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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.

The UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran includes 23 sites. The list includes 22 cultural heritages and a natural phenomenon. This is only a brief introduction to each of the works and you can read their full introduction in separate articles.

  • Chogha Zanbil | Ancient masterpiece

    Chogha Zanbil

The first UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran  is Chogha Zanbil . An ancient temple, near the ancient city of Susa in the Khuzestan province. This sanctuary located in the the ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam. Some experts consider this building as the first religious building in Iran. The Chogha Zanbil ziggurat has a square shaped design with a length of 105 meters to each side. The central core of the ziggurat built by mud bricks and covered with bricks.

Registration year: 1979

Address: Khuzestan province, 40 km south-east of Susa

  • Persepolis | Achaemenid immortal LegacyPersepolis

Persepolis is an ancient city in the city of Marvdasht, Fars province. Darius has been its founder. Also after him, his son Xerxes and his grandson, Ardeshir I, expanded and developed it. According to many historians The Greek commander, Alexander the Great, attacked Iran in 330 BC and destroyed Persepolis by firing. Nevertheless, the ruins of this magnificent city are among the most important sources of knowledge about the Achaemenid empire and its society and culture.

Registration year: 1979

Address: Fars province, Marvdasht city

  • Naqsh-e jahan square | Isfahan’s Glorynaqsh-e jahan square

Naqsh-e jahan square with the official name of Emam Square is a Magnificent monument in Isfahan. A collection of unique works and beautiful buildings can be found in it. Naqsh-e jahan square has rectangular shape with 560 meters long and 160 meters wide.

The monuments in this square included, the Ali Qapu Palace, Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Gheysarie Bazaar

Registration year: 1979

Address: Isfahan, naqsh-e jahan square

  • Takht-e Soleyman | Valuable treasure of Iranian historynaqsh-e jahan square

Takht-e Soleyman (Throne of Solomon) is an ancient complex which included number of palaces and fire temple of Azargushsnab and a beautiful lake in it. It is considered as a largest monuments of Sassanid era which is known until today. Thus Takht-e Suleiman was considered to be the largest educational, religious, social, and pre-Islamic Iranian worship center.

As a matter of fact, Azargushsnab was one of the three important Sassanid fire temples.

Registration year: 2003

Address: West Azerbaijan province, 45 km northeast of Takab and Takht-e-Solomon village

  • Arg e Bam | An ancient cityArg e Bam

Arg e Bam is a large collection of tall and enclosed buildings near Bam in Kerman province. This citadel has an area of nearly 180,000 square meters. In the architecture of this ancient city, two separate parts are considered.

The government sector includes a military citadel, a four-season mansion, a barrack, a 40-meter water well and a stable for 200 horses in the center.

The peasant segment includes the city’s main entrance, the main entrance to the castle and market, about 400 homes and public buildings, such as school and sport field.

Registration year: 2004

Address: Kerman Province, Bam

  • Pasargad | tomb of Cyrus the Greatpasargad

Pasargad was the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire to be built under the command of Cyrus the great. This work is a prominent example of the Achaemenid royal art and architecture and an unrivaled Witness of Persian civilization that remains to this day. Actually the tomb of Cyrus the Great is one of the most important parts of the Pasargad, which is almost wholesome.

Except for it, The prison of Solomon, The Private Palace,The Audience Palace, The Gateway Palace and Caravanserai of Mozaffari are part of Ancient art in Pasargad.

Registration year: 2004

Address: Fars Province, Pasargad City, Pasargad Complex

  • Dome of Soltaniyeh | Jewel turquoise ZanjanDome of Soltaniyeh

Dome of Soltaniyeh is a turquoise dome constructed in Soltaniyeh. Also, it is a prominent example of Iranian art architecture. Soltaniyeh Dome is the third largest dome of the world in terms of height after the Church of Santa Maria in Italy and the Hagia Sophia in Turkey.

furthermore, this dome is also the largest historical dome in Iran and the largest brick dome in the world. Dome of Soltaniyeh is the first example of double-shell domes in the world.

Registration year: 2005

Address: Zanjan Province, Soltanieh City, Allameh Helli Square, Allameh Helli Blvd.

  • Bisotun Inscription| Treasured memorabilia of DariusBisotun Inscription

Bisotun Inscription is a multilingual inscription and a large rock relief which carved at a height of 100 meters from the ground on a cliff at Mount Bisotun in the Kermanshah Province.

This stone inscription and reliefs on the orders of Darius I, Achaemenid king, carved. The inscription written in four script included: Cuneiform, Ancient Persian language, Elamite and Akkadian or new Babylonian.

Notable points of Bisotun inscription include: introduction of Darius in his own words, Achaemenid dynasty, death of Cambyses, Gaumata rebellion and his death, praying for the country and its nation, Darius’s thank to Ahouramazda for his help in overcoming opponents and retrieving peace, advice to future kings who will read Bisotun inscription.

Registration year: 2006

Address: Kermanshah Province, Kermanshah City, Bisotun City, Bisotun Historical Site.