Sufism & Hafez

Sufism is a belief that is intertwined with religion, and proponents of Sufism believe that this is the best way to understand the reality of God, and one can reach his ultimate and desired goal only after contemplation, thinking, experience, observation, and through some dedicated practice.   History of Sufism in Iran This Islamic mysticism […]

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Mount Damavand

Located in the central part of Alborz mountain range, Mt Damavand (5610 m) is the most prominent natural feature of Iran looming majestically near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. In terms of national divisions, the peak is located in Larijan county of Amol city, Mazandaran province. It can be seen from the cities of Tehran, Varamin, Qom, as well as the Caspian Sea coast when the sky is […]

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Iran Ski Resorts

Iran is a vast land and every corner of it has different climatic conditions. Some areas are desert and arid, some are humid and temperate, and some are mountainous. The two high mountain ranges of Alborz and Zagros and their high peaks are covered with snow on many days of the year, and this has created excellent conditions for those […]

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Alborz Mountain Range

The Alborz or Elborz Mountain range is a narrow range that curves all along the southern shore of the Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan province of Iran in North West to Aladak Mountains in north east measuring about 600 mi or 970 km long. This range forms a climatic barrier between the Caspian and the Central part of the Iranian Plateau which results in […]

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Alisadr | World’s Largest Water Cave

World’s largest water cave As one of the biggest attractions of Hamadan province and the world’s largest water cave, Alisadr is ranked among the most popular sites of Iran with thousands of visitors year-round, especially in spring and summer. This cave is located in Kabood Ahang , a city 60 Km from Hamadan. The distance from Kabudarahang […]

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Most Unusual Hotels in Iran

Traveling is always a pleasure, especially if we know what we are going to do, what we are looking for, and what places we are interested in. One of the most important parts of travel is overnight accommodation, which is almost the most important part of the traveler’s mental engagement before the trip begins. Although […]

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What is a Ziggurat?

The Ziggurat is a religious structure typical of major cities of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq and Iran), built as a pyramid-shaped temple. The construction of ziggurats was common from 4200 to 2500 years ago. The word ziggurat is a modern-day pronunciation of the Zighurtu an Akkadian term that comes from the Babylonian and Assyrian texts, meaning a multi-storied temple. The ziggurat is a […]

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Cyrus the Great

Cyrus II, known as Cyrus the Great, was the founder and the first king of the Achaemenid  empire who ruled a vast part of Asia between the years 559 and 529 BC. October 29th is known as Day of Cyrus, which has been recently celebrated by Iranians and some other nations who respect Cyrus, such as Zoroastrians. This day […]

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Silk Road: History & Facts

The vocabulary Silk Road takes the human mind back to the past, as well as the thought of what a valuable commodity it has carried in this long way, the silk along with other commodities carried along by caravans. That is only the material dimension of this historic path. In a deeper point of view, we find […]

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Caspian Hyrcanian Forests

It’s true that we’ve only seen dinosaurs in movies, but with just a few hour drive from Tehran, one can be in forests that are just as old as dinosaurs. Located in the south of the Caspian Sea, from Mazandaran to Gilan, from Gorgan to Arasbaran, there are Hyrcanian forests, forests that are of great value and have been registered by UNESCO. […]

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