Yalda: Celebration of Winter Solstice

It has been nearly a few thousand years since the last night of autumn, the Yalda Night, the darkest and longest night of the year has been celebrated by Iranians with a variety of rituals and customs in different regions of Iran. Yalda Night is the longest night of the year between the sunset on […]

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10 Most Fascinating Villages of Iran

Iran is full of spectacular places and tourist attractions, but when it comes to tourist areas, everyone thinks of Iranian famous cities and their up-to-date attractions! But in this article, we want to talk about the scenic villages of Iran and introduce the best villages to visit in Iran. Villages of Iran All the great […]

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Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, the largest landlocked watershed, is one of the wonders of the Middle East. This self-sufficient lake has no access to open waters and is just connected to the Black Sea via a man-made canal. It lies to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the […]

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Chehel Sotoon Palace of Isfahan

The beautiful Chehel Sotoon (also Chehel Sotoun) Palace of Isfahan is one of the most beautiful monuments in Iran. Chehel Sotoon meaning the “Forty Column Palace” is a long-standing relic of the Safavid Empire rule in Iran, which fascinates visitors with its amazing and original 17th century architecture. The splendid mural paintings of Chehel sotoun are just one of […]

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Persian Spices

Centuries ago, spices were the treasures of kings, as much cherished and sought after as gold. Today, you don’t have to sail the Seven Seas to find them; they’re available at your supermarket. What are spices, exactly? Most consist of the seeds, shells, buds, fruit or flower parts, bark or roots of plants that grow […]

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, formerly known as Shah Square or Royal Square (and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 with the official name of Imam Square), is  the central square of Isfahan, which is located in the heart of the historical complex of Naqsh-e Jahan.     History of Naqsh-e Jahan Square Historical monuments on the four sides of Naqsh […]

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Miniature Art : Iran’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Miniature Art Registered on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage – December 17, 2020 At its recent meeting (17 December 2020), UNESCO officially registered Miniature Art on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The miniature art in Iran dates back to pre-Islamic times, and even before the Sassanid era. Iranians have long […]

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Jiroft Civilization: one of the oldest in the world

The history of Jiroft dates back to about 5,000 years ago when a Bronze Age civilization, which has come to be known as the Jiroft Civilization, inhabited this area.

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Safavid Empire

The Safavid Empire, which was founded as a political dynasty in 1501, was the second Great Islamic Empire to form. It originated as a religious sect, and it acquired the military and political traits of an empire only after 1501. The Safavid Empire also differed from the Ottoman and Mughal Empires because it was an official Shi’ite empire. religious differences led to […]

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Persian Carpets

The originality of Persian carpets or Iranian Rugs dates back to about 2500 years ago. Iranians were among the pioneer weavers of the carpets of ancient civilizations, and over the centuries, creativity and genius achieved a degree of great perfection in this field. Carpet weaving skills are passed down through generations as a highly protected […]

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