Tag: Iran

NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen
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March 19, 2017September 2, 2017

NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen

For over 3,000 years, Iranians plus over twenty observed ethnic groups from a diverse variety of societies have been celebrating this meaningful New Year’s celebration, happening right on the day of the vernal equinox. Marking the first day of spring, this New Year is in true attunement with the rhythm of life. That being said,...

Iran’s Modernized Antiquity – The Underground City of Kariz
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March 12, 2017June 7, 2017

Iran’s Modernized Antiquity – The Underground City of Kariz

Discretely tucked away under the Earth’s surface and out of the sight of by passers, the underground city of Kariz is quite a unique and attractive destination to visit on Kish Island, Iran. It was initially constructed as an underground aqueduct system some 2,500 years ago and was used by the inhabitants of ancient Harireh...

THE ANCIENT KALUT SHAHDAD DESERT
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February 25, 2017June 23, 2017

THE ANCIENT KALUT SHAHDAD DESERT

Said to have been home to civilized societies thousands of years ago (circa 6000 BC), Kalut Shahdad desert, in Kerman, is a spectacular scenic area with the Kalut being of a unique significance among other deserts. The word Kalut is the name of the unique mountainous rock formations. Believe it or not, these peculiar mountains...

THE UNTRAVELED KUH-E MERIKHI
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February 22, 2017June 7, 2017

THE UNTRAVELED KUH-E MERIKHI

Wandering through the beautiful laidback coastal city of Chabahar, in southern Iran, the curious tourists and travellers that end up here can be categorized as true explorers and Iran enthusiasts.  The Kuh-e Merikhi (Martian Mountain or Mars Mountain) are this undiscovered city’s fantastic geo-morphological phenomena. This incredible stretch of mountains, that parallels the Oman Sea,...

THE NEOLITHIC MAKHUNIK VILLAGE
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February 6, 2017June 11, 2017

THE NEOLITHIC MAKHUNIK VILLAGE

Known as the village of the Lilliput people, Makhunik Village, in south Khorasan, Iran, is a very unusual place that has been kept a secret only until about forty years ago. Despite being only some 1,500 years old, this little village’s architecture looks like it’s from 10,000 years ago. The simple homes here have kept...

REZA ABBASI MUSEUM
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February 2, 2017February 2, 2017

REZA ABBASI MUSEUM

REZA ABBASI MUSEUM One of the most treasured museums in Iran; the magnificent Reza Abbasi Museum was named after a famous Iranian Artist of the Safavid Era and is the guardian of an invaluable collection of ancient Persian art. The museum reveals marvelous pieces of Persian artwork dating back to the 2nd millennium BC (Pre-Islam...

THE TREASURY OF NATIONAL JEWELS
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February 2, 2017February 27, 2017

THE TREASURY OF NATIONAL JEWELS

The famous ‘X’ does indeed mark this very spot in Tehran, Iran; The Treasury of National Jewels which is also known as Jewelry Museum, is the home of the world’s most valuable collection of jewelry. Comprised of many centuries worth of royal gems and treasures, this collection is immensely high in monetary value. So much...

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...

MASULEH
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June 29, 2016January 28, 2017

MASULEH

Built right into the mountain’s incline with a very unique architectural plan in Gilan, the beautiful thousand-year-old village of Masuleh sits high