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Persepolis

was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC). It is situated in the plains of Marvdasht, encircled by southern Zagros mountains of the Iranian plateau. Modern day Shiraz is situated 60 km (37 mi) southwest of the ruins of Persepolis. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. The city, acting as a major […]

The Allahverdi Khan Bridge

(Persian: پل الله‌وردی خان), popularly known as Si-o-se-pol (Persian: سی‌وسه‌پل, lit. '[the] bridge of thirty-three [spans]’), is the largest of the eleven historical bridges on the Zayanderud, the largest river of the Iranian Plateau, in Isfahan, Iran. The bridge was built in the early 17th century to serve as both a bridge and a dam. Si-o-se-pol (meaning the bridge of 33 Persian) was built between 1599 and 1602, under the […]

The Azadi Tower

(Persian: برج آزادی, Borj-e Āzādi; “Freedom Tower”), formerly known as the Shahyad Tower (برج شهیاد, Borj-e Šahyād; “Shah’s Memorial Tower”), is a monument on Azadi Square in Tehran, Iran. It is one of the landmarks of Tehran, marking the west entrance to the city, and is part of the Azadi Cultural Complex, which also includes an underground museum. The tower is about 45 metres […]

The Ganjali Khan Complex

(Persian: مجموعه گنجعلیخان – Majmou-e-yeh Ganjali Khan) is a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse (hammam), an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. The Ganjali Khan Complex was built by Ganj Ali Khan who governed Kerman, Sistan and Kandahar provinces from 1596 to 1621 under Safavid Shah Abbas I. A number of inscriptions laid inside […]

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

 (Persian: میدان نقش جهان Maidān-e Naghsh-e Jahān; trans: “Image of the World Square”), also known as the Shah Square (میدان شاه) prior to 1979, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites. It is 160 metres (520 ft) wide by 560 metres (1,840 ft) […]

The Ali-Sadr Cave

 (Persian: غار علی‌صدر), originally called Ali Saadr or Ali Sard (meaning cold), is a water cave which attracts visitors every year. It is located in Ali Sadr, Kabudarahang County, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Hamadan, western Iran. This cave is located at 48°18’E 35°18’N, in the southern part of Ali Sadr village. In the summer of 2001, a German/British expedition surveyed the cave, finding […]

Iran History-8 days

Shiraz with its Persepolis and Hafiz tomb
-Yazd Jame mosque, with highest Minaret Irans
-Isfehan and Naghseh Jahan square
-Archeology museum in Tehran

Iran History-14 Days

Hamedan, Avecina tomb
-Kermanshah and Bisotun
-Susa, winterresidence of Achaemenide dynasty
-Shiraz with its Persepolis and Hafiz tomb

-Yazd Jame mosque, with highest Minaret Irans
-Isfehan and Naghseh Jahan square
-Archeology museum in Tehran

Iran History-10 days

Shiraz with its Persepolis and Hafiz tomb
-Yazd Jame mosque, with highest Minaret Irans
-Isfehan and Naghseh Jahan square
-Archeology museum in Tehran