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Shrine Ensemble of Sheikh Safi

Sheikh Safi al-din Khaneghah and Shrine Ensemble

Sheikh Safi al-din Khaneghah and Shrine Ensemble A masterpiece of post-Islamic Iranian architecture, Sheikh Safi al-din Khaneghah and Shrine Ensemble is one of Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites that attracts tons of Iranian and non-Iranian tourists to Ardabil every year. This Khaneghah and Shrine Ensemble has great historical value besides being an architectural gem in […]

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Jameh Mosque of Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan: a Musuem of Iranian Architecture

Iran is the country of exquisite architecture. From the ruins of Persepolis to the gorgeous Persian gardens, from the Qajar era mansions to the elegant mosques, every prominent historical and cultural attraction of Iran depicts the remarkable architecture of the country throughout history. Besides featuring a lot of pre-Islamic monuments, Iran is home to some […]

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Soltaniyeh UNESCO heritage site

Soltaniyeh, Largest Brick Dome in the World

Soltaniyeh is one of the architectural gems of Iran that has been added to UNESCO heritage sites. This magnificent monument was built during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Khodabandeh who is mostly known by the name of Olijeitu. It’s located in the historical city of Soltaniyeh which was the capital of Ilkhanid dynasty since 1302 […]

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Zoroastrianism in Iran

Zoroastrian Heritage

Learning about different religions is very interesting to a lot of travelers who enjoy exploring historic temples, reading about ancient religious manuscripts and getting familiar with diverse religious rituals of other nations and ethnic groups. As you know, Zoroastrianism was the official religion in Iran until the Islamic conquest of the country in the 7th […]

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Tabriz Historic Bazar

Tabriz Historic Bazaar

The largest roofed bazaar in the world, Tabriz Historic Bazaar is one of the must-visits of Tabriz for any traveler who looks for a historic complex which is still a very lively and popular place. Often regarded as one of the most important trade centers of the Silk Road and the Middle East, Tabriz Historic […]

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dotar UNESCO heritage

Dotar of Iran: Enchanting Music of the Old Times

As playing Iran’s dotar instrument and the art of crafting it have been added to UNESCO Intangible Heritage list recently, we’ve decided to see what gives such a great value to this instrument and what makes it different to other Iranian musical instruments. Intangible Cultural Heritage is generally defined as practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills, […]

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Behisotun Inscription

Bisotun: A Complex of Historical Monuments

If you are interested in visiting archaeological sites, you don’t want to miss Bisotun during your visit to Iran. This historical complex is undoubtedly one of the most important attractions of this country and is one of Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are the reasons why every tourist who travels to Iran must visit […]

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Historic City of Yazd: Life Finds a Way in the Heart of Desert

Strolling down the narrow alleys of Yazd and watching the beauties of one of the oldest adobe cities in the world is a precious experience for every traveler. The historic city of Yazd, with historical guesthouses, one of the best samples of Persian Gardens, an ancient Zoroastrian Fire Temple and its popular Jameh Mosque has […]

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Golestan-Palace-of-Tehran

Golestan Palace: Lavish and Nostalgic

Tehran, as the Capital of Iran, is the most modernized city of the country. But still, there are a lot of historical places to explore in this city! Don’t miss out on the beautiful Golestan Palace while you are in Tehran. This palace is nearly 440 years old and is regarded as one of the […]

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naqsh-e-jahan-square

Naghsh-e-Jahan Square: Stroll Around and Enjoy the Sight

Naghsh-e-Jahan is one of the most famous Iran’s UNESCO heritage sites and is known as Isfahan’s main tourism attraction. This beautiful square is an illustration of the power of Safavid dynasty. It dates back to 1602 and was made during the reign of Shah Abbas, one of the most powerful rulers of the Safavid dynasty. […]

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