Tag: Cultural

TOMB OF HAFEZ (Hafezieh): THE RESTING PLACE OF ONE WORLD’S MOST SPIRITUAL POETS
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May 17, 2017June 7, 2017

TOMB OF HAFEZ (Hafezieh): THE RESTING PLACE OF ONE WORLD’S MOST SPIRITUAL POETS

Also known as Aramgah-e Hafez, the magnificently beautiful and spiritual Tomb of Hafez located in Shiraz, is one of Iran’s most visited famous destinations of local and international tourists alike. Having impacted the entire world through his lasting spiritually rich words, Hafez is a name known by all Iranians, young and old. Hafez, in Persian,...

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,...

THE ANCIENT CITY OF HARIREH ON THE PARADISE ISLAND OF KISH
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March 18, 2017August 7, 2017

THE ANCIENT CITY OF HARIREH ON THE PARADISE ISLAND OF KISH

Although the Island of Kish is best known for its leisure and recreation, it’s still a part of the Persian land – which means that you can definitely count on seeing some ancient ruins. Dated to be at least 800 years old, what remains of ancient 3 in Iran still draws much attention. This little town...

THE RED HOT CELEBRATION OF CHAHARSHANBEH SOORI (Festival of Fire)
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March 14, 2017September 2, 2017

THE RED HOT CELEBRATION OF CHAHARSHANBEH SOORI (Festival of Fire)

Probably one of the more well-known of the Iranian celebrations by Westerners, aside from Nowruz, Chaharshanbe Soori is the unique celebration of unknown origins that leads up to the marking of the new year. This festival is celebrated in a few different ways today, all of which still include jumping over a huge fire! Iranians...

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...

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...

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