Tangeh Vashi (Vashi Valley) and Qajar InscriptionFiruzkuh
In recent years the surrounding countryside regions of Tehran have become a place to escape from the heat of summers and people entertainment. However, some time ago, it was the host of Qajar kings. Firouzkuh and surrounding villages were the hunting ground of Fathali Shah, although there is no trace of hunting today! Tangeh Vashi was the most famous hunting ground in the region.
Vash means grass in Mazani language and it indicates a green grassland to the visitors and the place of growing a rare herb naming Baricheh that is used in industry and medicine.
In order to see this beautiful place, you must leave Tehran for Firouzkuh. 17 kilometers before Firouzkuh proceed the sidetrack of Vashi toward Jelizjand village. After four kilometers you reach Tengeh Vashi; a good weather region including two Tangehs naming Vashi and Saa between which there is a green and pretty plain named Savashi.
Enjoy walking in the cool water of a river flowing in the heart of the high rocks in Tangeh Vashi and you will finally reach Savashi plain. Although two kilometers walking may be slightly long and boring for children, the existence of wonderful landscapes and provide spaces to rest makes it a proper starting point for moving toward the second Tangeh. Tangeh Saa is longer than Tangeh Vashi, however, it is extremely enjoyable for those nature lovers who want to reach its last waterfall; a waterfall with 15meters height that makes an unforgettable end for this journey.
These natural landscapes also embrace a historical monument; this work is a Qajar inscription surrounding a petroglyph which describes the circumstances of his time that were carved by the order of Fathali Shah. Qajar petroglyph is the depiction of a hunting ground along with Fathali Shah’s sons and grandchildren who are hunting by horseback.
This beautiful attraction that is the heritage of many years of fighting between water and rocks that reconciled nature and history can still be the host of many tourists, nature lovers and culture lovers from all around the world, through the foresight of planners and compassion of visitors.