On my recent trip to Iran I spent 2.5 weeks exploring national parks, ancient ruins, pristine islands, and modern cities, but nothing blew my mind as the Islamic art & architecture.
Known for its fabulous carpets, ancient Mosques, beautiful Churches, vibrant bazaars, and much more, one could spend years exploring all that in Iran.
If you are thinking about making Iran your next travel destination and you are art and architecture buff, you have come to the right spot.
The city where you can find modern life in Iran. Isfahan is a place where locals like to hang out, have a picnic near the river, practice English with foreigners. It was actually the only city where we met other backpackers. The city has an amazing square with beautiful mosque and a huge bazar in which you can easily get lost but also you can find everything.
Isfahan is the main destination for many tourists who decide to visit this country.
Walking along the narrow streets of this beautiful Iranian city you will feel like you are walking in a museum. For many visitors it is one of the favorite places to visit in Iran. Yazd is perfectly maintained, with amazing unique architecture.
On the rooftops you can see unique vents that function as air-conditioning of homes. The city of Yazd can easily become your favorite tourist destination that you have ever visited. Going to Iran, means going to Yazd.
Buzzing streets, loud markets, crazy drivers and modern youngsters that are eager to meet new people from all around the world and help them discover the city.
Beautiful city with some of the most amazing Islamic Art we have ever seen. Shiraz is full of history and people are proud of their heritage. It is also know for the wine that was made in their region, but after the end of the Shah rule, the new government has forbidden the production of this drink.
Image #1: Eram Garden is a historic Persian garden in Shiraz, Iran. It belonged to the leaders of Qashqai tribe before being confiscated by the central government. The garden, and the building within it, are located at the northern shore of the Khoshk River in the Fars province. Wikipedia
Image #2 & #3: Shāh Chérāgh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Mūsā al-Kādhim and brothers of ‘Alī ar-Ridhā. The two took refuge in the city during the Abbasid persecution of Shia Muslims. Shāh-é-Chérāgh is Persian for “King of the Light”. Wikipedia
It is enough to spend one night in Kashan just so you can climb on one of the buildings and enjoy the sunset. The city has an amazing mosque and an old bathhouse that are worth your time.
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