News ID: 319347
Published: 0959 GMT January 12, 2022

Esjil Village, tourist attraction of Khorasan Razavi Province

Esjil Village, tourist attraction of Khorasan Razavi Province

Iranica Desk

Esjil Village is one of the most beautiful and prosperous villages of the city of Chenaran, located 40 kilometers from Mashhad, in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Thanks to its location at the foot of a mountain, Esjil Village enjoys a relatively mild and pleasant climate, reported.

There have been many stories about the name of Esjil. Some people believe that the word Esjil was actually Esgel, which means a place made of clay and mud. It is said that this village existed before the advent of Islam in Iran. Because the letter j does not exist in the Arabic alphabet, after the conquest of this area by Arab Muslims, its name was changed from Esgel to Esjel. Later, with the addition of the letter i, it has been transformed to Esjil. Historical documents show that humans settled in the area since the first millennium BCE.

In volume three of the book, entitled, “Geology of Iran,” Abbas Jafari wrote: “Esjil Village has three types of climate: Temperate, dry and mountainous. A river is flowing in the village located on the northern slopes of the Binalood Mountain.”

Several historical hills are situated in Esjil Village, which is one of the oldest in the region.

The village has an ancient fortified tower, registered on Iran’s National Heritage List. It is one of the most important and popular tourist attractions of the region. The castle, dating back to the Qajar Era (1789-1925 CE) was built with a high fence and several towers to guard the people who lived in it.

Located right on the river bank, Esjil is known as one of the most amazing villages of the province in terms of climate and architecture.


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