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Shahroud

Being located on the southern slope of the Alborz Range Shahroud has a pretty nature and completely is a four season city. With 157 mm annual rainfall and average maximum temperature about 42° C during summer and average minimum ...

Neyshabur

Neyshabur city was founded on Sassanied era by king Shapoor I, so it was called Bishapoor, at first Neyshabur was a military stronghold as a fortification against nomadic tribes who invaded Iran's northeast, and sometimes looting to the ...

Sabzevar

One of the major cities in the west of Khorasan Razavi Province (Iran), located on the ancient Silk Road is Sabzevar, linking point between Neyshabur and Shahroud.  Enclosing to the Lut Desert and margin of the central desert of Iran ...

Zanjan

Zanjan is the capital of the province of the same name. Water resources and soil fertility; have made this area suitable for agriculture. This province holds the first position of grape production in Iran. Conventional language of this ...

Qazvin

Qazvin is located one 100 km west of Tehran, used to be capital of Iran for a period of time on Safavid era. Many historical sites by archaeologists have found in this area, indicating multi-thousand-year-old civilizations. In the first ...

Kerman

Kerman is one of the five old towns of Persia. In the past, it was known as Carmenia. The city is one of the highlands of Iran surrounded by mountains. Throughout history, Zoroastrians, Muslims and Jews have lived peacefully together in ...

Kermanshah

Kermanshah is one of the populated cities of Iran with the majority of Kurdish population. Due to being in the middle of the Zagros Range, it has temperate climates. Kermanshah is an old city and its history dating back to 400 BC. ...

Kashan

Kashan next to the Karkas mountain range and at the edge of the central desert of Iran is part of Isfahan Province. Civilization and township history of Kashan returns to 7,000 years ago. Sialk Hill (Tapeh Sialk) is known as the first ...

Mashhad

Mashhad the capital of Razavi Khorasan province, in the northeast of Iran, is the second most populous city of Iran after the capital, Tehran. Khorasan formally been the starting point of the Silk Road from the east to the west of Iran. ...

Tabriz

Tabriz is the second industrial city in Iran, which is the third most populous city in the country. Along with Istanbul Tabriz was one of the 5 largest cities in the world of 16th century. Located in the northwest of Iran on the Silk Road ...

Shiraz

One of the populous cities of Iran With a population of 1,700,000 people. Shiraz is Located in the middle of Zagros Mountains and one of the most important trade centers of ancient Persia. Among Iranian Shiraz is known as the city of ...

Yazd

The city of Yazd is located in the middle of the two major deserts of Iran, Dasht-e Kavir and the Lut Desert. Its location explains its warm climate wheather especially during summer. Since 2017, Yazd has been registered by UNESCO as a ...

Bam

Bam is a desert city in southeast of Iran with 1,060 meter altitude. The city is famous for its horticultural products such as dates and citrus as well as its large and historical citadel. Bam citadel is the largest complex being made by ...

Hamedan

Hamedan is one of the oldest cities of Iran. Hamedan is located at west of Iran and near the Alvand Mountain. Assyrian inscriptions, in 1100 BC have mentioned the name of Hamadan, as Amdane. They called Medes nationality Amaday. Hamedan ...

Bandar Abbas

The largest port in Iran and the capital of Hormozgan province is Bandar Abbas. Vicinity to the Persian Gulf and being on the voyage of merchants, has given it prominent position throughout history. Situated next to the Strait of Hormuz ...

Isfahan

  Isfahan is a historical city in the center of Iran's plateau. Some of its old names are Jay, Judea, Safahan, Sepahan, Sepang, Gabian and Spadana. Isfahan has been selected several times in history as the capital of Iran. The city ...

Tehran

Tehran, a city that has been known as the Iranian capital for over 230 years. The founder of the Qajar Dynasty, Agha Muhammad Khan, for the first time in history, chose Tehran as the center of government. Tehran has a long history and on ...

Nowruz Festival

The beginning of Nowruz coincides with the beginning of New Year in the Persian calendar and in this calendar spring is the first month of the year. Nowruz festival starts with the first day of spring. In Iranian culture and in Iranian ...

Rose water Festival at Ghamsar

Qamsar city is located on the slopes of the central mountains of Iran, which is part of the Zagros Mountains. A mountain known as Karkas (means vulture). The area has cold winters with snow and rain and dry temperate summers. Mostly steppe ...

Ashoura

The Ashura incident illustrates how Imam Hussein was martyred; he is the third in the line of twelve Imams for Shia Muslims. Ashura was a very important event that happened shortly after the Prophet Mohammad's life and became a symbol of ...

Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests

Hyrcan forests along the Alborz Range like a green bar covers the southern coast of Caspian sea from Astra to Golidagh at north of Iran. There are 130 species of trees in this forest. The area is 15 percent of Iran's forests and 1.1 ...

Jiroft, Arat Civilization

Because of its location and being situated between ancient cultures and civilizations throughout history Jiroft has had a special place in history. This region has historically been the link between Mesopotamia and Elamite civilization in ...

Iran

Iran means the land of the Aryans, in the past known as Persia, is situated in Middle East land, in the north of Persian Gulf, around 1,548,195 square kilometers area. Larger than any European country, but unlike the continent of Europe ...

Zoroastrian Fire Temple

The flame of this temple is said to have been blazing and protected for more than 1500 years, known as Atashkadeh Bahram (Bahram Fire Temple) at the city of Yazd. In ancient Iran, fire temples were a place for prayer and worship of God, ...

Takht-e Soleymān

Takht-e Soleiman is a large collection of cultural and historical heritage site of Iran and world civilization, located 45 kilometers northeast of Takab city, West Azarbaijan province in northwestern of Iran. It has been the residence of ...

Takht-e Jamshid

Takht-e Jamshid known as Persepolis located at Marvdasht near to Shiraz city, has been one of the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in Iran. The construction of this magnificent complex was started at 512 BC by Darius I, the third king ...

Si o-se Pol

Si-o-se Pol (means 33 bridge) is one of the historical bridges of Isfahan on the Zayandeh Rood River, which was built about 400 years ago during the reign of Shah Abbas I Safavid. With 295 meters long and 14 meters wide, and its reflection ...

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque with 400 years old is a religious and ancient mansion dating back to the reign of Shah Abbas I in Iran. This mosque is located next to the Naqsh-e Jahan Square of Isfahan city, built by the famous architect ...

Shahdad Desert

The beautiful desert of Shahdad is located as part of the Great Lut Desert in southeastern Iran and in Kerman province. With the discovery of 3000 historical signs and more than 5000 years civilization, has made this desert unique. ...

National Museum of Iran

The National Museum of Iran, also known as the "Treasury of the Jewels", is located in Ferdowsi Street of Tehran and is now under the control of the Central Bank of Iran. The collection of these treasures done from the Qajar period, ...

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is one of the most beautiful and ancient religious buildings of Iran in the city of Shiraz. It was built 140 years ago during the Qajar regime by the order of one of the lords of Shiraz, known as Nasir al-Mulk, over 12 ...

Masuleh village

Masuleh is a very beautiful village in the Talesh mountain range, 35 km from Fouman city, Gilan province in northern Iran. There is a unique and special architecture for the houses of this village something like staircase style (The yard ...

Kandovan Village

With 2 hours distance from Tabriz, Kandovan Village is one of the sub-districts of the city of Osko in West Azerbaijan Province, northwest of Iran. Similar to honey beehives and dating 6,000 years old the houses of this village have been ...

Hormuz Island

Hormuz, Salt dome an oval shape island which is also known as the Persian Gulf key, because of its vicinity to Hormuz Strait and location between Persian Gulf, Oman Sea and Oceanic. 42 square kilometer space and eight kilometer distance to ...

Holy Shrine of Imam Reza

Large and unique collection of buildings in the holy city of Mashhad, including the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (eighth Shia imam) is called the complex of Razavi Holy Shrine. Golden dome, courtyards, mosques, porches, library and ...

Soltaniyeh Dome

Soltaniyeh Dome, in a city of the same name in Zanjan province, is one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture in the Islamic era, known as the largest dome of the world made up of brick. More than 730 years old, was built on the ...

Gonbad Qaboos Tower

Gonbad Qaboos Tower is an ancient monument related to the Al-Ziar era about 1000 years ago and is located in a city of the same name in Golestan province at north of  Iran.  Situated over a hill with 12 meter high has been made ...

Golestan Palace

Located in the Shemiranat area of Tehran and built over 440 years old, Golestan palace is one of the most exclusive historical collections in Iran. The origin of the palace's name is Because of the existence of the same name Hall that was ...

Fin Garden

One of the most beautiful and most famous Iranian gardens is at Kashan, which is considered as a complete example of Iranian-style gardening; Fin Garden. The area of the garden is more than 23 hectares and includes a central courtyard ...

Ferdowsi Mausoleum

In the area known as Tous near Mashhad, is the burial site of Hakim Abolqasem Ferdowsi, a Persian famous poet. One of the best poems of epic poetry in the world is Shahnameh (Book of the Kings) written by Ferdowsi, after the Arab invasion ...

Dolat Abad Garden

One of the oldest gardens built in Iran and a memorial of Zandieh era is Dolat Abad Garden.  Garden and mansion inside in it was built 250 years ago by Mohammad Taghi Khan the ruler of Yazd as a place of residence. This complex ...

Damavand Mount

Damavand is the name of a great mountain in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran with 5671 meters high, is known as the tallest mountain in the Middle East. Damavand Mount is a volcanic peak with a beautiful landscape that can be ...

Chehel Sotoun Palace

Chehel Sotun palace and Garden in Isfahan are Iranian historical monuments with an area of 67 thousand square meters and built by Shah Abbas I and Shah Abbas II about four centuries ago. The garden is formed in the middle of the city so ...

Behistun Inscription

The largest Inscription of the world and the most well-known Iranian text is located on a mountain range of the same name with 30 km distance from the city of Kermanshah in the southwestern part of Iran called Behistun Inscription. The ...

Arg Bam

The largest brick building in the world near the city of Bam in Kerman province, which has been built and expanded in different historical periods, is Arg-e Bam (Bam Cathedral). The huge 2500-year-old citadel located on the Silk Road and ...

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Including the square, the mosque, Cistern, Tekeyeh (Tekyeh is a place where Shia Muslims gather for mourning of Muharram) Amir Chakhmagh complex in Yazd city is one of the  memorials of Iran from the Timurid era, dating back more than ...

Abyaneh Village

Beautiful landscape and excellent weather have made Abyaneh village to one of the important Tourism attraction in Isfahan province. Due to the authenticity of its native architecture, monuments and also staircase architecture Abyaneh is ...

Ali Qapu

 Ali Qapu mansion is a monument belongs to the kingdom of the Safavid dynasty in the city of Isfahan. The construction of this building began from the time of Shah Abbas I about 420 years ago, and after his death was completed in a ...