Niavaran Palace Complex

located in north Tehran, Niavaran Palace was originally built during the Qajar Era in mid-19th century and served also as the residence of the last king of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. After the Islamic revolution in 1979, this complex turned into a museum and was opened to people. In this article, we are going to […]

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Sasanian Empire

The Sasanian or Sassanid Empire (224-651 CE) was the last imperial government before the Arab invasion of Iran. This Sasanian dynasty, which ruled Iran from 224 to 651 AD, belonged to the Sassanid family. The founder of this dynasty was Ardeshir Babakan known as Ardashir I, who was able to establish this government by defeating […]

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Karim Khan Citadel

Karim Khan Citadel, also known as Arg-e Karim Khan,  was built in 1697 following the order and under command of Karim Khan Zand, the famous ruler of the Zand Dynasty. The citadel is a prominent legacy of the Zand Dynasty in Shiraz, especially from the architectural point of view. It is currently under renovating procedure […]

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Zayandeh Rud

Zayanderud also spelled as Zayandeh Rood (meaning Life-giving river in Persian), is the largest river of the Iranian Plateau in central Iran that originates from mount Zardkooh in the Zagros mountain ranges in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari province, and flows east in the central plain of Iran until finally flows into the  Gavkhouni Wetland.     […]

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Things to know before travel to Iran

You may have been to many countries  around the world,  spent a lot  of time to learn  about them before your trip started, in order to get to know the destination.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is a waterway that runs along the Sea of Oman between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It covers an area of 237,473 km2 and is the third largest in the world after the Gulf of Mexico

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Birdwatching in Iran

Birding or Birdwatching is a growing branch of ecotourism and is one of the most popular types of “specific purpose tourism”. Surveys in different countries show that usually the educated part of society is interested in this particular type of activity. Unlike other nature hiking branches, such as trekking or climbing, people with less physical […]

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Taq-e Bustan

The Farsi term Taq-e Bustan, which means ‘arch of the garden’ is the name of one of those enchanting places so loved by the Persians in which nature and Man worked together to create a ‘paradise’. Laid out around a pool surrounded by large trees that provide refreshing shade, this site a few miles from Kermanshah is […]

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Best Iranian dishes | By Louisa Shafia

While traveling to Iran, you will be welcomed by a wide range of delicious delights including some of the most popular Iranian dishes such as Kebabs, Caviar, Pickles, Smoked fish, Samboose, Falafel, Shrimp, Ash. Saffronice cream which blink at you! Just take a look at the vast map and geography of Iran, you will find […]

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Persian Hammam

Iranian Traditional Bath Before introducing the oldest Persian Hammams (Iranian Bath), let’s review some interesting information about the history of the bath house. For thousands of years, washing bodies in rivers has been a religious practice for most nations. The Egyptians bathed in the Nile, and the Indians bathed their bodies (and souls) in Ganges […]

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