The capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province of Iran, Yasouj or Yasuj, among other spelling variations of the name, is an industrial city within the Zagros Mountains towards the southwest of the country. When within the city, temperatures go for an annual average high of 22.35 degrees Celsius or 72.23 degrees Fahrenheit, with an annual average low of around 8.02 degrees Celsius or 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The airport that serves Yasouj is the Yasuj Airport. Located at 30.700556 latitude, and 51.545 longitude, the airport operates with an asphalt-surfaced runway at a length of around 2,600 metres or 8,500 feet.
What to see & do
With no information on what Yasouj or Yasuj has to offer, when within Iran, some of its noteworthy destinations include Persepolis, Golestan Palace, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Azadi Tower, Milad Tower, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Carpet Museum of Iran, Eram Garden, National Museum of Iran, Sa’dabad Palace, Imam Reza Shrine, Reza Abbasi Museum, Niavaran Palace Complex, and Tomb of Hafez, in addition to many. Persepolis, meaning ‘city of Persians’, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 1979. Dating as far back as 550 to 330 BC, it served as a ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and shows the Achaemenid style of architecture. Azadi Tower, or the Freedom or Liberty Tower, is among the many symbols of Tehran City, Iran’s capital. The tower, formerly referred to as the ‘Shahyad Tower’ meaning ‘King Memorial Tower’, marks the western entrance to Tehran.
How to get around
There is no available information on transportation options within Yasouj or Yasuj. Although when within Iran, options for getting around include going by train, metro, bus, and taxi, to name a few. The passenger rail system within Iran is the Raja Passenger Trains. The trains travel faster and provide better comfort than the buses within the country. There are overnight trains with sleeper berths that allow travellers to sleep on the way to the destination. Iran’s rail network has three main trunk lines, while the metro within Tehran operates with six underground rail lines going from Line 1 to 6, in red, blue, two yellows, and white, respectively. Going by bus, the Iranian domestic bus network offers travellers extensive yet extremely affordable services. There are numerous bus classes. Iran’s many bus companies typically offer two classes such as ‘lux’ or ‘Mercedes’ for second class, and ‘super’ or ‘Volvo’ for first class. The classes differ with the first-class buses being air-conditioned, and its passengers provided with a snack during the trip, while the second-class buses operate more frequently. The bus tickets can be bought from various bus terminals or ticket offices. Iran’s cities often have a comprehensive local bus system that operates within the respective cities, although since taxis are considerably cheap, these buses are of not much use for regular or casual travellers. Taxis within Iran provide affordable inter-city travel due to low fuel costs within the county. For longer distances however, there are ‘savāri’ taxis or shared taxis that can be found around bus terminals, as well as train stations. The shared taxis are often faster than the local buses, running between major squares and landmarks for a set rate given by the local governments.
How to get there
Yasuj Airport only has one scheduled flight. Through Iran Aseman Airlines, the airport operates flights going into and out of Tehran, Iran via Mehrabad International Airport. From Mehrabad International Airport, however, it has flights to Mashhad via Ata Airlines, Atrak Air, Caspian Airlines, Iran Air, Iran Air Tours, Iran Aseman Airlines, Kish Air, Mahan Air, Meraj Airlines, Qeshm Airlines, Taban Air, and Zagros Airlines, to international destinations such as Kabul, Sharjah, Bishkek, Bahrain, Kuwait, Hamburg, Dubai, Kuwait City, Baghdad, Doha, and Istanbul, to name a few, can be reached through airlines such as Afghan Jet International, Air Arabia, Avia Traffic Company, Ata Airlines, Germania, Gulf Air, flydubai, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines, to name a few.
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