Deserts of Iran Iran with 1,648,195 Km2 (636,375 mi2) area, is one of the 20 largest countries worldwide. The country is situated in a high-altitude plateau. There are connected ranges of mountains that surround the country. There are some small and two well-known deserts in Iran. The major ones are Dasht-e-Kavir and Kavir-e-Lut.
Abyaneh Village, The Red Village If you are traveling to Isfahan from Kashan or Tehran by car it would be a great idea to spend a few hours in Abyaneh village. The most significant points about this village are color and architecture of its buildings. Because of the red clay used in the material of construction, it is also known as the “Red Village”. In local language it is also called “Viuna”, “Vi” means willow tree, and Viuna is the place full of this type of tree. This is because the village used to have lots of willow trees.
Welcome to Iran Iran tends to be a mysterious destination full of secrets for international tourists, however, after they travel to Iran, they are absolutely stunned and fascinated by the beauty of the historical, cultural and spiritual landscapes of the country. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that Iran is being ranked 10th in the archaeological and historical attractions, and 5th in natural attractions in the world.
Tchogha Zanbil, the alive ziggurat Tchogha Zanbil is an ancient Elamite complex which is located in the southwest of Iran Khuzestan province, 30 Km (19 Mile) to Susa and 80 Km (50 Mile) north of Ahvaz. The word Tchogha means “hill” and Tchogha Zanbil means “Basket Mound”, however, the original name of the complex was Dur Untash; the city of Untash, since it was founded by Untash Napirisha who was the Elamite king, to be used as the religious center.
Yazd It is believed that the name of the city is derived from Yazdegerd I, the Sassanids king of Persia. The word Yazd means God. After the conquest of Arabs in Iran, many Zoroastrians migrated to Yazd from all neighboring provinces and it is still the most well-known city for being the center of Zoroastrians.