Zanjan province is located on the northwest of the Iranian Plateau and its center is Zanjan city. The massive dome structure of the Soltaniyeh, the largest brick made dome in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is the third largest historical dome in the world after the Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, is one of the tourist attractions of this province.
Mardan-e Namaki (Saltmen) is a name which has been given to six mummified men discovered in Chehrabad salt mine, Zanjan Province, in the winter of 1993. Among them, there are the bodies of a woman and a teenage boy too. In 2008, mine operation stopped and the body of the sixth saltmen was left untouched in the mine due to lack of necessary equipment to maintain.
Zalfaghari Mansion is a historical monument in which the museum of mummies was founded in 2007, and the first museum of archeology of Zanjan opened in Zolfaghari Mansion in 2009.
Rakhtshurkhaneh, a traditional laundry house from Qajar era, today is Zanjan’s Museum of Anthropology. Historical building of Rakhtshooy Khaneh (which means washhouse) lies at the historical texture of Zanjan and was built in 20th century.
Papayi Ski Resort is located 20 kilometers from Zanjan on the road to Bijar. This resort has a ski school, 2 ski lifts, a parking space for skiers and a restaurant. Papayi has a vertical drop of 600 meters and an altitude of 21,150 meters above sea level.