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Caravanserai

Caravanserai

Caravanserai Caravanserai is a Persian word meaning where a caravan breaks a journey or takes refuge. They are reputed to have been first introduced in the Achaemenid period (550-330 BC) along the Royal Road connecting Sardis to Susa, to help ease the 2,500 kilometres route. Today, we primarily associate these roadside inns with the Silk Road, […]

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Passes, gorges and gorgeous scenery

Asalem

Passes, gorges and gorgeous scenery: the road from Asalem to Khalkhal There are very many scenic, winding and amazing roads crisscrossing our beautiful country. From serene routes through the central desert, to never-a-dull-moment drives over jagged mountains, to dramatic roads skirting seas and valleys, Iran has it all. One of the most celebrated of these […]

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Bird watching in Iran

Bird

Bird watching in Iran Our vast country and its varied climatic and environmental zones happen to lie on the path of two major bird migratory routes. These bring some 370 species of birds to our land, complementing our own resident birds, making our lakes and wetlands important stopping stations. Spring and autumn migrations are seasons […]

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Summer Festivals in Iran

summer festival

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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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak! From all of us at the Land of Turquoise Domes tour and travel company.

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Calligraphy in Iranian architecture

Calligraphy

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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The Persian Garden : Beauty, ingenuity and tradition

Beauty, ingenuity and tradition: The Persian Garden Iranians’ love affair with nature and the creation of beautiful gardens goes far back in our history. The Achaemenid palace of Pasargadae (500 BC) retains one of the earliest examples of a garden form which represents the essence of Persian Gardens as we know them today. Early decorated pottery […]

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A day in celebration of Iranian Heritage Studies and Tourism

Iran

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, […]

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Golestan national park

Golestan

Golestan national Park Golestan National Park is the oldest of all nature reserves in Iran. Its importance as a World Biosphere Reserve was recognised in 1976, when it was listed in UNESCO’s register. The largest of Iran’s natural reserves, its 155,000 hectares stretches southwards from the most easterly corner of the Caspian Sea towards the central […]

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Kashan : Scent of roses

kashan

It is hard to believe that a city surrounded by parched deserts is known for one of Iran’s most iconic products. The city of Kashan, steeped in history, produces a highly prised rosewater, valued for its clarity and depth of fragrance. With its special place in the heart of Iranians, not only for its distinct […]

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