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Sa’dabad Palace Complex Tehran

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Sa’dabad Palace Complex Tehran

There is perhaps no better place to see the lifestyle of the 'Last Shah' than the Sa'dabad Palace Complex. Perched on approximately 110 hectares of spectacular mountainside parkland above Tehran Iran, the com...

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Tehran's Darband Mountain Retreat

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Tehran's Darband Mountain Retreat

Darband was one of Tehran's oldest rural villages most famous for it's country life, nomadic pastures, clean water, and cool fresh air. Light construction had always stretched h...

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The Significance of Tehran's Qasr Prison

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The Significance of Tehran's Qasr Prison

The museum of Qasr Prison is a historical complex in the capital city of Tehran Iran. It's one of the oldest political prisons in Iran, but currently exists as a museum complex surrounded by a pub...

John Flint
Top 10 Places to Visit in Tehran

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Tehran

Looking for the Must See Places in Tehran? Use this handy guide to the Top 10 Places to visit in Iran's capital city. So let's get straight to the highlights.     - 1/10 : Grand Bazaa...

John Flint
Rayen's Hidden Powers Draws Tourists

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Rayen's Hidden Powers Draws Tourists

The damage to the nearby Bam Citadel has caused a rebirth of travellers to Rayen. Especially this current Spring 2016 with tourist numbers surging from as far away as China to the United States. But don't b...

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Best Sites around Kerman

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Best Sites around Kerman

The desert trading city of Kerman has always been a staging point for traveling between Persia and the Indian subcontinent. It remains the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the south east of Iran - whether that b...

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Shahdad & The Kaluts

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Shahdad & The Kaluts

Throughout history Shahdad has been a popular desert gateway between Kerman and the Kaluts of the Lut Desert. Shahdad is the largest town in the Takhab Oasis Region, locate...

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Meymand Rocky Village

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Meymand Rocky Village

Meymand Rocky Village is believed to be one of the primary places of human residence on the Iranian Plateau dating back 12,000 years. Meymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a mountai...

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Mahan & UNESCO Shahzde Gardens

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Mahan & UNESCO Shahzde Gardens

Mahan has two big draw-cards and best of all it's located only 35 km southeast of Kerman city. The UNESCO Bagh-e Shahzdeh Gardens might best resemble botany on another planet. Step away from...

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The Top 10 Places to Visit in Kerman City

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The Top 10 Places to Visit in Kerman City

Welcome to Kerman City - the provincial capital of the same name. We know you have limited time so let's skip the humdrum and get straight into the Top 10 Places to Visit in Kerman City.    ...

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UNESCO Arg-e Bam : World's Largest Adobe Complex

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UNESCO Arg-e Bam : World's Largest Adobe Complex

Come join us on our journey to "Arg-e BAM." Did you know it's the world's largest abode complex? Most remarkably it's origins date back to the Achaemenid Period - 6th to 4th centuries BC....

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Grand Bazaar of Tehran

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Grand Bazaar of Tehran

The Tehran Grand Bazaar is the biggest in Iran with rich culture and history inside. The maze of bustling alleys and the bazaaris (shopkeepers) that fill them make Tehran Bazaar a fascinating experience....

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Golestan Palace in Tehran: Land of Flowers

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Golestan Palace in Tehran: Land of Flowers

Golestan Palace In Tehran, once the heart of Tehran with all the glories and excess of the Qajar Monarch, is now a grand complex full of charming Persian art. The word Gol (flowers) e (of) Stan (land) translate...

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El Goli Park in Tabriz

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El Goli Park in Tabriz

Do not miss El Goli Park in Tabriz (former Shah Goli) as it's the grand "People's Lake" and a pleasant hillside garden and park around a 5 Ha water body. El Goli is only 4 k...

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Kaleybar and the Babak Castle

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Kaleybar and the Babak Castle

Set attractively in a wide, steep-sided mountain valley, unassuming Kaleybar town makes a great starting point for random hikes and visiting nomad camps en route to the upper Aras River Valley. But by far its biggest dra...

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National Museum of Iran

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National Museum of Iran

Iran's largest museum of history and archeology, the National Museum of Iran houses one of the greatest collections of ancient and post-Islamic artifacts in the world. The building complex itself is more th...

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The National Jewelry Museum of Tehran

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The National Jewelry Museum of Tehran

The Treasury of National Jewels Museum is probably Tehran’s biggest tourist draw card, it houses a collection of the worlds most expensive jewels collected over centuries. But while the ...

John Flint
Iran Festivals and Events

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Iran Festivals and Events

February 2016    A festival is held in Chinezal, Poldokhtar in the Lorestan province of Iran. On February 2nd 2016 both women and men competed in a horse riding and shooting festival. Gover...

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Tochal Mountain Tehran

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Tochal Mountain Tehran

Tochal Mountain of Tehran is in the Alborz range with a ski resort adjacent to metropolitan Tehran. The mountain has a 12 km long ridgeline. The highest peak, also called Mount Tochal, is at an elevation o...

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Best Hotels in Tehran

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Best Hotels in Tehran

Here's a comprehensive list of the best hotels in Tehran. Just remember some of the 5 Star Hotels in Tehran are old fashioned from the 1970's, while other 3 Star Hotels in Tehran may be nicer than the luxury hote...

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Toghrol Tower in Tehran

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Toghrol Tower in Tehran

Toghrol Tower is a 12th-century monument from the Seljuk-era situated in the city of Rey, on the southern outskirts of Iran's capital city, Tehran.  Often overlooked by visitors who tend to stick to Tehran&#3...

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Kandovan Laleh Rocky Hotel Complex

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Kandovan Laleh Rocky Hotel Complex

About 60kms outside the northwestern city of Tabriz lies the troglodyte village of Kandovan. Similar to Cappadocia in Turkey, and Maymand in Kerman, the people here live in cone-shaped caves cut out of dormant volcano ro...

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Tips for Dizin Ski Resort Complex

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Tips for Dizin Ski Resort Complex

The Dizin Ski Resort Complex is the largest ski resort in the Alborz Mountain Range, not to mention the best in the Middle East. It features north facing slopes and magnificent views to Mt Damavand, w...

John Flint
Iran UNESCO Sites

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Iran UNESCO Sites

In terms of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage status, the country currently ranks 11th in the world with 21 designated sites, boasting more UNESCO sites than Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Australia and Brazil.  If this isn't...

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Khomeini's Shrine in Tehran

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Khomeini's Shrine in Tehran

Like it or not, Khomeini is part of Iran's history, and this grand complex is representative of the significance given to this man.    If you have made an effort to come to Iran, then you are int...

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Milad Tower in Tehran (Borj-e Milad)

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Milad Tower in Tehran (Borj-e Milad)

Dominating the skyline of Tehran’s western suburbs, Milad Tower in Tehran Iran finally opened in 2008 after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and 13 years of 'stop-start' construction. The tower is...

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Azadi Tower in Tehran (Borj-e Azadi)

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Azadi Tower in Tehran (Borj-e Azadi)

Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the first Persian empire, the Azadi Tower in Tehran is a "gateway into the city." It was named the "Shahyad" (King's Memorial...

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Pahlevani and Zurkhaneh Rituals in Tehran

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Pahlevani and Zurkhaneh Rituals in Tehran

The Pahlevani and Zurkhaneh Rituals in Tehran Iran provide great insights into traditional Iranian culture. The name has been inscribed by UNESCO for varzesh-e pahlavani  ("heroic sport&quot...

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Tehran's Carpet Museum of Iran

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Tehran's Carpet Museum of Iran

The Carpet Museum of Iran is located on northwest of Laleh Park in Tehran Iran, and only 7-8 minutes walking distance to Contemporary Art Museum. Once you arrive the building itself has beautiful arch...

John Flint
Artists Park in Tehran

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Artists Park in Tehran

Honarmandan Park , or Artists Park in Tehran Iran is a place full of surprises: whether it be the public art displays, the veggie forum cafe, or the former U.S. Embassy around the corner. It's a popula...

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Story of Fin Garden in Kashan (UNESCO Site)

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Story of Fin Garden in Kashan (UNESCO Site)

Designed for Shah Abbas I, the lush Fin Garden in Kashan is renowned as being the very best of the Persian gardens; so much so it was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.   The Bagh-e Fin Ga...

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Sialk Hill - Tappeh-ye Sialk Kashan

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Sialk Hill - Tappeh-ye Sialk Kashan

Kashan isn't just popular for its rose water, bath houses and mansions. Sialk Hill is an ancient treasure worth visiting, and being only 4 km west of Kashan near Fin Garden, it can't be missed - he...

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The Story of Chak Chak: The Zoroastrian Pilgrimage

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The Story of Chak Chak: The Zoroastrian Pilgrimage

Chak Chak may be difficult to reach but it's well worth the trip if you have the time and means. Perhaps the remote location of the the Zoroastrian Pilgrimage surrounded by picturesque mountains and&nb...

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Zayandeh River Bridges: Si-o-Seh Pol & Khaju Pol

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Zayandeh River Bridges: Si-o-Seh Pol & Khaju Pol

Si-o-Seh Pol is the most famous of Isfahan's bridges. It was commissioned by Shah Abbas the Great in 1602 and is the longest of the eleven bridges on the Zayandeh River at 298m.&nbs...

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How to: Tehran Metro Guide, Tickets, and Maps

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How to: Tehran Metro Guide, Tickets, and Maps

You'll either love the Tehran metro or you'll hate it. It's not as organized or comfortable as London's Underground, but it's quick and incredibly cheap. Here's a concise Tehran metro gu...

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