Arak, also known as Soltan Abad, is a major industrial city of 550,000 and the capital of Markazi Province in Western Iran.

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The airport is mainly for domestic flights, but there's a few seasonal international flights.

  • 1 Arak Airport.    

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There are multiple daily trains from Tehran, with a travel time of around five hours, as well as regional trains from nearby cities. In addition, an overnight trains connects with the eastern city of Mashhad.

  • 2 Arak railway station (ایستگاه راه‌آهن اراک) (Southern outskirts of the city).  

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Hasanpour House
  • 1 Four Seasons Bathhouse (حمام چهارفصل). A historic bathhouse, now turned into a museum.    
  • 2 Markazi Province Museums of Honors (موزه مفاخر استان مرکزی). Provincial museum.  
  • Sultanabad Museum.  
  • Baghe Nezam Lashgar (Esmaeili)
  • Saraye Mehr (In the Bazaar)
  • Koohe mostofi
  • Park Amirkabir
  • Park Jangali
  • 'Bagh-e-Vahsh the zoo was first opened to investigate the pollution from the industries mainly from the Aluminium plant on animals
  • 'Pol-e-doab an old mud based bridge built over sharra river
  • Darreh-e-Gerdou famous for its walnut trees and ranges, it is very popular place for morning exercises and weekend getaways.
  • Museum of Artifacts
  • Mojtama-e Tafrihi-i.e. Amirkabir

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Known for their hand-knotted carpets which are generally referred to as Sarouk rugs, known for their exceptional quality and ability to withstand decades of wear

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  • Kalehpazi Mohebi (only breakfast). 5am to 9am.
  • Mohamad Reza Icecream, Shariati square. 10am to 10pm.

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  • 1 Amir Kabir Hotel, Ayatollah Araki Blvd. A huge hotel and conference compound located at the western entrance to the city.

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