In northwest Iran near the Turkish border this ancient capital of Armenia (founded in the 3rd century BC) is now a sprawling industrial city surrounded by mountains. Famed for its calligraphy and bookmaking in the 13th century Tabriz was well placed on trade routes and played an important role in … Read More
Bam is a pleasant town where the eucalypts are likely to make any Aussie homesick, and the date palms clearly indicate a desert oasis. But it’s the incredible ancient city which makes Bam truly special. Although some of the surviving structures must have been built before the 12th century, most … Read More
The cool blue mosaics of Isfahan’s Islamic buildings, and the city’s majestic bridges contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it . Isfahan is a sight you won’t forget. Not only is the architecture superb and the climate pleasant, but also there’s a fairly relaxed atmosphere here, compared … Read More
YAZD is the city of wind towers
Yazd province with area of 70011 Sq. km. is situated in the margin of Kavir at the center of Iran and bonded on the north and west with Isfahan province; on the north-east by Khorasan province; on the south-west by Fars province; and on the south-east by Kerman province.
Covering an area of 16330 Sq. km. … Read More
Iran is not blessed with one of the world’s loveliest capitals.
Pollution, chronic overcrowding and a lack of responsible planning have all helped to make Tehran a metropolis that even the most effusive travel agent would have difficulty praising . If you’re expecting an exotic crossroads steeped in oriental splendor, you’ll … Read More
Shiraz was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (1747-79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored. Through its many artists and scholars, Shiraz has been synonymous with learning, nightingales, poetry, roses and … Read More