A day in celebration of Iranian Heritage Studies and Tourism in our culturally diverse country.
Iran has a dramatically varied geography with majestic mountain ranges, vast mystical deserts, alpine forests and green plains. From the shores of the Caspian Sea to the north to the semi-tropical Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman to the south, the country has many different climatic conditions which is mirrored in the many different cultures, ethnicities and religions, each developing unique towns, cities and life styles.
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest continuing civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC. Successive empires – most famously the Achaemenids (550–330 BC) founded by Cyrus the Great – made Iran a leading world power. From 1501 the ruling Safavids resurrected Iran’s power and prestige, a renascence to rival the Ottomans. In 1979 Iran officially became an Islamic Republic.
Many of our ancient historical monuments and remains have survived and it is probably these great architectural and artistic traditions that form the focus of much of the country’s tourism today.
20th May (30th of Ordibehesht on Iranian Calendar) is named Iranian Heritage Study and Tourism Day and the Land of Turquoise Domes Tour and Travel Company is proud to contribute to this day by introducing you to all aspects of Iran’s wonders through our extensive range of tours.