Bandar-e Anzali is a city in and the capital of Bandar-e Anzali county, Gilan province, Iran. Bandar-e Anzali (Anzali port) is a harbor town on the Caspian Sea, close to Rasht. Bandar-e Anzali is one of the most important seaports in the north of Iran. It consists of an Island called Main Poshteh and the surrounding lands. Tourist attractions include a clock tower called Manareh, the long harbor promenade, and the water-logged delta of and beach along the white river (Sefid River).
Anzali lagoon is famous for the boat trips. In some places in lagoon you can see beautiful water lily blossoms in certain times of the year. The lagoon is also home to many migrant birds.The Anzali lagoon is one of the interesting and beautiful areas in Gilan province with a variety of different kinds of wild birds in this ecosystem. You can rent a boat and pass through the lagoon and enjoy its natural beauty. It is known as a good place for bird watching. It is a Free Zone with too many modern shopping center and too many new and modern cars, and you can rent Jet Ski and have a great time in Caspian Sea.
Anzali was the doorway to Europe and being always as important trade route, brought so much prosperity for the city. Bandar-e Anzali was also the first city in Iran that was lightened up by electric lamps. Some of other achievements are the foundation of Iran's first female high school and being among the firsts to enjoy communicating through telephone line.
Mean while, "clock tower" dates back to 1815 AD. Its height is 28 meters and is in fact a light house which can be seen across the Anzali belt and within the sea.
Naval military museum also called Poshteh palace-museum; it is located in Takavaran Avenue, one of the most beautiful districts of the town. It was appropriated in 1924 by Reza Shah from a Russian merchant named Khoshtaria. Thereafter, it underwent a series of repair and renovation work until 1931. The former Shah had been using it as his summer resident until 1369. It was then handed over to the navy and inaugurated as a Naval Military Museum. Articles shown here include weapons, naval models, and palatial items.