Abarkuh 

Abarkuh  Abarkuh is one of the oldest cities in Iran, located in the center of the country and in the Yazd province. The presence of numerous archaeological sites testifies to an ancient civilization. As this city was first built at the foot of the mountain, kuh in Persian, it was called “Berkuh” (next to the

Abyaneh

Abyaneh One of the most charming and ancient towns in the country is located in the province of Isfahan, 40 km from Natanz. This village, considered one of the highest on the outskirts of Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert), is built at different levels on the slope of the Karkas Mountains. In the past, the

Alamut

Alamut The enigmatic Alamut Castle (Hasan Sabbah Castle) is nestled among the mountains at the western edge of the Alborz mountain range, in a valley near Qazvín in the southern Caspian Sea. In the past, part of these mountains formed the Deylán district where it remains hostile. This area, located between the central plateau of

Ardakan

Ardakan Ardakan is the capital of the central Ardakan constituency and the second largest city in Yazd province. It was founded in the 12th century in the Zardug region. Ardakan is located 60 kilometers from Yazd and has a dry climate. The word Ardakan in Persian means “holy place” or “clean place” (and the city

Ardestan

Ardestan Ardestan is located near Dasht-e Kavir, one of two deserts in central Iran. For centuries, its inhabitants had to cope with extreme heat and lack of water. The locals dug long tunnels (Kariz) in order to bring the water available from the springs in the mountains to Ardestán. The Kariz system, that is, the

Badab-e Surt

Badab-e Surt Badab-e Surt Springs, Mount Damavand and Sarv-e Abarkuh (Abarkuh Cypress), Lut Desert and Dashte Kavir are some of the most fascinating natural places in Iran’s national heritage. The Badab-e Surt springs, after Pamukkale in Turkey, are ranked as the second largest source of salt water in the world, with their unique structure (in

Bam

Bam Citadel In the province of Kermán is the incredible citadel of Bam made of adobe. Authentic work of engineering with an area of ​​180,000 square meters and more than 1000 years old dating back to 500 BC. In the past it was one of the most important cities and an unavoidable stop on the

Bastam

Bastam Bayazid Bastamí’s Tomb Commonly called Bayazid Bastami, nicknamed Sultan-al-Arifin (King of the Mystics), he is the great mystic of the 9th century AD. Bayazid is said to have returned to Bastam after a few years of exploration and asceticism and that he spent most of his life and died there. He left no works,

Chak Chak

Chak Chak Sacred Temple of Chak Chak Between mountains and plains there is a Zoroastrian temple on top of a mountain, in the middle of the solitude of the desert. Chak Chak is located 60 km from Yazd city, near Sharif Abad village in Ardakan, the second largest city in Yazd province. Through this desert

Damavand

Damavand Mount Damavand, a dormant volcano and the highest point in Iran, is located northeast of Tehran, in the Alborz mountain range. Its summit rises to an altitude of 5,671 meters. The image of this volcano, similar to Mount Fuji, is printed on the 10,000 rial banknotes and bottles of mineral water. On a clear,

Dizin Ski Resort

Dizin Ski Resort Dizin, located near Karaj, the capital of Alborz province, is the most important ski resort in Iran and the Middle East. Given its high altitude, the ski season in this resort lasts longer than in the other European ones, generally from December to May. The existence of a chairlift that reaches 3,600

Firuzabad, Sarvestan, Bishapur

Firuzabad, Sarvestan, Bishapur Sassanid archaeological landscapes of the Fars region Located in the southeast of the Iranian province of Fars, the eight deposits are divided into three geographical areas: Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan. The fortified structures, palaces and remains date back to the early and late days of the Sassanid Empire, which swept through the

Garmeh

Garmeh A small oasis located in the central desert of Iran, in the Isfahan region. A small town of 250 inhabitants, a charming palm grove, a hot spring, goats and camels offer everything you need to be amazed in Iran. Getting to Garmeh is like going back in time. Along the way you can see

Izadkhast

Izadkhast During Sassanid times, it was one of the most important cities in the country in Istakhr forming one of the main capitals of the Sassanid Empire. Izadkhast is a city whose elegant and majestic castle welcomes visitors as soon as they enter the province of Fars. It is one of the oldest cities in

Jolfa

Jolfa Jolfa is one of the Iranian cities located in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan. It borders the Republic of Azerbaijan to the west and Armenia to the north. This border city has countless tourist attractions and is known as the city of historic churches. In addition to the natural and historical attractions of

Kandovan

Kandovan A town in the province of East Azerbaijan that is located south of Tabriz, at the foot of an extinct volcano, Kuh-e Sahand (3707 m), the highest point in this province. Troglodyte houses are carved out of soft volcanic tuff rocks: they are the ashes of fiery clouds from ancient Mount Sahand explosions. In

Kharanaq 

Kharanaq Kharanaq is the name of a village located 60 km from the city of Ardakan, in the province of Yazd, and is an extraordinary example of a rural village structure. Kharanaq, with its ancient history, attracts tourists from all over Iran for its unique location and scenery. This town consists of two parts: the

Lut Desert

Lut Desert The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in southeastern Iran. Between June and October, this arid subtropical zone is swept away by strong winds that carry sediments and cause colossal wind erosion. The site has some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardangs (rocky ridges). It is also made up of vast

Mahan

Mahan Mahan, located 35 kilometers from Kerman, consists of two places of interest: the Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Valí and the Garden of Shahzadeh. Shahzadeh Garden The prince’s garden is located 5 kilometers from the mausoleum, south of Mahan village and south-east of Kerman, and is one of the 9 Persian gardens that have been

Maku

Maku Maku is a city in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan. It is located 22 kilometers from the Turkish border, in a mountain gorge at 1,634 meters of altitude. Zangmar River runs through the city of Maku, the largest free zone in Iran. Maku was the capital of a Kangarli khanate, one of many

Marivan

Marivan The city of Marivan is located 125 km northwest of Sanandaj, near the Iran-Iraq border, at an altitude of 1,320 meters above sea level. The Zagros Mountains are the highest land in Marivan. Being the rainiest city in Kurdistan province, the city’s climate is cold and humid. Marivan consists of three parts, main districts

Masouleh

Masouleh A mountain village on the rocky slopes in the southwest of Guilan province, 60 km from the town of Rasht. The peculiar style of this village, belonging to the Zandie era, makes the roof of the lower house the courtyard of the upper house and the front areas of the houses and roofs are

Mesr

Mesr village Mesr village is almost a hundred years old and was once known as Chah Deraz. As far as the eye can see, the surroundings are covered with long and short dunes of golden sand. This landscape of particular beauty makes the area famous as a sea of ​​sand. Just stand in one of

Meymand

Meymand One of the oldest settlements in Iran, a 3,000-year-old handmade rocky town. The town is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, in the province of Kerman, whose first inhabitants decided to excavate caves in the mountain rocks and settled there. Today, the rocky houses, called Gonbeh or Kiche, some of which have been

Neyriz

Neyriz The city of Neyriz is one of the oldest in the province of Fars, with an altitude of 1795 meters above sea level, and is located at a distance of about 230 kilometers east of Shiraz, the name of Neyriz has been mentioned on the Persepolis tablets. Its agricultural products are almond, walnut and

Pasargada

Pasargada This city, founded in the Pars region in the 6th century BC. C. by Ciro the Great, it was the first capital of the Achaemenids. Pasargadae is the place where a varied mix of art and architecture, adopted from the countries incorporated into the vast Achaemenid empire, was created to generate the unique ancient

Persepolis

Persepolis (Takht-e- Jamshid) It is one of the great wonders of Iran. Impressive ruins steeped in the history of the mighty Achaemenid empire. The Persians called the city Parseh, while the Greeks called it Persepolis whose meaning is the city of the Persians. Darius I began the construction of this palatial city in 518 b.

Rayen

Rayen Citadel A splendid adobe citadel dating back to the Sassanid era (4th century AD). This citadel in the heart of the medieval city of Rayen is very similar to Arg-e Bam before the earthquake in 2003, and has all the architectural characteristics of desert castles. It is divided into several neighborhoods: the houses, the

Sar Agha Seyed

Sar Agha Seyed Sar Agha Seyed is located at an altitude of about 2,200 meters above sea level, on Haft Tanan mountain, in the central part of Kuhrang city, about 130 kilometers from Shahr-e Kord, in Chaharmahal province and Bakhtiarí. The town is one of the intact beauties of Iran that must be known to

Sareyn

Sareyn It is a city and capital of the county of Sareyn, 25 kilometers west of Ardebil, and has approximately 8,000 inhabitants, which exceeds 20,000 in summer due to its charming climate. The fame of this city is in debt to its hot springs and its springs are near a dormant volcano on Mount Sabalan.

Saryazd

Saryazd Castle: Old Sasanian Bank Saryazd Castle is located near the Yazd-Kerman road and in the village of Saryazd, being one of the largest and most beautiful castles in Mehriz county. The castle dates from the Sassanid period, before the arrival of Islam in Iran. This monument is surrounded by a ditch six meters wide

Shahdad

Shahdad One of the most historic cities in Iran, dating back to six thousand years ago. Of the wonders of Shahdad, it is enough to mention the first metal flags in the world, city of the dwarves and their kaluts where an alien landscape stretches before our eyes. The term kalut is composed of the

Shahr-e Sukhteh

Shahr-e Sukhteh  (Burnt City) This place is located 50 km from Zabul city. It is one of the largest urban settlements with more than 5,000 years old and occupies an area of ​​about 150 hectares, located on a hill 12-18 meters high. Excavations in this area have uncovered many ancient objects, such as: ceramics, old

Shushtar

Shushtar One of the cities of the Khuzestan province, southwest of Iran on the banks of the Karun River. As it is surrounded by fertile plains, it has been an agricultural center since ancient times. The name Shushtar means better than Susa, the capital of the Elamites. After the Arab invasion of Susa, the Elamites

Takht-e Soleiman

Takht-e Soleiman The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleiman, in northwestern Iran, is situated in a valley in the middle of a region of volcanic mountains. The site includes the main Zoroastrian shrine, partially rebuilt during the Ilkhani period (13th century), and a temple dedicated to Anahita from the Sassanid period (6th and 7th centuries). The

Uraman

Uraman It is situated in a valley oriented from east to west, on a steep slope overlooking the northern part of the Takht Mountains, south of Mariván. Most of the houses in this village are stone and stair-shaped like Palangan and Masuleh. The beams cover the ceilings, the uneven stone blocks form the walls, and

Varzaneh

Varzaneh The hidden gem in the geographic center of Iran. It is a small city located on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir desert, and it contains architectural elements and the typical landscape of the desert region of Iran. Varzaneh is a curious destination for those who like to explore popular places and rural culture.

Zigurat of Choga Zanbil

Zigurat of Choga Zanbil The ziggurat is an ancient temple of the Elamites, based on a four-story square plan with a temple top and an estimated height of more than 50 m, surrounded by numerous buildings, temples and palaces, and protected by three walls. The ziggurat consists of a huge mud brick structure, reinforced by