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Islamic Republic of Iran


Country profile:

Location: Western Asia.
Borders: Armenia, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq.
Capital: Tehran.
Area: 1,648,195 km2.
Population: 82,800,000.
Currency: Rial IRR.
Modern Iran evolved from Median Empire: year 678BC.

Travel articles about Iran

People of Iran – Photos of Iranian People

People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention, and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. So, from 2001 until 2005, my primary purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera. On this page, I collect some of the…

Sacred and Religious Places to visit in Iran – Middle East

Iran is a deeply religious nation. Although the country’s official name is the Islamic Republic of Iran – not everyone is Muslim. There are other strong faith practitioners such as Christians, Zoroastrians, and Jewish. In fact, the Iranian Jewish community is the second largest in the Middle East just after Israel. Iranian people seems to have a deeply ingrained trust and love for their set of religious beliefs, living their lives by the integrity and commitment their faith requires. I have been to many Muslim countries, and I have noticed that people in Iran take their religion more seriously. ? So, why list these places in…

Visit Iran: 80 Amazing places to Travel & Discover Iran

If you arrived on this page, I am sure you are curious and whiling to visit Iran right? So, let me tell you from the start, that 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… Why? First: Iran is one of the safest places I’ve ever been…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Asia – Travel Guide

Asia Travel Guide “Asia is a marvelous continent to visit. With a total of 49 countries and a population of 4.3 billion, the most prevalent languages in Asia are Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Malay, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Wei, Thai, and English.” My Top Asia The 16th century World Heritage square Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan, Iran 427 meters / 1401 ft below sea level Dead Sea salt lake, Israel – Palestine – Jordan Cave of Jesus’s Birthplace in Bethlehem, Palestine The Citadel at Erbil, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, Iraq 15th century Timurid architecture of Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Hazrat Ali’s Sacred shrine and…

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HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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