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FIN GARDEN (BAGH-E FIN)
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February 14, 2017June 4, 2017

FIN GARDEN (BAGH-E FIN)

The oldest standing Persian garden in all of Iran, Bagh-e Fin (also known as Fin Garden) is a lush botanical oasis surrounded by Kashan’s harsh desert landscape that was constructed in 1590. This beautiful paradise was the resting spot and summer abode of the kings and royalty throughout the ages. The dense garden is filled...

SULTAN AMIR AHMAD BATHHOUSE
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February 10, 2017June 4, 2017

SULTAN AMIR AHMAD BATHHOUSE

Characterized by its beautiful vaulted domes and gorgeous interior decorations, the alluring 16th century Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse is one of the most exquisite and best preserved buildings of its kind in all of Iran. Named after a Safavid Imamzadeh, this Iranian National Heritage Site also goes by the name of the Ghasemi Bathhouse. Although...

TABATABAEI HOUSE
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February 9, 2017June 4, 2017

TABATABAEI HOUSE

As many begin their journey in Tehran when first arriving in Iran, it may be a bit difficult to catch a glimpse of any sort of a traditional house or truly authentic Persian architecture. Due to the hasty modernization of Iran’s urban architecture much of the age-old craftsmanship of the past has been lost. Not...

NAGHSH_e ROSTAM
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January 24, 2017August 11, 2017

NAGHSH_e ROSTAM

The Ancient Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rostam Lying quietly within enormous cliff walls about 12 kilometers northwest of Persepolis an ancient cemetery, Naghsh-e Rostam, dating back to around 1000 BC, awaits the attention of curious travellers and discoverers. The necropolis is named after its oldest relief rock-carving dating back to 1,000 BC. Suspected to be of...

CHOGHA ZANBIL
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June 21, 2016January 24, 2017

CHOGHA ZANBIL

The Gem of Mesopotamia: Chogha Zanbil
Built in honor of the mighty Sumerian god, Inshushinak, the ziggurat at Chogha Zanbil is the greatest of a vast

TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN
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June 12, 2016January 19, 2017

TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN

The Royal Takht-e Soleyman Very long before any of us even existed today the magnificent archeological ensemble, Takht-e Soleyman, was built in the valley of a volcano some 2,600 years ago by the Persian Sasanian rulers. The mysterious ensemble holds a very big spiritual significance, dedicated to water and fire. The volcano’s valley has a...

CHAK CHAK FIRE TEMPLE
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June 5, 2016January 19, 2017

CHAK CHAK FIRE TEMPLE

The Sacred Chak Chak Fire Temple Filled with mystery and wonder, tourists and pilgrims travel the mountainous desert lands of central Iran in quest of visiting the sacred Chak Chak Fire Temple, also known as Pir-e Sabz (The Green Pir). The most sacred Zoroastrian mountain-shrine sits elegantly right beneath a towering cliff face in the...

JAMEH MOSQUE OF YAZD
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May 30, 2016February 27, 2017

JAMEH MOSQUE OF YAZD

The Antiquated Jameh Mosque of Yazd For nearly a thousand years, the residents of Yazd’s Muslim community have gathered at this beautiful holy-place of worship, Jameh Mosque (Masjed Jameh), to participate in the collective Friday-prayer ritual. Historians say that this mosque was originally constructed in place of the old Sassanid Fire Temple in the 12th...

TABRIZ BAZAAR
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May 14, 2016January 19, 2017

TABRIZ BAZAAR

The Silk Route’s Historic Bazaar of Tabriz Complex Stepping into the biggest covered bazaar in the world and one of the oldest and most notable in the Middle East, the Bazaar of Tabriz generously reveals its antiquated roots and history to curious travellers and visitors. Being a hotspot for trade and commerce since the Iron...

YAZD ATASHKADEH (Fire Temple)
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April 20, 2016January 24, 2017

YAZD ATASHKADEH (Fire Temple)

The Ancient and Sacred Yazd Atashkadeh For nearly 2,000 years, it has been the strong Zoroastrian’s faith which has kept the sacred fire of the Yazd Atashkadeh (Fire Temple) or Atash Behram consistently alight through the ages in Iran. Attracting travellers and tourists from the farthest distance, this temple is one of nine Atash Behrams....