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Tehran, a vibrant city with historical buildings, modern shopping malls and pleasant nature has a lot to entertain tourists who do not plan to spend time in this metropolitan.

At a glance, Tehran seems a crowded city with people who are mostly in a hurry on streets, and traffic jams on highways may do not seem like a desirable destination for traveling to Iran. However, Tehran is a great place and destination to enjoy Persian culture, life, and entertainment.

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Known as the city of windcatchers (badgir), Yazd is one of the beautiful desert cities in central Iran. The historical structure of Yazd is on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

Travel to Yazd, you can enjoy walking in allies with mud-brick architecture. In fact, the earth architecture of the city is a clever solution for centuries to deal with the desert environment and climate. Above all, Yazd attractions are mostly related to its architecture.

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Isfahan is actually a museum that is as big as a city! With several monuments around the city, it is a great place to enjoy the art and history of Iran. Maybe that is the reason that Isfahani calls their city half of the world! As the capital of Iran during the Safavid era (1501-1736), Isfahan is home to several historical and magnificent buildings and structures.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Ali Qapu, Chehel Sotoun, Si-o-Se Pol, and Khajoo bridges are some of the attractions of this beautiful city that you may hear about this.

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Shiraz, the city of literature and poetry, is one of the must-see destinations of Iran. It is home to tombs of Persian poets Sa’di (1291 or 1292) and Hafez (1315-1390). The city is also known as the city of bitter orange. It mesmerizes every visitor with fragrance in spring. It is known for its fantastic gardens and beautiful springs.

Besides, Shiraz is the fifth-most-populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. Shiraz boasts the gems of Persian civilization like Persepolis or Pasargadae. The remaining of these historical monuments remind the Persian civilization.

Hearing the Persian language while someone reciting a poem or song, it may seem soft and ear-catching. Persian language is one of the oldest ones in the world and has a great impact on world literature with great poets like Hafez (1315-1390) or Rumi (1207 – 1273). Most Iranian young people can speak English and help you during your trip. However, if you planning to travel to Iran, it is better to know more about this language to have a better trip.

How much money will you need to travel to Iran? You can answer this question if you have a big picture of Iran’s currency and costs. Then having average expenses on meal, accommodation, transit, and entrance fees would help you estimate the budget you need to bring to Iran.

Due to the high exchange rate of the dollar to rial (1 U.S. dollar=210,000 rials – Aug 2020), Iran is an affordable destination for most foreign travelers.

Traveling to Iran for the first time promises a lot of new experiences and unbeaten paths for you. On the other side, you should have some information about the rules and culture of your destination to enjoy your trip.

With 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Iran is a great choice as your next destination. The natural wonders and captivating past of the country mesmerizes you during your sojourn in Iran.