Things not to miss in Iran

Tehran

… The secret parties taking place in apartments by the city of Tehran, in a country where almost everything that is synonymous of party is prohibited.

 

Kashan

… The small town of smiling and kind population, which in addition to palaces, gardens and historic houses, offers a bazaar of beautiful architecture.

Kashan Bazaar
Kashan Bazaar

 

Kashan Bazaar
Kashan Bazaar

Esfahan

… The bridges over the River Zayandeh that even without water still provide a magical atmosphere with the approach of the sunset.

Esfahan. Bridges over Zayandeh river
Esfahan. Bridges over Zayandeh river

 

Esfahan. Bridges over Zayandeh river
Esfahan. Bridges over Zayandeh river

Persepolis

… The ruins of an extinct civilization, that despite the many visitors still mirror the greatness of an empire that is the heart of Persia.

Persepolis
Persepolis

 

Persepolis
Persepolis

Shiraz

… The atmosphere of Masoleum of Hafez (Aramgah-e Hafez) in a mixture of religious devotion, intellectual respect and artistic mystique that is still given to this poet.

Yazd. Mausoleum of Hafez (Hafez Tomb)
Yazd. Mausoleum of Hafez (Hafez Tomb)

Yazd

… By Dakhme hills (Towers of Silence), where the bodies of Zoroastrianism followers, religion originated in Persia, were left to be eaten by vultures so as not to defile the sacred elements such as fire, water, earth and air.

Yazd. Dakhme
Yazd. Dakhme

 

Yazd. Dakhme
Yazd. Dakhme

Bazaars

… The best were the Tabriz by the atmosphere and the Kashan by the architecture of the building and the sidewalk terrace.

Tabriz Bazaar
Tabriz Bazaar

 

Kashan Bazaar. Rooftop
Kashan Bazaar. Rooftop

 

… And people! The generosity and the kindness.

 

 

… For an upcoming trip:

  • Travel by train to Tehran to Ahvaz crossing the Zharkouh Mountains
  • Visit the villages in Kaluts region where Balochi keep alive their culture and ethnic identity
  • Explore the Persian Gulf, especially Qeshm Island
  • The city of Mashhad
  • Crossing the Dasht-e Lut (Lut Desert)

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