Iran’s long and amazingly rich history has led it to have some of the most fantastic attractions in not only the Middle East but also the world.
The country is the birthplace of civilisation and throughout the millennia has seen numerous amazing cultures rise, integrate and fall within its boundaries. This has meant that it’s home to some of the finest and richest attractions in the world. Many of these sites are of the upmost significance to humanity and of immeasurable importance.
Of course, current situations dictate whether or not it’s safe to visit the attractions in the country – however if you do get the chance here are some of the must see attractions in the nation.
This 2,500 year old city was the capital of Persia between 1598 and 1722 and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site such is its importance. The ancient city offers a number of fantastic tourist attractions and The Friday Mosque, otherwise known as Masjid E Jumeh is one of them. It’s one of the oldest attractions in the country and has its roots in the 8th century. Its dome is its greatest feature and thanks to its geometry considered one of the finest in the world.
Amir Chakhmaq Square
Home to the Zoroastrian culture, this city was built in the 9th century AD and is most notable for the windcatchers, which were used to cool the city in immense heat. It’s situated right in the centre of the nation and is an astounding feat for the time and amazingly impressive visually.
Central Bank of Iran – Tehran
The Iranian Central Bank is a fantastic showcase of the wealth and the splendour of this nation historically. In fact, it houses the world’s largest diamond as well as innumerable other priceless stones and items and truly is not an attraction that should be missed.
No not the movie, the Ancient Iranian capital and another World Heritage site. Persepolis was capital of the Achaemendid Empire which began over 500 years before Christ. It’s still one of the most astounding sites in the country and a spectacular visit for those who have the good fortune to visit Iran.
Eram Garden in Shiraz
A fine example of the Persian style of architecture and gardens with its waterways and design, it was home to a number of Persian poets throughout history and also their place of burial and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran.
Shemshak Ski Resort
If in Tehran in the colder months of the year, the Alborz Mountain is home to the Shemshak Ski Resort. Of course, even though Iran is a warm nation in the Middle East, its mountains and geography mean it still can suffer cold winters in parts. Shemshak and Dizin are two of the ski resorts in the nation.
Known as Half the World, Isfahan is a glorious city with a rich history. Visitors need to visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square – in the centre of the city and take in the beauty there – it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site.