Karimkhan Hotel

Address: Imam Reza St., Mashad, Iran | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Imam Reza St., Mashad.
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Travel Blogs from Mashad

The Holiest City in Iran

A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Oct 05, 2014

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... 765 to 818. Iranians are predominantly Shia, there are subgroups of Shia but the largest group is the Twelvers who believe that following the death of Mohammed the spiritual leadership of the Islamic faith passed to 12 successive descendants of the prophet. These were known as Imams and apart from the first, Ali, they were not recognised by the Caliphate - the fuundamental schism between Shia and Sunni. Reza is the only one not buried in Iraq ...

Lamb of Allah

A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 08, 2014

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... head to toe"- my gender's sandalled feet are inoffensive).
Attempting to take in the surroundings, whilst simultaneously trying to walk around draped in an oversized sheet in the blistering sun, was extremely difficult. Anyway, the magnificence and magnitude of the place was obvious. It did bear some similarities to the mosques we had previously visited in terms of colour and architecture, but it was much larger in scale. The flocking devoted ...

Mashad (Iran)

A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet on Jun 07, 2014

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... which unfortunately was linked to Rafi as it was his friend. The house was full of rugs and Quinn and I ended up getting a bed outside in a courtyard which was basically just a whole lot of rugs piled up. The owner took us on a small city tour late that afternoon when it had cooled down a bit, to his carpet shop where he fixes old carpets. Mashad has millions of Muslim pilgrims each year as there is a massive complex in the middle of the city with a huge shrine (we ...

Mashhad, Iran: Doomsday

A travel blog entry by samber on Oct 22, 2013

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... Uzbekistan. Discussing flights with travel agent we're told there is one flight on Thursday Mashhad - Istanbul - Tashkent for US$750 each (you've got to be kidding) and another on Friday Tehran - Tashkent for US$210 but we would need to fly Mashhad - Tehran on the Thursday in order to get it. We ask "Is there nothing earlier.... like now?!?". "No, I'm afraid they are your only options". Bugger. 1130: Back to the hotel to investigate flight options, curse, swear and ...

Into Iran.

A travel blog entry by irelandbound on May 06, 2013

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... we'd bought at the nearby Russian bazaar along with some Turkish style spinach/pumpkin stuffed flat breads).
We also said goodbye to Yevgenia, who has been a wealth of information (she was the deputy director of the archaeology museum in Mary for 20 yrs).
Met our driver in the hotel lobby this morning at 9:30, and he took John and I and the other man who's on our tour to the Turkmenistan/Iran border, which is up in the Kopek Dag mountains. ...

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