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Anzali International Lagoon is a spawning ground for aquatic animals and shelters and a refuge for native and migratory birds. There are beautiful islands in the middle of the lagoon and there are two beautiful cities of Bandar Anzali and Abkenar on its shore. Bandar Anzali is one of the important and large cities of Gilan province. This city  has the first port of Iran on the Caspian Sea coast. That is why it is so important for business and tourism. Also, this port is full of water lilies, which has earned the title of the city of blue lilies. Iran travel agency, Iran Destination, will organize your trip to Iran. You can offer your tailor-made trip to Iran or visit our programs on the Iran tour page. You can contact to our Iranian travel agency, our agents are online to answer all your questions.

Anzali Lagoon

Specifications of Anzali Lagoon

Anzali Wetland or Anzali Lagoon is one of the most beautiful and popular nature destinations in Iran. It is the habitat of many living things. Due to its special geographical location, this wetland is not comparable to any other wetland in Iran in terms of high humidity and water, and it is known as a unique wetland. This wetland is one of the natural and freshwater wetlands in the country and is one of the most beautiful water landscapes in the region. The role of this Lagoon in the prosperity of tourism in the region and its economic is very important.


Blue Lilies of Anzali Lagoon

In different parts of this wetland, beautiful blue lilies have grown, which move with the movement of water. In this Anzali Lagoon, sea tulips have created spectacular views that amaze every viewer. These plants grow in late spring and float on the water. So you will definitely enjoy your trip to this lagoon and when boating among these beautiful plants. These are the reasons why spring is the best time to visit this area. During your trip to this area, try not to harm nature. And also do not pollute the environment and the lagoon itself.


Bird species of this Lagoon

Anzali Lagoon is different from other Lagoons due to its high humidity and water size, so that several islands and two beautiful cities of Bandar Anzali and Abkenar are located on the shores of Anzali Lagoon. This lagoon is the spawning ground for aquatic animals and a refuge for native and migratory birds, and many birds from northern neighboring countries come to Iran every year. The Anzali Lagoon has more than 100 species of birds, 50 species of fish and hundreds of species of ecosystems, and is one of the most important sources of reproduction and production of sturgeon and bony fish in the Caspian Sea.


Animals in Anzali Lagoon

Due to the fact that this wetland is one of the good areas in terms of habitat, many animals live here. There are especially many species of birds that are very enjoyable to watch. Wetland birds are in two groups. first one is native and the other one is migratory groups. These birds make the living environment of the wetland always crowded and noisy, such as ducks and black-necked caterpillars. Under the waters of the lagoon, all kinds of fish such as snowflakes, ducks, whites, carp and jackals live.

Attractions and entertainment of Bandar Anzali

Anzali port, which is located in the plains and after the sea, its most important natural attraction, is the lagoon, which consists of several islands and quasi-islands. If we want to talk about the types of entertainment that you can have in this beautiful lagoon, you should be aware that there are activities such as boating, hunting and fishing. Anzali International Wetland has been attracting many domestic and foreign travelers for several years.

Boat riding

To choose the travel time, it is better to choose the end of June to the end of summer for your trip to Anzali Lagoon. At this time of year, the tulip flower becomes a guest of the lagoon. Swamp tulip or Lotus tulip is a plant with round, heart-shaped and very large leaves that comes out of the water and is seen in blue-green color with large flowers with thick and numerous pink petals. In different parts of Anzali port, you can pay for a boat ride and go into the water and discover it yourself. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the beauties of this lagoon.

Anzali lagoon boating

Boat riding

Bird watching

A large number of birds that come to Iran from northern neighboring countries take refuge in Anzali Lagoon. This makes it one of the best places to do something called bird watching. You can watch the birds and their behavior for hours and enjoy.


One of the most popular pastimes these days is fishing. In Anzali Lagoon and rivers, you can experience and enjoy fishing in silence and tranquility. Of course, you will not be able to rent the equipment in this place, and you will have to take the necessary equipment with you and start working.