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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

Iranian celebrations may be interesting for anyone who visiting Iran. In this article, we introduce The two most important Iranian celebrations.

Persian culture, is known as the Iranian culture and It is one of the oldest in the world. One of the most attractive subject about this culture is festivals and ceremonies.

Iranian Celebrations : Ancient Nowruz

Iranian celebrations : Ancient Nowruz

Nowruz is one of the most important Iranian celebrations. In this day people celebrate the end of the winter and the coming of spring. Iranian represents the beginning of a new year with love and affection. Nowruz is as a symbol of  nature awakening from hibernation. Nowruz celebration has over 3,000 years old and it has a deeply rooted tradition. Nowruz starts on March 20 and take place over 12 days.

Traditionally, on the first day of Nowruz, family members gather around a Haft-Seen (Means Seven-S’s, It include, seven items that in Farsi begin with the letter S). In Nowruz days, Iranian people, spend their time to visiting relatives and friends and giving gifts.

 

Iranian Celebrations : Yalda Night

Iranian Celebration - Yalda Night

Yalda Night or Chalet Night is another important ancient Iranian celebration. On Yalda festival, Iranians celebrate the victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated as the tallest night of the year, as well as the beginning of a longer days in the northern hemisphere.

Yalda is occurrence of a winter revolution. Yalda is not just a celebration but also it’s an ancient legacy of our ancestors that teaches us that we should living happy together in any moment of life. In This night, families, friends and acquaintances come together and eat different kinds of fruits and snacks.

The storytelling of the family oldest for other family members as well as Hafez horoscope ( This is called Faal-e Hafez) are also an important part of this long night.

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