A summer refuge for sweltering inhabitants in hot days of summer, Vashi Strait may be a memorable destination.
Given the proximity of this strait to the city of Tehran, it is possible to visit the strait in a one-day trip.
Better known as Tangeh Vashi, the area’s favorable climatic conditions in summers can host a large number of tourists.
Where is Vashi Strait?
The narrow access road to this strait is located to the west of Firoozkooh, forcing tourists to hire mules or horses to visit the strait across a rocky terrain.
The narrow gorge has been created by a year round stream of water originating from a series of waterfalls upstream.
In order to reach the strait, after traveling 2 kilometers on the Firoozkooh-Tehran Road, visitors take a side road. They reach Jalizjand Village after traveling for 9 kilometers.
About the nature
The river passing through this area originates from Savashi Mountain. Crossing this river, which is located in a stone valley, is one of the most attractive aspects of traveling to Vashi Strait.
After passing through the first strait and a beautiful plain, visitors reach a second strait–about two kilometers away. This strait is also eye-catching like the first strait and cool water springs flow from different parts of its rocky areas.
Toward the end of this strait is a beautiful waterfall where people can swim in summers.
A rare local plant called Barijeh grows in this area, which is protected by the Department of Environment. It is illegal to pick this plant.
Vashi Strait is also known for historical relic and bases; The bas relief in Vashi Strait measures 6 by 7 meters. This bas which is related to Fath Ali Shah’s period, shows a hunting scene with a horse, a spear and the prey.
It also shows a gazelle and deer that continue to inhabit the strait. The Jalizjand Bas Relief was 3 years in the making and dates back 185 years.