Travel to Iran: City Guides

You’re about to head off for your first overseas trip to visit Iran, a country that most people don’t know much about it. What will you find outside of your home? How Iran is going to surprise you? Are you ready to cope with it when visit Iran? Which cities to visit and where to stay? Here are the things you should know before traveling to cities of Iran.

The Most Scenic Routes in Trans-Iranian RailwaySURFIRAN

The Most Scenic Routes in Trans-Iranian Railway

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The Trans-Iranian railway is considered as the last influential mega project in terms of architectural, Let’s take a look at some of the most scenic train routes of the Trans-Iranian Railway.
Nowruz Sayyad A New Day for the Prey and the Hunter

Nowruz Sayyad: A New Day for the Prey and the Hunter

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Each year with the beginning of the main fishing season in late July, local people in Qeshm island of Iran celebrate a very ancient ritual.
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Iranian Preparing To Celebrate Nowruz: The Persian New Year

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Nowruz coming and Iranian preparing to celebrate the Persian new year. Iranian people carry out a thorough cleaning of houses these days and are waiting for the spring.
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Haji Firuz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

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Haji Firuz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring, together with his companion Amu Nowruz, to mark the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.
Hegmataneh, The Oldest Capital City in Persia

Hegmataneh, The Oldest Capital City in Persia

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Hegmataneh was the first capital of the old Persia and considered as one of the oldest urban sites of the World.
Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night

Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night

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Yalda night or Shab-e Cheleh is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran which marks the longest night of the year.
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5 Best City Walks in Tehran

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Tehran is becoming more and more beautiful each day with its increasing number of restaurants, coffee shops and amazing bookshops. So, if you are one of those travelers who loves discovering a city on foot, join me here to take you to the best streets to walk and wander in Tehran!
7 Things Nobody Tells You About Iran

7 Things Nobody Tells You About Iran

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Are you planning a trip to Iran? From cultural norms to special foods here's 7 things you should know before traveling to Iran.
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Zoroastrianism (Mazdayasna) in Iran

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Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, having originated in ancient Persia.
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What it’s like to ski at the biggest resort in the Middle East

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Dizin Ski Resort is the largest resort in the Middle East and tourists are welcome to ski all season, which runs from late November to late May.
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Persepolis: Beautiful Ruins of the Majestic Persian Empire

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When viewing the ruins of Persepolis from a distance, one word comes to mind: Breathtaking. As you near closer and actually come up to the Grand Stairway leading up to Persepolis, this feeling does in no way pass.
The People of Iran - Ethnicities and CulturesSURFIRAN

The People of Iran: Ethnicities and Cultures

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People of Persian descent make up roughly 50 percent of Iran’s population, yet many other ethnic groups, including Azaris, Armenians, Assyrians, and Jews, have settled on the land. Historically, many groups have had little contact with one another because large distances separated them. This has meant that the groups have been able to retain their languages and customs for hundreds, or even thousands, of years.
Travel to Iran during Moharram and Ashura

Travel to Iran During Ashura and Muharram

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Travel to Iran during Ashura can be a truly extraordinary experience and a perfect time to see the most important events of Shia in Iran.
Sunflower fields in bloom in Golestan, Iran

Sunflower fields in bloom in Golestan, Iran

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Sunflower selfie season is now open in Golestan. Farmers use hundreds of hectares of their farmlands to grow sunflowers.
Nushabad – The Mysterious Underground City in IranSURFIRAN

Nushabad – The Mysterious Underground City in Iran

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The Noushabad underground city is said to have been the Sassanid capital during the reign of the Anoushirvan.