37 Kilometers southeast of Mashhad contains the countryside and tourist city of Shandiz. It has a moderate weather and concerning the green nature, vegetation, thick and dense trees, the river, and southern and western altitudes, it is cool in summer and very cold in winter. The average annual temperature of it is 25 degrees Celsius.
The most important garden product of this city is cherries. Significant souvenirs of the city are handicrafts, especially sheepskin clothes. The well-known food of the city is called Shishlik which is made of six pieces of lamb prepared in a very special method and it is world famous. There are restaurant all over Iran and the world bearing the name of this beautiful city catering the delicious Shishlik of Shandiz.