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December 2018

All to know about Mount Damavand

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Iran Travel Blog, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

GENERAL INFO ABOUT MOUNT DAMAVAND Mount Damavand (5671m, 18606 ft) is famous as the roof of Iran. Being located in the central Alborz chain, Damavand is the highest peak in Iran, the highest volcano in Asia, the second prominent peak in Asia after mount Everest, and the highest cone-shaped mount in the world. Tehran (69km), [...]

Takht-e Soleyman

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Takht-e Soleyman, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, a World Heritage Site, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a [...]

Persian Gardens

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit the Persian Gardens, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles that have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BC. Always [...]

Tabriz Bazaar

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Tabriz Historic Bazaar, a World Heritage Site, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centres on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick [...]

Soltaniyeh Dome

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Soltaniyeh, a World Heritage Site, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements [...]

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. It involved the creation of two main diversion canals on the river Kârun one of which, Gargar canal, [...]

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. It involved the creation of two main diversion canals on the river Kârun one of which, Gargar canal, [...]

Sheikh Safi al din Khaneghah

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Sheikh Safi addin Khanegah, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, this place of spiritual retreat in the Sufi tradition uses Iranian traditional architectural forms to maximize use of available space to accommodate a variety of functions (including [...]

Shahr-e Sukhteh

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Shahr-e Sukhteh, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Shahr-e Sukhteh, a World Heritage Site, meaning ‘Burnt City’, is located at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau. The remains of the mudbrick city represent the emergence of the first complex societies in eastern Iran. Founded around 3200 BC, [...]

Persepolis

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit the World Heritage Site of Persepolis, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance [...]

Pasargadae

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Pasargadae, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid [...]

Isfahan Jame Mosque

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Located in the historic centre of Isfahan, the Masjed-e Jame (Friday mosque) can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries, starting in ad 841. It is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in [...]

Gonbad-e Qabus

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Gonbad-e Qabus, a world heritage site, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The 53 m high tomb built in ad 1006 for Qabus Ibn Voshmgir, Ziyarid ruler and literati, near the ruins of the ancient city of Jorjan in north-east Iran, bears testimony to the cultural exchange between Central Asian nomads and [...]

Golestan Palace

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Golestan Palace, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The lavish Golestan Palace, a world heritage site,  is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of [...]

Bisotun in Kermanshah

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Bisotun, look into the World Heritage Tour.   Bisotun, a world heritage site,  is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and [...]

Bam Citadel or Arg-e Bam

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Bam Citadel (Arg-e Bam), look into the World Heritage Tour.   Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, [...]

Armenian Monastic Ensembles

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Armenian Monastic Ensembles, look into the World Heritage Tour.   The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, a world heritage site, in the north-west of the country, consists of three monastic ensembles of the Armenian Christian faith: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These edifices - the oldest of which, [...]

Iranians

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, People|

Locals in Iran and Anthropology of IranTravel is all about meeting new people, learning about new cultures and trying new things. Of course, if you're spending any time in a foreign country, you're bound to have plenty of experiences with all three of these. But you may find that some places are better [...]

Naghshe Jahan Square Isfahan

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Iran Travel Blog, Monument|

To visit Naghshe Jahan Square, Isfahan, look into the World Heritage Tour. Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the [...]

Iranian (Asiatic) Cheetah

December 8th, 2018|Categories: Iran Travel Blog, Nature|

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) also known as the Iranian cheetah is a critically endangered animal. It can only be found in Iran which lives mainly in the vast central desert (Dasht-e Kavir) in fragmented pieces of remaining suitable habitat. They most live in five sanctuaries: Kavir National Park, Khar Touran National [...]