Eynali

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Eynali
Eynali.jpg
A view from station 1.
Highest point
Elevation1,800 m (5,900 ft) (Eynali peak)
2,378 m (7,802 ft) (Dand peak)
Coordinates38°06′20″N 46°19′20″E / 38.10556°N 46.32222°E / 38.10556; 46.32222Coordinates: 38°06′20″N 46°19′20″E / 38.10556°N 46.32222°E / 38.10556; 46.32222
Geography
LocationTabriz, Iran
Geology
Last eruptionUnknown
Climbing
Easiest routeThe pavement trail, 2 miles (3.3 km) to Eynali peak.

Eynali is a mountain range in north of Tabriz, Iran. The range has a couple of peaks including Eynali (1800 m), Halileh (1850 m), Pakeh-chin (1945 m), Bahlul (1985 m) and the highest one Dand (2378 m).[1] It has red soil and it is seen from everywhere in Tabriz. There is a tomb at top of the mountain which is believed to be the grave of two clerics which the mountain's name is related to them. However some people believe that originally the building was a Zoroasterian temple and the shrine name to is a cover to saving the structure from destruction during Muslims invasion. Nowadays many residents of Tabriz used to hiking from base to the shrine as a daily sport activity. In early 2000s like many of other mountains in vicinity of big Iranian cities couple of unknown Iranian victims of Iran-Iraq war's are buried in top of the mountain behind the shrine as memories of the war. The mountain is also used by telecommunication companies and TV stations to rely their waves. Behind this the city council of Tabriz is trying to make an artificial forest at the hillsides of Eynali as northern green belt of Tabriz.

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