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Known in classical times as Ecbatana, Hamadan was once one of the ancient world’s greatest cities. significant parts of the city centre are given over to excavations and there is a scattering of historical curiosities. Sitting on a high plain, Hamadan is graciously cool in August, but snow-prone and freezing cold from December to March. In the summer the air is often hazy, but on a rare, clear spring ...
Lewis twin
‘Oh, but have you been to Kish? You absolutely must go.’ Travelling in Iran you’ll likely hear this more than once. And when you ask what is so special about Kish, you’re told: ‘But Kish is wonderful; everything works there. It is clean, shopping is cheap, you can swim…and there are no Paykans!’ Yes, all of this is true. Kish, the desert is land that the last shah started transforming ...
Gibb deek
ARDABIL “THE CITY OF MT SABALAN” Ardabil is a logical stopping point between Tabriz and the upper Caspian coast. Ardabil’s magnificent Sheikh Safi-od-Din Mausoleum is by far its greatest attraction. When the chilly smog clears, Mt Sabalan’s snow topped peak is dramatically visible from Ardabil’s Shurabil Lake. Driving to Alvares ski-slope from the nearby hot-springs resort of Sara’eyn ...
Campbell Davis
TABRIZ “THE CITY OF PIONEERS” A fascinating bazaar, a deeply human heart and passionately helpful freelance guides make this gigantic, sprawling city a surprisingly positive introduction to Iran. It had a spell as the Iranian capital and has proven extremely influential in the country’s recent history. it can be freezing cold in winter, but the Azari welcome is generally very warm any time ...
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Tehran is a city of contrasts that play out on geographic lines. It is modern and traditional, secular and religious, rich and poor – north and south. Most of the spark comes from the affluent north, but wander through southern Tehran and you’ll see a contrastingly conservative, religious and poor city with little of the north’s brashness. At a practical level, Tehran has a decent choice of hotels ...
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f your departure location allows you to fly to Shiraz directly, then I would start my Iran itinerary from Shiraz, leave the last days for Tehran and fly back home from there. If not, I’d personally recommend flying to Shiraz from Tehran instead of the bus or train as it’s a long way and could easily take up your time and energy You can begin your road trip from Shiraz onwards instead. You can ...
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Esfahan, also historically known as half of the world takes a reputation for having been home to many dynasties. The Safavids, however, left the strongest mark and their Persian blue-tiled mosques and buildings are found all over town. Esfahan is by all means glorious! If I were to only pick one city to visit in Iran, it would be here Massive mosques and elegant churches, great coffee in the Armenian ...
alex rood
shiraz is famous for many things, but the best thing of all is Faloodeh Shirazi, Faloodeh is a cold traditional dessert made from semi-frozen starch noodles with rosewater and sugar syrup and topped with lemon juice. It is usually accompanied with traditional saffron ice cream and is a lifesaver in hot summer days Some of the best places to get a cup of Faloodeh are the array of shops behind ...
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Yazd is a favorite city for many foreign tourists in Iran. With its adobe buildings, numerous badgirs (wind-catchers) and charming courtyards, Yazd is unlike anywhere you’ve been. No wonder why it’s a favorite destination for most tourists While it could get super dry and hot during summer, Yazd is perfectly suitable for a visit in late autumn to early spring when the days are rewarded with ...
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Iran Itinerary for Tehran Most people advice against long stays in Tehran. Even most tour companies keep their stop in Tehran to the minimum days possible in their Iran itinerary. So many people travel to Iran without getting to know much of the capital But they’ve got it all wrong Yes! Tehran is big, loud and full of traffic. But behind its concrete walls, numerous highways, and horrid traffic, ...
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