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Natural Attractions of Isfahan

Natural Attractions of Isfahan, Waterfalls, Deserts, and Caves

Although the natural attractions of Isfahan are not much famous, compared to its historical sights, they still hold a high place among other interests of this city and they are extremely appealing in the eyes of nature lovers. At first glance, it may seem that Isfahan province can not be introduced as one of the nature tourism destinations in Iran, but the presence...

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...

Isfahan nightlife

Best Places for Nightlife in Isfahan

Nightlife in Isfahan can be very lovely, and memorable experience for any tourist, provided you know where to go and know the sights of this historic and great city of Iran. Isfahan has many historic sights that every one of them has an enchanting gravity for any viewer, and it is safe to say that many of these attractions are more glorious at night. For this reason...

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...

Natural Attractions in Shiraz

Best Recommended Natural Attractions in Shiraz

Natural Attractions in Shiraz are at the forefront of the beauty and splendor of Iran’s natural lands. Enchanting green nature, colorful and fragrant flowers, and breathtaking refreshing rain in spring are the signs of unique attractions that you will encounter while touring around the city of Shiraz. Shiraz has plenty of historical and tourist attractions, for...

List of Best Parks in Shiraz, Recreation Centers to Explore

Parks in Shiraz are places that simultaneously attract peace, joy, and excitement, they include recreation centers and playgrounds along with artificial green landscapes and flower arrangements. Besides visiting the ancient civilization, art, and culture that are the main attractions of Shiraz, Parks, with the facilities they provide for travelers, are the best...

Anahita Temple, Kermanshah Province

It is the largest stone building in Iran after Persepolis, which is located in the city of Kangavar in Kermanshah province, on the historic Hegmataneh-Biston-Ctesiphon road. Anahita Temple in Kangavar is the most famous temple of Anahita in Iran. Anahita Temple History of Anahita Temple To the ancient Iranians, Anahita was considered the guardian of water, an angel...

Arak Traditional Bazaar

Arak Traditional Bazaar is one of the first buildings in Arak. Arak Bazaar complex, including baths, mosques, schools, water reservoirs, passages, and caravanserais, was founded during the reign of the Ghajar dynasty by Yousef Khan Gorji, in the central part of Sultanabad (formerly Arak). Arak Traditional Bazaar History of building & activities In addition to...

Kermanshah’s Traditional Bazaar

Kermanshah’s traditional bazaar was built about 200 years ago during the reign of Kermanshah’s ruler, Mohammad Ali Mirza Dolatshah who was the first son of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and was seven months older than Abbas Mirza, the Crown prince, but because his mother was not from the Qajar tribe, he could not replace the king. During the economic boom of the...