The town of Bastam in Semnan province is considered a historical site. It holds a unique wealth of cultural heritage. The area was one of the important cities of what was known as Qumis before Islam made its way into Iran.
Some believe that the town dates back to the Sasanian King Khosrau II in the sixth century A.D.
There are numerous historical buildings in Bastam with highly valuable architectural features. Actions are underway for the reconstruction of the buildings and their registration in the UNESCO list of world heritage.
Different buildings, like the shrine of the Persian Sufi Bayazid Bastami, shrines of a number of religious figures, domes, mosques, porticoes, monasteries, etc., add to the historical worth of the site.