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Irans Attractions

 

 

IRAN

The Land of Glory and Beauties


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Iran is the land of four seasons, history and culture, souvenir and authenticity

This is not a tourism slogan, this is the reality inferred from the experience of visitors who have been impressed by Iran’s beauties and amazing attractions

 

Some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran: 

1) 

Takht-e Soleymān, also known as Azar Goshnasp, literally "the Fire of the Warrior Kings", an archaeological site in Takaab, West Azarbayjan Province

 

 

2)

Persepolis or Parsa, also known as Takht-e-Jamshid, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BC)- Shiraz, Fars Province

 

 

3)

Naqsh-e-Jahaan Square (literally “Image of the World Square”), an important historical site situated at the center of Isfahan, constructed between 1598 and 1629

 

 

4)

Chogha Zanbil, an ancient Elamite complex in Susa, Khoozestan Province, is one of the few existent ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia

 

 

5)

Gonbad-e-Soltaniyeh (Dome of Soltaniyeh), the oldest double-shell dome in Iran (1312 AD.), is the mausoleum of II-Khan Oljeitu, situated in Soltaniyeh, Zanjan Province 

 

 

 

Popular tourist destinations in Iran: 

Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, the mausoleum of the 8th Imam of Twelver Shiites - Mash'had, Khorasan Razavi Province 

 

 

Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque - Isfahan, Isfahan Province 

 

 

Vank Church, also known as The Church of the Saintly Sisters - Isfahan, Isfahan Province 

 

 

Yazd Atash Behram, also known as Yazd Atashkadesh, the biggest and the oldest Zoroastrian fire temple in Iran - Yazd, Yazd Province 

 

 

Arg-e-Bam, the largest clay adobe building in the world - Bam, Kerman Province

 

 

The Anahita Temple, the temple attributed to the ancient deity Anahita - Kangavar, Kermanshah Province 

 

 

Falak-ul-Aflak Castle, also known az Dejbar or Shapur Khwast - Khorramabad, Lorestan Province 

 

 

Taq Bostan - Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province 

 

 

Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great - Pasargad, Fars Province 

 

 

Naqsh-e-Rustam, an ancient necropolis of the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods - Fars Province 

 

 

Si-o-seh polliterally "the bridge of "thirty three spans", one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design, Isfahan, Isfahan Province

 

 

Shams-ul-Emareh, the very first high-rise building of old Tehran 

 

 

Tochal, a mountain and ski resort which has many recreational and sports facilities including one of the world's longest gondola lift lines (telecabine)- Tehran

 

 

Tomb of Ferdowsi, the influential Persian poet and author of the Persian epic Shahnameh - Toos, Khorasan Razavi Province 

 

 

Mausoleum of Fariduddin Attar, the great Iranian poet, gnostic and theoretician of Sufism - Neyshabur, Khorasan Razavi Province  

 

 

Tomb of Hafez, the memorial structure erected in honor of the celebrated Persian poet Khwaja Shamsuddin Mohammad Hafez - Shiraz, Fars Province

 

 

Tomb of Sa'di, tomb and mausoleum dedicated to Sheikh Sa'di; one of the most eminint poets of Iran Shiraz, Fars Province

 

 

Gonbade-e-Kavus, the world's tallest brick-built tower - Gonbad, Golestan Province 

 

 

Mausoleum of Omar Khayyam, tomb of Hakim Omar Khayyam; the great Iranian polymath - Neyshabur, Khorasan Razavi Province  

 

 

Mausoleum of Avicenna, a memorial complex dedicated to the Iranian polymath Ibn-e-Sina or Avicenna - Hamedan, Hamedan Province 

 

 

Naderi Gardenmemorial complex dedicated to Nader Shah, the most powerful ruler of the Afsharid Dynasty - Mash'had, Khorasan Razavi Province 

 

 

Pars Museum, an octagonal building in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand Dynasty, also the burial place of Karim Khan Zand the founder of the Zand Dynasty Shiraz, Fars Province


 

Pol-e-Khaju, (Khaju Bridge) historical bridge built by Persian Safavid king Shah Abbas II - Isfahan, Isfahan Province 

 

 

Natural Beauties in Iran: 

 

Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East and the highest volcano in Asia (elevation 5609m) - Larijan, Mazandaran Province 

 

 

Persian Gulf - Southern coast of Iran. 

 

 

Ali-Sadr Cave, the world's largest water cave - Kabudrahang, Hamedan Province 

 

 

fritillaries fields, at the hillsides of Mount Dena, Kohgiluyeh-o-Boyer Ahmad Province 

 

 

Golestan National Park, commonly known as Golestan Jungle - Golestan Province 

 

 

Dasht-e-Lootliterally "Emptiness Desert", one the two largest deserts of Iran - Sistan & Balouchestan Province and Kerman Province 

 

 

Caspian Sea, the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth - Northern coast of Iran.  

 

 

Lake Urmia, an endorheic salt lake - West Azarbayjan Province 

 

 

Anzali Lagoon, one of the best bird-watching sites in Iran - Gilan Province 

 

 

Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests - Mazandaran Province & Gilan Province 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Museums in Iran: 

 

National Museum of Iran – Tehran

 

 

Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture (Markar Museum) – Yazd

 

 

Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum – Mashhad

 

 

Niavaran Palace – Tehran

 

 

Sa'dabad Palace – Tehran

 

 

Golestan Palace – Tehran


 

Constitution House –Tabriz


 

Carpet Museum of Iran – Tehran

 

Haft Tanan Museum – Shiraz

 

Museum of Contemporary Art – Tehran 

 

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