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Arriving by plane the first view of the city is that of a very green and well-laid regular rows of trees. Once on the ground, the traveler is fascinated by the golden cupolas and minarets. It is interesting to know that the word of Mashhad – or more correctly Mashhad e Moqaddas (Mashhad the Holy) – literally means place of martyrdom (or place of burial of a martyr).

Nowaday, apart from being the holiest city of Shi’ite Iran, Mashhad can boast of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, including Yemenis, Iraqis, Indians, etc.

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