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Karaj is the capital of Alborz Province, Iran. Hosting a population around 1.97 million, as recorded in the 2016 census, it is the fourth-largest city in Iran, after Tehran, Mashhad, and Isfahan.The earliest records of Karaj date back to 30th century BC. The city was developed under the rule of the Safavid and Qajar dynasties, and is home to historical buildings and memorials from those eras. Until the second half of the 20th century, it used to be known mainly as a summer resort. Today, it is a major industrial city, with factories producing sugar, textiles, wire, and alcohol.HistoryKaraj has been hosting communities since 3000 years BC. The Xurvin region of Karaj has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the Kelāk region on the left bank of Karaj River since the Iron Age.The stone built Taxt e Rostam, located on a mount in the west of Šahriār County, was built in the Parthian era as a Zoroastrian fire temple.Until the late 20th century, the city was mainly crossed into by a stone bridge built in the Safavid era. The stone built Šāh-Abbāsi Caravansary, located at the southeast of Towhid Square, was built in the same era, under the rule of Šāh Esmāil.
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Popular things to do in Karaj

Ski Area
Dizin Ski Resort
Duration: 8 hours
Water Park
'O Park
Duration: 2 hours
Iran Zamin Park
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Karaj

Alamut Castle Mo'allem Kalayeh
Duration: 4 hours
Alam-Kuh Kelardasht
Duration: 4 hours
Water Body
Valasht Lake Chalus
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Abbas Abad Jungle Kelardasht
Duration: 2 hours

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