Where is Mash'had?
Mashhad northeastern city of Iran is the capital of Khorasan Razavi province. Mashhad means a place of martyrdom and it was Imam Reza (PBUH), a descendent of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH&F), who was martyred and buried here in 818 CE.
Today, the sun is rising high in Mashhad as it has been named the religious capital of Iran and annually it hosts over 20 million pilgrims and tourists from around Iran and the world. In the past, Khorasan was a crossroad for the Silk Road and presently, all major air, rail, and roadways connect Mashhad to the rest of the nation as well as the world; thus, restoring a part of this historic roadway.
What Language do the people speak?
Although a variety of unofficial languages are spoken, roughly 99% of the population understand and speak Persian. The majority of people in Tehran identify themselves as Persians. Some of the the Iranians can also speak English and Arabic.
How is the climate?
The weather in Mashhad is mountainous and mild. Nevertheless, it is possible that its cold and arid winters strike those visitors and travelers who come to this city from more humid regions of the globe as unpleasant.
What is the Currency?
The “RIAL” is the currency of Iran. Although the “TOMAN” is no longer an official unit of Iranian currency, Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in “tomans”. For this purpose, one “toman” equals 10 rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in rials. For example, the sign next to a loaf of bread in a store would state the price in rials, e.g., “10,000 Rials,” even though the clerk, if asked, would say that the bread costs “1,000 tomans.”
How about the Electricity?
The standard electrical voltage in Iran is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. If you have any plan for traveling, you may need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment to three-pronged UK-style plug.