Tabriz is another important city that is located in northwest of Iran and is considered as the center of the Azeri community. It has a long history (around 3000 years) in being the capital of Iran and the first time it was selected as capital was in the Safavid Era. It is the fifth largest city and fourth most-populated city of Iran. It is the sister city of Baku, Azerbaijan , Gaza City, Gaza ,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ,Istanbul, Turkey, Kazan, Russia , Konya, Turkey , Vienna, Austria and Wuhan in .China. Tabriz is famous as the city of firsts between Iranians and also very famous for its carpets. Tabriz is the best choice for those who want to enter Iran by ground or train because it is located 310 km southeast of the Bazargan Border and 159 km south of the Jolfa border. Also, this city is the connection point between Europe and Iran by rail.
- It is located on the historical Silk Road
- While major cities of Iran such as Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan are very warm during summer, Tabriz is a good cooler destination for this time of year that surely could satisfy any tastes due to the large number of historical, natural and cultural attractions.
In Iran, Tabriz is famous as a city with no beggar in it. Travelling to Tabriz can be a good opportunity to visit best and most beautiful monuments and historical buildings, as well as buying souvenirs and handicrafts from this beautiful and clean city.