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Pasargadae UNESCO heritage site

Pasargadae, the First Capital of Ancient Persia

If you’re planning to travel to Shiraz while visiting Iran, you must not leave this beautiful city before visiting the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Pasargadae, home to the mausoleum of Cyrus II and a testimony to the power of the Achaemenid dynasty, is one of the historical places of Iran that has been […]

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takhte-soleyman

Takht-e-Solyman: the Throne of Solomon

Takht-e-Soleyman, an ancient city with remarkable historical value is an ensemble of several ancient remnants and is one of the first Iranian historical sites added to the list of UNESCO heritage sites. Some historians believe it to be the birthplace of Zoroaster. You may find it a soulless ruined place at the first sight since […]

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Meymand Village of Iran

Meymand, the Ancient Cave Village of Iran

With its archeological landscapes, lavish Persian palaces and exquisite mosques, Iran is a must – see destination for travelers who are interested in exploring countries with magnificent historical background. But Iran’s attractions are not limited to these places. There are many villages in this country that have unique natural, geographical, architectural and cultural characteristics. Meymand […]

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Takht-e-Jamshid in Iran

Persepolis: the Jewel of Classic Persia

The archeological site from the glorious era of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis in Fars province is one of Iran’s heritages added to the long list of UNESCO. Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire and is a testimony of the Ancient Persia’s greatness. It comes as no surprise that visiting the Persepolis is usually […]

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Shushtar attractions

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

The complex irrigation system from the Sassanid era known as Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is one of the most magnificent gems of civil engineering history. Added to the long list of UNESCO heritage sites of Iran, Shushtar Historical Water System is located in Khuzestan Province in Southern Iran. Here are the top reasons why you […]

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Persian Qanats

Persian Qanat

Persian Qanat is one of the heritages of Iran that has been added to the list of UNESCO heritage sites due to its historical and cultural value. Qanat means “channel” in Persian and refers to underground tunnels that direct water from a source to several spots as a system of irrigation. Often referred to as […]

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Takht-e-Jamshid Shiraz Iran

Classical Iran: a Journey to Thousands of Years Ago

A vast country with remarkable richness in history and culture, Iran is a great destination for tourists who are interested in exploring the places that have been home to civilizations since thousands of years ago. With several archaeological places that have been added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, this country is waiting […]

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Gonbad-e-Ghabus

Gonbad-e-Qabus: The Tallest Brick Tower in the World

Traveling to Golestan Province in northern Iran is an exciting choice for tourists who enjoy visiting unique historical places. Gonbad-e-Qabus Tower (also known as Gonbad-e-Kavus Tower) is one of the most famous tombs of Iran that you can visit in this province. Near the ruins of an ancient city called Jorjan – which is known […]

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Susa

Susa, the Ancient City of Legends

Susa, also known as Shush, is one of the oldest ancient cities of the whole world. Known as one of Iran’s UNESCO heritage sites, this historical city has a history of more than 6000 years. If you are fond of mysterious historical places and exploring an ancient city sounds exciting to you, Susa in Khouzestan […]

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Shahr-i-Sukhta

Shahr-e-Sukhteh: the Burnt City

Shahr-e-Sukhteh which means “Burnt City” in Persian is one of the most mysterious places in eastern Iran. Added to UNESCO world heritage sites, Shahr-e-Sukhte is the remains of a mud-brick city of the great Bronze Age and is regarded as one of the earliest large urban communities of the history. Located on the banks of […]

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