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Irans Attractions




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: 


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




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




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




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




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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