Fuman

Fuman is a city in the western part of Gilan, Iran, having the population of 35,000. The city is located between mountainous areas and Fumanat plain on the height of 15 meters above the sea level. This city is limited and abutting to Sowme’eh Sara and Masal cities from the north, Tarom Olya of Zanjan province and Shaft County from the south, Rasht from the east and Khalkhal of Ardabil province from the west. Rice, tea and tobacco cultivation and sericulture are the main activities of the area. The main attractions in the county are the castle of Ghale Roodkhan, the village of Masouleh, the souvenirs of Fuman, mountains and forests.

The tourist attractions of Fuman are:

Ghale Roodkhan
Rudkhan Castle was built by the Gilaks to defend against the invaders during the era of Sassanian Iran. It is a brick and stone medieval fortress in the north of Iran. With the fall of the Sassanid Empire, this area became a defensive position against the Arab Caliphate. It is a military complex 25 km southwest of Fuman city in Gilan province, which had been constructed during the Sasanian era (224-651), and later rebuilt during the Seljuq era by the Nizari Ismailis. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.

Rudkhan Castle

 

Souvenirs of Fuman
Fuman is very famous in Iran for its souvenirs and the most known of them are cookies. Reshte Khoshkar, Koloche Fumani, and Baghlava are the common traditional cookies of Fuman. The ingredients of the cookies are from the materials that were commonly available in the area such as rice flour and walnut. There is also traditional handicrafts of the area that are unique.

Souvenirs of Fuman

 

Mountains and Forests
Fuman County is also a green area with beautiful mountains, forests, and rivers that are so interesting to the people who like intact nature and ecotourism. The mountains are faced to Caspian Sea where the humidity is very high and there is many rainy days in the year. As the result, permanent rivers are formed that pass the valleys and reach Caspian Sea. On the mountains, there are traditional wooden houses on the top of the mountains that together with the grasslands nearby create a unique landscape.

Nature of Fuman County

 

Imamzadeh Ibrahim Village
It is one of Fuman’s village which is 43 km far from the city. The name of the village comes from a mausoleum established in it. The most important factor of attraction for the village is the nature of the area. It is located among the mountain forests which has a beautiful view. The architecture of the wooden houses are also interesting for the visitors. The village attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Imamzadeh Ibrahim Village

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