Bishapour country is a historical and archeological city in the Kazeroun city in Fars Province. It is located in the south of modern Faliyan near the Chogan valley. The country includes ruins and carved rocky walls dated from Sassanid periods. There many places such as Shapour Palace and Anahita Temple which can be attractive in this ancient city. Beautiful nature of Bishapour is one of those places that every person can enjoy it.
Visiting nomads in their Qashqai black tents in the heart of the valley and getting acquaintance with traditional lifestyle can create an exciting experience for every traveler. Surfing Persia offers Qashqaei Nomad Tour which gives you this opportunity to make this experience and stay for one night beside nomads. Nomads live in black tents and have tribal life. They have maintained their old traditions and customs. These people also are very amicably and generous. When you meet them in their black tents, the warm people welcome you so friendly. You can go there and sit inside the black tents and drink tea. Don’t miss this spectacular and good-natured site. Taking photo with nomads and having a small photo collection of them also makes reminiscent your journey.
These nomads carry out many activities including making handicrafts, carpet weaving, milking, baking local bread and making dairy products containing butter, yogurt, curd and cheese. After milking, the nomads boil the milk; change it to yogurt; then pour the yogurt into a large leathern bottle connected to a tripod and move it consecutively to make the buttermilk. If the fat is derived, the butter is obtained and if the water of buttermilk is derived, the curd is produced. Carpet weaving is a difficult duty and Qashqai women have peculiar tools for this work. Actually, their hand-made carpets often are more worthily than machinery ones in marketplaces.
Allowing you to collaborate with them in their activities like milking, carpet weaving and …., they make fun and happy times for you. If you ask for some local dairies to try their taste, the expansive women give you their handmade product. It is offered also to try their delicious curds. The tribal nomads also culture several hens and chanticleers which use the hens’ local eggs. Besides, waking up in the early morning with the voice of herd sheep, shepherd, and chanticleer can be relaxing. Subsequently, the benevolent families host you with an Iranian original and appetizing breakfast involving local butter, hand-made cheese, local egg, and traditional bread in the beginning of day.
Baking local bread or Nan-e-Tiri is done by nomadic women carefully; firstly, they make the paste and then stretch it on a large wooden circle surface by an axle and then put it on a special large hot pan or put it into the traditional oven. After both sides are toasted, it is ready. The weather is clear and pleasant in the calm and peaceful land of this nomadic place. Generally, the environment is warmth and congenial in this nomadic region.
Sometimes, the women ride a horse or a donkey and go to graze animals in the morning. They come back to their residence with their animals on the afternoon. Kind nomad women have enchanting and good-looking dresses containing a mesh scarf adorned with colorful spangles, a dazzling long frock, and a blinding long skirt. They usually tie a bandana around their head too. You can lend their fascinating dresses and take memorable photos with them.
Another interesting thing about nomads is women dancing with their picturesque and traditional dresses in their weddings. The women perform a circle dance in an arranged bunch either by moving the multicolored handkerchiefs or by holding each other’s hand. The men also wear particular local clothes including a special hat, a long waistcoat, and a wide trouser. Their earning is in different ways; selling sheep’s wool, agriculture, and grazing. All of these specialized characteristics of nomads indicate their beliefs and culture.