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.

In this travel guide to Shiraz, we review the city information and important tips

Shiraz has three types of mountainous climate, temperate, warm and dry in different parts of the city. In the winter, the Shiraz’s climate is relatively moderate, and in summer it has warm and dry air. The best time to travel to this city is on May.

Travel guide to Shiraz

Accommodation in Shiraz

Accommodation in Shiraz

Due to the fact that Shiraz is one of the most popular cities in Iran for tourists, therefore there are many hotels in this city. Following on this travel guide to Shiraz, we will mention some good hotels in this spectacular city.

Pars Hotel, Karimkhan Hotel and Chamran Grand Hotel are luxury Hotels in Shiraz. Also If you want to be economical on your trip to Shiraz, you can go to the cheap hotels in this city.

Shiraz Restaurants

Shiraz Restaurants

Haft Khan Restaurant, Soofi Traditional Restaurant , Shater Abbas Restaurant are the city’s most famous restaurants. Following on this article, we will introduce some good traditional Shiraz’s food

Famous Shiraz’s Foods

Shiraz's Foods - Kalam polo

Shirazi Polo: To prepare this delicious meal, you need: rice, eggplant, chicken, yogurt, saffron, barberry and spice. This food has a lot of fans and usually everyone is satisfied with its flavor.

Dopiaze Aloo: Potato, onion, tomato, tomato sauce and spice. These are necessary ingredients for cooking this meal. cook this food is easy and is one of the most popular foods in Shiraz.

kalam polo: this delicious meal,Get prepared by Persian rice and meat and cabbage.

Other Shiraz’s attractions

Shiraz's attractions

Vakil Mosque, Quran Gateway, Arg of Karim Khan, House of qavam, Vakil bazaar and Afif abad garden are Another spectacular attraction of this beautiful city.

Travel Guide to the Iran’s deserts

Iran’s deserts have beautiful and untouched attractions. From the north to the south of Iran is full of unique desert areas. Maranjab desert, Varzaneh Desert, Abouzeid abad Desert, Mesr Desert and many others which we introduce them in this article.

The desert is extremely beautiful, quiet, mysterious and dignified.

Maranjab desert

Maranjab Iran's deserts

Maranjab desert is one of the most popular desert attractions in Iran and Isfahan province. It is just a short distance from Tehran and is located near Aran and Bidgol. The attractions of nature and tourism include sandy hills and Ramps, Abbasid caravanserai and the wandering island. Also It has also been one of the astronomy site in Iran.

Mesr Desert

Mesr Iran's deserts

The Mesr Desert named because of a simple and lovely village with the same name. This area is located in Isfahan Province, 55 km from Khoor city and near the village of Garmeh. In addition to the sandy hills and Ramps, which are the main attractions of the desert. Other attractions of nature and tourism can be mentioned, such as Abbasid throne, palms and canebrake of the Egyptian Village.

Varzaneh Desert

Varzaneh Iran's deserts

Varzaneh Desert or Khara Desert is located on a magnificent landscape with its vast dunes, 100 km east of Isfahan. Zayandeh Rood flows through the northern margin of this desert.

In addition to the lagoon of the blood cow (gave khoni), other tourist attractions of this region include the White city of Varzaneh, Ghourtan castle, Pigeon house and Dastjerd Fire temple.

Abouzeid abad Desert

Abouzeid abad Iran's deserts

Abouzid Abad Desert is a part of the Great Desert of Band rig in the north of Abouzid Abad and northeast of Kashan. by Traveling to the Abouzeid abad Desert, you can experience tranquility in the desert and a sense of walking on the sand dunes, and in addition, visit the Safavid Caravanserai (which was important in the past because of its location), cistern and the underground city of Oui.

 

Ski resorts in Tehran, are the largest international piste in Iran. Therefore this province is one of the best destinations for skiing and enjoying winter landscapes.

If you’re a fan of this exciting sport, so stay with you us to make you familiar with 4 famous ,international ski resorts near the Iran’s capital.

Tochal international Ski Resort & Complex

Tochal Ski resorts in tehran

This international ski resort, located at 5 km from the Tajrish. This piste is One of the most popular ski resorts, especially for the capital’s residents. Several international snowboarding competitions were held in this resort. Tochal international Ski Resort’s Facilities include 2 restaurants and 1 hotel.

Dizin Ski Resort

Dizin Ski resorts in tehran

The Dizin Ski Resort is the most prestigious and the best ski resort in the middle east. This piste is located in the Alborz mountain range. Its Facilities including 2 hotels, 19 cottages, and 6 restaurants. The ski season in the Dizin is from November to May. The highest point of the Dizin piste is  3600 meters above sea level.

Shemshak Ski Resort

Shemshak Ski resorts in tehran

This piste is located at 57 kilometers north-east of Tehran. After the Dizin International piste,  it is the second ski resort in Iran with the world’s standards. The peak point of this piste is 3050 meters above sea level. Facilities include 4 restaurants and 2 hotels. The Appropriate lighting of this piste at night, making it an ideal destination for skiing During night.

AbAli Ski Resort

AbAli Ski resorts in tehran

This piste is located at 75 km east of Tehran. AbAli Ski Resort is the first ski resort in tehran, with 5 different piste. this piste Facilities including 6 restaurants and 1 hotel. This ski resort is generally more crowded than other  ski resorts in tehran.

If you want to travel around Iran and see the different cities without tour operator help, you need to know about Iran’s public transportation system. For traveling to Iran you can choose air, rail or bus system which is depend on your travel style and even a country you will coming from.
To learn more about public transport in Iran, follow this article.

Bus

this is the first transportation way in Iran. There are more than 20 bus companies in Tehran and most of the big cities which offer daily services for all over the country. Bus transportation is comfortable and cheap so you can save your money, even by choosing Overnight buses between main cities you can manage your time. There is 4 Bus Terminal in Tehran, Which are visible on Google map.
Most of Iranian cities have local bus services. Tehran has bust rapid transportation system which is known as BRT and it’s a best way to escape traffic during peak time in city center. Keep in mind that in urban bus men and women sit in separate place.

Bus in iran
Metro

Subway is available in Tehran and Mashhad. Tehran subway system has four lines with different direction. Also an extra line goes to Karaj, a big city in neighbor Tehran. The Tehran subway operates daily from 5.30am-11pm.

subway in iran
Taxi

Different types of taxis are available in Iran:
Yellow or green taxis. These are belongs to official taxi companies in Iran. Most of them work on a certain route, but it does not mean that you cannot take a taxi for a different direction. These taxis carry up to 4 people unless you rent them individually.
Taxi drivers just accept cash. To taking taxi in Iran you can either stand in street or goes to the nearest taxi station.
Also some citizens, who are actually on the way to work or certain destinations, pick up passengers who are going to the same route. Their car has no taxi sign but they charge the same as yellow taxis.
Also there is a number of taxi- app for some cities. Snapp and Tap30 are quite popular in Iran. These apps work the same as Uber.

Tazis in iran

One of the most important questions about traveling to Iran is how How should wear in Iran ? And maybe it makes lots of tourist worry, but don’t worry. It’s not as terrible as what you saw in fake news but there are definitely rules you need to follow.

Come along with us to review some rules about what to wear in Iran

how to wear in iran

Dress code for women in Iran

The first rule is about headscarf. According to Iranian law, women must cover their hair. It doesn’t need place scarf just right up to your forehead and no problem if you showing a little of your hair unless when you will go to mosque or shrine.

tourist in iran

Second rule is about legs and body. Your body should be covered with clothes. Arms and shoulders should not be bare. Women must wear something like man shirt, coat or manteau with trousers or long skirt. Tunics are good if they cover up your bum. There is no any limitation about color and tight jeans are no problem.

Knee also should not be bare. Legs must be covered down to ankles. Feet can be uncovered and you can wear sandals. Varnished nails are no problem.Dress code for women in Iran

Finally, it’s better for you to enter Iran with scarf and something like men’s shirt after that choosing and changing your style as Iranian local women in the streets. And please attention some cities in Iran such as Yazd, and Kashan are more conservative, and people are more traditional. So be more careful about what you wear and your scarf.

Dress code in Iran

Dress code for men in Iran

Rules are simpler for men. Legs and upper arms should not be bare. And Shorts are not acceptable in public places and urban areas but T-shirts are acceptable. Wearing ties or bows is not a problem but it’s not a common among locals.

Overall as a tourist it’s enough to try to obey the rules and don’t worry if you don’t get everything right.

Dress code for men in Iran

Social media and Internet in Iran

All the tips you should know about the Social Media and internet in Iran, Before traveling there. Knowing these guidelines may help to make your trip easier. Almost all hotels in Iran have a free WIFI service; also some cafe and restaurants have too. If you buy Iranian SIM card , internet connectivity is available almost all around the country. Just internet speed might decrease in some areas outside the city or the roads. Upon arrival Iran, at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) , you can purchase a local SIM card with internet service on it.Iranian Sim Card

There are three mobile operators in Iran which offer temporary SIM-cards for tourists. According to the rules to purchase the SIM card you need to show your passport and visa stamp. In terms of internet connection, Irancell and Rightel are the better choice than MCI. They offer good 3G and 4G/LTE data package with cheap price.

Internet in iran

Whatsapp and Telegram are the most popular messenger apps in Iran and are the best way to communicate with your family during the time that you will be in Iran. Some social media like Twitter, Facebook, BBC and most Western news services are blocked in Iran. If you can’t stay without, there’s a way to get around this firewall. That way is using a VPN. With connecting to a VPN in less than 5 seconds both domestic and international limitations are vanished .On a simple Google search you can find many VPN services. Frequently the paid versions start from one month, so if you staying just a week you can choose a free one.

Instagram and messaging apps such as Whatsapp are easily accessible. To chat with Iranian People you should install Telegram. However, it’s blocked; it’s still the most used messenger app in Iran.

Social media in Iran