Places to visit in Iran

When you travel to Iran, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Iran, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Iran to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Iran things to do can include exploring Iran attractions and visiting the places of interest.

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Chehel Sotun in situated within a Persian and registered as one of the Iran’s 17 registered World Heritage Sites under the name of the Persian Garden. Chehel Sotun means forty columns and it refers to the number of columns in the portico of this structure.

It is located at the Southern part of the Imam square. The mosque is huge and has the largest dome in the city of Isfahan. The mosque is breathtaking and showcases the excellence of Iranian architecture. The courtyard is spacious and beautifully decorated inviting tourists to enjoy the serenity.

Walking along Vakil bazaar is the Vakil Mosque. The striking glazed tiles bearing beautiful floral patterns of the mosque attracts tourists. It consists of a night prayer hall and a courtyard and a magnificent interior.

National Museum of Iran is the first museum in Iran and houses collection of archaeological and cultural treasures. It has a collection of ancient and medieval Persian antiquities. These include fine pottery vessels, metal objects, and textiles remains from different cities, rare books and coins. There is also a collection of handwritten copies of the Holy Quran, calligraphy and engravings.

Located near the Museum of contemporary Art the carpet museum is a must visit to glance at more than 100 Persian carpets on display from the 19th or 20th century.

You could take your kid to the Dolphin Park, Greek Ship, Kavir Desert, and the Qeshme Island.

If you are visiting Kashan then Fin garden shall splendour you. The garden also has Kashan’s Fin bath and has features architecture of ancient period. In 2012 UNESCO declared it as a World heritage site.

There are many outdoor activities that Iran has to offer for tourists to make the most of their vacation. Trekking, skiing, water skiing, paintball and swimming are some of the adventure sports common in Iran.

Caspian Sea, the largest lake of the world is the most attractive tourist centre for fishing. Enjoy evening walks in the parks and on the bridges all along the Zayandeh river.

To relax and enjoy an evening you can visit the tea houses or coffee joints. Jomhuriyeh Eslami Avenue has a string of coffee houses where one can have a nice coffee experience. Iran doesn’t have an active nightlife, but you could check out the Cafe Marina Park.

Dizi is a must try also known as the national dish. Doogh is a chilled thin plain yogurt drink served with dried mint on top and very popular in Iran. Steamed and spiced fava beans are a popular street snack. Nokhodchi (Chickpea Cookies) are absolutely delicious, make sure you get a handful of them. Polo and chelo are two dishes which is cooked in different ways and the most fancied in Iran. Tabriz Köfte, kebab koobideh, Khoresht (Stews), Fesenjan are some of the dishes you must try when visiting Iran.

Sara-ye-Mehr Restaurant is a traditional restaurant inside Sara-ye-Moshir. The food is delicious and the ambience is amazing. To enjoy some best falafels head to the bazaar on 15 Khordad Avenue, for Tehran style Asian cuisine head down to Monsoon in Gandhi Shopping centre. Boulevard, in east of Valiasr Avenue between Vanaq Square and Park-e Mellat, is a place for French and Italian food lovers.

Vakil Bazaar, Tehran Bazar, Bazaar-e Fash, Bazar-e Reza and Friday Book Market are some of the local bazaar to shop at. The Jom’eh Bazaar in Tehran is a popular flea market.

The main Shopping malls in Iran include the Golestan Shopping Center and Tirajeh Shopping Center offering international brand names as well as local stores.

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