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Iran Travel guide – Iran tourist places

If you are planning to travel to Iran and you want to know Iran tourist places, you have chosen a suitable place.
Here we have collected summary information from more than 50 culture and nature attraction in Iran. You can choose the most attractive places and then customize your own  trip to Iran and then leave the rest to us.

We will update this page to introduce you more Iran tourist places


Cave : Ali Sadr

Discovered in the 1950s, the natural cave of Ali Sadr is reputed to be the most beautiful in Iran. It can be visited by boat, allowing you to discover magnificent rooms dotted with stalactites.

City : Ardabil

Ardabil, today a city of 500,000 inhabitants, is said to have been founded in the 5th century under the Sassanid dynasty. Destroyed by the Mongols in 1120, it was chosen as a spiritual center by Safi al-Din, founder of a Sufi order. One of his distant descendants, Shah Ismâil I founded the Safavid dynasty there. Ardabil, center of carpet creation, was long renowned for its silk market. The impressive funerary complex whose heart is made up of the tomb of Safi al-Din fully justifies the stop in the city.

City :Arg-e Bam
The city of Bam was probably founded during the Parthian period but, for the most part, it dates back to the Safavid era (1501 – 1732) before the earthquake of December 26, 2003 destroyed it. This set, the largest built in adobe in the world (18 hectares), is the subject of a major restoration. In 2013, UNESCO even removed Bam from the list of sites in danger, considering that the site was stabilized and now healthy. It is open for visits again.

The mountain of Bisutun hosts on its sides magnificent Achaemenid bas-reliefs retracing the exploits of Darius I. Numerous remains from the Seleucid, Parthian and Sassanid periods enrich the site.

Village: Abyaneh
Abyaneh is a traditional village nestled on the side of a beautiful valley. Its inhabitants still wear colorful clothes that contrast with the black ambient Iranian women… The very picturesque village will reveal all its charms to those who take the time to discover it…
City : Ardakan
Located on the edge of the desert, Ardakân is a village still equipped with old quarters, a Friday mosque and a Safavid caravanserai. It is near an important Zoroastrian holy place (Chak Chak or Pir-e Sabz), object of an annual pilgrimage.
City : Bishapur
Bishapur is one of the most important Sasanian cities in Iran. It was Shapur I who founded it in 266, giving it the name of “Veh Shapur” (the beautiful city of Shapur) becoming, by deformation, Bishâpur. The city is obviously marked by this king whose palace we will visit, in particular, and, to the north, magnificent bas-reliefs all to his glory and that of his successors…
City : Ardestan
Ardestan has a 9th-century Friday mosque, one of the oldest in Persian design.
Desert:Dasht-e Kavir
The Dasht-e Kavir (salt desert) covers 25,000 km². It is bordered to the north by the Alborz Mountains and to the south by the Dasht-e Lut. It is a desert of sand and rocks which has salt marshes.
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City: Isfahan
With its 2 million inhabitants, Esfahân is one of the first cities in Iran. The historic center, whose heart is the Royal Square (Meydân-e Shâh), has a multitude of mosques, minarets, palaces, bridges, caravanserais, madrassas which are all architectural masterpieces. Pierre Loti marveled at the sight of its domes and minarets “in blue tones, so powerful and so rare that one thinks of fine stones, of sapphire palaces, of unrealizable splendors of magic” . An absolute must!
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Village: Fahraj
Located about thirty km from Yazd, Fahraj has one of the oldest mosques in Iran (8th – 10th centuries). There is even a Sasanian influence.
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City : Kashan
City of 300,000 inhabitants, Kashan was founded under the Sassanid dynasty (3rd – 7th centuries). Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty (16th – 18th century) brought it to its peak by enriching it with palaces, gardens and bazaars. A center of ceramic production since the 12th century, Kashan gave its name to the Persian word (kashi) for ceramic tiles. Among the marvels to discover: the Fin garden, sumptuous patrician houses (Borudjerdi, Tabatabai, Abbasian, Ameri), the Friday mosques, Meydan, the Aqa Bozorg mosque-madrassa and the bazaar with its caravanserais and its hammam…