The northeastern region of the country is one of the oldest and richest regions of Iran because of its proximity with the biggest empires of history as well as being a part of commercial routes such as the Silk Road. Today, along with the IranTrawell’s website, we are going to know more about one of the oldest villages of this region, Dehsorkh, near Mashhad, where it is said was the last stop of Imam Reza (AS). Spring of of Razavi Zamzam, The Red Soil and being colorful are symbols of this village.
Geographical location and access roads of Dehsorkh village
Dehsorkh village is located in 45 kilometers of Mashhad-Neyshabur road near Malek Abad city. The road is narrow and has up and down slopes and road bends of a rural road at Binalud Mountains.
The Story of Razavi Zamzam Springs
The village is more than 2,000 years old and was the home of the eighth Shiite Imam 1200 years ago. According to Sheikh Saduq, the story of the presence of Samen al-Hojaj (AS) in this village is recorded as follows: “The caravans entered the al-Hamra village. He was asked at noon “Do you pray?” The Imam came down from the horse and said, “Bring me some water.” They said, “Ibn Rasul … we do not have any water.” Imam touched the ground with his own hands. Water welled up.
The Persian translation of the village of al-Hamra is Dehsorkh (Red Village), and many travel writers have endorsed the spring, perhaps the most well-known of them is Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, who in his travelogue named this spring “Spring of Reza”: “Eight couples of properties can be irrigated thanks to this spring. Water of this spring is warm during winter and summer. People make sacrifices there every year and anyone who has any illnesses will be healed by the blessings of Imam Reza.”
Velayat Road and historical attractions of this route
The old Dehsorkh road to Mashhad has blessed the village with special spirits. On this route, you can find remains of an ancient castle known as the Nou Castle of Safavid, which is placed at the highest point of the village. The remaining of castle thanks to the clays, muds and stone bodies can reach a 5 meters height.
In addition, the old road of Mashhad, Koche Kamari Castle and SharifAbad Caravanserai left over from the Qajar dynasty have increased the attraction of this region.