Yazd

Yazd

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Yazd

Yazd, one of the largest cities in Iran is also the capital city of the Iranian Province with which it shares its name. Dubbed as one of the historic and ancient cities of Iran, the archaeological sites help in promoting Yazd Tours. Also known as ‘the bride of the Kavir’, Yazd is dotted with historical sites which are form an integral part of the Yazd Tours.

Housing few of the foremost examples of Persian style of architecture, the Iranian city of Yazd also houses specimens of Zoroastrianism like Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple. Tourists interested in visiting these rare religious structures can avail tour packages in Yazd. Most of the local tour operators and agents in the city offer such travel packages making sightseeing easy and convenient.

The most popular Yazd tours are sightseeing tours in and around the city. Apart from sightseeing, shopping tours are also important making Yazd tours interesting. Tourists can tour the various markets and bazaars of Yazd and buy souvenirs and gifts for their loved ones. While touring in Yazd, one can also sample the Iranian cuisine in the highly recommended eateries of Yazd. The best place to dine in the Iranian style is the Persian Restaurants which serve an authentic array of Kebab cuisines with a mix of Arabic delicacies.

Geography and History

With an area of 72156 Square Kilometers, the province of YAZD is located in the center of Iran.According to the administrative division rules, it is divided into 7 districts, each include at least one town and a number of villages, all located in a particular area. These districts are: Abarkooh, Ardaakan, Bafq, Maybud, Mehreez, Taft and Yazd.

The population of the province of Yazd in 1996 was 750769 from which 75.15% were registered to be urban dweler and the remaining 24.85% were villegers. The city of Yazd is the administrative center (provincial capital), the largest town, regarding area and the most inhabited town in the province.

Geographically, the province total area is a part of the central mountainous area of the country which is significant for its including different mountains, hills, plains and significantly the central desert of Iran. There are two mountain chains in the province, the first crosses the province from north-west towards south-east, which crosses the center of Iran, and it is knows as the central mountain chain. The second chain is that crosses the center as well as the northern and the north – eastern parts of the province. The Sheerkooh chain which forms a high wall and which separates the central area from the western part of the province, is usually cold with peaks full of sonw. The snow of this chain supplies water-need of Yazd city and the towns Taft and Mihreezd.

The province of Yazd is significantly dray for two main reasons, the first is its location on the arid belt of the world, and second, it is very far from the Oman Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Iranian lakes and wet winds. Although the province is significantly dry with hot deserts, it is suitable for living mainly because it is surrounded by high mountains, so areas within the province with more than 2500 meter altitude enjoy moderate weather. However, the temperature average in the province is 18.9 C degree, while the absolute high is recorded in July at 43C degree and the absolute low in January at -7.2 C, Except Sheerkooh mountainous area, other areas of the province are generally hot and dry, and the temperature becomes drier and hotter towards the east and the north east and the north east of the province.

The province of yazd was a valuable part of the Iranian great civilization and it hosts remarkable elements of the world cultural and historical heritage. Human settlements of the province have history goes beyond the 30th century BC. During the Peeshdadian period, tribes who travel from Balkh to Pars, named the teretoryof Yazd “Sarzameen Yazdan” which means (the God Territory), and since then it has been the main pray place for the Zoroaster and it has been called by the name of “Yazd”. The main important and initial settlements of the province were ” Mihrpadeen” which is known now as Mihreez, “Fahrashan” or “Pahreh”, which is called Fahraj, “Khormeeh”, “Ader” now Ardakan, ” Shevaz”, “Qelaa Mobadan” now Maibod, “Taranj”, “Aqda” and “Ashkezar”.

the city of Yazd was known for the Zoroastrians a holly place and the most important in the territory.

Contrasted with other provinces of Iran. the province of Yazd lacks green places because of its location in the arid zone, but it should not be seen as a place without any natural tourism attraction. Beautiful green valleys, wonderful country sides, marvelous springs, pleasant peaks and hill sides, caves, protected wild life fields and more importantly the wonderful desert views of the province are very attractive and tourists as well as the native people enjoy these places. Cultural attractions of the province are remarkable. The rich legacy of the people’s culture shows nice and old traditions of the Zoroastrians as well as the now Muslims which consist together a marvelous tourism attraction. The native Zoroastrians of the province hold their traditional ceremonies in different occasions every year, and observing them doing so, is attractive for tourists from different cultures. The native Zoroastrians of the province still speaks their old language and practice all their traditional ceremonies in that language. Many of their traditional ceremonies in that language. Many of their ceremonies are held every month, but the traditional Persian New Year, the “Sadeh” and the Birthday of Zoroaster ceremonies are held annually. The most tourism characteristics of cities, towns and villages of the province are as following:

Ardakan

Taft

Mihreez

Maybod

Tourist Attractions In Yazd

You’ll be amazed to learn about so many places of visit in Yazd. Your Yazd Tour is sure to be insightful and memorable. The mosques, fire temples, old city of Yazd, wind catchers are some of the wonderful sights in Yazd. Tourist Attractions in Yazd are will only make your travel to Yazd fun-filled.

Alexander’s Prison

The Alexander’s Prison in Yazd is a 15th Century dungeon, which was built by the Greek emperor Alexander the Great when he arrested some Iranian elites who opposed him. It was constructed during the Timord era. At present it is present as a deep well in the courtyard of the Zee Yaa Eiyeh School.

Amir Chakhmagh Complex

The Amir Chakhmagh Complex is a 14th Century mosque, which was at first called Masjed-e Nou or New mosque.

Badgirs

Badgirs are unique work of architecture in the city of Yazd. These wind towers were constructed to capture the slightest breeze that very seldom blows.

Doulatabad Garden

The Doulatabad Garden, which is very often called Bagh-e Dolatabad is a beautiful complex which was constructed in 1712 and specially designed for the governor of the time, Mohammad Tagi Khan-e Yazdi to reside with his family. He would also entertain his guests here.

Jameh Mosque

The Jameh Mosque is one of Iran’s most magnificent buildings which was constructed by Ala’oddoleh Garshasb during the era of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty in the 12th Century.

Mausoleum of Seyed Roknaddin

The Mausoleum of Seyed Roknaddin, built in 1323, is th tomb of Seyed Roknaddin Mohammad Ghazi, a renowned Muslim.

Old City

The Old City is a desert and the Zoroastrians mostly inhabit this place. What will capture your attention are the mudbrick, meandering lanes, and Badgirs (wind towers).

Zoroastrian Fire Temple

The Zoroastrian Fire Temple is where the Zoroastrians pray before taking their dead to the Towers of Silence. The temple is frequented by Zoroastrians from around the world, as well as those from other religions.

Chak Chak

A Zoroastrian fire temple called Chak Chak is situated 72 kilometers from Yazd and amongst the mountains of Anjireh and Ardakan. It is from these mountains that are cut from stone that water drips.

Towers of Silence

 

The Towers of Silence is a wide open landscape that will take your breadth away. There are two mountains, which have rounded walls on their peaks. This was the home of the last worshipers of Ahura Mazda. These are just some of the Tourist Attractions in Yazd. Yazd Tourism also gives to its tourists a tour of the Education Department Natural History Museum and Aineh va Rowshanai Museum. Sightseeing in Yazd is sure keep you busy on your Yazd Tour.

Nov 30, 2015
Mashhad

Mashhad City

Razavi Khorasan (in Persian: خراسان رضوی) is a province located in northeastern Iran. Mashhad is the centre and capital of the province.

Other cities and townships are Ghouchan, Dargaz, Chenaran, Sarakhs, Fariman, Torbat-e Heydarieh, Torbat-e Jam, Taybad, Khaf, Roshtkhar, Kashmar, Bardaskan, Neyshabour, Sabzevar, Gonabad, Kalat, Khalil Abad and Mahvalat.

Razavi Khorasan is one of the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.

 

 

 

 

Capital:

• Coordinates:

 

Mashhad

36.2980° N 59.6057° E

Area :

144,681 km²

Population(2005):

Density :

5,202,770

• 36.0/km²

Sub-provinces
(Shahrestan):

19

Time zone:

UTC+3:30

Main language(s):

Persian

Kurdish

Turkmen

 

Mashhad Tourist Attractions

This province envelopes many historical and natural attractions, such as mineral water springs, small lakes, recreational areas, caves and protected regions, and various hiking areas.

Besides these, Khorasan encompasses numerous religious buildings and places of pilgrimage, including the shrine of Imam Reza, Goharshad mosque and many other mausoleums and Imamzadehs which attract visitors to this province.

The Cultural Heritage of Iran lists 1179 sites of historical and cultural significance in all three provinces of Khorasan.

 

  • Tus, where Ferdowsi, Persian languages most important poet is buried.
  • Nishapur, where Farid al-Din Attar, Omar Khayyám, and Kamal-ol-molk are buried.
  • Goharshad mosque and the vast shrine-complex of Imam Reza that forms the heart of Mashhad Neishabour
  • Khaneh Khorshid
  • Shandiz and Torghabeh (famous for their riverside restaurants)
  • Tomb of Nadir Shah Afshar in central Mashhad
  • Akhangan (Akhanjan) tower, north of Tus
  • Haruniyeh dome in Tus, where the famous mystic Imam Mohammad Ghazali is buried.
  • Tus citadel
  • Bazangan lake, in Sarakhs district
  • Kooh Sangi, a notable hill in Mashhad
  • Akhlamad
  • Band-e-Golestan (Golestan dam)
  • Jaghargh
  • Zoshk, a country village west of Mashhad
  • Kang, a scenic stepped village
  • Noghondar
  • Kardeh Dam
  • Vakilabad and Mellat parks in Mashhad
  • Zari, Hendelabad, Mozdooran, Moghan and Kardeh caves.
  • Robat Sharaf (a relatively grand caravanserai ruin in Sarakhs district)
  • Tomb of Khajeh Abasalt, Khajeh Morad, Ravi (famous Iranian Gnostics) and mausoleum of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi.
  • Yahya and Khajeh Rabi mausoleum at the northern edge of Mashhad city*Sabz (green) dome in a roundabout in Mashhad.

Culture

Long a center of secular and religious learning, Mashhad has been a center for the arts and for the sciences. The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, named after the great Iranian poet, is located here. The Madrassa of Ayatollah Al-Khoei, originally built in the seventeenth century and recently replaced with modern facilities, is the city's foremost traditional centre for religious learning. The Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, founded in 1984, stands at the centre of town, within the shrine complex. The prestige of traditional religious education at Mashhad attracts students, known as Talabeh, or "Mollah" internationally.

Mashhad is also home to one of the oldest libraries of the Middle-East called the F with a history of over six centuries. The Astan-e Quds Razavi Museum, which is part of the Astan-e Quds Razavi Complex, is home to over 70,000 rare manuscripts from various historical eras. There are some six million historical documents in the foundation's central library.

In 1569 (977 H), 'Imad al-Din Mas'ud Shirazi, a physician at the Mashhad hospital, wrote the earliest Islamic treatise on syphilis, one influenced by European medical thought. Kashmar rug is a type of Persian rug indigenous to this region.

 

Mashhad active galleries include: Mirak Gallery, Parse Gallery, Rezvan Gallery, Soroush Gallery, and the Narvan Gallery.

Nov 30, 2015
Hamadan

Hamadan City

Geographical Position, Hamedan

The province of Hamedan covers an area of 19,546 sq. km. and is located to the west of Iran. Asad Abad, Towiserkan, Bahar, Razan, Kabudrahang, Malayer, Nahavand and Hamedan are the townships of this province. In the year 1996, Hamedan province had a population of approximately 1.7 million, of which about 48.3 % resided in urban areas, and about 51.7% in the rural areas. The province lies in an elevated region, with the ‘Alvand’ mountains, running from the north west to the south west. This mountainous area is to the south west and east of the Hamedan city. To the east of Hamadan, and east of the heights of Alvand, that is in between the mountains of ‘Alvand’ and ‘Gerou’ or (Gerin), in the south, are the plains.

Climate, Hamedan

Hamedan province lies in a temperate mountainous region to the east of Zagross. The vast plains of the north and northeast of the province are influenced by strong winds, that almost last throughout the year. The various air currents of this region are: the north and north west winds of the spring and winter seasons, which are usually humid and bring about rainfall. The west-east air currents that blow in the autumn, and the local winds that develop due to difference in air-pressure between the elevated areas and the plains, like the blind wind of the Asad Abad region.

Taking into consideration the environmental conditions, the ideal period to travel to this province is from mid May to mid October, which proves to be excellent as regards sunshine and temperature, besides the natural surroundings. The higher regions of the province experience a cold, mountainous climate in general, whilst the regions to the south of which, have a temperate, mountainous climate.

History and Culture, Hamedan

Hamedan province can be said to be one of the historical and extremely ancient parts of Iran and its civilization. Relics of this area confirm this fact. Hamedan township being in the vicinity of the Alvand mountains has a cold, mountainous climate, with snowy winters and short mild summers. The city of Hamedan is the center of the province and is at a distance of 337 km. from Tehran. The structures of city is related to ‘Diya Aku’ one of the monarchs of the Medes, about (700 BC.). According to the records of a reputed Greek historian, this territory was called ‘Ekbatan’ and ‘Hegmataneh’ by this monarch . Thus being transformed into a huge capital, which was later repaired by Darius The Great.

During the Parthian era, ‘Teesfoon was the capital of the country, and Hamedan the summer capital and residence of the Parthian rulers. After the Parthians, the Sassanids constructed their summer palaces in Hamadan. In the year 23 AH. when the war of Nahavand took place and Hamedan came into the hands of the Arabs, at times it thrived and at times witnessed poverty. In the times of the Deylamites (319 AH.) , it suffered plenty of damages. In the 6th century AH., the Seleucidians shifted their capital from Baqdad to Hamadan.

 

The city of Hamedan which was always assaulted by the rise and fall of powers, was completely destroyed during the Teimooride invasion. During the Safavid era the city thrived. Thereafter, in the year 1138 AH., Hamedan surrendered to the Ottomans, but due to the courage and chivalry of Nader Shah Afshar, Hamedan was cleared off the invaders and according to the peace treaty between Iran and the Ottomans , it was returned to Iran. The city of Hamedan lay on the ‘Silk Road’ and even in the last centuries enjoyed good prospects in commerce and trade being on the main road network in the western region of the country.

Hamadan Hotels

Arian Hotel: At this inviting midrange hotel, each floor has a different, gently appealing style of décor with modernist lamps on the 3rd floor and a more opulent period look on the 4th. Check out the 2nd floor to see what they consider ‘British style’. The lobby has a couple of gratuitous Persepolis-aping columns. Some English is spoken.

Baba Taher Hotel: The mirror-tiled lobby and restaurant offer a dazzlingly garish festival of Las Vegas kitsch while corridors test out the full palate of pastel colours. The reasonably well-appointed rooms are thankfully somewhat more subdued, but barely justify the discounted price, let alone rack-rates. English spoken.

Buali Hotel: The standard rooms have fridge, BBC World TV and floral pseudo-silk fabrics, but the bathrooms are rather outdated. Suites are a considerable step up.

Farshchi Guest House: By mosaferkhaneh standards the Farshchi is a cosy, friendly place with something of a family atmosphere, plastic flowers and samovars giving vague touches of humanity to the area of shared squat toilets and washbasins. Most rooms are four-bedded.

Hamadan Guest House: This large, confusing and male-dominated place has four- and six-bed dorms for which locals pay around IR20,000 per person. Foreigners pay IR60,000 per person, but will usually get the whole room between them. It’s a fairly long walk to the shared toilets whose doors don’t lock. There’s no English sign: take the green-framed stairway beyond the first alley-yard as you walk down Ekbatan St from the meydan. Ask for help as there’s no reception desk.

Hotel Eram: Behind a swishly upgraded lobby, rooms are less impressively renovated with aging bed-boxes and half-length baths. It’s at the southwest edge of town. Some English spoken.

Hotel Yass: With an excellent location and some early 20th-century features, the Yass could be a pleasant choice given some TLC. But for now the rooms are dreary with institutional beds, aging showers and feeble-flush Western toilets. The building is marked in Latin letters but no English is spoken. Reception is on the 3rd floor.

Marmar Hotel: In Japanese, mar-mar would translate as ‘so-so’. Very apt. A creaky glass elevator takes you to rooms where crimson curtains and bedspreads are lit by bright unshaded lamps. The bathrooms could be cleaner and there’s no shower curtain.

Ordibesht Hotel: Bright and unusually airy, this no-nonsense mosaferkhaneh is compulsively cleaned and Ali speaks some English. There are separate toilet facilities for men and women and ‘free showers for foreigners’. Most rooms are quads.

 

Hamadan Tourist Attractions

Some of the major hamadan Tourist Attractions that you can visit during your hamadan Tours include the following

Ali Sadr Cave: The water within the cave is extremely cold but very clear, odorless, colorless and with an ordinary taste. It comes under the calcium bicarbonate category, is nearly neutral in PH, but unfortunately polluted. The ceiling of the cave is covered with a sedimentation of pure calcium carbonate and a mixture of other chemical compounds. Thus forming stalagmites of unique beauty and design, which draws the attention of visitors. The air within the cave is light and static.

To date, all the canals of this cave have not been discovered, and only approximately 2,100 m. have been recognized. Here, the height of the ceiling is between 1-35 m. the width of the canals 2 – 15 m. and the depth of the water 1 – 17 m. Within the cave, electric power, and paddling canoes (seating 4 persons) aid visitors to see parts of this cave.

Avecina Tomb Museum: In the museum here, ancient relics, an anthropology section and books of Avecina are on display. Besides which exhibits such as bronze statues related to the 1st millennium BC., gourd bottles (or canteens), coins, beads and articles of silver related to the Sassanide period. The tomb of the great Gnostic ‘Qazvini’ is also located in this vicinity.

Abbas Abad Recreational Place: This recreational area situated on the skirts of the Alvand Mountains, comprises of a little zoo. In addition to the famous ‘Abbas Abad Waterfall’, ‘Ganj Nameh Inscriptions’ (of the Achaemenian period), and the beautiful valleys around are beautiful and interesting places to visit.. Lower down is the recreational complex of Abbas Abad, situated on a hill overlooking Hamadan. There is also a game center close by.

Ganjnameh: These inscriptions are relics from the period of ‘Darius’ and ‘Khashayar Shah’ of the Achaemenian era. The said are located 5 km. west of Hamadan at the end of the ‘Dareh-ye-Abbas Abad’ or Abbas Abad Valley, and have been engraved on a mountain. Each of these inscriptions have been segregated into three columns with twenty lines, and in three languages of ancient ‘Parsi’, ‘Baboli’ and ‘Ilami’. The Parsi text is to the left of these two inscriptions, the Baboli text is in the center followed by the Ilami text to the right of the engravings. The engraved tablet to the left is related to Darius the Great, under which is the engraving related to the period of Khashayar Shah.

Ancient city of Hekmataneh: city has been inhabited since at least the 2nd millennium BC. Under Cyrus the Great, it became the Median capital in the 6th century BC, when the city was known as Ecbatana or Hegmatane (‘meeting place’). When it reached the height of its glory as the summer capital of the Aebtiemenian empire (559-330 BC), Hamadan-was described as one of the most opulent cities, with splendid palaces, building: plated with precious metals and seven layers of town walls, the inner two of which were coated in gold and silver.

These glorious riches naturally attracted hordes of invading armies. Hamadan faded in importance after the Arab Conquest in the mid-7th century but became the regional capital under the Seljuqs for some 60 years in the late 12th century he city was devastated by the Mongols in 1220 and again by Teimur in 1386 but soon returned to relative prosperity and remained so until the 18th century. Hamadan then fell into a serious decline and suffered from an invasion by the Turks, from which the city did not recover until the mid 19th century.

Bu Ali Sina (Avicenna): The great Bu Ali Sina was born in the village of Khormassin in 980,and revered during his lifetime as a philosopher and physician. He is more commonly known in the west as Avicenna, the name under which his widely respected medical encyclopedia was published in Europe. He died in Hamadan in 1037.

Ester’s Tomb: The most important Jewish pilgrimage site in Iran, this is believed to contain the bodies of Esther, the Jewish wife of Xerxes I, who is credited with organizing the first Jewish emigration to Persist in the 5th century, and her uncle Mordecai.

Alavian Dome: This well-preserved 12th century mausoleum of the Alavi family – the pre-eminent family in the town during most of the Seljuq period (1051-1220)-is probably the most noteworthy monument in Hamadan it is interesting for the outstanding quality or its stucco ornamentation, with whirling floral motifs on the exterior- walls and intricate geometric designs on its Mehrab, the tombs are in the crypt, reached by a spiral staircase.

Hamadan Tourist AttractionsLion Stone: This famous l4th century stone lion in the square of he same name in south-east Hamadan, is the only distinct, visible monument of the ancient city, Ecbatana. It originally guarded a city gate and may have been carved at the behest of Alexander the Great. Avicent a Memorial Obviously modeled on the magnificent Gonbad-e Kavus tower near Gorgltn, this dominating structure was built as recently as 1954, in memory of Bu Ali Sina.

 

Hekmatane Hill: Some ruins of the ancient city can be seen around this extensive plot of land. Some small items found here, and elsewhere in Hamadan, have been put on display in the museum in the centre of the site, but most are in the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. Currently undergoing extensive excavations and renovations, the complex is Alisadr Caves.

Nov 30, 2015
Kermanshah

Kermanshah City

Kermanshah located 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran and about 120 km from the border of Iraq with Iran. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. The majority of people speak Kurdish with Kermanshahi dialect.

Travel to Iran to visit Kermanshah and find What to see in Kermanshah:

In Iran you have many things to see and do, Visit Kermanshah to see another view of Iran, in Kermanshah you can visit its Sights including Kohneh Bridge, Behistun Inscription, Taq-e Bostan, Temple of Anahita, Dinavar, Ganj Dareh, Essaqwand Rock Tombs, Sorkh Deh chamber tomb, Malek Tomb, Hulwan, Median dakhmeh(Darbad,Sahneh), Do-Ashkaft Cave, Dokan Davood Inscription,Sar Pol-e-Zahab, Khaja Barookh’s House, Chiyajani Tappe, Statue of Herakles in Behistun complex, Emad al doleh Mosque, Tekyeh-e Beglarbagi, Hunters cave, Jame Mosque of Kermanshah, Godin Tepe, Bas relief of Gotarzes II of Parthia, Anobanini bas relief.

Taq-e Bostan is a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD. This example of Sassanid art is located 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah.

The Bistun (also Bisotoun) considered as one of Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites, Bistunh is an Inscription is a multi-lingual inscription located on Mount Bistun in near the city of Kermanshah in western Iran. Authored by Darius the Great sometime between his coronation as king of the Persian Empire in the summer of 522 BC and his death in autumn of 486 BC, the inscription begins with a brief autobiography of Darius, including his ancestry and lineage, also Bistun inscription includes three versions of the same text, written in three different cuneiform script languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian.

Takiyeh moven ol-molk is one of masterpieces in Kermanshah remind from the Qajar period, visit Takiyeh moaven ol-molk in old quarters of Kermanshah in Abshoran alley-ways, the takiye moaven ol-molk was built in 1940 by orders of one of poetry’s of Kermanshah and in that time Takiye moaven ol-molk was used for religious purpose

Ghouri Ghaleh Water cave is the name of the biggest water caves in Middle-east which is dates back to 65 Million years ago, the Ghouri Ghale water cave can be visited in a day excursions from Kermanshah to Paveh town, the Ghouri ghale water cave is located close to a village with the same name as ghouri-ghale, the cave deeps up to 3140 Meters and is long as 12 K.M and also is considered as one of seven’s naturals wonders of Iran, the ghouri ghale water cave in Paveh was discovered by British and French Speleologist at 1975 to 1977

The Anahita Temple is the name of one of two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity of the temple of Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangavar town in Kermanshah. The other is located at Bishapur town in Shiraz.

 

Given its antiquity, attractive landscapes and rich culture, Kermanshah is considered as one of the cradles of prehistoric cultures such as Neolithic villages. According to archaeological surveys and excavation, Kermanshah area has been occupied by prehistoric people since the Lower Paleolithic period, and continued to later Paleolithic periods till late Pleistocene period. The Lower Paleolithic evidence consists of some handaxes found in the Gakia area to the east of the city. The Middle Paleolithic remains have been found in the northern vicinity of the city in Tang-e Kenesht and near Taqwasan. Neanderthal Man existed in the Kermanshah region during this period. The known Paleolithic caves in this area are Warwasi, Qobeh,Malaverd and Do-Ashkaft Cave. The region was also one of the first places in which human settlements including Asiab, Qazanchi, Tappeh Sarab, Chia Jani, and Ganj-Darreh were established between 8,000-10,000 years ago. This is about the same time that the first potteries pertaining to Iran were made in Ganj-Darreh, near present-day Harsin. In May 2009, based on a research conducted by the University of Hamedan and UCL, the head of Archeology Research Center of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced that the one of the oldest prehistorian village in the Middle East dating back to 9800 B.P., was discovered in Sahneh, located west of Kermanshah.

Kermanshah Hotels

Azadegan Hotel

Azadi Hotel

Biston Hotel

Esteghlal Hotel

Resalat Hotel

Soroush Hotel

 

Daryoush Hotel

Kermanshah Tourist Attractions

Some of the major Isfahan Tourist Attractions that you can visit during your Isfahan Tours include the following:

Behistun:

Behistun inscription is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Behistun Inscription (also Bisitun or Bisutun, Modern Persian: بیستون ; Old Persian: Bagastana, meaning “the god’s place or land”) is a multi-lingual inscription located on Mount Behistun.

The inscription includes three versions of the same text, written in three different cuneiform script languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian. A British army officer, Henry Rawlinson, had the inscription transcribed in two parts, in 1835 and 1843. Rawlinson was able to translate the Old Persian cuneiform text in 1838, and the Elamite and Babylonian texts were translated by Rawlinson and others after 1843. Babylonian was a later form of Akkadian: both are Semitic languages. In effect, then, the inscription is to cuneiform what the Rosetta Stone is to Egyptian hieroglyphs: the document most crucial in the decipherment of a previously lost script.

The inscription is approximately 15 metres high by 25 metres wide, and 100 metres up a limestone cliff from an ancient road connecting the capitals of Babylonia and Media (Babylon and Ecbatana). It is extremely inaccessible as the mountainside was removed to make the inscription more visible after its completion. The Old Persian text contains 414 lines in five columns; the Elamite text includes 593 lines in eight columns and the Babylonian text is in 112 lines. The inscription was illustrated by a life-sized bas-relief of Darius, holding a bow as a sign of kingship, with his left foot on the chest of a figure lying on his back before him. The prostrate figure is reputed to be the pretender Gaumata. Darius is attended to the left by two servants, and ten one-metre figures stand to the right, with hands tied and rope around their necks, representing conquered peoples. Faravahar floats above, giving his blessing to the king. One figure appears to have been added after the others were completed, as was (oddly enough) Darius’ beard,[citation needed] which is a separate block of stone attached with iron pins and lead.

Ghajar dynasty monuments

During the Qajar dynasty (1794 to 1925), Kermanshah Bazaar, Mosques and Tekyehs such as Moavenalmolk Mosque, and beautiful houses such as Khaja Barookh’s House were built.

Tekyeh Moavenalmolk, is unique because it has many pictures on the walls that relate to shahnameh, despite some of its more religious ones.

Khaja Barookh’s House is located in the old district of Faizabad, a Jewish neighborhood of Kermanshah. It was built by a Jewish merchant of the Qajar period, named Barookh. The house, an historical depiction of Iranian architecture, was renamed “Randeh-Kesh House”, after the last owner, is a “daroongara”(pro-interior)house and is connected through a vestibule to the exterior yard and through a corridor to the interior yard.[12] Surrounding the interior yard are rooms, brick pillars making the iwans(porches) of the house, and step-like column capitals decorated with brick-stalactite work. This house is among the rare Qajar houses with a private bathroom.

Museums

Interior of the second room of Zagros Paleolithic Museum.

 

There are four museums that are established in old houses of Qajar period. These are Museum of ethnography at Tekyeh Moavenalmolk, and two museums of Zagros Paleolithic Museum and Museum of epigraphy and Qajar hand writings at Tekieh Biglar Baigi. The Zagros Paleolithic Museum contains rich collections of stone tools and animal fossil bones from various Paleolithic sites in Iran. It is the first established museum in Iran that devoted to Paleolithic period of Iran. Museum of traditional Martial art (Wrestling موزه پهلوانی) is another museum in Kermanshah that was established recently and contains many wax models of traditional wrestlers.

Nov 30, 2015
Kerman

Kerman

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Kerman City

Kerman is a city in southeastern Iran with 677,650 inhabitants (2006)[1], situated on a sandy plain 1749 metres above sea level. It is the capital of Kerman with 2,652,413 inhabitants (2006) and an area of 181,714 km². Kerman is the largest carpet producing and exporting center in Iran. Kerman is a large producer of pistachios on the world market. The province is rich in minerals, like copper, coal, chromium, lead, zinc, uranium and aluminum, but mining has remained on a small scale. In recent times crude oil has been discovered, but is yet not exploited.

Kerman is among several cites in Iran with a strong cultural heritage, which is expressed in the local accent, poetry, local music, handicrafts and customs that Kerman has introduced to the world of culture.

The only anthropology museum of Zoroastrians in the world, which showcases the ancient history of Zoroastrians, is in Kerman’s Fire Temple. The idea of launching the museum along with the library of Kerman’s Zoroastrian Society came to light in 1983, when the head of the society, Parviz Vakhashouri, and the former head of library collected cultural heritage artifacts of Kerman’s Zoroastrian community. These two officials added many other objects to this collection.

 

The museum was officially inaugurated during Jashn-e Tirgan in 2005 by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO). Jashn-e Tirgan or Tiregan is an ancient Iranian rain festival observed on July 1. The festivity refers to archangel Tir (literally meaning arrow) or Tishtar (lightning) who appear in the sky to generate thunder and lightning for providing the much needed rain.

Kerman Hotels

 

  • Pars Hotel, Jomhuri Blvd. – Kerman, ☎ +98(0)341 2119331-2 (kerman reception& This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , fax: +98(0)341 2119333), [2].
  • Akhavann Hotel, Shahid Sodooghi Ave., ☎ 0098(+)341 2441411-2.
  • Govashir Hotel, Imam Khomeini Expreress way., ☎ 0098(+)341 2512718.
  • Hotel Omid has the cheapest rooms in town, but no singles.

Kerman Tourist Attractions

Some of the major Kerman Tourist Attractions that you can visit during your Kerman Tours include the following

Grand Bazaar: Stretching for 1200m from Tohid Sq northeast to Shohada Sq, Kerman’s Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest trading centres in Iran. This main thoroughfare is made up of four smaller bazaars, and a further 20 or so branch off to the north and south. It is, however, easy enough to navigate and has a vivacity that should keep you interested, especially in the morning and late afternoon.

Starting at Tohid Sq, the first section is the Bazar-e Ganj Ali Khan, built in the 17th century for Ganj Ali Khan (the governor of Kerman), which soon opens onto the pretty Ganj Ali Khan Square. Built in the Safavid period, this courtyard is home to what was once Kerman’s most important hammam,…

Imam Mosque: The expansive Imam Mosque is worth a look specifically if you’re interested in the process of rehabilitating old buildings. Dating from the early Islamic period, the mosque has suffered considerable damage over the years, not least the destruction of a minaret during an earthquake in the 1970s. But the painstaking restoration goes on with the twin aims of uncovering and restoring early inscriptions while leaving no trace of the recent work. It’s quite a challenge. If you get chatting with the architects in charge they might (no guarantees here) let you take a look at the remains of a fine mihrab believed to date from the early Islamic period, locked away in the southwest…

Gonbad-e Jabaliye: At the edge of town is the mysterious, octagonal Gonbad-e Jabaliye, which houses a mildly interesting and poorly labelled museum of old gravestones. It’s mysterious because its age and original function remain unknown – a Kerman Tourism brochure sums it up as ‘A big, strange dome in the eastern part of Kerman’. Quite! Some scholars date it to the 2nd century AD and think it may have been an observatory. Others say it was a tomb. Whatever its function, it is remarkable because it is constructed of stone rather than the usual brick; though the double-layered dome, added 150 years ago, is brick. When taking photos (outside only) be careful to point your camera away from the…

Hamam-e Ganj Ali Khan: Built in the Safavid period, this courtyard is home to what was once Kerman’s most important hammam, the Hamam-e Ganj Ali Khan, now restored and transformed into a museum. Wonderful frescoes adorn the walls and wax dummies illustrate the workings of a traditional bathhouse. The reception area, for example, was divided so men practising different trades could all disrobe together. Look for the ‘time stones’ at the east and west ends of the hammam; translucent, 10cm-thick alabaster doorways through which bathers could get a rough idea of the time according to how light it was outside.

Moshtari-ye Moshtaq Ali Shah: The attractive Moshtari-ye Moshtaq Ali Shah is the mausoleum for Sufi mystic Moshtaq Ali Shah, and other Kerman notables. Moshtaq Ali Shah was renowned for his singing and ability with the setar (a four-stringed instrument) , and is apparently responsible for adding the fourth string to the setar (which literally means ‘three strings’). He eventually fell so far out of favour with the local religious community that he was stoned in the Jameh Mosque. Most of what you see, including the prominent blue-and-white-tiled roofs, are from the late Qajar period.

Museum of the Holy Defence: The Museum of the Holy Defence commemorates the eight-year Iran–Iraq War. Symbolism abounds, although much of it won’t be obvious without an English-speaking guide. Inside is a gallery of gruesome photos, artefacts, letters and documents from the war, and an animated model re-enacting the Karbala V, a famous battle. Outside, along with a line-up of tanks and missile launchers, is a battlefield complete with bunkers, minefield and sound effects recorded from the actual war. Well worth a look.

Sanati Museum of Contemporary Art: This newly renovated museum is a pleasant surprise in a town that can otherwise feel a long way from modern cultural pursuits. In a Qajar-era building set around an attractive courtyard, the museum houses paintings, sculptures and stone inlays by famous local artist Sayyed Ali Akbar Sanati (1916–2006). It also has exhibitions by younger Iranian artists and even a bronze hand by Auguste Rodin. Not surprisingly, it’s a good place to meet open-minded young Kermanis.

Palaeontological Museum: Located underground in green Park-e Sangi, about 500m east of Shohada Sq, the Palaeontological Museum is the passion and life’s work of local mountaineer Mohsen Tajrobekar. Mohsen has collected a stunning array of fossils from the mountains around Kerman and his finds have caused scientists to re-assess the origins of some present-day species. They include a perfectly petrified fish believed to be 530 million years old.

Kerman National Library: The Kerman National Library modestly bills itself as the ‘greatest informatic research center in the country’, but it’s the architecture – a forest of columns supporting vaulted ceilings – that is the real attraction. Built in 1929, the style is a harmonious variation on late-Qajar-era design that was purpose built as, wait for it, a textile factory!

Jameh Mosque: The well-preserved Jameh Mosque is entered from both Shohada Sq and the bazaar. Its four lofty iwans (rectangular halls opening onto a courtyard) and shimmering blue tiles date from 1349 but were extensively modernised during the Safavid period and later. Interestingly, this mosque has no minaret. Instead there is a squat clock tower atop the main entrance (off Shohada Sq).

Bazar-e Sartasari: Bazar-e Sartasari is one of the oldest trading centres in Iran. This main thoroughfare is made up of four smaller bazaars, and a further 20 or so branch off to the north and south. It is, however, easy enough to navigate and has a vivacity that should keep you interested, especially in the morning and late afternoon.

Moayedi Ice House: The Safavid-era Moayedi Ice House is a well-preserved, conical adobe structure that was used to store ice. The ice store was, and in some part still is, surrounded by gardens. The gardens would fill with water during winter, and when the water froze the ice would be slid into the Moayedi.

 

Masjed-e Ganj Ali Khan: At the square’s northeastern end is Masjed-e Ganj Ali Khan, Ganj Ali Khan’s lavishly decorated private mosque.

Nov 30, 2015
Shiraz

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About Shiraz

A city in southwestern Iran and capital of Fars Province in the Zagros Mountains, Shiraz is a commercial center of the surrounding region, which produces grapes, citrus fruit, cotton, and wheat. The chief products are inlaid articles of wood, metalwork, especially silver, rugs, brocades, and other textiles, cement, electronic parts, and fertilizer. It is the city of historic monuments, poets and philosophers, warriors and kings, orchards, orangeries, roses, anodizes and fragrant blossoms. With a population of 973,161 inhabitants, it lies in a pleasant green valley surrounded by high mountains, in the vicinity of Lake Maharlou. Its climate is extremely agreeable and generally temperate because of the city\›s altitude (1,600 in.). During Now Ruz (the Iranian New Year beginning on 21 st March) the city becomes a field of flowers and greenery, heady with scent of orange blossoms. Points of interest in Shiraz include the tombs of the celebrated Persian poets Hafez; and Saadi, both natives of the city, the Khalili Garden, Baghe Eram (the Garden of Paradise), Baghe Delgosha, Qavam Orangeries (Naranjestan-e Qavam), Tekiyeh Haft Tanan, the Koran Gate, Vakil Mosque, Shah Cheragh Shrine, Attiq Friday Mosque, New Mosque (Masjid-e Now), Pars Museum, Bishapour (Ancient ruins, to the west of Shiraz), and Fasa and Firuz Abad (Ruins in the surroundings of Shiraz). The city is also the site of a university (1945). Shiraz was founded in the 7th century and was the capital of Iran during several periods of its history.

Shiraz Coordinates
Province Shiraz
Latitude 29°36’35″N
Longitude 52°32’40″E
City 1500 km (579 sq mi)
Urban 686 km (265 sq mi)
Elevation 1200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2011) about 78,800,000
Density 10000/km (25,899/sq mi)
Time zone 3.5 GMT

 

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Tourist Attractions in Shiraz

The Tourist Attractions in Shiraz reflects the beauty of the place which is truly wonderful. The city has a reference to the history which dates back to 2000 BC. The reference of the earliest form of the city was on clay tablets. The city has played host to Iran’s capital many times. The city was chosen to be the capital of Persia during the Zand dynasty. It was from 1750 until 1781. Again during the Saffarid period, Shiraz was chosen to be the capital of the country. The city was also the capital of Southern Iran from 1781 until 1794. The 13th century saw the city becoming one of the leading places for arts and culture.

The city is dotted with the tourist attractions that are spread all across the city and also in its surrounding areas. These attractions are instrumental in the development of tourism in the place. The Tourist Attractions in Shiraz are the crux of the Shiraz Tours. Truly the tourist attractions make the place very beautiful. Some of the most beautiful tourist attractions of the city are:

  • Tomb of Khaju e Kermani
  • Atigh Jame’ Mosque
  • Eram Garden is a famous tourism attraction.
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Tomb of Sa’di v Tomb of Shah Shoja’
  • Haft Tanan
  • Barme Dela

 

Shiraz is a major tourist destination in Iran which attracts tourists from all over the places for the Tourist Attractions in Shiraz. The beautiful city of Shiraz offers loads to the tourists with its array of attractions that are located in a green plain. The city is situated at the foothills of Zagros Mountains lying on the southwest Iran. Shiraz enjoys a moderate climate and is a popular regional trade center of the country. The city enjoys the visit of numerous travelers and every travel is made enchanting with the tourist attractions in Shiraz. The Shiraz tourist attractions are truly an integral part of the Shiraz tours.

Shiraz Hotels

  • Shiraz Homa Hotel

District: Shiraz Homa Hotel is situated next to Azadi Park, the biggest park in Shiraz, offering glorious views over the adjacent tennis court and the mountain. Here is a haven of peace where you can truly be yourself. We pride ourselves on providing guests with luxury and convenience with a range of facilities to satisfy all your requirements. Our facilities are planned to suit both business and leisure, and our professional staff are ready to help you in any way they can. The magnificent ornamental façade at Shiraz Homa Hotel gives way to a warmly inviting lobby decorated with fresh flowers and comfortable seating. 232 elegant rooms and suites provide the discerning traveler with the utmost in comfort and luxury. The Hotel prides itself on the quality of its dinning outlets and offers a variety of restaurants designed to tantalize all taste. The Hotel also has one of the finest and largest function facilities in the city. It is the ultimate venue for conferences, conventions and social occasions. Fitness center boasts a wide range of equipment and facilities.

  • Chamran Grand Hotel

Chamran Grand Hotel has been located in the most beautiful region of Shiraz city. It is surrounded by the beautiful Ghasrodasht’s gardens. This luxurious and beautiful hotel uses modern devices and technology to meet the guest’s need in a perfect way and make a pleasant and enjoyable stay for them during their trip. Chamran Grand Hotel contains 250 rooms and suites with mountain, river, garden and city view.

  • Park sadi Hotel

District: Park sadi Hotel established in 1341,and is the first tourist Hotel in Shiraz. The old treas and hotel yard have created the memorable place for guests.

It is quite close to historical places: Vakil mosque, bath and bazaar, Karim Khan citadel, Pars museum.

  • Pars international hotel

District: Pars international hotel is one of the luxurious hotel in the south of Iran, which located on karimkhan Zand Avenue, just 20 minutes to the airport, 45 minutes to Persepolis, 10 minutes to sadi and karimkhan zand complex and 5 minutes to hafiz.

  • SHIRAZ Eram hotel

District: SHIRAZ Eram hotel is located the center of Shiraz; the city of poetry and literature. this beautiful city with its ancient historical places recount the antiquty of Iran›s civilization.

Tourists who come to iran cannot resist the enticement of visiting Shiraz, and include it among the necessary parts of their plan.

 

Shiraz Eram Hotel is located the center of city near the bank, trade centers, main bazaar and the historical building pf zandieh.

Nov 30, 2015
Isfahan

About Isfahan

Covering an area of 105,937 square kilometers, isfahan province is located in the central part of Iran. according to the latest divisions of the country, Isfahan province includes 17 townships which are: Isfahan, Ardestan, Barkhar and Maymeh, Khomaini-Shahr, khansar, Semirom, Shahreza (Ghomsheh), Faridan, Freydoon-Shahr, Falavarjan, Kashan, Golpayehgan, Lanjan, Mobarakeh, Na’een, Nadjafabad and Natanz. Isfahan, being the capital city of the province, is the most populated city of the province.The population of the province in 1996 was 3,223,255 of which 74.3% were urban dwellers and 25.7% were living in rural areas. Locating in the central part of Iran plateau, Isfahan province, due to its vastness, consists of several mountainous and plain areas. These are: Ardestan mountainous area; north-east and east mountainous area which Natanz city is located on its slope; western mountainous area encompassing Faridan and Freydoon-Shahr townships; and plain area which has come into existence from alluviums of Zayandeh Rood river and includes south-east of Isfahan.
Regarding the above natural and topographical situation, the climate of the province is changeable as well. although the province generally enjoys a dry and temperate climate, but it can be classified as three climatic regions depending on the distance with western mountainous area and desert (Kavir) plain in the east and south-east. These climatic regions are: arid, including Na’een, Biabanak and Anarak to the north of Ardestan; semi-arid consisting Isfahan township; and semi-humid and cold encompassing west and south-west of the province.
According to the reports of Meteorological Organization, maximum temperature of Isfahan is 40.6C. deyree minimum temperature is 10.6(C and average annual temperature is 16.7C.deyree. The annual freezing days of the province are 76 days ad average annual precipitation is 116.9mm.
As the result of geographical conditions of Isfahan province, eco-tourism attractions of it is less than that of other provinces like Gilan, Mazandaran and Azarbaijan. But some certain parts of Isfahan enjoy valuable eco-tourism potentials both from local and national points of view. having more than 12 forest parks and protected areas, several springs and waterfalls, luxuriant and fresh orchards, pleasant summer resorts and vcreates suitable conditions for leisure time of native people as well as tourists. The largest river in the central plateau of Iran called Zayandeh Rood, passing through this province, creates many impressive sights. there are recreational facilities both on Zayandeh Rood where flowing through Isfahan and near the large dam constructed across the river, 117 km. south of the city.
The most important tourist attractions of Isfahan province are various and significant historical and architectural monuments specially in Isfahan city which mostly belong to Saljoughi and Safavid periods. Most of these historical monuments have international value reflecting their antiquity and hsitorical ups and downs in this territory. Among these monuments, it can be pointed out to some of them like Ali-Qapoo edifice, Chehel-Sotoon palace, Siosehpol (33 arches) bridge, Khajoo bridge, Shahrestan bridge, Menar Jonban (shaking minaret), Isfahan and Kashan Bazaars, Imam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) square, Boroujerdis’ house and tens of other historical and architectural valuable sites scattered all around the province each of them are unique and eye-catching as far as art and beauty are concerned.
The other tourism potentials of the province are religious sites and buildings with their own antiquity scattered throughout the province annually attracting so many pilgrims and tourists who have spiritual ties with them. Moreover, some of these sites, as invaluable and important memorials of the past, reflect great national, cultural and religious heritage of residents of this region in different historical periods. Among them Jame’ mosque, Imam mosque, Sheik Lotfollah mosque, Chahar-Bagh school, and tens of Imamzadeh, shrines and tombs of luminaries can be pointed out.
Isfahan province, since a very long time ago, had been the residence of different peoples including Aryans, Semitic, Turks, Armenians and Georgians who were under the influence of Iranian culture. Cultural interactions of these people resulted in widespread rituals and traditions throughout the province including various ceremonies, mourning, celebrations, music, local dances andvIn, spite of this, existing tribes and nomads in the region including Ghashghai, Bakhtiari, Boyirahmedi, and Semirom, have retained major parts of their own native culture and are hung up on them. Thus, this phenomenon is one of the important attractions for visitors who are not acquainted with tribal life style and other social characteristics of them.

Isfahan Hotels

 

  • Abbasi Hotel
  • Setareh Hotel(Sadaf)
  • Ali Qapu Hotel
  • Hasht Behesht Hotel
  • hotel Suite
  • hotel Melal
  • Hajihasani
  • Esfahan Tourist Hotel
  • Azadi Hotel
  • Aria Hhotel
  • Amir Kabir Hotel

 

Isfahan Tourist Attractions


Some of the major Isfahan Tourist Attractions that you can visit during your Isfahan Tours include the following:

 

Imam Square: it is also known as the Naghsh- I Jahan Square. You can site this place at the heart of the city. This historical site has been counted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Several historical buildings surround this Imam Square. Near the square, you can find some shopping stops and entertainment venues.

The Ali Qapu Palace: This grand palace was built during the early seventeenth century on the order of Shah Abbas the Great. You can site this palace at the western side of the Naghsh – Jahan Square. This majestic building is forty-eight meters in height and is of seven floors. The palace has a great historical importance and testifies the rich cultural heritage of the building. The architectural brilliance of the building will leave you mesmerized.

Si-o-Se-Pol Bridge: This internationally famous bridge consists of thirty three arches. The bridge stretches for 298 meters in length. The interesting thing about this bridge is that it is not only in use as the bridge but also as the dam. Also known as the Allahverdi Khan Bridge, this bridge was constructed during 1599 and 1602.

Grand Bazaar: This is one of the largest markets in the country. This ancient bazaar dates way back to the 1300 years. The main gateway of the bazaar is exquisitely decorated. Inside the bazaar, you can find domes and other architectural brilliance. From here, you can buy various souvenirs fro your loved ones.

Other than these, there are several other Tourist Attractions in Isfahan. Other major sites include Meydan Square, Shahshashan Square, Talar Ashraf, Chehel Sotoun, Shah Mosque, Friday Mosque, Esfahan Jame and Various other places of interest.

Nov 29, 2015
Tehran

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About Tehran

Although Tehran is not Iran, but without this great metropolis, which is the focal point of Iran’s transportation network and the center in which more than 40% of the nation’s economic activities takes place, it would not be possible to fully comprehend the ever changing Iran. Tehran is the mirror of Iran. Those who inhabit this young metropolis have come from around the country with different beliefs, cultures, languages and life styles and live in a national and international context together. It can be noted that modern societies take form in large cities, and therefore, Iran’s future is being formed in Tehran.
Iran is a complicated and mysterious country and Tehran is more so. Activities, population and cultures have shaped a new and ever changing logic upon which people relate to one another without prior familiarity. This phenomenon, despite being problematic, expands and facilitates innovations and creativity.

Tehran Coordinates
Province Tehran
Latitude 35 40 N
Longitude 51 26 E
City 1500 km (579 sq mi)
Urban 686 km (265 sq mi)
Elevation 1200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2006) about 11,000,000
Density 10000/km (25,899/sq mi)
Time zone 3.5 GMT

In fact, this is a characteristic of all metropolises to instigate new dynamism. Availability and awareness of economic, social and cultural information are necessary for understanding a city. These concepts, however, make sense only when they materialize within a country, an urban space or its periphery.
Although the City of Tehran can be similar to Los Angeles or Shanghai in terms of urban planning, size, variety, internal dynamics and economic role, it cannot be understood without its territorial and cultural characteristic.
Tehran’s population increased fifty folds from 200,000 in 1900 to10.3 millions in 1996, of which 6.8 millions live within the city limits of Tehran. In the same period, however, total population of Iran increased only five folds, from 9.8 million to 60 million. Tehran, which had only a 2% share in total population, now incorporates more than 15% share. This proportion has remained relatively stable since 1970s. This population explosion is the result of migrations due to the Capital’s unique attractions. A capital that was merely a town 100 years ago has now become a more or less modern metropolis, because of governmental
centralization and improvements in social welfare. Hence, Tehran, despite its many unique aspects, is comparable with large cities such as Ankara, Brasilia, and even St. Petersburg.

 

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There are various Tourist Attractions in Tehran which you must visit while on a tour to this city in the country of Iran. This city is famous for its various places of interest. A number of holiday makers and other travelers come to this part of Iran every year. As a result you will find many accommodation options present in this city in Iran. These tourist spots are spread all across the city and are surely worth a visit while you are here. Viewing the different Tourist Attractions in Tehran will be a memorable experience for you as well as your family.

The various Tehran Tourist Attractions comprise of:

  • National Jewels Treasury, Tehran
  • Golestan Palace, Tehran
  • Museum of Ayatollah Khomeini, Tehran
  • Green Palace, Tehran
  • Saad-Abad Palace & Park, Tehran
  • Holy Shrine of Emam Khomeini
  • National Museum of Iran, Tehran
  • Varamin, Tehran
  • Tehran Bazaar,Tehran
  • Postal Museum, Tehran
  • Ferdoosi Square, Tehran
  • Sahebqraniyeh Palace, Tehran
  • Sorkh Ghaleh Toroud,Tehran
  • Niavaran Palace, Tehran
  • Jamshidieh Park, Tehran
  • Shamsol-emare, Tehran
  • Azadi Tower, Tehran
  • Milad Tower, Tehran

The city of Tehran is known for its rich history and culture. Various rulers have ruled this part of Iran and they have left their distinct impression in this city which today stand as witnesses of the past. The Tourist Attractions in Tehran mostly consist of grand palaces and museums which are quite beautiful and informative. The palaces in this city include Golestan Palace, Tehran, Green Palace, Tehran, Saad-Abad Palace & Park, Tehran, Sahebqraniyeh Palace, Tehran and the Niavaran Palace, Tehran. These palaces were built by various emperors and other nobles in the past. The palaces are very lavish and show the power and wealth of these people.

You will find a treasury and several museums as well in this city. The museums include National Jewels Treasury, Tehran, Museum of Ayatollah Khomeini, Tehran, National Museum of Iran, Tehran and the Postal Museum, Tehran. These museums have rare displays which are quite fascinating. You can even visit the famous towers and holy shrines set in this city. You can also shop at the local bazaars of this city while you are on Tehran Tours. You will have a good time sightseeing in Tehran. The good transportation in Tehran will make your trip to the Tourist Attractions in Tehran quite comfortable.

Nov 29, 2015
Eram Garden

BAGH-E ERAM (Eram Garden), a famous and beautiful garden at Shiraz. Its site close to the embankment of the Rudkhana-ye Kushk was formerly on the northwestern fringe of the city but is now well inside the greatly expanded urban area.

Apr 15, 2015
Tehran Milad Tower

An unquestionable stop for tourists in Iran would be the Milad Tower, also known in Persian as ‘Borj-e Milad’. Built in 2007 and standing at 435 m (1,427 ft) high from the base to the tip of the antenna.

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