Iran Tourist Attractions

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Caspian Hyrcanian Forests

The Caspian Hyrcanian Forests, a natural treasure nestled in the northern regions of Iran and Azerbaijan, are a remarkable testament to Earth's rich biodiversity and ecological diversity.

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Shushtar Hydraulic System: Ancient Engineering Wonder

The Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System stands as a remarkable testament to ancient engineering prowess and ingenuity.

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Naqsh-e Rustam: Ancient Treasures & Zoroastrian Legacy

Located in the city of Marvdasht, Iran, Naqsh-e Rustam stands as an archaeological treasure trove.

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Tabriz Bazaar Complex: History, Shopping & Culture

This guide will lead you through the fascinating architecture, Tabriz Bazaar Complex, a historic marvel located at the heart of Tabriz, Iran.

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Saad Abad Historical Complex | An Architectural Gem

Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Iran, the Saad Abad Historical Complex stands as a testament to the grandeur of the nation's past.

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Abyaz Palace: The Ethnological Museum of Tehran

Step into a world where history whispers through magnificent architecture - Abyaz Palace, also known as the Ethnological Museum, a true wonder located in the heart of Tehran, Iran.

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Naghsh-e Jahan Square: The Heart of Isfahan, Iran

Naghsh-e Jahan Square, located in the heart of Isfahan, Iran, stands as an extraordinary testament to the grandeur and artistic ingenuity of the Safavid dynasty.

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Chehel Sotoun Palace: Iran's Timeless Marvel

Isfahan is known for being a city characterized by numerous exquisite gardens, historic bridges, and palaces. The majority of these landmarks boast a history spanning at least a century.

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Qal'eh Rudkhan | Rudkhan Castle in Iran

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Iran lies a true testament to the country's rich historical tapestry - the magnificent Qal'eh Rudkhan.

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Niavaran Palace Complex: A Comprehensive Visitor's Guide

 In the heart of Tehran lies a cultural haven that transcends time, inviting you to experience the magnificence of Iran's history, art, and architecture - the Niavaran Palace Complex.

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Gonbad-e Kavus Tower: A Jewel Amidst Iran's Beauty

Situated in a picturesque location, Gonbad Kavous is the largest township in Golestan province, Iran.

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Pasargadae: Legacy of Cyrus the Great & Ancient City

Pasargadae, an ancient city located in present-day Iran, holds immense historical significance as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire and the final resting place of one of history's most renowned leaders, Cyrus the Great.

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Tomb of Hafez | Famous Persian Poet

There is no way a Persian will hear Shiraz's name and not immediately think about Hafiz.

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Vank Cathedral | Persian & Armenian Cultural Masterpiece

Vank Cathedral, an architectural gem nestled in the heart of Isfahan, Iran, stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural diversity of the region.

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Iran's Wildlife: A Nature Lover's Guide + Pics

Iran is a land of wonders, rich in history and culture, and home to some of the most spectacular wildlife you'll ever encounter!

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Masuleh Village | A Picturesque Gem in Gilan

Nestled amidst the lush green mountains of Iran, Masuleh Village stands as a timeless gem, captivating travelers with its unique charm and cultural significance.

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Top Natural Attractions of Iran | Natural Wonders of Iran

For intrepid travelers seeking more than mosques and ruins, Iran's diverse and dramatic landscapes offer a treasure trove of breathtaking, unspoiled vistas to explore.

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Meymand Rocky Village: A Photographer's Dream

Located in the arid mountainous area of Kerman Province near Shahr-e Babak city, the Meymand Rocky Village is one of the few hand-dug rocky villages that still exist!

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Best amusement parks in Tehran

Amusement parks play a vital role in drawing visitors from all walks of life to Tehran.

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Top Iran Ski Resorts

Are you ready to hit the slopes in an unexpected winter wonderland?

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Tehran Palaces | Iran's Historical & Cultural Heritage

Tehran, Iran's capital city, is a melting pot of history, culture, and architecture. One of the most striking features of this beautiful city is its grand palaces.

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Golestan Palace; the Combination of Qajar and 18th Century

Most of the capital cities around the Globe are known as a megacity with lots of traffic, however, if you dig in there is always something to see and enjoy.

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2 Towers of Tehran: The Old & Modern Symbols of the Capital City

Sometimes, when you are looking at a picture on a website or a travel magazine, you recognize the place in a second and guess the name of it.

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Best Islands of Iran You Should Visit

Iran, a country rich in history and culture, is located in the Middle East, bordered by the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf to the south.

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Iranian Traditional Houses

Are you tired of staying at the same old luxurious hotels during your travels?

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Top 10 Historical Sites of Iran

Iran is a land of timeless beauty, where the echoes of past empires still resonate through the ages.

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Underground City of Noushabad: The Lost Wonder

Deep beneath the desert sands of Noushabad, a small town just north of Kashan, lies a hidden treasure, a mysterious underground relic that has captured the imagination of archaeologists and adventurers alike.

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Kermanshah Travel Guide | Top Tourist Attractions

People who travel to Iran for the first time, usually seek for the classic road of Shiraz, Isfahan, and Yazd, however, the ones who travel for the second time, take other routes as an example start from northwestern part of Iran in Tabriz, continue to south to visit Zanjan, Hamadan, Kermanshah, and Shushtar. Kermanshah is a great city for both types of visitors who enjoy cultural trip and ecotourism.

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Top 5 Seas & Lakes of Iran

Iran with 1,648,195 Km2 (636,375 mi2) area, is one of the 20 largest countries worldwide. 

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Tabriz Travel Guide | Travel to Tabriz, Iran

If you want to travel to Iran, Tabriz is one of the most important cities in Iran that you must visit, not only because of the historical and cultural aspect but also due to the economic, industrial and political influences that the city has in the country. 

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Top 5 Beautiful Iranian Villages

Like any country in the world, Iran also has a routine and classic routes that most visitors prefer to take when they first travel to Iran. 

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Top 9 Persian Gardens | UNESCO World Heritage Sites

“Iranian love for trees and flowers has gradually turned into an eternal love which has manifested itself in Persian Gardens”.(Arthur Pope)

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Kish Island Travel Guide | Top Tourist Attractions

When most international visitors think about traveling to Iran, they never think of possibilities for swimming, scuba diving, and other water sports in Iran. 

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Bojnord Travel Guide | Top Tourist Attractions

When talking about cities in the northeast of Iran, most people may name Mash’had which is a very popular city cause of the Imam Reza Shrine. 

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Reza Abbasi Museum; The Little National Museum of Iran

Tehran as the capital city of the country is home to a number of museums.

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Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites

According to the UN cultural organization UNESCO, Iran is home to more than 20 World Heritage Sites with a highly rich history.

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Persepolis; The Great Ancient Persian Capital

There are numerous attractions in Shiraz, such as the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque of Shiraz and Hafiziyah.

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Takhte Soleyman (Throne of Solomon), UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the northwestern part of Iran, there is a World Heritage Site called Takhte Soleyman, or the Throne of Solomon.

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Persian Griffin Meaning & Statue

A significant percentage of any country's arts and culture is influenced by the thoughts and attitudes of its citizens.

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Arg-e Bam: The Fascinating Citadel of Ancient Persia

Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of the devastating 2003 Bam Earthquake, Arg-e Bam, also known as the Bam Citadel, is a magnificent ancient mud city and the largest adobe structure on earth.

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Discover the Most Famous Caves of Iran

Iran is a country that is full of surprises, and one of its most fascinating features is its natural beauty.

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Lavan Island's Enchanting Beauty in Iran

Nestled in the enchanting Persian Gulf, Lavan Island (Persian: جزیره لاوان) awaits as a hidden gem of natural beauty and tranquility.

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Chak Chak Pilgrimage Site | A Cultural Gem in Central Iran

Chak Chak is a pilgrimage site located in the central desert region of Iran, near the city of Ardakan.

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Opert Ridge: A Majestic Natural and Cultural Haven in Semnan, Iran

Are you ready to begin a journey to uncover a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Semnan, Iran?

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Aladaglar Mountains in Iran | Beauty of Rainbow Mountains

The Aladaglar Mountains in Iran are a magnificent range known for their stunning natural beauty and appeal to nature enthusiasts.

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Top 20 Attractions of Iran | Exploring the Enchanting Land

Iran, a country known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse attractions, has emerged as a popular tourist destination in recent years.

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The History of Azadi Tower in Tehran

Azadi Tower, also known as Freedom Tower, stands tall as a sentinel overlooking Tehran and welcoming visitors worldwide.

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Shahzadeh Mahan Garden: A Timeless Oasis of Beauty and Serenity

Shahzadeh Mahan Garden, also known as the Prince Mahan Garden, is a captivating oasis nestled in the heart of Iran.

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Iran's Ziggurats: Unveiling the Secrets of the Past

The term "ziggurat" is derived from the Babylonian word "ziqqurratu," which translates to "mountain peak" or "pinnacle."

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Sarv-e Abarkuh (Cypress of Abarkuh)

The Sarv-e Abarkuh (Cypress tree of Abarkuh), one of the most intriguing living things in the world, attracts both the sight and the soul with its stunning, regal appearance.

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Abyaneh Mysterious Historical Village

gine going for a stroll around an animated Disney town or village. What a thrilling prospect! Visit lovely Abyaneh to make it a reality rather than dream it!

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Lut Desert: The Hottest Place on Earth

Lut Desert, located in southeastern Iran, is known for its extreme heat and holds the reputation as the hottest place on earth.

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Iran Windcatchers – What Is Iran Known For?

Iranian architecture has a long and diverse history, dating back over 3,000 years.

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Qanat, Underground Water Channel

Water is one of the most essential elements of life.

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Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat: An Ancient Wonder of the World

The Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat is an ancient structure located in Khuzestan Province, Iran.

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Top 20 Caravanserais in Iran that will WOW You

A location for caravans (a group of travelers) to stop and refresh after long days of traveling on trade routes, caravanserais are one of Iran's most significant and magnificent historical monuments.

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Best and Most Famous Beaches in Iran

The beach is a superb phenomenon that gives everyone unique experiences, like meditating, watching the sunset or sunrise, lying on the beach's golden sands and swimming in the sea.

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Silk Road in Iran: The Ancient Paths

The name "the Silk Road" takes the mind back to the past and evokes memories of a voyage where horse and camel caravans carry valuable commodities, including silk, and spices, across exotic and dangerous lands, desert oases, and wealthy cities.

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Famous Churches in Iran; From Vank to Saint Thaddeus

Iran is home to Shia Islam, which is one of the largest sects of Islam and the official religion of Iran.

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Shahr-e Sukhte: The Beginning of Civilization in 3200 BC

Iran, one of the oldest nations on Earth, is home to many ancient, enigmatic, and strange civilizations.

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Persian Hammams, Top Traditional Persian Bathhouses

Cleanliness and hygiene are essential aspects of many religions and cultures.

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Isfahan's Khaju Bridge, Everything You Need to Know

In its day, the Khaju Bridge was regarded as one of the most stunning bridges in the world, making it one of Isfahan's historical and aesthetic wonders.

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Iran's Deserts | Ultimate Guide + Pics

Deserts are among the most fascinating natural habitats around the world.

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Hormuz Island Attractions, Iran's Red Island

Many tourists often overlook Hormuz Island, but it is one of the most beautiful Islands in Iran.

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Best Museums in Tehran | Definitive Guide

Museums are the treasure house of the history and culture of every country or city.

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Most Beautiful Places in Iran You Should Visit

Iran is a place where you may encounter the world's friendliest people, the calmest environment, amazing natural beauty, and exquisite architecture, among other things.

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Susa Persia; One of the Oldest Cities in the World

One of the world's oldest cities is Susa city, also known as Susa Persia.

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Isfahan Mosques You Should Visit

Isfahan has a long history of being renowned for its abundance of mosques.

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 Famous Cities of Iran, Must-See Cities in Iran

Owing to Iran's geographical location, every single part of it has exclusive beauty; in this article, there is a list of the top 20 famous cities of Iran that every traveler must visit.

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Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai: A Significant Trade Centre of Old

The Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai is located just north of the Qazvin bazaar on Imam Khomeini Street.

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The History and Tales of Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace, or the Palace of Flowers houses some of the capital’s oldest royal buildings and is one of the most prominent historic complexes in Iran.

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Hawraman - Cultural Landscape of the Kurdish Lands

The word “Hawraman” consists of “hawra”, referring to Ahura (or Ahura Mazda), and “man”, which carries the meaning of home or land.

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The Best Places to Travel around Iran in Every Season

What are the factors that you think about when planning a trip? Which one is more important for you? Do you always go to a place during its best time? Or prefer to enjoy the low season and having the place by yours? 

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The Best Ski Resorts in Iran

While there are a number of countries that are famous for having spring-like weather all year, there are also some amazing winter with, lots of snow and freezing weather.

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Most Important Deserts of Iran

You may only have heard about two major deserts of Iran, Dasht-e-Kavir, and Kavir-e-Lut. While these are the major Iran deserts, there are a number of touristic deserts in Iran. 

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A Complete Guide To Ski Resorts Around Tehran

Iran may not be the first option for skiers, however, having a number of ski resorts make the country one of the best destinations for people who are keen to explore the world and try the same experience in a new place.

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Lut Desert: The Hottest Place on the Earth

Have you ever thought about where is the hottest place in the world? What have you heard about that? Did you know that it is actually in Iran? YES!! The hottest place in the world is somewhere in the middle of Iran. It is actually in the center of Lut Desert.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

If you are asking yourself what the World Heritage Site is, the answer is, it’s a place such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain, which is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.

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The Best Places for Muharram & Ashura Observances in Iran?

Traveling to Iran during Muharram, especially on the day of Ashura, is an opportunity to experience the passionate religious ritual in Iran.

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Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh | The Biggest Urban Caravanserai

Qazvin is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Iran. The city used to be the ancient capital in the Persian Empire. Therefore, there are a number of magnificent sites and incredible landscapes in the city.

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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iran (2023)

Iran is a great destination for nature lovers. In addition to historical and cultural places to visit, there are plenty of natural places to see. Despite most people think of Iran as a desert country, there are so many different types and climates in the country.

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Makhunik Village | The Mysterious Lilliput Village in Iran

Iran is one of the biggest countries in the world, and different types of architecture, monuments, buildings, and climates can be found in every four corners of the country. For instance, Makhunik village is one of the seven amazing villages in the world by its remarkable architecture.

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Top 9 Most Beautiful and Historical Castles in Iran

Iran is one of the first civilizations in the world and it has been the homestead of many people and rulers during its thousands of years of history. As the country situated on the ancient Silk Road to connect West and East, it has always been a witness of battle and invasion by different countries.

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Darak Beach | The Intersection of Desert and Sea

There are only a few beaches in the world where beach and desert meet. Darak Beach and the village are one of those places where the desert and see meat. If you are a nature lover and enjoy walking along the sea while watching the beautiful desert, here is the place for you.

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Kalpourgan Village | The First Handicraft Village in the World by WCC

Iran is the land of wonders and when you travel to Iran, you will be definitely amazed by the number of World Heritage Sites in Iran. Currently, in 2019, Iran has 22 cultural and 2 natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List.

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The Most Spectacular Valleys in Iran that You Shouldn't Miss

When people start planning their travel to Iran, they mostly think of big cities such as Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz. Moreover, they usually think of ancient sights to visit, not to mention Persepolis or Jame Mosque of Isfahan.

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UNESCO Inscribes Hyrcanian Forest as a World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Iran’s ancient northern Hyrcanian Forests to its list of World Heritage Sites during its morning session, the World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku on 10 July. 

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All Caravanserais on Silk Road | First Tourist Inns in the World

The term “caravanserai” refers to the tourist inns on the Silk Road which shelter men, goods, and animals. The word is a combination of the caravan (means a group of travelers) with sara (means home or place to stay). 

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National Museum of Iran | The Oldest & Most Important One

The National Museum of Iran is in the top 10 list of museums in Tehran according to, and actually the first choice of every traveler who has an interest in architecture, archeology, and history.

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Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, the Magic of Colors

There are a number of mosques in every four corners of the world, and while they share some characteristics, sometimes they have a unique design. One of the best examples of an extraordinary mosque is Nasir-ol-molk Mosque in which the magic of colors takes place and you can enjoy the colors at this magnificent place.

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The Most Beautiful Gardens in Shiraz

The city of Shiraz in one of the most amazing cities in Iran which has a number of beautiful gardens. If you travel to Shiraz in spring, you will be amazed by the magnificent fragrance of orange blossoms which spread all over the town. Here, we are going to introduce some of the most beautiful gardens in Shiraz.

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13 Best Places to Visit in Shiraz

Shiraz is one of the most historical cities in Iran which has wonderful gardens, amazing monuments, and breathtaking mosques.

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National Jewelry Museum of Iran

There are a few museums in the world which exhibit the magnificent and invaluable collection of jewelry.

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Niavaran complex | Niavaran Palace

Tehran has been the capital city of Iran for more than two centuries, and as a result, there are a number of palaces which were used by kings and princes of both Qajar and Pahlavi Dynasty.

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Tehran Travel Guide

Tehran; the historical metropolitan Tehran; the historical metropolitan Tehran; the capital city and the heartbeat of Iran, the same as most other capital cities in the world, is the biggest city in the country.

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Nightlife in Tehran; the city which never sleeps

The same as most capital city all around the world, Tehran is also the busiest and the liveliest city in Iran. As we understand nightlife is an important item to consider while everyone travels, here we are going to introduce different types of nightlife in Tehran in this article.

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Tehran: The Old Districts of the Town

Today, Tehran is not only the capital city of Iran but the heartbeat of the country.

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Iran's Most Wild and Beautiful Places According to the National Geographic

Iran is one of the biggest countries in the world which covers an area of 1,648,000 Km2 (636,000 mile2); it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th in the world. As a result, the country has so many mountains, deserts, jungles, and lakes inside.

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The Water Museum in Yazd | One of the Best Places to Visit

The picturesque city of Yazd is a well-preserved mud-brick old town with distinctive wind-catchers, and numbers of historical sites. One of the most interesting points about the city is its unique architecture, where you can find old houses with a magnificent platform and interior design.

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8 Most Beautiful Local Bazaars in Iran

Since centuries ago, bazaars have an important cultural influence in Iran. Whenever a city was about to develop, the first thing was done by the governor at the time was establishing a bazaar, a school, a bath, and a mosque all as a complex at the center of the city.

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Iran Tourist Attractions

Iran, a captivating land brimming with rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural beauty, is home to a plethora of amazing attractions that have been captivating visitors for centuries. Join us as we explore the top 30 Iran tourist attractions, each offering a unique glimpse into the country's storied past and its vivacious present.


1. Persepolis

Located in southern Iran, Perspolis is renowned for its historical significance. As the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, this ancient city showcases exquisite architectural mastery. Its monumental gateways, imposing columns, and intricate stone reliefs tell the story of a prosperous civilization. Walking through its grand ruins, visitors are transported to an era of opulence and power, marveling at the enduring legacy of Persian culture.


2. Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, situated in the heart of Isfahan, Iran, is a UNESCO-listed marvel renowned for its cultural and architectural significance. Built in the 17th century, this expansive square is a masterpiece of urban planning, surrounded by stunning landmarks. The majestic Imam Mosque, adorned with intricate tilework, is a tribute to Persian Islamic architecture. The Ali Qapu Palace showcases remarkable craftsmanship with its intricate frescoes and music hall. The Qeysarieh Portal and the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque add to the square's allure.


3. Golestan Palace

Located in the heart of Tehran, Golestan Palace is an architectural gem steeped in history, showcasing a fusion of Persian and Western influences. Built during the Qajar dynasty, the palace complex features exquisite tilework, ornate mirror halls, and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Marble Throne Hall, with its stunning stucco and mirrored decorations, stands as a highlight of the palace.


4. Pasargadae

Pasargadae, located in the Fars Province of Iran, holds immense historical and cultural significance as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for being the final resting place of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. The grandeur of Pasargadae is evident in its iconic structures, including the impressive Tomb of Cyrus and the enigmatic Pasargadae Palace Complex. Visitors are captivated by the architectural prowess displayed in the harmonious blend of Persian and Mesopotamian influences.


5. Ali Qapu Palace

Situated in the heart of Isfahan, Ali Qapu Palace is an eye-catching architectural masterpiece of immense historical and cultural significance. Constructed during the Safavid dynasty, this six-story palace served as both a royal residence and a hub for entertainment and governance. The palace's grand entrance portal and intricate tilework exemplify the exceptional craftsmanship of the era. Within its walls, the iconic music hall, adorned with breathtaking frescoes and featuring a unique acoustic design, provided a venue for the court's enjoyment of performances. Ascending to the top floor reveals awe-inspiring panoramic views of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.


6. Shah Mosque

Shah Mosque, also known as Imam Mosque in Isfahan is one of the most famous Persian Islamic architecture. Constructed during the Safavid era, this architectural gem is celebrated for its stunning tilework and intricate calligraphy. The grand dome, adorned with vibrant colors and geometric patterns, commands attention. The majestic entrance portal, with its towering minarets, invites visitors to explore the tranquil courtyard and marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship.


7. Mount Damavand

Rising majestically in the Alborz mountain range, Mount Damavand dominates the skyline of northern Iran. This legendary volcano, reaching an impressive height of 5,610 meters (18,406 feet), holds immense cultural and natural significance. Considered a sacred mountain in Persian mythology and folklore, it has been a source of inspiration for poets and artists throughout history. Mount Damavand as one of the natural Iran tourist attractions offers breathtaking panoramic views, snow-capped peaks, and challenging hiking trails for adventure enthusiasts.


8. Caspian Sea

Stretching along Iran's northern coastline, the Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on Earth and a captivating natural wonder. Its vastness and picturesque landscapes have made it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The Caspian Sea offers sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, and opportunities for various water activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. Its unique ecosystem is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare bird species. Exploring the Caspian Sea allows visitors to experience the tranquility of its shores while immersing themselves in the rich coastal culture of Iran.


9. Lut Desert

Venture into the otherworldly landscape of the Lut Desert, a mesmerizing natural wonder located in southeastern Iran. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its striking beauty and extreme temperatures, making it one of the hottest places on Earth. The Lut Desert presents a surreal panorama of vast salt plains, towering sand dunes, and mesmerizing rock formations. Its unique geological features, such as the Yardangs and Kaluts, create a visual spectacle that captivates visitors.


10. Masuleh Village

Settled in the lush green mountains of northern Iran, Masuleh Village is a charming and picturesque destination that embodies the rich cultural heritage of the region. This unique village is renowned for its distinctive architecture, where houses are built on different levels of the steep hillside, creating a cascading effect. Its narrow, winding alleys, cobblestone streets, and traditional wooden buildings transport visitors back in time. The scenic beauty of Masuleh is enhanced by the surrounding forests and breathtaking mountain vistas.


11. Badab-e Surt

In the northern Mazandaran province of Iran lies the enchanting natural wonder of Badab-e Surt. This unique terraced hot spring formation is a geological masterpiece, captivating visitors with its vibrant colors and stunning mineral-rich pools. The stepped terraces, formed over thousands of years, offer a visual spectacle of orange, yellow, and turquoise-hued travertine deposits. The mineral-rich waters are believed to possess healing properties, making it a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.


12. Qeshm Island

Off the southern coast of Iran, Qeshm Island beckons with its natural beauty and cultural significance. This largest island in the Persian Gulf boasts a diverse ecosystem, including mangrove forests, stunning beaches, and unique geological formations. The island is a UNESCO Global Geopark, home to wonders like the majestic Chahkooh Canyon and the mesmerizing Stars Valley. Qeshm Island also showcases a rich cultural heritage, with vibrant traditional markets, ancient historical sites like Hormuz Castle, and a unique local lifestyle influenced by the sea.


13. Imam Reza Shrine

Imam Reza Shrine, located in Mashhad, Iran, is the final resting place of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, and attracts millions of pilgrims each year. The complex encompasses exquisite architectural marvels, including the golden dome, minarets, and intricately adorned courtyards. Inside, the shrine features stunning tilework, intricate calligraphy, and a tranquil ambiance that fosters spiritual reflection.


14. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque)

Nestled in the city of Shiraz, Iran, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, affectionately known as the Pink Mosque, is a unique work of art that delights visitors with its enchanting beauty. This architectural gem, built in the late 19th century, showcases a remarkable display of Persian design and craftsmanship. Its exterior may seem modest, but step inside and prepare to be mesmerized. The interior is adorned with vibrant stained glass windows, intricate tilework, and delicately painted floral patterns that cast a kaleidoscope of colors when sunlight streams through.


15. Jameh Mosque of Isfahan

As one of the most popular Iran tourist attractions, the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, located in the heart of the historic city of Isfahan, stands as a magnificent architectural magum opus and a significant cultural landmark. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a living proof to centuries of Islamic art and architecture. The mosque's construction dates back over a millennium, with various additions made by different dynasties. Its grand entrance portal, adorned with intricate tilework and calligraphy, sets the stage for the awe-inspiring interiors. The sprawling courtyard, surrounded by towering minarets and majestic domes, creates a sense of tranquility and reverence.


16. Holy Shrine of Fatima Masumeh

The Holy Shrine of Fatima Masumeh, located in the city of Qom, Iran, holds immense religious and cultural significance for Shia Muslims. It serves as the final resting place of Fatima Masumeh, the sister of the eighth Shia Imam, Imam Reza. The shrine is a center of pilgrimage and a symbol of devotion, attracting millions of visitors each year. Its stunning architecture, with intricately designed domes and minarets adorned with exquisite tilework, showcases the beauty of Islamic artistry.


17. National Museum of Iran

The National Museum of Iran, located in Tehran, is a cultural treasure trove that showcases the rich history and heritage of Iran. Its vast collection spans over thousands of years, from ancient Persian artifacts to Islamic art and contemporary works. Visitors can explore archaeological finds, including intricately carved sculptures, stunning pottery, and ancient manuscripts. The museum also houses exquisite jewelry, textiles, and artwork that highlight Iran's artistic prowess.


18. Carpet Museum of Iran

Nestled in Tehran, the Carpet Museum of Iran is a cultural gem that celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of Persian carpets. This museum is Iran's longstanding tradition of carpet weaving, showcasing a dazzling array of intricately woven masterpieces. The collection includes carpets dating back centuries, displaying a variety of styles, patterns, and techniques. Visitors can admire the vibrant colors, detailed motifs, and impeccable craftsmanship that make Persian carpets renowned worldwide.


19. Treasury of National Jewels

Within the heart of Tehran lies the awe-inspiring Treasury of National Jewels, a treasure trove that showcases the opulence and grandeur of Iran's royal heritage. This extraordinary collection features the wealth and artistry of Persian monarchs throughout history. Visitors are greeted by a dazzling display of exquisite jewels, including the iconic Peacock Throne, adorned with precious gems and intricate designs. The museum houses an extraordinary array of diamond-studded crowns, shimmering tiaras, ornate jewelry, and rare gemstones that captivate the imagination.


20. Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Situated in the vibrant city of Tehran, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art houses an extensive collection of contemporary artworks, showcasing the creativity and innovation of Iranian and international artists. Visitors can explore an array of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and multimedia installations. The museum's collection includes works by renowned artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Monet, alongside notable Iranian artists. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art provides a platform for cultural exchange and appreciation, celebrating the power of art to inspire, provoke, and challenge boundaries.


21. Tabiat Bridge

Spanning across the bustling capital of Tehran, Tabiat Bridge is an architectural marvel that seamlessly blends nature and urban life. This iconic pedestrian bridge connects two major parks, providing a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Designed with an emphasis on sustainability, the bridge features lush green spaces, scenic viewpoints, and seating areas where visitors can relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Tabiat Bridge serves as a recreational hub, hosting cultural events, exhibitions, and performances. Its innovative design and integration with the surrounding landscape make it a beloved symbol of modern urban development in Iran.


22. Chogha Zanbil

Deep in the Khuzestan Province of Iran, the ancient ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil is a testament to the rich history of the Elamite civilization. Built around 1250 BCE, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best-preserved ziggurats in the world. Rising majestically above the surrounding plain, the ziggurat showcases intricate brickwork, decorative friezes, and inscriptions that provide insights into the Elamite culture and religious practices. Exploring Chogha Zanbil allows visitors to step back in time and marvel at the architectural achievements of an ancient civilization.


23. Abyaneh Village

Nestled in the foothills of the Karkas Mountains, Abyaneh Village transports visitors back in time with its well-preserved traditional architecture and rich cultural heritage. This picturesque village, located in the Isfahan Province of Iran, is known for its distinct red mud-brick houses, narrow winding streets, and vibrant traditional costumes. The locals proudly maintain their ancient traditions, offering a glimpse into Iran's rural past. Exploring Abyaneh allows visitors to immerse themselves in the warm hospitality of the villagers, taste traditional cuisine, and admire the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains.


24. Windcatchers of Yazd

In the historic city of Yazd, Iran, the iconic Windcatchers, also known as Badgirs, grace the skyline and serve as a unique architectural feature. These ingenious structures capture the wind to create natural ventilation and cooling within traditional Persian homes and buildings. Rising above rooftops, the elegant windcatchers showcase intricate latticework and design, reflecting centuries-old engineering wisdom. The Windcatchers of Yazd not only provide a practical solution to combat the desert heat but also offer a visual spectacle that highlights the ingenuity and sustainability of Iranian architecture.


25. Kandovan Village

Nestled in the rugged mountains of northwestern Iran, Kandovan Village offers a captivating glimpse into an ancient way of life. This unique village is renowned for its troglodyte dwellings, carved directly into the volcanic rocks. The cone-shaped houses, resembling beehives, create a surreal landscape that seems frozen in time. Visitors can explore the narrow alleyways, marvel at the intricate cave homes, and experience the warm hospitality of the locals.


26. Pink Lake (Maharloo)

In the heart of Iran's Fars Province, the Pink Lake, also known as Maharloo Lake, casts a spell on visitors with its stunning natural beauty. The lake's distinctive pink hue, caused by the presence of certain algae and bacteria, creates a mesmerizing visual spectacle against the surrounding desert landscape. As the sun's rays dance upon the water's surface, the pink color intensifies, offering a breathtaking sight. The Pink Lake serves as a serene sanctuary where visitors can appreciate the harmony of nature and capture awe-inspiring photographs.


27. Narin Castle

Perched proudly in the city of Meybod, Narin Castle is a captivating historical landmark and one of the must-visit Iran tourist attractions. Dating back over a thousand years, this ancient fortress offers a glimpse into the region's rich past. The castle's imposing walls, towers, and archways bear witness to its strategic significance throughout history. Inside, visitors can explore the labyrinthine passages, courtyards, and chambers that once housed residents and soldiers.


28. Eram Garden

Nestled in the city of Shiraz, Iran, Eram Garden enchants visitors with its captivating beauty and serene ambiance. This historic Persian garden, dating back to the 13th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and tranquil fountains adorn the landscape, creating a peaceful oasis. The centerpiece of the garden is the majestic Eram Palace, with its stunning architecture and intricate tilework. Walking through the garden's meticulously manicured paths, visitors can admire the harmonious blend of nature and human design. Eram Garden offers a serene escape, inviting visitors to relax, contemplate, and appreciate the timeless charm of Persian garden design.


29. Shazdeh Garden

Located in the city of Mahan, Iran, Shazdeh Garden is a breathtaking oasis that captivates visitors with its stunning landscape and architectural beauty. This Persian garden, known as the Prince's Garden, is a masterwork of design and craftsmanship. Stepping into the garden, visitors are greeted by perfectly manicured terraces, flowing fountains, and vibrant flowerbeds. The central pavilion, adorned with intricate tilework and decorative elements, serves as a focal point. As visitors wander through the garden's pathways, they are immersed in a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by the scent of blooming flowers and the soothing sound of trickling water.


30. Mellat Park

Mellat Park, located in the heart of Tehran, Iran, is a vibrant urban oasis that offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city. This expansive park, known as the People's Park, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It boasts lush green spaces, tree-lined walkways, and colorful flower gardens, providing a serene setting for relaxation and recreation. Mellat Park also offers various amenities such as playgrounds, sports facilities, and picnic areas, catering to the diverse interests of its visitors. Whether strolling through the peaceful gardens or joining in outdoor activities, Mellat Park offers a rejuvenating experience in the midst of Iran's bustling capital.


Bottom Line

Iran is blessed with numerous historical and recreational sites. When planning a trip to any part of Iran, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the local culture and the city's historical and leisure destinations.

Now, armed with adequate information, you can board on a purposeful and delightful journey visiting best Iran tourist attractions. If you're in the mood for adventure, it's time to pack your bags and create a one-of-a-kind experience for yourself.