The city of Tabriz situated 619 km, northwest of Tehran is 150 kilometres from the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbayjan.
Biblical clues place Tabriz at the gates of paradise and the Ajichay River flowing out of the Garden of Eden. Mentioned in an inscription relating to Sangar II one of the Assyrian rulers 714 BC, the name of Tabriz has been written about in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD when the city of Tabriz was of great importance.
Long thought to be a buffer between empires, Tabriz' historical heritage and Silk Road pedigree, are no more apparent than in its thriving bazaar. The atmosphere here may touch your soul. The stunning ancient architecture goes back to the 16th century, where vendors are friendly and greet patrons with huge smiles. Freshly picked vegetables and fruit are abundant in variety and flavour, and this is where residents and tourists alike do most of their shopping, even though there are modern supermarkets scattered all over town.