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There is no doubt that one of the most beautiful cities of Gilan province is Fuman where it is located in the west of Rasht. What makes the city impressive is being located at the foot of Alborz Mountain which is surrounded by several forests.
It has been always an important spot on Silk route for ordinary people and merchants as well as monarchs. This is the reason in Sassanian dynasty Rudkhan castle has been built as a military base. Geographical situation of Fuman has been always an important in terms of being on the way of Masouleh and Rasht that had brought lots of merchants and ordinary people to take a look.
People of this city are in different businesses such as working on farm to grow rice and wheat, producing cookies and providing Cupper items in particular shapes and sizes that are mostly used in this city.
Sweets & Pastry:
Today people would come to city mostly for trying cookies that quite interesting and very tasty as it has been produced since ancient days of Persia. It is well noted that producing this type of cookies is very well-known for Nowruz (the Iranian new year eve) and many people from all over this region would buy from Fuman. This cookies that are locally called Kolooche such as in Shiraz, Kashan and Yazd, these from Fuman are a bit larger and cinnamon is one of the favorite flavor of locals to be added.
Things to do:
Another reason that brings you to this city is Rudkhan castle that is one of the ancient castle of Persia that has been built in Sassanid as a military base however the golden age of this castle refers to Seljuk period in 12th century AD. It has been built on top of hard rock by locals and they did use local material for base and structure however there are some buildings inside the castle that have been built by bricks. What makes reaching this castle very especial is climbing up to 1000 steps and almost 1100 m altitude.
Another activity that we would highly recommend to do is visiting tea farms as this area is quite well-known for producing premium quality of tea leaves. These farms are about 30 minutes away from east of Fuman.
We would suggest you to visit having a day trip to Masouleh village where it is one of most well-known villages of Iran in this area because of its particular architecture that is just located at the foot of Alborz. People are quite interested in trying local foods, sweets as well as buying some handicrafts.