Asia Tourism – In the number of annual visitors, it seems like Iran has seen an increase number over the past few years. Not to mention that the government already lifted their economic sanctions. It surely make the visitors interest to visit Iran even more. Iran is the home to one of the oldest civilization. When you visit Iran tourist attractions, you will learn more about civilization, culture, and the truly beauty of Iran.
Iran Tourism Profile
Including Turkey, Iran is becoming a tourist hotspot since several years ago. Many travel agents report that there’s significant increases in tourist booming trips to the Middle Eastern country, including Iran. It is because there’s a slight than in its relationship with West. And it is because of the allure of exposing tourist attractions become more open to few other tourists. In fact, Americans can visit Iran as long as they can fulfill the documents. Their tourist ministry is actively encouraging American tourists to visit Iran.
And if you’re interest to visit this country, you and other tourist must get a visa. In order to get this, the tourists need an official tour guide and get your itinerary approved by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It is considered safe to travel in Iran if you tour responsibly. Once the tourist get a visa, they can enjoy the beauty of this ancient country. From breathtaking mosque to typical food. Here are some of Iran’s most amazing and magnificent tourist attractions.
Iran has dramatic and varied natural attractions to offer. Certainly, the tourists will be satisfied with the wealth of wonderful and inspiring views to discover. From mountains to desert, below are top most beautiful natural attractions in Iran
It is in more than 65 kilometers northeast of Tehran. It is the capital city of Iran. This place famous for the highest mountain in the Middle East. The height is 5,610 metres. Anyone who can climb this mountain will be a worthy journey to accomplish. The tourist can see this mountain from Tehran on a clear day. This mountain always snowcapped all year round. It also features blatantly in Persian literature and folklore. The Mount Damavand’s peak is located in the Alborz Mountain range. It takes two days to reach the peak. And when you reach it, you will get the eternal respect from any Iranians in your life.
The Dasht-e Lut, or simply Lut Desert, is one of Iran’s two great deserts that cover an area of more than 50,000 square kilometers. This desert is located in the central eastern part of the country. This place is claimed as the hottest land surface in this earth. The hottest temperatures that ever recorded is 70.7 degrees. Basically, Lut Desert is not a great place for an afternoon picnic. However, when the weather beaten, the visitor can see the moonscapes of the desert. It is an unforgettable place for night-time camping underneath the starts. Not to mention that the views here at dawn are breathtaking. If you take a tour to Lut Desert, the guides will take too from Kerman city for a reasonable fee. When you arrived there, don’t forget to check out the mysterious famed giant rock formation of the desert called Kaluts.
When it comes to heritage sites, Iran boasts an impressive registered heritage places in UNESCO. Below are top 2 heritage sites that you can visit in Iran.
This place was included with UNESCO back in 2013. Golestan Palace is close to Tehran’s Grand Bazzar. The incredible palace became the Qajardynasty’s seat of government. The architecture from this palace heavily influenced by early Persian design and Western architecture. Green spaces, magnificent pools, and mosaic facades are built throughout this complex. The interior is amazing as well, the tourist will be satisfied with dim cozy nooks of mirrored walls and stained glass, as well as bright grand halls hanging with vintage chandeliers.
Arg-e Bam is an ancient desert city that located in the southern Kerman province. This place was registered with UNESCO 13 years ago. The visitors will feel living in a sand castle. The most recognized monument served as the governor’s quarters. In 2003, a huge earthquake almost flattened this mud brick city after that the reconstruction of this landmark began.
If it’s not enough, there are other destination that you can visit in Iran. Below are getaway destinations for your holiday.
Old Qaisarieh Bazaar
Old Qaisarieh Bazaar is one of the largest and most luxurious shopping sites in Iran. This bazaar become the greatest supplier of Iranian handicrafts. The place is in the north side of the Imam Square, Isfahan. During the Safavid dynasty, this bazaar used to a center of foreign companies to trade and a place to sell precious fabrics. The architecture of this place is very nice. The entrance gate is a majestic even the getaway has mosaic tile works and paintings, which represent two archers with dragon’s tail and lion torso.
Qeshm Island is located in the port city of Bandar Abbas, Persian Gulf. This island is famous for its unspoilt natural beauty. Qeshm Island is the largest island in the Persian Gulf. This island has some mostly impressive geological features such as the Namakdan salt caves. Don’t forget to visit Chahkouh Valley when you get there because it is a worth to visit.
Never misses Iranian dishes. This mouth-watering food will reduce you hunger.
Kebab is one of Iranian dishes that you shouldn’t miss. There are more variety of kebab actually. Koobideh which is consist of ground meat seasoned, Kebab-e which consist of sliced lamb and lemon juice, Joojeh which is chicken kebab. Any type of kebab sounds simple but the taste is very delicious.
Fesenjan (Pomegranate Walnut Stew)
In every Persian and wedding menu, there is always this iconic stew. Fesenjan is a pomegranate walnut stew with duck or chicken with a thick sauce in a bowl.
Iran tourist attractions is varied, so make sure to visit this country before you die!