Mazinan desert is next to a village of the same name in Davarzan city located in Khorasan Razavi province. The city of Mazinan dates back to 1200 BC and traces of the antiquity of Iran can be found in it. Mazinan desert has a high potential for tourism. A desert with many sights and imaginative nights that is unfortunately lost despite its high potential to attract tourists. This historical village is also the birthplace of Dr. Ali Shariati.
The village dates back to years ago. Its name is from two parts, Mazn and Mazna, which in Kurdish mean the scientist and the position of scientists, respectively, and Mazinan is called the city of scientists. During the Qajar period, important political events took place in the village of Mazinan, including the killing of Nader Shah Afshar’s grandson by order of Agha Mohammad Khan. Towards the end of the Qajar period, the Turkmen invaded and the area was in turmoil. Amid the chaos, thieves invaded the area. Also, the nomads who live in Khartouran travel to this village.
Bargharar desert; According to Hudood al-Alam, it is a town that is perhaps different from all the villages in Iran.A cold spring that comes out of the heart of a large glacier in the scorching heat of the desert. It flows from the foothills of the northern mountains of Iran to the heart of the desert and rises from the heart of Arg-E-Mazinan.
Dr. Ali Shariati (Kavir Book)
Mazinan Desert is located near the main road from Tehran to Mashhad and its railway and can be easily accessed. The desert, with vast expanses that no building limits its size, and the sky that works to the eye is deep and full of stars. The desert with deep silence and unrest with endless plains that may smell of death.
Dr. Shariati’s house
If you are interested in the works of Dr. Ali Shariati, you must have read his book Kavir, and otherwise you have heard its name. When you walk in the desert of Mazinan, the sentence of this impressive book goes through your mind. If you are interested, you can visit this simple family house with a yard at certain times of the day. The house is located in Kahak village. Kahak and Mazinan are both villages close to each other, but in the years of Dr. Shariati’s birth, life and death, these villages, along with the city of Davarzan, have been part of Sabzevar city. Therefore, in some of his books, Dr. Shariati has introduced himself under the pseudonym of Ali Sabzevari or Ali Sabzevarzadeh.
Today, one of the villagers maintains this house. Due to Dr. Shariati’s great popularity among the people, the house can be turned into one of the tourist destinations of Mazinan village. The porch at the porch of the house is one of the works of the first Pahlavi period and is simply made of porcelain clay. The living room of the house, which was probably a living room, has a rectangular plan and the roof has a rocking arch. Three doors open to the backyard. The house was later transferred to Dr. Shariati’s uncle. This building was nationally registered in 2003.