The colorful mountains in East Azerbaijan

Aladaglar rainbow mountains


The Aladaglar is the Azari Turkish name of the rainbow-like mountains and hills in the East-Azerbaijan province. The Aladaglar rainbow mountains and hills are tucked into the northwest of Iran, 25 kilometers in the north east of Tabriz between Ahar and Khajeh. Along the road of Ahar-Tabriz, the landscape begins to switch step by step. Passing the city of Tabriz, an eye-catching mountain chain of the Aladaglar appears painted with hues of copper, red, yellow, green and orange.

These phenomenal mountains are a spectacular and delightful place for those who are nature photography enthusiasts. We highly recommend them to take a road trip to Tabriz to experience these parts of the world. This journey starts, when you explore through these breathtaking, colorful mountains on foot. These landscapes are so rare and weird that giving the hallucination of being on another planet.

There are a few places on earth that you can visit these dazzling painted mountains such as Zhangye National Geopark in China and Ausangate mountains in Peru. The amazing Aladaglar mountains also share names with a mountain range in Turkey called Aladaglar and shouldn’t be confused. In order to have the best opportunity to capture the colors, summer is the best season to get to the Aladaglar colorful mountains when the sun shines with the straight angle to get a maximum glow.

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