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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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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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Iran, Adventure and Nature

nature

Whether you are an adventurer, have a love of nature or just like active holidays, you will have a memorable time in Iran. Iran is mostly famous for its historic and religious sites, arid deserts and parched plains but you may be surprised to know that its numerous geographical and climatic zones allow for countless […]

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Arts in contemporary Iran

Arts

Arts in contemporary Iran Due to the growing global success of the Iranian cinema, the first Iranian International Film Market (IFM) was established (1998) to coincide with Fajr International Film Festival which is held in February of each year. Times Magazine named the Iranian cinema “The Home of The World’s Most Reliable Art-Film Industry.” Iran’s contemporary cinema and […]

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Iran: Four Seasons Land!

Masouleh - Iran

If mosques and ancient ruins  aren’t enough to satisfy a sightseeing tour, Iran’s varied and dramatic landscapes offer the demanding traveller a wealth of awe inspiring, unspoilt views to discover. From mountains to deserts, to forests and caves. Its varied terrain and climatic diversity with majestic mountain ranges, dense forests, never-ending deserts, green valleys and coasts offers […]

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