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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

Sacred and Religious Places to visit in Iran

Sacred and Religious Places to visit in Iran

Religious Places to visit in Iran 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 seem 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 particular? Each location on this list is unique and remarkable on its way. They draw an accurate picture of Iranian culture and lifestyle, which are strongly linked to the religion of Islam, particularly to its Shi’ite branch, to the Christian…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Asia – Travel Guide

Asia Best Destinations - 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 Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 14th century Tashilhunpo Monastery and fortress in Shigatse, Tibet 15th century monasteries and monuments of Bhaktapur, Nepal 17th century fort and old district of Nizwa, Oman The endless Great Wall of China 2134 m / 7001 ft mountain top, 62…

79 of the Best Places to Visit in Iran

79 of the Best Places to Visit in Iran

Visit 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 to. Crime is much lower than in most European countries and the U.S.A. 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…

People of Iran – Photos of Iranian People

People of Iran - Photos of Iranian People

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 best photos I have from Iran. People from Iran Boys fishing in River Zayandeh in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran. During the season that the river is full, many young boys come here to fish and have fun…

Fars Province – Iran: 23 Beautiful Places You Need To Visit

Visit Fars Province in Iran

Visit Fars Province Iran, what else can I say about this amazing country? The blend of welcoming and friendly people, an incredible variety of landscapes, and a vast historical heritage make of the Persian nation, a perfect travel destination. The number of places to visit in Iran is so big that I decided to make a page focusing on a specific region since it is much easier to organize. I visited Iran three times already. First time in 2004, when the country was totally unknown to westerners. The second time was in 2012 when I traveled with my wife, and we left Iran with the desire of coming back soon. And we did. In early 2018 we explored Iran for two months, driving our own camper van – YES! #VANLIFE in Iran is possible! Expect some future blog posts about it soon. On this page, I share with you, beautiful places…

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