Fandoqlu Forest, Namin

About: Fandoqlu Forest, Namin

This forest is one of the major tourist areas located 10 kilometers from Namin County and 30 kilometers from Ardabil city. It constitutes a part of the eastern forests of Ardabil Province, which is connected to subtropical rainforests  of Gilan Province.
This beautiful forest is divided into three main parts including "large Fandoghlou (بویوک مشه)" and "small Fansoughlou (کاظم مشه سی)" that are 700 meters apart. The old Ardabil-to-Astara road as well as some farm fields exists between these two Fandoughlous. 
Since this forest is rich in hazels (Fandough tree), this area is called Fandoughlu (i.e. full of hazels).

General Specifications
Name
Fandoqlu Forest
Appellation
Known as such due to having a great number of Hazel trees.
Geographical features
Continuation of the subtropical jungles of Gilan province.
Animal features
Brown bear, marten, birds such as pheasant, partridge and golden eagle
Plant features
In this forest, there can be found rare species such as hazel, hornbeam, beech, oak (chestnut-leaved oak) and pussy willow, which add to the plant value of the region.
Suggestions
Important parts to visit
Waterfall and Meshe Sui hot water pool
Best time to visit
Spring till early autumn
Access route
Address
10 kilometers from Namin, 30 kilometers from Ardabil, Khaneqah-e Sofla, Namin, Ardabil province, Iran
Facilities
Residence
Unavailable
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