Places to Visit in Abadan, Iran, Asia

Places to Visit in Abadan, Iran, Asia

Abadan is the capital City of Abadan County in Khuzestan Province of Iran, situated about 975 kms southwest of national capital Tehran. Abadan is home to ‘Abadan Refinery’, one of the largest refineries in the world. Abadan Institute of Technology is about 80 years old engineering and petroleum chemistry institute of Abadan.

Abadan was earlier called by different names like Apphadana and Apphan. The major monuments and mosques of Abadan were damaged during the Iran–Iraq War.


Geography and Climate of Abadan:

Abadan is placed on Abadan Island between latitude 30°20′21″ in the north and longitude 48°18′15″ in the east, located near the Iraqi-Iran border about 52 kms from the Persian Gulf.

Abadan experiences arid climate with dry and hot summers and mild wet and cool winters.


Connectivity to Abadan:

Abadan is served by Abadan International Airport with regular flights to Isfahan, Tehran, Mashad, Shiraz and Dubai served by Iran Air, Iran Air Tours, Iran Aseman Airlines and Kish Airlines. The airport is located 9 kms away from the centre Abadan city.

Tourists can board buses of the major cities at Abadan Bus Terminal and other local bus junctions. There are Taxis available at Abadan city to travel within the city and to airport.


Food, Culture and Shopping in Abadan:

Abadan is home to the greater percentage of Muslims and also to minority Christians and Hindus. The mosques located in Abadan are very old and have a strong historical background. The natives speak Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Lori, Gilaki, Balochi, Mazandarani and Arabic along with official language Persian.

The hotels of Abadan serve tourists with varieties of Asian and Western countries food along with Iranian traditional dishes. Meat, lamb, chicken and fish are must in the daily diet. The popular food in Abadan include chelow kabab, barg, koobideh, joojeh, shishleek, soltani, chenjeh, kuku, polo, alu Mosema, ash-e torsh, burag and reshteh khoshkar.

Abadan hosts 4 star and several star hotels and also the city houses Khuzestan handicrafts and archeological item centres. Other than handicraft centres, Abadan is home to super markets, mobile centres, cloth stores, shoe centres, jewelry shops, electrical and electronic showrooms.


Places to see near Abadan:     

Abadan Refinery:

Abadan Refinery is one of the world’s largest oil refineries located in Abadan established in 1912 and the major parts of the refinery were destroyed during Iran-Iraq War. Iran Government redeveloped Abadan Refinery with several facilities after the war. The refinery has a capacity of 429,000 b/d.


Abadan Institute of Technology:

Abadan Institute of Technology is an ancient engineering and petroleum chemistry study centre located in Abadan established in the year 1939.


Choqa-Zanbil Ziggurat:

Choqa-Zanbil Ziggurat is one of the best ziggurat temples in the globe located in Choghazanbil, about 250 kms from Abadan. This UNESCO World Heritage site was constructed by the king of Elamite during 1250 BC.


Other tourist attractions near Abadan include:

  • Traditional Bazaar
  • Abadan International Airport
  • Shadegan Wetland
  • Susa Museum
  • Achamenian Palace
  • Daniel Temple
  • Sika Watermills
  • Tarisha Temple
  • KoolFarah
  • Shevi Waterfall


Best time to visit Abadan:

January and February is the ideal time to visit Abadan.


Accommodation Options in Abadan:

The best hotels in Abadan and its nearby regions are listed here below:

  • Karvansara Hotel
  • Parsian Azadi Hotel
  • Hotel Pars
  • Oxin Hotel
  • Naderi Hotel
  • Persia Hotel
  • Iranian Hotel
  • Dezful Tourism Hotel
  • Apadana Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Andimeshk
  • Azadi Hotel

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