Taxi in Iran

Taxi service is one of the most common and convenient ways of transportation. Taking a taxi in your hometown is so easy while getting a taxi in an unknown country and city is completely different story. Before taking a tour to an unknown country, you’d better find out the...
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Waterfalls in Iran

Despite the fact that Iran is considered a country of deserts, there are several dozen large and small waterfalls in Iran. Today we will tell you about the most popular and beautiful of them: Margoon Waterfall The waterfall is considered the most popular in Iran. Margoon is...
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Christian Churches in Iran

The first Christians appeared in ancient Persia in the II century. Even before our era, Christians, mainly Armenians and Persians were neighbors. The history of ancient Persia and ancient Armenia has always been closely connected, and it is not surprising that after the adoption...
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Zurkhaneh in Iran

Zurkhaneh in Iran

The traditions of ancient Persia and culture were preserved and inherited to modern Iran. Today, modern Iran is considered to be a religious nation with its customs: a country that honors its traditions. Part of the culture of Iran is Zurkhaneh, a traditional wrestling. In...
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National Iranian Music

Traditional music is a part of any culture, but when it comes to ancient civilizations, national music is of particular value. Traditional Iranian music can be described as unique: in notes one can feel the pallet of birds on the mountain peaks and the vastness of the desert,...
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The Art of Minakari in Iran

The art of minakari or ornamental painting on the metal surface is one of the oldest forms of art in ancient Persia and in modern Iran. Minakari is a miniature painting on ceramics and metal: bright colors, unique images, and forms of minakari make each piece truly unique. Find...
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Handicrafts in Iran

One of the traditions of Ancient Persia is handicrafts, which are preserved in the culture of the nation and passed on from generation to generation. Today handmade products are highly regarded outside Iran as a unique art. Popular ways of Iranian handicraft are true...
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Khatam or Persian Mosaic

Ancient Persia, today, modern Iran, strikes with traditions and culture. The rich heritage of ancient Persia is kept and passed on from generation to generation. Persian mosaic (hutam) is another kind of the ancient art. Once khatam was a craft of incrustation with wood, which...
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Festivals in Iran

In addition to national holidays and folk festivals, modern festivals are organized in Iran for several years, and guests from all over the world take part in those events. We are glad to present you the popular and beloved national and international festivals in Iran....
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Stereotypes about Iran: Myths & Truths

Modern Iran evokes extremely contradictory feelings. On one side, we know Iran as one of the oldest countries with unique traditions and culture, on the other side we have mass media that actively promotes propaganda about “aggressive” Iran with terrorists. By the...
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Street Food in Tehran

An integral part of the culture and traditions of any nation is its national food. The very first thing for a tourist is to see the most popular sights of an unknown country and, of course, try all the tasty dishes of the national cuisine. As we are talking about the national...
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Most Luxurious Hotels in Iran

Iran is a land of deserts and nomads, as well as chic palaces and luxury hotels for those who like quality service and comfort. Most Luxurious Hotels in Iran: Espinas, Tehran The most popular and expensive VIP hotel in Iran, Espinaz, accepts high-ranking guests of the country...
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Metro in Tehran – a guide for travelers

Tehran is a modern city with a well-established transport system. Traveling by public transport is cheaper and more interesting than using a taxi. In Iran, the subway is the most popular type of public transport and today we’re going tell you some useful and interesting...
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Travel to Iran: 10 lifehacks how to save money

Those who are addicted to travelling definitely know all the tricks how to spend time optimally to visit all the sights in a short time. A budget tourist needs to plan not only time, but also a budget for traveling. In Iran, a budget tourist can easily spend an unforgettable...
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Holidays on Kish Island

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran is Kish Island. The island is located in the south of the country, in the Persian Gulf, 20 km from the coast and covers an area of 35 km2. Previously, Kish was a private island where shahs loved to spend holidays with families...
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Fortresses in Iran

The Persian Empire was once a great conqueror, but despite its power, the rulers defended their territories, building huge fortresses for centuries. Fortresses were built in all major cities, and many of them were preserved in excellent condition. In many historical tour...
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Rules of Conduct in Iran

Rules of Conduct in Iran

In our previous article, we told you lots of interesting facts that a tourist should know before entering Iran. Today we will acquaint you with the rules of conduct in the country and help you to avoid awkward situations and misunderstandings with locals: 1. In Iran, handshakes,...
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What you need to know before visiting Iran

The Iranians are wonderful, hospitable and polite people. But they live by completely unaccustomed to us rules and laws. Many of these eastern laws should be obeyed not only by local residents but also by guests of the country. We hope that our article will help you to prepare...
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Top 5 most beautiful bridges in Iran

The ancient architecture of Iran amazes with its luxury. Historical monuments that have been preserved in excellent condition are living proofs of the level of development of architecture and the culture of ancient Persia. The unique heritage of ancient Persia is the chic...
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Holiday in Dizin

If you think that Iran is all about deserts, ancient cities and ruins of ancient Persia, you are deeply mistaken. Modern Iran will surprise you with its beauty and unique natural attractions. In addition, Iran is actively developing an extreme tourism, attracting in resort...
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Mountain Peaks in Iran

Mountain Peaks in Iran

We continue the series of publications about the natural beauties of Iran and want to tell you about the mountain ranges and peaks of the country. If most of Iran is covered with deserts, the second half is mostly mountainous. From one side, Iran is surrounded by Alborz Range, on...
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Top 5 Best Bazaars in Iran

Buying souvenirs and gifts is an important part of any journey. Going shopping through local markets is a kind of ritual, and absolutely all tourists love it.  If in megacities and modern cities you should go to souvenir fairs and boutiques, then in Iran you should definitely...
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Cultural Life in Iran

There is still the misconception that Iran is far from being an advanced country: most imagine it as a rather unfriendly place of strict religious beliefs and traditions. Just one day in Iran will allow dispelling these unreasonable myths. Modern Iran is fundamentally different...
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Persian Carpets

For many people, ancient Persia is associated with caravans of camels, loaded with bright Persian carpets and slowly floating through sandy deserts. Yes, undoubtedly, the history of ancient Persia is inextricably connected with the history of carpet weaving, the art of which was...
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Lakes in Iran

Iran is famous for its unique variety of natural landscapes. Traveling around the country you will see endless hot deserts, tropical coastlines, dense forests, and plains. However, the hot and dry climate is reflected in the water coverage of the country: there are shallow rivers...
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Adventure Travel in Iran

Iran has a huge potential for all kinds of tourism starting with a beach holiday and ending with extreme tourism. Taking into account the requirements of tourists and trends, Iran began to actively develop tourism in all areas in recent years, which led to an increase in the flow...
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Parks and Gardens in Iran

Iran is a beautiful country: unique nature, historical attractions, and rich history attract tourists from around the world. Travel to Iran must be planned in advance, because you will not have enough time to visit all the sights. During a trip it is worth to visit several...
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Ecotourism in Iran

Iran – a country with an ancient culture, rich history, unique architectural masterpieces and natural beauty is a true paradise for travelers. It has a great potential for tourism development and in recent years, the country has started rapidly developing tourism,...
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Natural Reserves in Iran

Nature Reserves in Iran

Nature Reserves and national parks are protected areas that have rare flora and fauna. Due to the dry climate, the modest vegetation and continuous agricultural activity since prehistoric times, in Iran 90% of the steppes are destroyed at the moment. For the protection of...
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Transport in Iran

Iran amazes with its colors and ancient attractions, but that’s not all. The country is fairly well developed, in spite of the prejudices that have long kept the tourists away from visiting Iran. The first thing that strikes you is perfectly smooth asphalt roads not only in...
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

UNESCO World Heritage sites are protected for future generations. Iran is one of the oldest countries with rich history and culture. The country has more than 20 historical sites included in UNESCO World Heritage. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran: Chogha Zanbil  The ancient...
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Rivers in Iran

Water is the source of life, therefore civilization was born near water. Iran, as one of the cradles of ancient civilization, developed differently. The development and prosperity of the ancient civilization in Iran depended on a unique invention, artificial underground river....
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Museums in Tehran

Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Iran to explore its ancient history and culture. And of course, the best way to plunge into the ancient history of any country is to visit its local museums which carefully keep all the treasures. So, today we’re goin...
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Travel Safety in Iran

Traveling to an unknown country is always exciting and full of surprises. Unfortunately, the surprises are not always pleasant. Professional travelers know how to plan the trip. Before picking up the things for the journey, you need to learn important information about the...
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