Category: Iran

Iran is a country located in Western Asia, spanning across the Middle East and portions of the Caucasus and Central Asia. It has a rich history that dates back thousands of years, making it one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations. Tehran, the capital city, is a bustling metropolis and the political, cultural, and economic center of the country.

Iran’s historical heritage is awe-inspiring, with iconic sites such as the ancient city of Persepolis, Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, and the stunning mosques of Shiraz and Kashan. These architectural marvels showcase the country’s rich history and the influence of Persian art and architecture.

Iran is renowned for its warm hospitality, vibrant bazaars, and delicious cuisine. Iranian cuisine is known for its aromatic flavors and use of fresh ingredients. Persian cuisine is characterized by a harmonious blend of flavors, aromatic spices, and a variety of rice-based dishes, kebabs, stews, and sweets. Tea and traditional sweets like baklava and Persian ice cream are also popular.

Iran’s society is a blend of traditional values and modern influences. While adhering to Islamic principles, Iranians embrace contemporary trends and social dynamics. The younger generation in particular embraces technology, social media, and global cultural exchanges.

Hamadan: Discover The World’s Largest Water Cave

Not only is Hamadan believed to be one of the oldest Iranian cities, but it is also considered one of the oldest in the world. Its historical origins date back to several centuries before Christ when it was the Median Empire’s capital. Though pitifully little remains from classical times, the city dedicates significant parts to excavations, […]

Esfahan: The City That Once Called “Half The World”

For everyone going to Iran, Esfahan is a mandatory city to visit. Forget about Paris, Esfahan is as beautiful yet less touristy. The Persians called it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. Located right at the center of Iran, Esfahan was one of the largest cities in the world and had been given the honor to […]

Kerman: Experiencing True Authentic Hospitality From The Heart

Set on the Southeastern of Iran, Kerman is an old city easily being overlooked by travellers compared to other beautiful Iranian cities like Shiraz and Isfahan. Surrounded by mountains on the North and East, the city has a cool climate and frequent sandstorms in the autumn and spring. Not only it is the largest carpet producing and […]

Shiraz: Exploring the Heartland of Persian Culture

Known primarily for its literary history, splendid gardens, ancient sophisticated ruins, and its former reputation for wine before the alcohol ban, Shiraz is the fifth most populous city in Iran. The capital of Persian culture, a hub of all of human history, and the gates to the ancient city of Persepolis, Shiraz is one of […]

Iran: Essential Things To Know As Female Solo Traveller

“Iran sounds like a dangerous place!” “Is Iran even safe?!” “What if you got kidnapped?!” “How could Gan allow you to go Iran by yourself?!” Without a doubt, I followed my heart and plan for my one-month trip in Iran! I weren’t with any tour group nor speak the local language. I took public transport, […]

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