Visit Iran – 80 Amazing places to Travel
Updated September 1, 2016 / João Leitão / 70 Comments / Filed in: Iran 🇮🇷 / Reading time 10 minutes
Visit Iran 🇮🇷
Iran is an amazing country.
Do you have any doubts about it?
I know that the general opinion in the West is that Iran is a dangerous country.
The NEWS in Europe and the US tell us about a different Iran. They describe a place full of violence that makes us believe the country is populated with mad, unfriendly and ferocious people.
Well, we got that wrong…
- First: Iran is one of the safest places I’ve ever been to. Crime is much lower than in most European countries and USA.
- Second: Iranian people are among the friendliest and most hospitable in the World;
- Third: Iran is quite developed, clean, and its population are well educated and have cultural / political awareness.
I’ve been twice to Iran. The last time was back in 2012. I went along with my girlfriend and we left Iran with the desire of coming back soon. And we will.
I’m sure that your opinion about Iran will change after you check out these 79 reasons and places that will make Iran your next travel destination.
✅ 1- Arg-e Rayen Citadel in Rayen
✅ 2- Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan
✅ 3- Golestan Palace in Tehran
✅ 4- Naqsh-e Khostam
✅ 5- Alis Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
✅ 6- Amir Chakmak Mosque Complex in Yazd
✅ 7- Architecture in Tehran
✅ 8- Arg-e Bam Citadel in Bam
✅ 9- Ateshkadeh Zaroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd
✅ 10- Bastani Traditional Restaurant in Isfahan
✅ 11- Market Bazar-e No in Shiraz
✅ 12- Market Bazar-e Vakil in Shiraz
✅ 13- Begh-e Melli Complex in Tehran
✅ 14- Boat Bandar Abbas to Qeshm Island
✅ 15- Iranian Breakfast
✅ 16- Busy Streets in Tehran
✅ 17- Caravanserai and Textile Museum in Meybod
✅ 18- Zoroastrian Shrine in Chak Chak
✅ 19- New City Center in Bam
✅ 20- Iranian Craftsmen
✅ 21- Eat Fresh Blackberries
✅ 22- Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom
✅ 23- Fortress Arg-e Karim Khan in Shiraz
✅ 24- Jameh Mosque in Isfahan
✅ 25- Fresh Fruit Juices
✅ 26- Gold Markets in Tehran
✅ 27- Vank Cathedral in Isfahan
✅ 28- Iranian Ice Cream
✅ 29- Ice House in Meybod
✅ 30- Imam Khomeini Mosque in Tehran
✅ 31- Imam Reza Shrine and Mosque in Mashhad
✅ 32- Imam Square in Isfahan
✅ 33- Iranian Food
✅ 34- Iranian Sweets
✅ 35- Jameh Mosque in Yazd
✅ 36- Jamkaran Mosque in Qom
✅ 37- Aliqapu Bazar Artistic Complex in Isfahan
✅ 38- Old Village in Kharanaq
✅ 39- Malek National Library and Museum in Tehran
✅ 40- Mausoleum of Imamzadeh-ye Ali in Shiraz
✅ 41- Melli Park in Shiraz
✅ 42- Old City in Meybod
✅ 43- Modern Art Sculpture Gardens
✅ 44- Naqsh-e Rajab
✅ 45- Narein Castle in Meybod
✅ 46- National Museum of Iran in Tehran
✅ 47- Nazar Garden and Pars Museum in Shiraz
✅ 48- Old Post Office in Meybod
✅ 49- Pasargadae
✅ 50- Peace Museum in Tehran
✅ 51- Friendly Iranian People
Also visit: Iran – Photos of People.
✅ 52- Persepolis
✅ 53- Persian Calligraphy
✅ 54- Persian Gulf Coast in Bandar Abbas
✅ 55- Iranian Pic Nic
✅ 56- Pigeon Tower in Meybod
✅ 57- Faloodeh Dessert in Shiraz
✅ 58- Empty Beaches in Qeshm Island
✅ 59- Shahr Park in Tehran
✅ 60- Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan
✅ 61- Shohada Martyrs Museum in Tehran
✅ 62- Si-o-se Pol Bridge in Esfahan
✅ 63- Iranian Souvenir Shops
✅ 64- Iranian Street Falafel
✅ 65- Tea Houses in Isfahan
✅ 66- Central Market Bazar in Tehran
✅ 67- Tomb of Aramgah-e Hafez in Shiraz
✅ 68- Towers of Silence in Yazd
✅ 69- Iranian Traditional Hotels
✅ 70- Traditional Iranian Carpets and Rugs
✅ 71- Traditional Iranian Puppet Shows
📹 Traditional Iranian Puppet Show in Golestan Palace, Tehran:
✅ 72- Iranian Religiousness and Spirituality
✅ 73- Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
✅ 74- Iranian Street Wall Art
✅ 75- Water Museum in Yazd
✅ 76- Old City in Yazd
✅ 77- Zaid Mosque in Tehran
✅ 78- Ziai Ye School in Yazd
✅ 79- City Center in Shiraz
💡 Some ideas about Iran to be taken in consideration:
- Everything Western TV says about Iran is mostly propaganda and do not correspond to the real Iran.
- People are more friendly than you think.
- The country is more developed than you think.
- Iran is relatively cheap.
- Iran will be one of the safest countries you’ve ever been to. Crime is almost non-existent.
- Women travelers have to cover their hair while in Iran.
- All countries in the world can get an easy 15 day Iranian Visa on arrival at any international airport. However, this rule does not apply to nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan. Visa exemption countries are: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey and Venezuela. Entry is banned to Israeli nationals.
Also that you should know about Iran,
🔖 Iranian sites inscribed on the World Heritage UNESCO list:
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, Bam and its Cultural Landscape, Bisotun, Golestan Palace, Gonbad-e Qābus, Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan, Meidan Emam, Esfahan, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil, Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, Soltaniyeh, Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, Takht-e Soleyman, Tchogha Zanbil and The Persian Garden.
Also visit: Unique Religious Places to Visit in Iran.
🔖 Iranian sites submitted on the Tentative List of UNESCO:
Alisadr Cave, Arasbaran Protected Area, Bastam and Kharghan, Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar, Cultural Landscape of Alamout, Damavand, Firuzabad Ensemble, Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan, Hamoun Lake, Harra Protected Area, Hegmataneh, Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin, Historic Monument of Kangavar, Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin, Hyrcanian Forest Caspian Forest, Jame’ Congregational Mosque of Esfahan, Jiroft, Kaboud Mosque, Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure, Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge, Khorramabad Valley, Kuh-e Khuaja, Lut Desert the vicinity of Shahdad, Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab, Persepolis and other relevant, Qanats of Gonabad, Qeshm Island, Sabalan, Shahr-e Sukhteh, Shush, Silk Route also as Silk Road, Susa, Tape Sialk, Taq-e Bostan, The Collection of Historical Bridges, The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran Maymand Village, The Complex of Izadkhast, The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat, The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar, The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province Bishabpur Firouzabad Sarvestan, The Historical City of Masouleh, The Historical City of Maybod, The Historical Port of Siraf, The Historical Structure of Yazd, The Historical Texture of Damghan, The Historical Village of Abyaneh, The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin Sialk Kashan, The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh, The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province, Touran Biosphere Reserve, Tous Cultural Landscape and Zozan.