When it comes to travel to Iran, it’s sometimes hard to find valid and reliable information… Travel guides are often not up to date, finding information about some places on the Internet is very challenging, not to mention getting some first-hand review. That’s why we decided to gather everything you need to know before your travel to Iran in one place. Welcome to our ultimate Iran guide!
Apparently, some people come to Iran just to see this place. Persepolis, the ancient neighbor of Shiraz. The richest city under the sun. Founded in the VI century BC, in 330 AD became a victim of Alexander the Great imperialist ideas. However, it still had to play a significant role, perhaps the most important one in the contemporary history of Iran.
When I think about the best things to do in Shiraz, two words cross my mind: wine and poems. Shiraz is a city famous for wine… Or, frankly speaking – it used to be. From the ninth century, the whole area was full of excellent vineyards… Then the year 1979 came together with the Islamic Revolution and wine became just a nice memory. The government has introduced prohibition and made citizens dry grapes (raisins!) instead of fermenting them. Though you won’t experience any wine tasting here anymore, it’s still worth visiting this city. What are our favorite Shiraz attractions?Continue Reading
The Pink Mosque in Shiraz was actually one of the reasons why we ended up in Iran. We were so excited to see it! Faster, faster… Michal was chasing me all the way. We got lost in the narrows streets of the bazaar once again. Poor quality map from the guidebook wasn’t helping much. With every step we made, frustration was growing. During such an early hour, there was no one on the streets. In my head, I had one thought: We must be there before 9! Finally, we noticed a man discharging lazily boxes full of oranges. With despair in our eyes, we run to him together: How to get to Masjed-e Nasir al Mulk? Apparently, we weren’t the first ones lost there. He only smiled indulgently and pointed: here.
Yazd attractions are truly unique. Why? Close your eyes. Imagine a maze of narrow streets among low building made of mud-bricks. Here and there in the distance, you see the turquoise minarets. Next to them, you notice monumental wind catchers. The heat reaches 45 degrees. Shadows run silently from one door to another in search of cold breeze provided by badgirs, catching the slightest gust of wind to cool down houses. Welcome to Yazd – the city where time stopped hundreds of years ago. What are the best things to do in Yazd, Iran?