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    Skiing in Iran

    by suvanki Written Oct 29, 2008

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    This was a response to a forum question re. Skiing in Iran
    ,Sorry, but I've not skiied in Iran (or anywhere else!) but the following might be a starter for you.

    Try contacting Persian Voyages for more info- independant Iranian company based in UK.(They have a sister company based in Tehran) They organise Skiing trips (amongst many more) as a group or individually tailored.
    I travelled with them this year, and they were very helpful. Even if you don't book your trip with them, they will help with visa etc.

    Although I was there in the summer, I saw ski lifts etc.on my travels.
    One of my guides was one of Irans top mountaineers, and he led ski parties too. There are about 20 ski fields in Iran!

    Darband is near to Tehran, and has a ski lift, which according to my LP guide (4th edition) - (there is a more upto date guide out now published July 08)states it's open 0600-1700 Sat- Thur Tickets are IR 4000/8000 one way/Return.
    The Alborz mountain range north of Tehran has 4 resorts- Darbansar, Tochal,Shemshak and Dizin.

    Skiing Federation -www.skifed.ir
    www.goski.com for reviews of the slopes
    Further north, near Tabriz and Kermanshah are good downhill skiing slopes.

    Surprisingly, Iran is considered one of the best snowboarding and skiing centres - facillities are reported to be a bit dated though.
    It's one of the few sports that women can do on an equal footing in Iran.

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    Kish Diving School

    by MalenaN Written Aug 19, 2006

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    The first day I arrived to Kish I went to the Diving Centre to ask about the diving, and to my disappointment they were not able to dive that day because of to much wind. I was told that sometimes they have ten calm days with very clear water and then there can be a rough sea for seven, or a few days, giving bad visibility. The next day there was no diving in the morning, but in the afternoon.
    The diving centre has got a speedboat taking the divers to the reef. The next day I made two dives. Every dive we made at the same sight, Big Corals. It is not too far from the diving centre and it is an easy dive, max 6 metres depth. The first dive there was a man doing his last OW-dive and the other day there were people trying to dive for the first time. The last dive I and the man who the previous day took his OW were sent diving alone.
    Because of the weather the last days the visibility was not so good. At Big Corals there are a lot of nice table corals and other hard corals. I saw many box fishes and surgeon fishes, two Picasso trigger fishes, two morays, two anemonfishes (only) and a lot more.
    In the end of June when I dived the water was very warm and we dived with bodysuits, at least the women. Women have to wear suits with long legs and sleeves. From the diving centre to the boat and a bit out from the shore women also have to wear a coat with hood. Try to change as late as possible, as it gets very hot waiting (and that you best do in the air-conditioned office).
    In the changing room there are lookers where you can put your things. There are also showers, but not always water.
    One dive with full equipment was IR 250 000 (June2006).

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    Soccer, a national sport in Iran

    by RoseAmano Written Aug 20, 2005

    Everyone likes soccer. Japan vs Iran world cup match was held in 17th Aug 2005.
    Last game Iran won, but this time Japan won.
    Both countries got through the heat in the 2006 world cup in Germany.
    I'm looking forward to see the match next year.

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    Kung-Fu To'a - Esfahan School

    by johnsakura Written Oct 16, 2004

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    fight practice

    In Kung Fu To´A, we fight together with creation for our existence. There are no competitions in which winners and losers are being set. Loser is the person who loses the fight of life.
    The aim of the fight is harmony between body and mind and within this fight, you can reach complete peace, friendship and freedom.
    body training
    In Kung Fu To´A, we develop body and mind to the highest form of strength. We achieve self - confidence and overcome fear and weakness. We achieve a strong will and mind, and a strong and at the same time lissom body with a distinct ability of coordination. To reach all this, we use the exercises of Temschika. Working with partners, we practise the strength of body and mind with techniques concerning forearms, legs, stromach, back and flanks of the body.

    English Info taken from The Web site: Kung Fu To'A

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    Kung-Fu To'a - Esfahan School

    by johnsakura Written Oct 16, 2004

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    fight practice

    In Kung Fu To´A, we fight together with creation for our existence. There are no competitions in which winners and losers are being set. Loser is the person who loses the fight of life.
    The aim of the fight is harmony between body and mind and within this fight, you can reach complete peace, friendship and freedom.
    body training
    In Kung Fu To´A, we develop body and mind to the highest form of strength. We achieve self - confidence and overcome fear and weakness. We achieve a strong will and mind, and a strong and at the same time lissom body with a distinct ability of coordination. To reach all this, we use the exercises of Temschika. Working with partners, we practise the strength of body and mind with techniques concerning forearms, legs, stromach, back and flanks of the body.

    English Info taken from The Web site: Kung Fu To'A

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    Kung-Fu To'A Iran

    by johnsakura Updated Oct 16, 2004

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    This modern style of Kung Fu developed in the 1960s in Iran. His founder - Ebrahim Mirzaii - was master of different traditional Asian martial arts. Using his large personal experiences of fundamental principles, he developed this extraordanary style.
    The exercises of Kung Fu To´A have a direct effect on the muscular system, articulation, coordination and the ability of relaxation, which happens in Kung Fu To´A by the functional analysis of the sequences of physical exercises. With a change of statical and dynamic activity of the muscles, with economical load of joints, with the relaxation of tensed up muscles and the compensation of muscular dissimilarities, Kung Fu To´A is very well applicable to the prevention and rehabilitation of diseases of the heart circulation system and trouble with the system of exercise.

    The system of exercise consists of dynamic, circling and flowing physical exercises, whose mitives are assembled to make so - called Kung Fu forms. The forms are practised in groups or for oneself. There are forms for hands only, forms for feet and even apparatus forms. But this is also widened by the free and dynamic use of partner Kung Fu, and thus the aspect of martial arts, which is inherent in Kung Fu To´A, becomes evident.

    English Info taken from The Web site: Kung Fu To'A

    Equipment: I have been practicing Kung Fu for more than 10 years and since I've trained Kung Fu To'A in Portugal and the style I practise now also has Kung Fu To'A relations, I end up practicing in Iran.
    This is a photo of the School in Esfahan. I'm the one on the front right side of the picture.

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    Kung-Fu To'A - Qeshme Island School

    by johnsakura Written Oct 16, 2004

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    This is a photo of the Kung Fu To'a school in the Persian Gulf.

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    The 7 forms - 7 stages of Kung Fu To´A
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    Ana - To´A
    In the first stage of Kung Fu To´A the Kung Fu Kas (pupils) are brought to the harmony of motion and the harmony between body and mind. They develop a new consciousness for their body, their environment, their fellow creatures and the universe. The relation between body and mind is being balanced in a new way . The execution of the wave-like exercises mediate a feeling of freedom.
    With its 515 techniques, combinations and reactions and the characteristics of the wave-like exercises. Ana To´A is based on the principles of geometry, as well as on the secrets of motion contrary to the physical exercises, along the particles of the universe.
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    Ata - Do
    The second stage of Kung Fu To´A contains the mix of exercises. It´s the unwave-like condition of exercise with the intention of turn. It develops a new prospect on things. It introduces a critical look at the secret of creation and existence or non-existence.
    With its 312 techniques, combinations and reactions, Ata - Do is at odds with the characteristics of wave-like exercise, its aim is the return of the motion of the universe´s particles and the thoughts of existence.
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    Su - To
    experiences the limits of wisdom. With the third stage, we step out of the circle of immature thoughts and familiarity. We have a critical look at the fear in our life and take a way to overcome it.
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    Equipment: Sam - Sama - E
    means "Searching" What is man? What does he consist of? Is his birth the beginning or does his existence already start earlier? Is his birth the existence or non-existence? Or is to be and not to be the same? What does the cycle of man exist for? What are the consequences of man? Is man real the way he appears to us today or is it just the grown human culture?
    With its 5011 techniques, combinations and reactions, SAM - SAMA - E reaches the formation of body culture with a nature body and nature mind.
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    Maja - Na
    means you and me. You and me and me and you and nature. Nature of our being which meet each other and which relates to you and me.
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    Ku - An - Na & West - Ai (West - Maja - Na)
    is the preoccupation with the solution of the riddle. The 6th stage experiences the surmounting of the insignificant confusion, the surmounting of man´s strange fight while experiencing the clear and unclarified limits of the mind.
    With its 8765 techniques, combinations and reactions, Ku - An - Na is a high form of the formation of spiritual and physical culture.
    ———————————————————Wei - Ma - Bato
    are the techniques of the claws of death. In Kung Fu To´A, this meaning is based on the seven stages, on seven faculties. The guardians of this wisdom pray for humanity and justice. They are the advocates of the search for the roots of existence and events, for the exploration and observation of man.
    Wai - Ma - Bato consists of 3301 techniques, reactions and combinations.

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    Dizin Ski Slope...at the top of alborz mountain

    by vahiddavoodi Written Sep 26, 2003

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    This vicinity offers caoching facilities as well as tennis courtyards, volleyball grounds, a park for children, slope for skiing on turf, some altitudes for mountain climbing and walking as well as riding and some routes for cycling. The region has six restaurants

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    Ab Ali Ski Slope, Damavand...

    by vahiddavoodi Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    The slope stands at an attitude of 2,800 m. above sea-level in the Haraz Road and at a distance of 50 km from Tehran. This vicinity has scope for other sports like tennis, horse riding and gliding.
    Other skiing resorts are as follows: Darbandsar Slope (north-east of Tehran), Khor Slope (Karaj - Chaloos Road), and the turf skiing course of Dizin in Chaloos Road.

    Equipment: every thing is available for you there ,so dont need to bring the equipments with yourselves.and renting those equipments is not too expensive.

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    SKIING,SNOWBOARDING IN IRAN...

    by vahiddavoodi Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    one of my favorite sports to be done in my homeland was skiing.ofcourse it's mostly done in winter.
    This slope which is 3000 m. in length is situated 3,600 m. above sea level, and located 58 km north-east of Tehran. The suitable skiing season begins around the third week of December lasting till late April. This slope has two rest houses.
    we have few skiing resorts .the resorts are in suitable position and have beautiful views for traveler.
    for example in north of tehran through the lashgarak route and "oshan-fasham" you can reach one of these resorts, called "dizin".

    Equipment: the only thing you need to bring with yourself are the clothes..

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    Play backgammon

    by maryamy Written Aug 8, 2003

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    An ancient game, the Persian answer to the Indian-invented chess, this is a popular game all over the world.
    Right now it is banned in the country (as it can lead to gambling), but if you get the chance take on an Iranian at backgammon, they all know how to play...

    Equipment: The board and pieces...

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    Football Fanatics

    by kiwiwahine Written Jun 5, 2003

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    Iranian's are soccer mad and were on a high when I visied in 1998. They had beaten the Australian's to qualify for the 1998 World Cup.
    Ali Daei was a national icon and I purchased an Iranian soccer shirt bearing his number, which was later ruined by an Australian who hot water washed it with some blue clothes. Not deliberate of coarse.

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    OVER 3500 m ABOVE SEA LEVEL...

    by vahiddavoodi Written May 17, 2003

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    if you are going to make a tour to iran and have litle interest to skiing ,don't miss the resorts in alborz mountains.
    make sure the resort of your choice goes wll over 3500 m above sea level.
    i was there many times and it was great.really definitely one of the beautiful resort in the world and it is unique in the middle east.

    Equipment: you need a wind and waterproof (and warm) jacket.

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    Mountain Climbing

    by yazdiok Written Nov 18, 2002

    Yazd's country side has some of the most breathtaking terrain, suddenly changing from desert to mountains, One of Iran's tallest (and in fact one of the world's tallest) mountain peaks is called Sheer Kooh (Lion Mountain) in Yazd's Dehbala district

    Equipment: Full mountain climbing gear,

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    one of beautiful slops in the world...

    by vahiddavoodi Written Sep 26, 2003

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    dizin is very charming slope in iran which has picturesque views and also all of facilities and equipments for all of pasengers.

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