Iran, an Islamic republic on the Persian Gulf is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations and Iranians are proud of their 5000 years of history. Come and discover an unexpected beautiful land, ancient historical cities and unique cultural treasures, largely unseen by western eyes.
12 places are listed as follows. These places must be seen in 7-20 days tour of casual road tour.
1- Palaces in Tehran
2- Traditional Houses in Kashan
3- Maranjab Desert
4- Red Village, Abyaneh
5- Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
Hemmed on four sides by architectural gems and embracing the formal fountains and gardens at its center, this wondrous space is a spectacle in its own right. It was laid out in 1602 under the reign of the Safavid ruler, Shah Abbas the Great, to signal the importance of Esfahan as a capital of a powerful empire. Cross the square on a clear winter’s day and it’s a hard heart that isn’t entranced by its beauty.
6- The Bridges in Esfahan
7- Jame Mosque in Yazd
Soaring above the old city, this magnificent building is graced with a tiled entrance portal (one of the tallest in Iran), flanked by two 48m-high minarets and adorned with inscriptions from the 15th century. The exquisite mosaics on the dome and mihrab, and the tiles above the main western entrance to the courtyard are masterpieces of calligraphy, evoking sacred names in infinitely complex patterns.
8- Old City of Yazd
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the AchaemenidEmpire (ca. 550–330 BCE). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
10- Nasirolmolk Mosque
11- Zandieh Complex
12- Gardens in Shiraz
These places are among the casual road tour or Heart of Persia, starting in Tehran to Shiraz.
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