or Sareyn is a small city
near Ardabil in the
Northwest of Iran. Its geographic
coordinates are 38°09′N 48°04′E. Sarein is known for its
hot springs. The population is about 8000, and increases
to more than 20000 in the summer because of the many
tourists who go there due to the charming climate. It
stands 28 km from Ardabil and total area is 1.28 square
Shot Of Sarein City
The Sarein springs are near an inactive volcano in mount
Sabalan and its water contains sulphur particles and it
is believed that it is good for bone and joint pains.
The word Sarein in the Persian dictionary means
The climate and hot springs are the first attractions to
tourists who travel to this region from different parts
of Iran and the world.
Sarein is also famous for its 'Ashe Doogh' (Yogurt
Soups), during the busy summer periods, it is not
uncommon for many of the local shops to be seen selling
and preparing this soup.
springs (spa) have
always been in Sarein but the
1990s earthquake caused some of them to get colder or
hotter. The water is heated largely by the Sabalan
mountain which is Iran's second highest mountain after
Many tourists visit Sabalan. Its most interesting feat
is the 'crater' top which contains a lake of acidic
Sarein is also very famous for its honey, again like the
soup, many of Sarein's shops sell honey which is
produced locally by the Bee keepers of the area.
The main language of Sarein is the Azeri dialect,
however Persian is understood.
There are 9 hot springs in Sarein, with 'Gavmesh Goli'
being the hottest, with water reaching 67 degrees, and
turning out around 80 liters per second from the source.
There is also several cold water springs nearby, with
the most popular being situated in a small village
nearby called 'Vila Dareh' - the water here is fizzy and
is very good for the kidneys.
The climate is by far a great asset, and many Iranians
from Tehran and other big cities escape to the
tranquility and good weather that Sarein has to offer.
Qarah Soo (A'saab) Thermal Spring - Relieving
Sari Soo Thermal Spring - Relieving
Gavmish Goli Thermal Spring - Relieving and good for
General Thermal Spring - Good for Joint Pains
Besh Bajilar Thermal Spring - Good for Joint Pains
Qahveh Suei Thermal Spring - Good for Joint Pains
Pehenlu Thermal Spring - Relieving