around the city.
Where to stay in Bandar- e Torkaman?
You can rent coastal villas for staying in Bandar-e Torkaman. Unfortunately there is no good hotel in the city, but you can stay at Botanic Palace hotel of Gorgan during your trip to Bandar-e Torkaman.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Bandar-e Torkaman has delicious local foods such as: Chegdermeh, Qanim Torkaman, Burek, Airan Qaniyan, Un Ash, Sugh Ash, Qatqaleh Ash, Airan qoyma, and smoked fish.
Beverages ( Soft Drinks)
Different kinds of bread and pastry are baked in Bandar-e Torkaman. Tea bread is very popular in the city.
What do we buy from Bandar-e Torkaman?
The most popular souvenirs of Bandar-e Torkaman are Caviar and Fish. The city also has different kinds of handicrafts like carpet, pillow, felt, and jewellery. You can buy the souvenirs of Bandar-e Torkaman from Doshanbeh ( Monday) Bazaar of the city.
Where to go and visit in Bandar-e Torkaman?
One of the most important tourist attractions of Bandar-e Torkaman is Ashuradeh island which is the only Iranian island of the Caspian sea. The other attractive place of the city is Soofikam wetland that is the habitat of Pygmy treeshrew( the smallest mammal of Iran) and hunting is forbidden there.