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Kish Island Iran

Kish Island: Where Glowing Beaches Welcome You Warmly

If you are a beach-lover and are looking for a family-friendly destination to enjoy a relaxed holiday, you must not miss visiting Kish Island in Iran. As 11th of November is officially named the National Day of Kish in Iran, a festival was held in this beautiful island to celebrate its history, traditions and value […]

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Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites (Part 2)

Iran is mostly famous for its history, beautiful carpets and delicious pistachios. But there’s much more than that to explore in this vast country. Iran has several historical and cultural sites that have been added to UNESCO world heritage sites list. We have introduced seven of them here. In this article, you’ll read about other […]

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Historic City of Yazd

Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites

Have you ever wondered how it feels to spend a few days in the land of ancient empires? Have you ever thought of walking up the monumental staircases of the magnificent Persepolis where the royals of Achaemenid dynasty used to walk? What about wandering among the earthen alleys of a historic city which dates from […]

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classic Iran

Persia: Classic Iran

The term Persia was coined by Herodotus (484 BC) and it alludes to the region of Fars, the seat of the Achaemenids, a term in common use until 20th c when the correct word Iran, as used by the Iranians all along, was introduced to international community. The words Iran or Persia conjures up images […]

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Land of Turquoise Domes Special Interest Tours

At Land of Turquoise Domes, we are constantly looking for ways to optimize the quality of our service for those who wish to travel to this four seasons land. To fulfil our promise to those who want to go deeper and learn about Iran’s arts, crafts, culture or nature, we have devised a dedicated category […]

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Iranian Saffron

Iranian Saffron: Red gold of Iran

Iranian saffron, From Violet Farms to Eloquent Dinner Tables! There is indeed a long story from violet saffron farms to gorgeous Iranian dinner tables. Saffron, an ancient medicinal plant and the most expensive of spices, has always had magical, addictive power. Cleopatra took saffron-infused baths to enhance her allure. Alexander the Great used it to […]

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Modern Iran

Iran, not just Persia, is not merely a catchphrase. The throwback to ancient glories and historic events do not detract from the fact that the country and its relatively young and educated population, continue to create new buildings and environments. Most people who visit Iran, choose this country for its historical places, ancient sites and […]

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Mosques of Iran: Holy and Glorious

  Mosques of Iran are known as perfect illustrations of Islamic Persian architecture. The Persian word masjed literally means a place for worship and since early days of Islam it has been the focal point of worship, teaching, learning and has acted as a community base for Muslims in Iran.   Iran has some of […]

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summer festival

Summer Festivals in Iran

Summer festivals in Iran Iran’s popular culture is rich with ancient festivals and ceremonies celebrating a wide range of subjects and seasonal events. These festivities, national or local, bring communities and neighbourhoods together. The three feasts of Tirgan, Vardavar and Nowruz e Sayad are celebrated at the beginning of summer and are examples of the […]

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy in Iranian architecture

Calligraphy in architecture is a unique Iranian approach to architectural embellishment. Iranians’ passion for using script as an artistic impression goes back to pre-Islamic times but it is the work of Islamic era calligraphers and illuminators that elevated its use into the high art we appreciate today. Encouraged by the Islamic preference for the art of […]

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