Tabriz is another fast growing Iranian city with ancient history and spectacular sights to visit during a-few-days stay.
The city is the capital of Azerbaijan province of Iran at the north west of Iran with an altitude of 1390m above sea level. Except for the western side, it is surrounded by mountains on every other sides and located between two rivers called Aji River and Quru River. This makes it both spectacular and enjoyable with likable climate in summer time although it is relatively cold in winter. The plain on the west leads to a water basin ending up in Urmia Lake.
Tabriz has a population of 1,549,453. The population consists mostly of Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language.
The city has a long and turbulent history with its oldest civilization sites dated back to 1,500 BC. It contains many historical monuments representing the transition of Iranian architecture in its long historical timelines. Most of the preserved historical sites in the city belong to Ilkhanid (of Mongol Empire), Safavid, and Qajar area, among them is the grand Bazaar of Tabriz which is inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2010.
Tabriz has a semi-arid climate with regular seasons .The annual precipitation is around 380 millimetres (15 in), a good deal of which falls as snow during the winter months and rain in spring and autumn