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When to visit Iran

Iran’s diverse geography comes with having regions with different climate conditions at one point in time. However, you need not worry, as activities in Iran specifically fit every season and weather condition. With its position in the Middle East, Iran is uncomfortably hot during summer, with temperature reaching higher than 38 °C (100 °F) at daytime. However, this...

Sunset over ancient city of Yazd, Iran

Ten Interesting Facts About Iran

1. Iran is one of the few countries in the world where a couple can have a “temporary marriage.” These “marriages” can be valid for as short as an hour. 2. Iranian transsexuals are allowed to undergo sex-change operations through a decree passed by the founder of the Islamic Republic himself, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. 3. Being the largest producer of pistachio...


Iranian Cuisine

Baklava Baklava, an original Turkish dessert, is made from thin alternating layers of filo sheets, finely chopped nuts, and honey or syrup. The origin of this mouth-watering pastry is still yet to be definitely determined, although parallel recipes of the dish have been discovered in ancient civilizations such as Greece and China. Yazd is the most famous city for...

Camel riding

What to do in Iran

Shopping When you visit Iran, the one thing you just must definitely not go home without is an authentic Persian carpet. Shopping for a Persian carpet can prove to be quite a task, though, as carpets are everywhere in Iran. From room-sized carpets to table runners to silk coverings and even to mats and rugs, you will find them at almost every local Iranian store. To...

Magnificent Khan-e Tabatabei historic house in Kashan , Iran

Where to go in Iran

The ancient Abyaneh Village A surviving reminder of the ancient Iranian culture and civilization, the Abyaneh village serves as a haven where ancient traditions, architectures, and ways of life are well preserved. Abyaneh is a historical village located at the mouth of the Karkas Mountain found in the province of Isfahan. The Abyaneh village is a compressed compound...