What is iran known for?

The Iranian people are one of the most intimate and hospitable people in the world. Despite the negative testimony that some western media do about it and the economic problems that it faces, Iranians are patriot. In the following we review what is Iran known for.

History

Iran is home of one of the world’s oldest civilizations, The Persian Empire begins at the Iron Age, Cyrus the great was the first Achaemenid Emperor. He founded Persia by uniting the two original Iranian Tribes- the Medes and the Persians. The significance and greatness of Persepolis is in every Iranian mind. This is the burial place of Cyrus the Great, known to the world’s first human rights charter.

What is iran known for?

Architecture

Architectural masterpieces are one of the main attractions of Iran. In Iran, you can see stunning mosques and places of worship that are magnificent. Iranian architecture displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic, from a variety of traditions and experience.

What is iran known for

Hospitality

Guest is friends of God. This sentence has a special place in the Iranian people’s culture. It doesn’t matter if you are a foreign tourist or a compatriot, The Iranians do whatever they can To make you happy. This is a traditional behavior that exists between the Iranian people. The hospitality of iranian has led them to bring home memories that they will never forget.

What is iran known for

Preservation of Persian language

Thanks to the efforts of Ferdowsi to preserve the Persian language, the Iranians were able to maintain the Persian language alive. Ferdowsi is the epic poet of Shahnameh which written it, without using even an Arabic word.

What is iran known for

Rice

oft and white rice is probably the most important part of any Iranian table. Iranians swear that the flavor of Iran’s rice cannot be found in any place in the world. Before garnish rice with saffron and bring to the table, they cook it well with steam and heat.

What is iran known for

The literature

Poetry has a deep place in the soul and life of every Iranian, and is one of the honors of Iranians Among the most famous poets in Iran are Hafez, Sa’di, Omar Khayyam Neishabouri, Mevlana and etc. Some of the Iranian poets have become more famous than the borders of this country. For example, Saadi’s poem can be mentioned which Written at the top of the entrance of the United Nations center

Tips for traveling to rural areas

One of the best, most attractive places where most tourists are interested traveling and visiting in iran is the rural areas. In this article, we will provide you the tips for traveling to rural areas in Iran in order to avoid any problems on your journey, and of course, do not harm them.

Have cash with you

Although today technology has been infiltrated in all parts of the country, but it is less likely in the rural areas of Iran to have Automated teller machine. If you want to travel to these areas, always plan ahead and take cash for your caution a little more than you have planned. It’s always possible to see crafts or attractive products in these areas and you want to buy them. But if you did not have enough money, you can’t buy it. So, always have enough cash to avoid regrets.

In the meantime, if you have little money, do not worry about anything. You can ask the kind people of the village for help, be sure your request will not be answered. One of the best things you can do in these situations is helping people in their daily work

Plan your trip

Tips for traveling to rural areas

Before traveling to Iran rural areas, it is best to plan your trip, especially if you are traveling without tour and individually. know about, what you want to travel with and where you want to go. Specify your destination. The point of traveling to rural areas is that Plan your trip So that to get there, In the early hours of the day. Ask local residents about public transportation that enters or leaves the village to know the Schedule times

Book your residence

Tips for traveling to rural areas

If you plan to stay for a night in these areas, we suggest you to book your accommodation or lodging in advance of traveling to rural areas. If you have not already been able to book a place, try to enter the village during a daylight. Then the first thing to do is find a place to stay at night. This way, if you do not find a place to stay, you can leave the area before night

Wake up at early morning

Tips for traveling to rural areas

One of the important recommendations about travel to rural areas is to wake up with sunrise. Never miss the beautiful Sunrise in the countryside. Get up early like the rural people. You can ask them to wake you up and take part in their daily work

Do not Look down on villagers

Do not forget that before we are rich or a doctor and engineer, we are human. And everybody should behave humbly and kindly with others.

Try to Observe the ethical codes of that village!

For example, if all the villagers are religious and traditional, take a closer look at how you dress yourself.

Do not taking a photo, without permission

Tips for traveling to rural areas

on of the most important tips for traveling to rural areas is that ,pay attention to the fact that take photos of people in the village just if they like.

Buy something from the villagers

Tips for traveling to rural areas

Remember that the Livelihood way of villagers is by selling their products. one of the most important hint about Traveling to rural areas is shopping handicrafts and local food products. Also You should try local cuisine in that area.

 Familiar with the most popular souvenirs of Iran

Each city in Iran has its own souvenirs. The most famous souvenirs of Iran, which are usually purchased by foreign tourists, are artistic crafts. Just walk in one of the historical bazaar of Iran to face up to hundreds of unique and Special souvenirs. Here is a list of the best and most popular souvenirs in Iran. Souvenirs that foreign tourists usually buy from Iran during their travels and take them to their country as a memorial.

Iranian hand woven carpet

The most popular souvenirs of Iran

 

We all know that rugs and hand woven carpet are one of the most popular souvenirs in Iran. These carpets are often expensive, but if you are one of those who cannot buy the best Persian handmade carpet, you can buy something smaller and cheaper, such as a small rug or a Gabbeh. Foreign tourists often buy small carpets and rugs to easily fit in their luggage.

Khatam-Kari (Marquetry or inlay)

The most popular souvenirs of Iran

The Marquetry is one of the most famous wooden handicrafts in Iran. The artists, combining wood, metal and bone, to create fantastic art work on wood. These artifacts usually include jewelry boxes, photo frames, backgammon and etc. Foreign tourists often buy Iranian Marquetry as souvenirs and gifts for their friends and family.

Saffron

The most popular souvenirs of Iran

Saffron is one of the most famous and most expensive souvenirs in Iran and the world’s spices. Although saffron is planted in countries like India, the United States, Spain, Italy and some North African countries, but saffron of Iran has good value among others. One of the most fascinating tours for foreign tourists which held at the time of flower harvest saffron is, accompanying tourists with farmers to picking this valuable flower. Due to the high value of saffron, also called as a “red gold”.

Kerman’s Pistachio

The most popular souvenirs of Iran

Pistachios, is a famous nuts and souvenirs of Iran. Kerman, Damghan and Sabzevar pistachios are very popular in Iran. Pistachio harvest season is September and early October; thus you can buy fresh pistachios at this time. The fresh pistachios have a slightly warmth and are more delicious than dried pistachios.

Mina-Kari (enameling)

The most popular souvenirs of Iran

 

One of the most famous souvenirs of Iran, especially Isfahan and Shiraz, is Mina. The enameling artifacts are Copper dishes that decorate their surface with a pattern of birds or miniature flowers. The enameling artifacts are Usually blue. Enameling is another popular Iranian product among tourists.

Chabahar’s attraction

 

The port city of Chabahar is in south of Sistan and Baluchestan province. The city is considered a free trade zone. Along the Oman Sea has many attractions that make it a fantastic destination for trips in Iran. In this area, the customs and People’s clothing are somewhat similar to the people of India. Stay tuned to see more about Chabahar’s attraction

Miniature Mountains

The unique mountain range, which is one of the geological phenomena, is one of Chabahar’s attraction. To access them must go 40 to 50 km, from Chabahar to goater port. These mountains are famous because of their special shapes and figures. They could not be found anywhere else in the world but they may exist in Mars so often they known as Mars mountains.

Chabahar's attraction

Lipar wetland

There is a lagoon 15 km east of Chabahar where the water color is pink, for this reason, the Pink Lagoon is also called. Bird watching is one of the great things you can do in this wetland.

Chabahar's attraction

Banmasity Caves

These caves are located near Chabahar and on the hillside of Shahbazband in the village of Tis. The complex has a natural cave and two artificial caves, which are also spectacular. caves name means a place for a religious man who worshiping God. To visit these wonderful place in Chabahar, take a tour to Iran by Igo Persia.

Chabahar's attraction

Gel Afshan- Mud Volcano

One of the most spectacular views of Chabahar is the Gel Afshan Mountains. Which is part of the most important of them are near the Tong port and somewhere that called the Konarak. The Gel Afshan Mountain, which is about 100 meters high, is located 100 kilometers from the city of Chabahar.

If you go to the top of the mountain you can see that there is a hol less than 1 meter in diameter and half a meter deep that is covered with mud. Its feature is that at different intervals you can see some mud that, with a specific sound similar to blow bubbles, comes out of this hole and scattered around it.

Chabahar's attraction

Gando Protected Area

You can see the only Iranian native crocodile known as Gando in this area. You also have the chance to see other animals such as Jabir, Squirrel Balochi, Jackal, Fox, etc. by surfing in this protected area.

Chabahar's attraction

Goater port

The last thing we want to mention is the Goater harbor, which is located near the Chabahar. This bay and harbor can be considered the last point in Chabahar, which borders with Pakistan. And its beautiful beaches are among the aspects that make traveling worthwhile. There are hara forests around this port, so considered as protected areas of the environment. And tourists consider it one of the finest sights of Chabahar.

Chabahar's attraction

Iran is a country known as Persia in the world by the early twentieth century. In the West, the name of Persia is often associated with ancient ruins, stunning gardens, unique markets, tasty and delicious food and the kindest people in the world. All of this is just a corner of Iranian civilization and its long history, which has fascinated past and present observers. That is why the history of Iran is of interest to other people around the world to travel there.

Stay tune to  review 14 Tips to know before visiting Iran.

14 Tips to know before visiting Iran

1-Iranians are not Arabs

One of the important things to keep in mind is that the Iranians are not Arabs. Many Europeans, get confused about Iranians and Arabs. People in Iran speak Persian and their language is not Arabic. Of course, there are different dialects in different cities. Perhaps some of the words in Persian are Arabic, but if you know Arabic, you still do not understand Persian language conversations. Since the Arabs fought against Iranians, their common words grew, but their Language Line has similarities and differences.

Iranians are not Arabs 2- Iranians do not hate Americans

One of the most important issues that we always hear in western media is the hatred of Iranians from Americans. But this is not true. Iranians are kind and hospitable people. They are not racists, and no matter what your nationality, they will do whatever to help you.

14 Tips to know before visiting Iran3-Iran is a fantastic country for backpackers

Iran is a great country for backpackers. Hotels, cheap transport and friendly native people provide you very economical journey. Nature tourism is very popular in Iran.

14 Tips to know before visiting Iran4-How much money is enough to travel to Iran?

Iran is a country where cash is worth more than a credit card. There are many places where there is no POS Machine, and you must have cash, of course, it’s more in the countryside and far village. Do not forget that Iran has beautiful carpets that make you motivate to buy them. So if you want to buy a carpet, Have enough money.

5-Iran confusing currency

The official currency is Iran Rial, but everything is sold by toman. It is not bad to know that each toman is 10 rials. In any case, I suggest you investigate about currency  a little before traveling to Iran.

Iran confusing currency6-Iran is safe

Unlike what the media show, Iran is a safe country. Even strangers in the metro will help you reach your destination. They always try to help you and do not harm you.

7-Hotel reception

If you intend to stay in a hotel in Iran, you should know that they will get your passport. Your passport must be at the hotel until your stay. There is no worry, and the hotel officials take good care of your passport and return it to you safely.

Hotel reception8-Ladies in Iran should wear scarves

Ladies in Iran should have a scarf; but they are very handsome. I suggest you do some clever work in choosing your clothes to travel to Iran.

9-Filtering in Iran

You may not be able to access some sites in Iran. Because they do not match the country’s laws and regulations so they are filter. If you use a particular website, make sure that there is not filter in Iran, and if so, you need to use proxy. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are filtered in Iran but access to email and Gmail is not a problem.

10-Providing SIM cards in Iran

Buying a SIM card in Iran is very cheap and I suggest buying a SIM card. At the moment, Iranians use Telegram and WhatsApp to communicate, so if you want to connect with your Iranian friends, you need to install a telegram and and WhatsApp.

11-WC in Iran

In Iran, the word abbreviation of WC, is common for the toilet. You cannot find Iran’s wc on Google map, and the only way is to pay attention to signs boards or ask others. Get ready to use iranian toilets because they often do not have a western toilet. Make sure you bring the toilet paper with you because may be there are not toilet paper in restaurants and in public places.

12-Ask questions

Do not be afraid of Iranians and ask. If you are curious about the subject, ask your question.

14 Tips to know before visiting Iran13-Talk with strangers

Strangers may start talking to you everywhere. This is very strange in European countries. The Iranians focus on speaking English and they do not care if they are a stranger, they just want to communicate.

14-Get your shoes out

You should put your shoes off in many places. For example, at Sofre Khane(traditional resturant) , mosques and even some lodging houses.

 

The tourist attractions of Kerman province have a worldwide reputation. The province has first rank in the country by registering five works from the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.Come along with us to review top places to see in Kerman.

Top places to see in kerman

Places to See in Kerman

Ganj-ali khan complex:

This complex consists of several monuments dating back to Safavid era. This complex Located in the center of the city, besides of kerman bazaar accordingly included Ganj-ali Khan bazaar, bath, museum, mosque and caravanserai.

Top places to see in kerman

Shahzadeh mahan garden (The Prince Mahan Garden)

This garden is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Prince’s Garden built during the Qajar dynasty and its information has been translated into 35 languages.

Arg of Bam

Most of this magnificent brick building destroyed in the 2003 earthquake however, It is under reconstruction and you can still visit it. This citadel is the largest brick building in the world

Arg of Bam

ُShah nematollah vali shrine

shah nematollah vali shrine, is a historical complex in mahan city. shah nematollah is an Iranian mystic and poet and died in 1431. His shrine built in his honor and turned into the pilgrimage place.

shah nematollah vali shrine

Rhine castle

The arg of the Rhine is the second largest mud brick building in the world after the Arg of Bam. This building dates back to the Sassanid era. By traveling to the arg of the Rhine, you can experience a journey to history. If you travel to Kerman, you should definitely spend one day visiting the historic city of Rhine and its attractions.

Rhine castle

Lut Desert

Another top places to see in Kerman is lut desert.This region is known as the warmest point in the world. Lut desert is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Due to the Shahdad Desert Camp, it has good facilities. So, this area is an attractive option for Desert tourism, especially in the fall. Some viewpoints of Shahdad Koolat are described as supernatural

Top places to see in kerman

 

Kerman Province is in the southeastern part of Iran and is the largest province in the country. Kerman has many historical attractions therefore it is among the 5 most historic cities In Iran. in this travel guide to kerman,we review essential information.

Travel guide to Kerman

Travel guide to Kerman

Kerman weather

Travel guide to Kerman

Due to the vastness, climatic conditions in Kerman province, it has different climates in different areas. The high altitude of this city has made its climate cooler than other desert cities such as Yazd, Isfahan, Qom. in terms of weather April is one of the best months for travel to kerman.

 Kerman essential Information

 Kerman essential Information

Distance from Tehran: 988 km

Ground travel duration: about 10 hours and 27 minutes

Flight duration to kerman: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Train Travel Duration: more than 13 hours

Accommodation in Kerman

Accommodation in Kerman

To stay in Kerman, there are plenty of clean and stylish hotels for travelers and tourists that you will find in this travel guide to kerman.

The 5-star Pars Hotel is the most famous and most luxurious hotel in Kerman.  The Gawasir 3-Star Hotel is one of the best hotels in Kerman Which has good quality and provides the good service to its passengers. The 3-star hezar hotel is a well-liked hotel in the city of Kerman. The 2-star Akhavan Hotel is one of the oldest and most economical hotels in Kerman. Kerman Hotel is a 2-star hotel in this city.

Kerman’s Restaurants

Kerman’s Restaurants

In this part of travel guide to kerman get acquainted with Kerman restaurants. Hamam-e vakil chaykhaneh, restaurant ganjali Khan, akhavan hotel restaurant, pepe nero Italian food, khayyam restaurant, bardia restaurant are the most famous restaurants in this city.

 kerman Souvenir

 kerman Souvenir

The special souvenirs of Kerman are Cumin(zireh), Pistachios and Dates, kolompeh and qovut.

Alos, Kerman handicrafts are famous in the worldwide. Kerman carpet, termeh,pateh dozi and cooper artwork, are other Kerman souvenir.

kerman attractions

kerman attractions

If you love historical monuments, this city with its many historical monuments is a great place for your trip. A number of Kerman historical monuments are as follows:

Ganj-ali khan complex ,shahzadeh  mahan garden, shah nematollah vali shrine, arg-e bam, Rhine castle, gonbad-e jabaliye, Kaluts desert, Meymand village and  Fathabad Garden.

Iran is a four seasons country, with many natural attractions that attracts many tourists every year. come along with us to review nature attractions in Rasht:

Nature attractions in Rasht

Saravan Forest Park:

Nature attractions in Rasht

Saravan Forest Park is one of the oldest forests in Guilan, and due to its diverse plant species, is unique in the country and even in the world. At the beginning of the entrance to Saravan Forest Park, there is a small lagoon that is super beautiful. One of the attractions of Saravan Forest Park is the existence of a rural heritage museum in the part of park.

Saqalaksar Lake:

Nature attractions in Rasht

Saqalaksar Lake isOne of the beautiful lakes in Guilan province. Good facilities are available around the lake. This lake has beautiful landscapes and spectacular pictures which is remain in your mind for ever. To visit this lake, you have to go to the village of Saghalkarsar at 15 kilometers south of Rasht.

Hajji Bekandeh beach:

Hajji Bekandeh beach:

Hajji Bekandeh is one of the beaches close to the Rasht, of course can be classified into clean, beautiful beaches in north of iran. This beach located,between rasht and Bandar Anzali road

Eynak Lagoon:

Eynak Lagoon is considered as the second largest pond of gilan. it is a natural lagoon in the heart of the Rasht. In eynak Lagoon , there are almost 2 tons of farmed Salmon and Carp fish.

Salansar village:

Salansar village

If we want to visit the closest village to Rasht, ofcourse salansar is a good option. The eye-catching beauty of this place is dreamy. Visit this area and enjoys a wonderful landscape and pleasant weather. This village is one of the beautiful attractions of gilan. This village is one of the beautiful attractions near Rasht.

Visadar Waterfall:

Visadar Waterfall:

Visadar waterfall is the third highest waterfall in the gilan province. This waterfall is located 62 km from Rasht. The particular shape of the rocky wall of this waterfall is its unique feature, which is seen in less cascading.

In this section we have prepared a list of the top places to see in Rasht. Come along with us to introduce some of them:

Top Places to See in  Rasht

Top Places to See in Rasht

Municipality Square

Municipality Square

This square is one of the most beautiful squares in Iran. Historic buildings, important urban buildings, a number of important streets and traditional and modern shopping malls around it have turned the Municipality Square into the main square of the city.

Clock tower

Clock tower

The municipality square of Rasht includes the building of the municipality and the clock tower. This tower is one of the symbols of Rasht. In the past, it used for surveillance, security and fire prevention in the city.

Old building of Iran Hotel:

Old building of Iran Hotel:

One of the most beautiful monuments around the municipality square is the old building of Iran Hotel. Today, this hotel hosts the cultural events of Rasht.

Post office and telegraph building:

Post office and telegraph building:

Another beautiful Places to See in Rasht around the municipality square, is the Post office and telegraph building. The architecture of this building as other old buildings of the municipality square, inspired by from eastern europe and russia. This 4-story building with white facade is on the northern side of the square.

This building used as a post office several years ago; but Today it is used as an exhibition on topics related to post, communications.

Shapour school:

Shapour school

The Shapur school  built early in the Pahlavi era on the Rasht-Anzali road. The school is the first school in the city, which has modern architecture.

Tomb of Mirza Kuchak Khan:

Tomb of Mirza Kuchak Khan:

Tomb of Mirza Kuchak Khan is one of the top places to see in Rasht. Mirza kuchak khan jangali, which is known as Sardar-e-Jangal, was an early twentieth century revolutionary. He is a popular figure among the Iranians and gilans’s people. His tomb is located in the south of Rasht.

In this travel guide to Rasht, we review the city essential information

Rasht is the third largest tourism city in Iran. This city is the capital of Gilan province in northern Iran. Rasht designated as UNESCO creative city of gastronomy.

Travel Guide to Rasht

Travel Guide to Rasht

Rasht weather

Rasht weather

Rasht has a mild and humid climate. The average annual rainfall is 1359 mm, which is why it is called the Rain city.

least rainfall is in summer, especially in august and, most rainfall is in autumn, especially october and november.The highest average temperature in Rasht is 32° in july and the lowest is 13° in february. Therefore, the best time for travel to Rasht, is from march until december.

Rasht essential Information

Distance from Tehran: 327 km

Ground travel duration: about 4 hours

Flight duration to Tabriz: approximately 50 minutes

Accommodation in Rasht

Accommodation in Rasht

Rasht has several hotels.Following on this travel guide to Rasht, we will mention some good hotels in this spectacular city.

5-Star hotel kadous, 4-Star shabestan Hotel, 3-Star baharestan hotel and sabouri hotel apartment are the most known hotels in this city.

Rasht’s Restaurants

Rasht’s Restaurants

Shore Coli,restaurant is one of the best and most famous the local restaurants in Rasht.

Moharram restaurant, Razeghi restaurant, Guilan Grand Restaurant, Kaj Restaurant and Vahid Restaurant are other options.

Rasht Souvenir

Rasht Souvenir

This city,has many varied souvenirs which contain: olive, orange jam, reshteh khoshkar, different kind of cookies and blueberry

Rasht attractions

Rasht attractions

The main attraction of Rasht is the sea and its forests, but due to its long history, there are many historical attractions too.

Shahrdari Square, gilan rural heritage museum, kolah farangi mansion, rasht bazaar, tomb of mirza kuchak khan, Church of the holy mesrop are other historical places of Rasht.

furthermore, the most famouse nature attractions in Rasht are: mohtasham Garden,Saravan Forest Park,Saqalaksar dam, mellat park, mafakher park.