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Natural Attractions of Isfahan

One of the best countries of the world 🇷🇺

My wife and I travelled to Iran at the end of 2018 to celebrate my 58th birthday. We have been to Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan. I have been to more than sixty countries and I can say that Iran is obviously one of the best. First and foremost we were impressed by the friendliness of the local people. It was not the sort of friendliness tourists come across in many places...

3 Caravanserai located in Kermanshah province

The peak of the caravanserai period in Iran was the Safavid period when Shah Abbas Safavid decided to build 999 caravanserais in Iran. An exact document as to whether or not 999 caravanserais were built is not available, but what is clear is that 54 of these caravanserais remain in Iran today and of these 54, 3 of them have become the share of Kermanshah province...

In Yazd, an Eternal Flame Burns Bright

BY: Wahyuni KamahPrinted in The Jakarta Globe on  March 17, 2015 Arrived at the main bus terminal in Yazd, the capital of the eponymous province in Iran, at night, and immediately I had the impression of a city that was wide sprawling. There were no high-rise buildings visible, and the city stretched out flat and low. I couldn’t wait until day broke to see and...

An Armenian Tale of Rebirth, Survival in Ancient Iran

Printed in The Jakarta Globe on  December 24, 2014 Having spent a few days in Iran, a republic that implements shariah law, I began to wonder if the country had any churches. My curiosity was answered when I stayed in Isfahan, 340 kilometers south of Tehran. Although the cities that I visited in Iran are all uniquely stunning, I must say that Isfahan is the most...

Kashan: A Gem of Traditional Persian Architecture

Kashan: A Gem of Traditional Persian Architecture BY: Wahyuni KamahPrinted in The Jakarta Globe on  July 1, 2015 Here I am in Kashan, a city in Isfahan Province, about a three-hour drive to the south of Iran’s capital Tehran. The city of around 280,000 people was the capital of the Persian Empire during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid II (1642-1666) of the...

My Spiritual Tour of Iran’s Grand Mosque

The holy city of Mashhad welcomes visitors and pilgrims alike to experience the spiritual wonders and colorful bazaars the city has to offer. BY: Wahyuni KamahPrinted in The Jakarta Globe on October 24, 2014 Traffic … traffic,” my driver Reza said desperately as we neared my hotel in the busiest area of Mashhad on a sunny day. Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city and...