the Degree Confluence Project

Iran : Khorāsān

3.5 km (2.2 miles) WSW of Salmānīyeh, Khorāsān, Iran
Approx. altitude: 958 m (3143 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°S 120°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: better pictures needed

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS reading #7: Me #8: On the way #9: GPS directions

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#1: General view

(visited by Sirous Nekooei)

07-Apr-2006 -- On this Friday afternoon (Friday is the formal weekend holiday in Iran), I decided to visit the nearest confluence point to my city of residence, Mašhad. As I was in a hurry, I forgot to take my digital camera! So I shot the photos with my cell phone camera. It's been great in such exceptional situations! Sorry for the poor quality.

If you want to visit this point here are the directions: Take the Mašhad-Sarakhs road. 5.5 km after Ābravān village, exit to the asphalted road which goes to villages Areh, Āb Māl, Soleymānī, and Narīmānī. 500 m after Āb Māl exit to a minor rural way, which is in fact the bed of a dry driver. Stop the car in a distance as near as 280 m to the CP and walk toward the point. It is located among a few scattered farms, at an elevation of 962 m.

In my visit, the farms were recently cultivated. I didn't see the landlord or any farmers around. There was no wall or fence, so I felt no need for permission. Actually, I first chose another way to drive between the farms, so I had to walk for 650 m. But the directions above are the easiest way (cf. GPS directions).

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#1: General view
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Me
#8: On the way
#9: GPS directions
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