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Yalda Night The Longest Night of Year

Traditional Yalda Night Table Yalda Night or Shabe Yalda (شب یلدا) is one of the most significant Iranian celebrations. The celebration is of profound history and meaning. Iranians worldwide celebrate Yalda on December 21st (30th of Azar), when the earth follows its yearlong pilgrimage around the sun. The northern hemisphere of the earth starts to experience longer...

Yazd tourist attractions

The Best Yazd Tourist Attractions | Places to Visit

Yazd tourist attractions are more historical than anything else. Since Yazd is one of the oldest cities of Iran, as a result of its historical wonders, this ancient city has become the first historical brick city of Iran. Also, it has called the second historical city in the world. Not to mention, Yazd is one of the first names on the UNESCO world heritage list. So...

The Most Beautiful Mosques in Yazd | Historical Guide

Mosques in Yazd are magnificent structures reminiscent of the very rich history of this land. So, when you are around the city of Yazd, in every corner, a building with brick and old architecture will amaze your eyes. Then, if you ask about the background of the structure, in most cases you will be told that this is an old mosque. There are so many historical mosques...

Gardens in Kashan

List of Top 10 Kashan Tourist Attractions and Where to Visit

Kashan tourist attractions receive many travelers every year. This ancient city, dating back 7,500 years ago is a historic city known for its fragrant flowers, old houses, and very ancient sites. Kashan is in fact the tip of the iceberg of the very old and ancient civilization and culture of Iran. Archaeologists suggest Kashan is one of the oldest cities created by...

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...

On A Quest for the three Wise Men of Neyshabur

BY: Wahyuni KamahPrinted in The Jakarta Globe on  July 13, 2015 I traveled to by car to Neyshabur, 115 kilometers west of Mashhad, the capital of Iran’s Razavi Khorasan province. On the way, I passed a mountain range. Neyshabur is famous for its fertile land and pleasant climate. It borders the high mountains of Bilanud to the north, from where the chilly...