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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-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, 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-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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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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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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