20 Photos of Iran
Iran is an incredible country to visit. If you travel here, you will find out that everything you have been told isn’t exactly true, and you’ll be amazed by the culture, the food, the people and their history.
Here are a 20 photos of Iran that will change the way you see this truly unique country.
1. The historic mud-brick village of Abyaneh is located at the base of Mt Karkas. It is known for its traditional architecture created from the red soil.
2. The city of Yazd is one of the highlights in Iran and the incredible Masjed-e Jameh (Mosque) dates back to 12th century and has the tallest minarets in Iran.
3. Tea is the traditional drink in Iran and it’s often served with sugar stick to sweeten it.
4. An invite to Iranian home should be always accepted, as it will offer you a real insight into the culture. And do come hungry, the amount of food always offered from your hosts is endless.
5. Iranian cuisine is vibrant, rich and nothing like you tasted before. Additionally, every region has its own dish to try.
6. You will find architectural delights on every corner. Beautiful door decorated with fine mosaics and colourful tiles.
7. The mind-blowing ruins of Persepolis, the ancient Persian capital from the 6th to 4th century B.C.
8. Iranian kebab & rice is the staple dish which can be found virtually everywhere. Oh, and you will miss it when you leave…
9. The terraced village of Masouleh, one of the most beautiful villages in Western Iran.
10. Iranian sweets are from another world. Rich, sweet and delicious.
11. Iranian spice mix for sale at the local market in Shiraz. The presentation is art on its own.
12. Imam Square is a massive square surrounded by three mosques in the heart of Isfahan.
13. The streets of Iran and the life that takes place will open your eyes to “real” Iran.
14. Vast desert near the city of Fahraj
15. The magnificent inside of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque from the 19th century. It is known for its extensive use of colored glass. Come here at sunrise for some spectacular photos and a perfect kind of silence.
16. The market in Shiraz – A local vendor selling fresh pistachios.
17. The rooftop view of Jameh Mosque in Yazd at sunset.
18. The village of Abyaneh is every bit unique. The women of Abyaneh wear a long head scarf with floral designs, covering their hair and shoulders. They also wear colorful dresses, along with a special pair of pants.
19. A local baker takes a break to pose for a photo. Iranians have at least six types of bread, each is meant for a different type of food and occasion.
20. Iranian people will become the most memorable part of your visit to Iran. Welcoming, well educated, warm and generous.
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