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10 Top must-see of IRAN

10 Top must-see of IRAN
The most highlighted attractions of Iran

Iran is blessed for its various cultural, natural and religious wonders scattered all over the country. Central cities of Isfahan and Shiraz are famous for its outstanding mosques and other outstanding Islamic and pre-Islamic structures. South has got fabulous natural wonders and beautiful beaches. North is great for its smooth weather and beautiful scenery of forests.

Along with various natural and cultural wonders, the tombs of two outstanding figures of Shia, Imam Reza and Fatima Masumeh, boosts Iran’s potential to host travelers from all over the world.

If you have no idea about where to go in Iran, which destinations should be included in your bucket list, here’s the top 10 Iran’s highlighted must see attractions mostly frequented by foreign and local people.

 

1. Nasir-Ol-Molk mosque, Shiraz- the pink mosque

Nasir-Ol-Molk mosque, Shiraz
Nasir-Ol-Molk mosque, Shiraz

First amazing must see is Nasir Ol Molk mosque. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is known as the ‘Pink Mosque Because of the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design. Rainbow mosque, mosque of color, Kaleidoscope all describes different interpretations of this fantastic site. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kase (“five concaved”) design.

This place is famous because of elegant photography feature. Actually, its architecture is facinating because of fine Muqarnas work of the small outer portal and Iwan which is located in the North part. All windows covered with pillar and polychrome faience which dazzle the eye when sun streams in.

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2. Persepolis, Shiraz- the Persian masterpiece

Persepolis, Shiraz
Persepolis, Shiraz

 

By sure, Persepolis is one of the top 3 must-see of Iran and in many cases the reason for traveling to Iran. Referred to locally as Takht-e Jamshid and established by King Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and finished by his son Cambyses II and grandson Darius over the course of 150 years, Persepolis means “city of Persians.” The architecture was to be indicative of its supremacy; therefore, buildings such as the Imperial Treasury, Apadana Palace, and others were constructed. It was so great, in fact, that its splendor continues to act as a model for present-day architecture, as seen in Kish Island’s Darius Grand Hotel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

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3. Imam (Shah) mosque, Isfahan- fascinating blue

Imam (Shah) mosque, Isfahan- fascinating blue
Imam (Shah) mosque, Isfahan- fascinating blue

Blue-tiled mosques are spanned all over Iran; but this mosque is the finest one. Imam Mosque (known as Shah Mosque before 1979 revolution) is a part of the complex of Naqsh-e Jahan Square – the main attraction of Isfahan. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era. Along with Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the mosque is registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a popular destination for tourists visiting Isfahan.

 

4. Golestan palace, Tehran- Colorful tiles

Golestan palace, Tehran- Colorful tiles
Golestan palace, Tehran- Colorful tiles

 

Between top must see attractions of capital, Golestan palace has been shining. Golestan palace is a complex which is made up of several other palaces which are all gathered to form the Golestan palace. This colourful tiled building has been used for so many important events in the past by previous kings and queens. The palace which was built during Safavid era  has got different attractive sections such as Takht-e-Marmar, Khalvat-e- Karim Khani, Negar Khan, Main hall, royal museum, Howza Khane, Aks khaneh, Shams-Al Emarat, Emarat Badgir, Talar Badgir and Abyaz palace.

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5. Abyaneh village, Kashan- The red village

Abyaneh village, Kashan- The red village
Abyaneh village, Kashan- The red village

 

Abyaneh, also known as the Red village- is one of the old villages in Iran which combines mountains and deserts, and its history and architecture amaze any tourist who travels to Iran.

The main feature of this city is the city’s stepping construction with the roof of each house being the courtyard of the one above it (like Masouleh and Kandovan). Another feature of the city is the use of clay in the houses’ view, which turns the city color into red. The villages of this village mostly made of mud and adobe. At first glance, Abyaneh looks like a multi-storey village, in some cases up to four floors.

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6. Tabatabaei House, Kashan- great traditional house

Abyaneh village, Kashan- The red village
Tabatabaei House, Kashan- great traditional house

Tabatabaei house is must-see of must-sees. Located among other highlighted attractions of the city, Tabatabaei house shows you finely typical traditional houses built about 200 years ago in Iran. It was built in 1834 by Seyyed Ja’far Tabatabaei, a rich carpet merchant,  with 40 rooms and more than 200 doors.

Back in 200 years ago the definition of a house and the majesty of a one seems to be a bit different than what we know today. Just imagine how amazing would be if you could live with your brothers, sisters and cousins in a big house where every corners is decorated with stucco, colorful windows, wall paintings and plaster works.

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7. Azadi tower, Tehran- The iconic landmark of Iran and Tehran

Azadi tower, Tehran- The iconic landmark of Iran and Tehran
Azadi tower, Tehran- The iconic landmark of Iran and Tehran

 

Noted as the most iconic landmark of Iran, Azadi tower-Iran or “Maidan-e-Azadi” in Persian, is probably the first thing you see in Tehran during your circulation around the capital. This snow-white marble structure is located on one of the most crowded parts of Tehran. If you arrive in Tehran at the Mehrabad International Airport, which despite the name serves domestic flights only, the Azadi Tower welcomes you to the city.

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8. Shazdeh Mahan Garden, Kerman- Desert garden

Shazdeh Mahan Garden, Kerman- Desert garden
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, Kerman- Desert garden

Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran.

What is very amazing about Shazdeh Garden is that it is located in the desert where nothing exists but dry plains and the contrast between the green space inside the garden and the dry environment outside.

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9. Jameh Mosque, Yazd- The highest miniates of Iran

Jameh Mosque, Yazd- The highest miniates of Iran
Jameh Mosque, Yazd- The highest miniates of Iran

Yazd is considered as a wonder destination for history lovers. Streets full of historical monuments, traditional hotels and cafe and the historical district of the city are gathered together to make it as the only UNESCO-listed Iranian city where people still live. Jameh Mosque of Yazd is located in the historical district of Yazd and was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1934 under the registration number of 206.

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10. Motamedi (Mollabashi) historical house, Isfahan- colorful house

Motamedi (Mollabashi) historical house, Isfahan- colorful house
Motamedi (Mollabashi) historical house, Isfahan- colorful house

MullaBashi’s house or the house of Motamedi is a historical monument that includes works of Safavid, Zandieh and Qajar, that has been purchased by Dr. Motamedi and opened recently to visitors after several years of reconstruction. This Historical House is registered on the National World Heritage list under No. 5883.

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