5 breathtaking places to explore in Iran

Iran is one of the friendliest countries, renowned for both its stunning architecture and the warm hospitality of the locals. The nation offers tales of glorious days and ancient civilizations. This Middle Eastern nation, with its gorgeous gardens and thriving bazaars, should be on your travel list.

Here are 5 breathtaking places to explore in Iran.


1. Tehran

Tehran, one of Iran’s most popular tourist destinations, is a bustling metropolis nestled against the Alborz mountains. This capital city provides a glimpse into present-day or modern-day Iran. Popular as a tourist attraction, the city boasts both historical landmarks and a glittering skyline, creating a melting pot of the ancient and the modern.

2. Isfahan

Explore the magnificence of Isfahan, a city renowned for its captivating beauty. Enter the beautiful Naqsh-e Jahan Square, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness the rich tilework of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the Imam Mosque. Don’t miss the Ali Qapu Palace, which features stunning 17th-century architecture and panoramic views of the city.

3. Tabriz

Tabriz, which is renowned for its bustling market and rich in Azeri culture, needs to be at the top of your list of places for shopping in Iran. Tabriz, which the Bible describes as being near the gates of paradise, has a rich historical past.

4. Mashhad

One of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in the Islamic world, the magnificent Imam Reza Shrine, is located in Mashhad. Take in the spiritual atmosphere of the city as you stroll around the expansive complex of mosques, courtyards and museums that surround the shrine.

5. Persepolis

Travel back in time to Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Admire the beautifully carved images of royal processions, witness the grandeur of the Apadana Palace and picture the echoes of chariot wheels passing past the magnificent staircases.