Nation & Cultural tourism in Iran


 

Cultural tourism in Iran / Iranian Etiquette, Customs & Culture

Guide to Iran | Iranian Etiquette, Customs & Culture

 

Culture is defined as a complex set of knowledge, beliefs, arts, rules, morality, habbits and whatever a person learns as a member of their society. (from primitive culture book)

 

Iran with thousands of years of history from ancient history of 7000 year old burnt ( Soukhteh ) city to the Babylonian civilizations, Achaemenids and  king Cyrus the Great.

Iran have culturul diversity with Persian, Turkish, Arab, Kurdish, Lor, Baluch, Turkmen, Gilaki and etc.

There are different religions such as Islam, Zoroastrianism and Judaism in Iran, each of which has its own traditions.

Various eids and celebrations are held in differenet geographical regions of Iran which have deeply aspects of human being.

Thanking nature and welcoming spring and harvest of agricultural products ( Mohammadi flowers, grapes in Urmia and Hamedan, dates in Khuzestan and etc) are some of Iranians customs.

 

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Every country have special social laws for instance in Iran, public sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited.

Ordinary hijab ( not completely covering ) is required in public places according to the religious custom, but we guarantee you no restrictions will prevent you from enjoying. our programs are completely fun and based on your interests.

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During your trip to Iran, you can experience cosmetic surgery, health services and cultural tourism at the same time. Iran is a country full of historical and cultural attractions. We will mention some of these.

Iran's cultural tourism attractions

 

A collection of Iranian Armenian monastic works

 

In the northwest of Iran and in the provinces of West Azarbaijan and East Azarbaijan, there are three Armenian churches (Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, Saint Stepanos Monastery and Zor Zor Dzordzor Church) that existed between the 7th and 14th centuries. They have been founded and rebuilt several times over time. According to UNESCO, these churches, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, are outstanding examples of Armenian architecture and valuable traditions.
These buildings, the oldest of which is called the Monastery of Saint Thaddeus and belongs to the 7th century AD, are places of pilgrimage for Armenian Christians and their religious value is extremely high. For this reason, they are included in the list of the most important and top cultural tourist attractions of Iran.
 

 

Bam and its wonderful cultural landscape

Bam and the historical citadel of Bam are an outstanding example of Iran's ancient fortress-like complexes, which were erected near the central desert of this land, and according to UNESCO, they are an exceptional evidence of Iran's commercial development in the desert environment of the center of the country. The historical Bam citadel dates back to the 4th to 6th centuries BC; A magnificent castle that later became the intersection of trade routes for silk products and cotton clothing. Therefore, it is quite expected that this historical place will be included in the list of the most famous historical and cultural attractions of Iran.

 

Twenty and great historical value

Bistun in the west of Iran and in Kermanshah province is famous for the inscriptions carved on its limestone rocks. This building and its inscriptions are extraordinary and unique, because the only ancient text left from the Achaemenid era that records a specific historical event belongs to this collection. This particular historical event is the re-establishment of the empire by Darius the Great. Biston is one of the most important and top cultural tourist attractions in Iran, which should definitely be included in your future travel plans.

 

Maimand historical village and a unique view

 

In this valley in the central mountains of Iran, rural people live, whose life is similar to that of nomads. In Maimand village, which is one of the few examples of rock architecture in Iran and the world, this style of architecture has been widely used in the entire structure of the village. The most important characteristic of this village, which is the reason for its uniqueness in the world and its superiority compared to similar cases such as Cappadocia village in Turkey, is the habitation of its rock units.
According to the introduction of the UNESCO organization, Maimand village was the place of nomads who spend their days in agriculture and animal husbandry and move between their summer and winter residences in different seasons of the year. This can be the best reason for Meimand to be included in the list of the most famous historical and cultural attractions in Iran.
 

 

Golestan Palace and its architectural value

According to UNESCO reports, Golestan Palace is a masterpiece from the Qajar era that displays the successful integration of Persian art and architecture with western influences. This palace is one of the oldest historical buildings in Tehran, located in the historical center of the city, and for many reasons, it is considered one of the most important and top cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

Kavos Dome Tower, the tallest brick tower in the world

The fifteen-meter tower of the Kavos dome is considered the tallest all-brick tower in the world. This tower is the tomb of Kavus bin Vashamgir, the fourth king of Ziyarian, which was built in 375 AH. According to the UNESCO report, this building is an outstanding and innovative example of Islamic architecture that has influenced the construction of sacred religious buildings in Iran, Anatolia and Central Asia. Kavos Dome Tower is undoubtedly one of the most important and top cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

The historical city of Yazd

According to the UNESCO report, the city of Yazd is a living testimony of the intelligent use of limited resources to survive in the desert. The city of Yazd is on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its ancient and traditional buildings and its intelligent underground water system. For more than 1500 years, this city has welcomed the tourists of the Silk Road and therefore, it is considered one of the most famous historical and cultural attractions of Iran. The depth of its history is palpable when walking through the narrow alleyways that are full of beautiful houses and shops.

 

Jame Mosque of Isfahan

According to the UNESCO report, Isfahan Grand Mosque is the oldest grand mosque or Grand Mosque in Iran, and it can be seen as a stunning image of the gradual evolution of mosque architecture over the course of 12 centuries. Isfahan Jame Mosque is considered one of the most important and top cultural tourist attractions in Iran, and it is considered a prominent and excellent point in the city of Isfahan, which is full of important tourist attractions and unique sights. The construction of this mosque began in the 9th century AD and today this building is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Naqsh Jahan square

Naqsh Jahan Square of Isfahan, which was built in the 17th century by Shah Abbas I, has an area of ​​90,000 square meters and is considered one of the largest public squares in the world. Naqsh Jahan Square is considered the focal point of life in the city of Isfahan and some of the most beautiful and important mosques and palaces of Iran are located there. This square is an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture and is considered one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

Pasargad

According to the UNESCO organization, the complex of palaces, gardens and the tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, is an outstanding and extraordinary example of the first stages of architecture and art of the Achaemenid period and an exceptional witness of the Persian civilization. Pasargad complex is undoubtedly one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran and has great historical value for Iranians.

 

Persepolis

According to the UNESCO report, Persepolis is among the world's unique ancient collections that are a unique testimony of the world's ancient civilization. Persepolis is located in the southwest of Iran and was built by Darius I around 518 BC. Persepolis is known as a jewel of the Achaemenid period and a unique Persian complex, and it is very valuable in terms of architecture, urban planning, construction technology, and of course in terms of art. All these features have turned the ancient city of Persepolis into one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

Sassanid ancient complex in Fars region

The Sassanid ancient complex of Fars region is a collection of eight ancient sites that are located in the three ancient regions of Firozabad, Bishapur and Sarostan in the southwest of Fars province. According to the UNESCO report, this ancient complex shows the optimal use of natural topography and is a testimony to the influence of Achaemenid and Parthian cultural traditions in combination with Roman art, which had an important and extraordinary impact on the architecture of the Islamic period. The Sassanid ancient complex of Fars region is considered one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions of Iran, and of course one of the most neglected and unknown among them.

 

burnt City

Burnt city, which is made of clay bricks, is the remains of an ancient city-state in Iran and is located in Sistan and Baluchistan province. This city is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List and according to UNESCO's reports, it is a witness of the first set of communities in the east of Iran. This 5000-year-old ancient complex is known as one of the most advanced ancient cities in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is included in the list of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions of Iran.

 

The tomb and monastery of Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili

The tomb of Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili is one of the historical places of Ardabil city, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. According to UNESCO reports, this complex is considered an artistic and architectural masterpiece and is considered an outstanding representative of the basic principles of Sufism. This is a small city complex that includes markets, public baths, squares, religious buildings, houses and offices. The tombs of Shah Ismail I (the first Safavid king) and the mother of Shah Ismail and some other officials of the Safavid era and warriors of the Chaldaran war are located in this tomb. The tomb and monastery of Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili is considered one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran, and it is so huge that visiting it requires enough time and patience.

 

Historical water system of Shushtar

According to UNESCO reports, the historic water system of Shushtar is a masterpiece of creativity and engineering from the period of Darius the Great in the fifth century BC; A unique collection that still provides water to the city of Shushtar. This complex brings the water of the Karun River into its system and this water is in a connected set of bridges, dams, mills, waterfalls, canals and huge tunnels that work in connection with each other and skill Iranian engineering is displayed, it is guided. The historical water system of Shushtar is undoubtedly one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourism attractions of Iran and the most wonderful examples of ancient engineering.

 

Soltanieh Dome

Soltanieh dome is the tomb of Oljaito, one of the kings of Ilkhanian dynasty. According to UNESCO reports, Soltanieh Dome is one of the prominent examples of Persian architectural achievements and an important and influential building in the development of Islamic architecture. The dome of this building is known as the third largest dome in the world after the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore church, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and the dome of the Hagia Sophia mosque, and this reason is enough to include it in the list of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

Susa

The historic ancient complex of Susa, located in Khuzestan province, is known as one of the oldest human settlements throughout history. According to the UNESCO report, the archaeological research conducted in Susa provides a complete series of important information about this region from prehistory to the present. This complex in the southwest of our country consists of ancient hills and some parts discovered in it include residential buildings and palaces. During its prosperity, the city of Susa was the meeting point of two important civilizations between the rivers and Elam; Two civilizations that have influenced each other. Therefore, it is definitely included in the list of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions of Iran.

 

Tabriz historical market complex

The Grand Bazaar of Tabriz, which is thousands of years old and is located on the ancient Silk Road, is another wonderful place in this country that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tabriz Grand Bazaar with more than 5,500 stores and nearly seven kilometers of caravanserais, which are connected by many winding corridors, is considered the largest covered market in the world and also one of the oldest markets in the world. According to the UNESCO report, the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz is known as one of the most important commercial centers of the Silk Road throughout history. This market is still used as a place for economic, social and religious activities.

 

Takht Suleiman

Takht Suleiman in West Azarbaijan province is a fantastic area where there are many legends and beliefs about the origin of its lake. Among other things, it is said that it dates back to Prophet Solomon. For this reason, today it is known as Lake Takht Suleiman. According to the UNESCO report, Takht Suleiman lake has a great symbolic and spiritual significance, which originates from water and fire and with an age of more than 2500 years, it has become an exceptional example of a natural treasure and one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions of Iran.

 

Chughazanbil

According to the UNESCO report, the ancient complex of Chaghazanbil is an exceptional testimony of the culture, beliefs and ritual traditions of one of the oldest indigenous peoples of Iran. Chaghazanbil is an ancient place of prayer that was built more than three thousand years ago in Khuzestan province in the southwest of Iran and is considered the first religious building in the history of Iran. By visiting Chaghazanbil Ziggurat, you travel to a much older time in ancient Iran and the era before the establishment of the Persian Empire. This pyramid-shaped building dates back to the time of Elam, about 1250 years before Christ. This famous and extraordinary tourist attraction is one of the collections included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran.

 

Iranian gardens

There are nine very beautiful Iranian gardens in different regions of Iran, which form the collection of important and famous Iranian gardens of our country. According to the UNESCO report, these gardens represent the diverse forms of Iranian designed gardens that have been formed over many centuries and in different geographical and climatic situations. Iranian gardens evoke the concept of heaven or Eden on earth and are very spectacular. Therefore, perhaps they can be considered as one of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions of Iran.

 

Persian aqueduct

An aqueduct or kariz is known as a waterway or a channel that is dug underground and water flows through it to reach the surface of the earth. Aqueducts are used to direct water and manage it for agriculture and other purposes and are considered one of the main sources of water supply. According to the UNESCO report, this ancient system has supported agriculture and animal husbandry in dry areas of Iran. These aqueducts are an exceptional testimony of cultural traditions and civilizations that lived in desert areas with dry climate. Since Persian aqueducts are the most basic and oldest aqueducts in the world, they are definitely included in the list of the most important and top historical and cultural tourist attractions in Iran.