The tourist attractions within Iran are undoubtedly some of the finest globally. They are primarily the fruits of the diverse cultures and civilisations which have grown and evolved within Iran throughout time. This evolution has resulted in sites of
The tourist attractions within Iran are undoubtedly some of the finest globally. They are primarily the fruits of the diverse cultures and civilisations which have grown and evolved within Iran throughout time. This evolution has resulted in sites of great ancient significance and historical importance which are beyond comparison.
In view of the relatively limited tourism in Iran, it is also possible to visit these tourist attractions without being swamped by other eager tourists!
The following article will make reference to a few of the most popular Iranian attractions.
1. Tourist Attractions in Esfahan, Iran
As one of the oldest Iranian cities (approximately 2,500 years old), Esfahan is listed as a world heritage site and accommodates many of Iran’s outstanding tourist attractions. It served as the capital of Persia between 1598 and 1722.
The Friday Mosque (Masjid E Jumeh) is one of the most beautiful and oldest Iranian tourist attractions. The mosque has been subject to renovation, development and updating since it was built in the mid eighth century. The dome of the mosque is famous both within Iran and outside of Iran for its geometric accuracy and beauty. It is truly a breathtaking sight and well worth the visit.
2. The Central Bank, Tehran, Iran
The Central Bank in Iran is home to some of the world’s most beautiful, famous and valuable stones. Although the Central Bank itself is not a tourist attraction, on display in the vault are rubies, emeralds, gold, diamonds and in particular, the world’s largest diamond. It is a tourist attraction which should not be missed.
3. The Palace of Roses (Golestan Palace), Tehran Iran
The Palace of Roses is again one of Iran’s oldest buildings; serving primarily as a museum and home to artefacts which will be of great attraction to most tourists. It was built during the reign of the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736) and has also been home to the royal family during the time of the Shah. It displays beautiful artwork such as the Peacock Throne which is studded with gems. It also includes other beautiful and diverse artefacts such as illuminated manuscripts.
4. Persepolis, Iran
Persepolis is undoubtedly one of the most popular Iranian tourist attractions. It used to serve as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire as far back as 518 BC.
As with Esfahan, Persepolis is also listed as a World Heritage Site.