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Zeinodin Caravanserai; Back to Basics

Zeinodin Caravanserai ,¬†Caravanserai Zeinodin Caravanserai is one of two rounded caravanserais of Iran built in the 16th century in the heart of desert.¬† However, It is charmingly renovated, tastefully decorated and was given the UNESCO award for best renovated building in 2006. The caravanserai was the place where gunmen and trustees are located and now […]

Harireh Ancient City, Kish

Isla Bella: The Ancient city of Harireh

Just while ago, we’ve talked about oldest cities in Iran. In this article, however, we want to talk more about one of them, namely:¬†The Ancient city of Harireh. The Ancient City of Harrieh well, the ruins of the ancient city of Harireh measure around 120 hectares.¬† This vast area tells the tale that a large […]

The Lost Churches in Iran

The majority of historical churches in Iran that possess historical and artistic value were built around the eight century A.H. or the 14th century AD, and the period thereafter. However, this does not mean that there were no churches existing in the country before that period. During the reign of Shah Abbas, the Safavid king, […]

Gabbeh: A traditional variety of Persian carpet

¬†Persian Gabbeh is a hand-knotted (handmade) thick Persian rug with long pile. It is made by the nomads of Fars province in southern Iran, of which the famous city of Shiraz is the capital. The most famous nomad group of this region is the Qashqai Tribe. Although the existing few old pieces of Gabbeh rugs […]

5 UNESCO Persian Gardens at a Glance

Iran is home to the ancient ruins of Persepolis and eight amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are many reasons to visit this beautiful country. Persian gardens are considered one of the main spotlight registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, […]

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Church of Holy Simeon , Shiraz

The Mysterious Ancient Prison: Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. Takht-e Soleyman is the holiest shrine of Zoroastrianism and the most important relic of the former Sassanid Empire. Registered in UNESCO,¬† The archaeological site dates from the 6th century. It was partially rebuilt during the […]

The Hottest Spot on the Planet: Lut Desert

The Hottest Spot in the Planet: Lut Desert Let’s see what’s going on the hottest, driest, and most scenic desert on Earth. The Lut Desert, also known as Dasht-e Lut, (registered as World Heritage List)¬† is an extreme landscape in more ways than one. The hyper-arid desert is one of the hottest and driest places […]