Ovan Lake A lake in the heart of Alamut
Duration Of Visit
1 To 2 Hours
Best Seasons To Visit
88 km of Qazvin (north-East), Qazvin province, Iran
Time To Read: 4 Minutes
Also known as
- Evan lake
Geographical location of Ovan Lake
Ovan lake is located in Alamut region of Qazvin province (North East of Qazvin). After passing about 80 km from Qazvin city, you will reach the lake, and it is among four villages; Evan, Vorben, Zovardasht and Zarabad. This lake with an area of more than seventy thousand square meters, is located at an elevation of 1,815 meters above sea level. The longest part is 325 meters long and 275 meters wide.
There are no rivers flow into this lake and its water is supplied by water effervescency of the lake's base and rainfall. The constant effervescency of the lake's water has made it clear and limpid. There is also a small river which overflows from the lake that is used by farmers. In summer, the lake is a wonderful place for fishing, boating and when the autumn arrives, it is time for the migration of birds such as; swans, gooses and ducks.
History and culture of Ovan Lake
This amazing lake's name means the gathering of water. There is an interesting discation about how this lake was formed. Ovan lake as told in history, has been created by landslides about five handred years ago. On the other hand, some believe that Ovan lake is a remnant of a larger lake (Caspian), which has gradually declined over time.
Ovan lake is the eighty-ninth natural heritage listed by the Cultural Heritage Organization on February 20, 2010 in the Iranian's indenture list. There are no rivers flow into this lake and its water is supplied by water effervescency of the lake's floor and rainfall.
Tips and ideas
The lake is surrounded by villages, so you can find many local residences that allow you to spend the night in amazing, calm and intimate environment. The campground is another feature of Ovan lake that is good for camping and pedal boat riding.
It is a beautiful and relaxing place and if you are a fan of hiking, you should visit this wonderful place and enjoy spending time there. There is also a magnificent castle there called Hassan Sabah near this beautiful lake that you should not forget to see.
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