Badab-e Surt is the second salt water spring in the world with unique stepped springs, located 7 km west of Badleh village and at an altitude of 1840 meters in Sari. Badab-e Surt water springs include two springs. Its water spring is very salty and therefore does not freeze in winter. This spring has a deep pool with a diameter of 15 meters. The water of this spring is used to treat back and leg pain, skin diseases, rheumatism and migraine headaches. The second spring, which is located in the northwestern part of this spring, has a sour taste and has a red, orange and blue color and brings iron oxide to the ground from the bottom of the rocks. Hills covered with forests with conifers, shrubs, shrubs and valleys around these springs have created spectacular views. In 2008, Badab-e Surt springs were selected as the second national natural monument of Iran after Damavand Mountain.
This site was crafted by nature after two different mineral hot springs spent thousands of years sending water bubbling down the mountain from over 6,000 feet above sea level. When the water cooled, it left behind its carbonate minerals in a jelly-like substance that eventually hardened to give the slope its current staircase shape. One of the hot springs spews salty water that’s said to have healing properties. Supposedly, it can cure ailments such as rheumatism and certain skin conditions. The other spring spurts a sour sediment full of oxide which gives the water its beautiful orange tint. The place gets its name from a combination of the Persian words for “gassed water” and the old name of the nearest village, which means “intensity.” When the light hits the terraces just right, it makes the puddles glow with the red, orange, and yellow tones found in the underlying rock. Reflections from the sky and clouds above will sometimes add swirls of blue and gray to the mix, creating a watercolor palette bursting with rich natural hues. may is the best time to visit the area.