Old Cypress Of Abarkuh
The 4,500 year-old cypress is Iran’s oldest living organism and the second oldest living organism of the world. The oldest cypress of Abarkuh or Abarqu which is also known as “Parsik” is the main touristic destination in the city.
Cypress of Abarkuh was the symbol of Ahura Mazda (God in Zoroastrianism Faith) in ancient Iran and its planting back to Zoroaster prophet and it’s mentioned as Zoroaster tree in Iranian myths. Trees, specially the cypress trees are symbol of life and freedom in Iranian heritage .