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Some of the Most Important Attractions of IRAN

Persepolis is the Greek name (from perses polis for ‘Persian City’) for the ancient city of Parsa, located seventy miles northeast of Shiraz in present-day Iran. The name Parsa meant ‘City of The Persians’.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, or Meidan-e Emam (also Shah Square and Imam Square), is the main tourist spot of Isfahan, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This square is the first place to see while visiting Isfahan.

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Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace pronounced “Kakheh Golestan” is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city. The Palace is all that remains of Tehran’s Historical Citadel (Arg) which once glittered like a jewel.

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Jame Mosque of Yazd

Jameh Mosque of Yazd is the main, congregational mosque of Yazd. The original building dates back to Sassanid Era. First, the mosque was constructed on the site of a Sassanid fire temple.

Kandovan is an extraordinary ancient village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near the city of Tabriz, Iran. With its at least 800 years existence, this remarkable place is inhabited by 670 people and offers scenic beauty for its travelers.

As other historical houses of Kashan, Borujerdi House is an example of a wealthy Kashan family residence of the 19th century. This house belonged to Borujerdi family and is an outstanding masterpiece of Persian architecture.

Shushtar, a city in Iran, owes much of its fame to the historical hydraulic system located there. This system has been registered in UNESCO’s List as a tangible cultural heritage site as “a masterpiece of creative genius.”

Hafez or Hafiz is one of the most famous Gnostics and poets of Iran, who was born in Shiraz in 726 AH and passed away 65 years later. The tomb of Hafiz also known as Hafizieh is located north of Shiraz and comprises of two gardens.

Kalut is the name of the natural and geographical complications in the Lut desert, located in Kerman province of Iran, which was created by the amazing mechanism of water, wind and erosion around 20,000 years ago.

Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. Located 25 km southwest of Fuman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanian era.

The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is an ancient Armenian monastery in the mountainous area of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Also known as Kara Kilise, it is located about 20 kilometers from the town of Chaldiran.

Imam Reza was the eighth Imam of Shia (one of the two main branches in Islam) and one of the descendants of Prophet Muhammad. He lived from 765 to 818 during Abbasid Caliphs (an Islamic steward).