Travel to Iran as an American – Irandestination

Travel to Iran as an American – Irandestination You may assume that Americans cannot visit Iran. The good news is this isn’t true. Americans can travel to Iran freely. Now, because it’s a legal requirement for US citizens to travel to Iran in this manner, Iran tours for Americans tend to be excellent. What US […]

HORMOZ ISLAND

HORMOZ ISLAND

WELCOME TO HORMOZ ISLAND HORMOZ ISLAND This little charmer of an island packs a big punch. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty and atmosphere. There’s only one road and virtually no cars, just motorbikes and tuk-tuks; there are no showy resorts, just a smattering of simple homestays. Most […]

Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran Welcome to Iran Welcome to what could be the friendliest country on earth. Iran is the jewel in Islam’s crown, combining glorious architecture with a warm-hearted welcome. In the Footsteps of Empire If you’re drawn to places where echoes of ancient civilisations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. […]

Ahvaz

Ahvaz, Iran

Ahvaz   Ahvaz (Ahwaz) is a city in the southwest of Iran, and the capital of Khuzestan province. At the 2011 census, its population was 1,112,021 and its built-up area with Sheibani was home to 1,136,989 inhabitants. History:   Ahvaz is the analog of “Avaz” and “Avaja” which appear in Darius’s epigraph. This word appears […]

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Hamedan

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai is located in Hamadan, Iran, and some believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her cousin. Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country. There are the bodies of Ester, wife of Xerxes I, and […]

Kermanshah, Iran

Kermanshah The capital of Kermanshah Province is located 525 kilometers from Tehran in the western part of Iran. A majority of the population speaks Southern Kurdish. History: The province has a rich Paleolithic heritage. Many caves with Paleolithic remains have been surveyed or excavated there. There are some caves which are located in Bisetoun and […]

Bishapoor

Bishapoor, Kazeroon

Bishapoor   Bishapoor,  was an ancient city on the ancient road between Persis and Elam in Sasanid Persia. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Estakhr (it is very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. It is located south of modern Faliyan in the Kazerun County of Pars Province, Iran. Bishapur was built near a river crossing […]

Abarkooh Cypress

Abarkooh Cypress, Yazd

Abarkooh Cypress Abarkooh Cypress , also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh in Yazd Province of Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 28 meters and circumference of 18 meters. […]

Hasht Behesht Palace

Hasht Behesht Palace, Isfahan

Hasht Behesht Palace   Hasht Behesht meaning “Eight Paradises” is a Safavid era palace in Isfahan, Iran. It was protected by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization in 1669. More than forty mansions which existed in Isfahan during the rule of Safavids, this is the only one left today. The shape of the mansion is octagonal with […]

Ali ebn e Hamzeh holy shrine

Ali ebn e Hamzeh holy shrine, Shiraz

Ali ebn e Hamzeh holy shrine Ali ebn e Hamzeh holy shrine:  Built in the 19th century over the tomb of Amir Ali, a nephew of Shah e Cheragh who also died here while en route to Khorasan to help Imam Reza, this shrine is the latest of several earlier incarnations destroyed by earthquakes. Highlights […]