Iran is a southwest Asian country of mountains and deserts. Eastern Iran is dominated by a high plateau, with large salt flats and vast sand deserts
With a long-standing and proud civilization, Persian culture is among the richest in the world. Two and a half millennia of inspiring literature, thousands of poets and writers, magnificent and impressive architecture, live customs dating back to Zoroastrians over 3000 years ago, and other unique characteristics of the nation are rivaled by only a few countries.
The country has many specific features of its own in its landscapes, inhabitants, arts and customs. But over and above this superficial image, the enchantment of a visit to Iran is the feeling of contact with a "different", but not incomprehensible world, with a country, which is both accessible, unusual and diverse. Iran is not a country like Spain or Britain that stands theatrically distinct and complete.
There is nothing insular about Iran: it has always been a bridge-country in both geographical and cultural sense of the word, between the great civilizations of Asia, such as India and China, and those of the Near East and the Mediterranean.
Beaches of Iran
Iran enjoys many different beaches with different mood and a wide range of holiday experiences.
- Chabahar Beaches
- The Caspian Coast
- Kish Island Beaches
The Miandasht Caravanserai complex is one of the main tourist attractions in Iran today. The unique features in the complex make the place worthy of a look.
Caves of Iran
Iran is home of many wonderful caves.
- Ali-Sadr,Iran's unique water cave – Hamedan
- KatalehKhor Cave
- Roodafshan Cave
There are too many churches in Iran like:
- Vank Cathedral, Isfahan
- The Armenian Monastic Ensembles
Eram Garden, Shiraz
BAGH-E ERAM (Eram Garden), a famous and beautiful garden at Shiraz. Its site close to the embankment of the Rudkhana-ye Kushk was formerly on the northwestern fringe of the city but is now well inside the greatly expanded urban area.
Lakes of Iran
- The Caspian Coast
- Lake Urmia
- Valasht Lake
- Hafezie, Tomb of Hafez
- The Shaking Minaret (Manar Jonban)
- Naqsh-e Rostam,Shiraz
- Quran Gateway,Shiraz
Iran haves the most architectural and most beautiful mosques in the world, it's sad a lot of people don't know these mosques exist
Some of these mosques are:
- Yazd Grand Mosque
- Vakil Mosque,Shiraz
- Goharshad Mosque,Mashhad
- Nasirol Molk Mosque,Shiraz
Ali Qapu Palace
The Ali Qapu Palace stands on the west side of the maidan (the great quadrangle at the center of Esfahan). Meaning 'Sublime Portal' or 'Lofty Gate', it served as the entryway to the vast complex of royal gardens stretching north-south along the Chahar Bagh boulevard
Dizin ski resort
Dizin is the largest ski resort in Iran and is located 123km by road north of Tehran in the Gajereh region.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran
- Tchogha Zanbil
- Meidan Emam, Esfahan
- Takht-e Soleyman
- Bam and its Cultural Landscape
- The Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran
- Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System
- Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
- Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
- The Persian Garden
- Gonbad-e Qâbus
- Masjed-e Jâme' of Isfahan
Language: Persian and Persian dialects more than 60%, Turkish, Turkic and Turkic dialects 20%, Kurdish 10%, Luri 5%, Balochi 2%, Arabic 2%, other about 1%
Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
Religion: Muslim 95% ,other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 5%
Climate:Iran’s climate is very varied in different areas. In the northwest, winters are very cold with heavy snowfall. Spring and fall are relatively mild, while summers are dry and hot. In the south, winters are very mild and the summers are very hot and humid, this gives visitors the chance to choose any kind of weather any time of the year.