Sarein Mineral Springs Located 28 km. away from the city of Ardebil, this complex of various thermal springs can be used by reaching the small town of Sarein at the foot of the Sabalan Mountains. Sarein is easily accessible through Ardebil airport and a good quality paved road. Equipped with modern facilities and newly built hotels, Sarein is one of the most visited sites by domestic tourists specially aware of the therapeutic virtues of these springs rich in different minerals. The most important springs of this area are: Qarah Soo Thermal Spring, Sari Soo Thermal Spring, Gavmish Goly Thermal Spring, General Thermal Spring, Bilehdareh Spring, Gol Ali Spring and Asad Spring.
Sarein springs are near an inactive volcano in Mount Sabalan and its water contains sulphur. *The word Sarein means “spring’s Outlet”.
Sarein is also famous for its (Yogurt Soups).During the busy summer season, it is not uncommon for many of the local shops to be seen selling and preparing ‘Ashe Doogh’.
Many tourists visit Sabalan. Its most interesting feat is the ‘crater’ top which contains a lake of acidic water.
Sarein is also very famous for its honey, again like the soup, many of Sarein’s shops sell honey which is produced locally by the local bee keepers.
There are 9 hot springs in Sarein, with ‘Gavmesh Goli’ being the hottest, with water reaching 67 degrees, and turning out around 80 liters per second from the source. There is also several cold water springs nearby, with the most popular being situated in a small village nearby called ‘Vila Dareh’ – the water here is fizzy and is very good for the kidneys.