Our destination today is an area in the Lar plain on the western slopes of Damavand Mountain. We visit a small lake of mineral water (salt water) in the middle of which two artesian springs come out. These fountains and lake are known as Div Asyab.
One of the wonders of nature in the west of Damavand Mountain and in the north of Lar National Park, is a small circular lake with a diameter of about fifteen meters. This small lake is located on top of a hill and two boiling springs (artesian) erupt right in the middle of this pond, without changing the water level of the pond or apparently overflowing elsewhere.
The name of this small lake and these springs is “Divasiab” with turquoise blue water, which is full of mineral compounds with a sour taste.
Access route to Div Asyab fountains
From the city of Plour on Haraz Road, a path goes to the heights of the slopes of Damavand. From the same route, you can go to Lar Dam and Lar National Park. After passing the environmental protection kiosk of the region, you enter the Lar plain and take the dirt road around the lake. Then you cross the bridge over the Delichai River. The next valley and river that you reach is called Sefidab. Here you can park the car and walk the rest of the way along the river to its source until after a few kilometers you will reach a hill on the left side of the river, above which is the spring and Lake Div Asyab. Of course, there is a dirt car road from Lar plain to the vicinity of Div Asyab area, but we have preferred to walk this beautiful route near Sefidab river.
How has these fountains and lake created?
The hills of Div Asyab springs, with a height of about ten meters, have been created from the sediments of these springs themselves. so that over tens of thousands of years, the salts from the springs have accumulated on top of each other and gradually a hill from this Sediments are formed from which springs still boil. The boiling state of these springs is just like the two openings of a few inches of water pipe that come out like a fountain from the middle of a large pool and turbulent the surface of the water.
The water of these springs enters the Div Asyab pond, but nevertheless the water level of the lake remains constant and does not rise, the reason for this is that apparently water leaked down from hidden spaces around the pool and finally into the small river downstream here.
Near Div Asyab hill, there is another hill over which a mineral spring flows and flows down like a stream. This spring on its way down, has created beautiful white sediments on the slope of this hill, with a view similar to Badab Soort springs (famous colorful springs located between Sari and Damgan).
In addition to these springs, an interesting subject that can be seen in the hills of this region is the layered texture of sediments that are delicately and beautifully stacked on top of each other, with a view like napoleonic sweets.