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Incredible Places in Iran

The Azadi Tower

Or Borj e Azadi (means: Freedom Tower), It built in 1971, It was commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to mark 2,500 years of the Persian Empire. Read More

Persepolis

Known as Takht-e-Jamshid (means: Throne of Jamshid). Over the years was the magnificent and ceremonial capital of Iran kingdom during the Achaemenid Empire. In 1979, UNESCO declared that the ruins Persepolis as a World Heritage Site. Read More

Pol-e Khaju

Or Khaju Bridge is one of the finest examples of Persian architecture of the Safavid Period with ornate artistic tiling & octagonal pavilions with painted ceilings serving as tea houses. It built by Shah Abbas II, Persian Safavid King, around 1650 AD. Read More
Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Known as Emam Khomaeni Square, formerly known as Shah Square. It's one of World Heritage Site in Iran, was built in early 17th century by Shah Abbas I to be the main meidan of the city under Safavid era.

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The Tabatabaei House

It’s one of the most beautiful historical house of Kashan. It was built in early 1880 for the affluent Tabatabaei family. He was a famous carpet businessman of Kashan city about 200 years ago.

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Chehel Sotoun

It's a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.

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Tomb of Hafez

The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez.

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Monar Jonban

Monar Jonban or the Shaking Minarets is a monument located in Isfahan, in central Iran. Construction began in the 14th century to cover the grave of Amu Abdollah Soqla. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well.

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Nasir al Mulk

The Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملک‎‎ Masjed-e Nasir-ol-Molk), also known as the Pink Mosque.

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Vakil Bazaar

Or Bazaar-e Vakil is the main bazaar of Shiraz, Iran, located in the historical center of the city. This bazaar had been built with the order of Karim Khan Zand (Iranian King) at about 200 years ago.

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Vakil Bath

Vakil Bath is an old public bath in Shiraz, Iran. It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand's reign, which includes Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and many administrative buildings.The monument is inscribed with the number 917 on the list of national works of Iran.

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Vakil Mosque

The Vakil Mosque or Masjed-e Vakil is a mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar next to its entrance. This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period.

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Ali Qapu Palace

also known as The Great Persian Palace or The Persian Historical Music Room, is a grand palace in Isfahan, Iran. Opposite the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is the towering, six-storey Ali Qapu palace, a royal residence used by Shah Abbas to host visiting dignitaries. Completed at the end of the 16th century. .

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Pasargadae

It was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559–530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb. It was a city in ancient Persia, located near the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County), and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture that was built during the Safavid Empire, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Esfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reign of Shah Abbas I of Persia. On the advice of Arthur Upham Pope, Reza Shah Pahlavi ordered to rebuild and repair the mosque in 1920s.

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Imam Mosque

The Shah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شاه), also known as Jaame' Abbasi Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran, standing in south side of Naghsh-e Jahan Square. Built during the Safavid Empire, ordered by Abbas I of Persia.

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Vank Cathedral

The Holy Savior Cathedral also known the Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral located in the New Julfa district of Isfahan, Iran. It is commonly referred to as the Vank , which means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language..

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Flower Garden of Isfahan

Known as bagh-e golha, was one of Iran's great green space projects, which was completed in 1990s in Isfahan. The garden serves multiple purposes. It's a recreational, cultural, educational and research center. The buildings of the garden have Iranian traditional elements.

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Si o seh Pol

Allāhverdi Khan Bridge, popularly known as Si-o-seh pol or The bridge of thirty-three spans is one of eleven bridges in Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on the Zayandeh River with the total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft). It is one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design..

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Nowruz

Means New Day. Or known as Persian New Year. Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz is celebrated March 20/21 each year, at the time the sun enters Aries and Spring begins. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals. It is one of the oldest and most cherished festivities celebrated for at least 3,000 years.

Yalda Night

Or Known as Shab-e Yalda, is the iranian festival celebrated on the longest and darkest night of the year. Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. On Yalda festival, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness.

The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant.

Kebab

Kebab, or grilled marinated meat (either lamb or chicken), is a signature of Iranian cuisine.

In Iran, kebabs are served either with rice or with bread. A dish of chelow white rice with kebab is called chelow kebab, which is considered the national dish of Iran. The rice can also be prepared using the kateh method, and hence the dish would be called kateh kebab.

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Koofteh

Koofteh or Kofta is meatball. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat, usually beef, chichen or lamb, mixed with sabzi (green vegetables), spices, peas and onion. The taste of Koofteh is Rich of flovours.

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Aash

AAsh (Persian: آش‎‎) is a thick soup/stew, which is usually served hot

There are more than 50 types of thick soup (āsh) in Iranian cooking, ash reshteh being one of the more popular types. Some other well known āsh include ash-e anar (pomegranate stew), ash-e-jo (barley stew), ash-e doogh, ash-e sak (spinach stew), ash-e torsh (beet/pickle stew).

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Dolma

Dolma which means “to be stuffed” is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes or leaves.

Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, bellpepper, zucchini, eggplant, cabagge and vine leaves.

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