Persepolis

The surviving ruins of Persepolis today are a mere shadow of Persepolis' former glory. It was founded by Darius I in 518 BC and was added to by the subsequent kings over a period of about 150 years. In its heyday the city spread over an…

Yazd Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque of Yazd province is one of the most beautiful historical monuments and unique tourist attractions in central Iran. The Jame Mosque (Friday Mosque) which dates back to the 14th century, is located in the heart of Yazd city,…

Urmia Lake

Urmia Lake has been designated as an international park by the United Nations. The lake occupies a 5700 km2 depression in northwestern Iran. The lake is 20Km far from Urmia (Orumieh) City. At Golmankhaneh harbor, these are coastal beaches…

Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman (Throne of Solomon), in north-western Iran (Azarbaijan Province), is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. It lies midway between Urumieh and Hamadan, very near the present-day…

Eram Garden, Shiraz

The idyllic Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram) in Shiraz is a striking location for visitors with a variety of plants as well as a historic mansion. Although the exact date of the construction of the garden is not clear, historical evidence suggests…

Ali Qapu Palace

The name Ali Qapu, meaning "Magnificent Gate", was given to this place as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Maidan Naqsh-e-Jahan to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. Built at the very end of 16th century,…

Hafezie, Tomb of Hafez

Hafezie (Tomb of Hafez), one of the most popular attractions of Shiraz, is situated in a garden on the banks of Rukn-Abad river.The original structure, built in 1773 A.D during the reign of Karim Khan Zand, consisted of four stone columns…

Bisotun

On the rocks of Bisotun Mountain, there stand some of the most important historical evidence, dating from Achaemenid period. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius…

Valasht Lake

Valasht Lake with its depth ranging from seven to 28 meters and a height of 1,000 meters above the Caspian Sea level is located about 30 kilometers northeast of Kelardasht in northern province of Mazandaran. Valasht Lake contains two…

Quran Gateway, Shiraz

The Quran Gateway is the entrance to Shiraz, the capital of Fars province in southern Iran and is one of the most beautiful and historical monuments in the country. It is located near the gorge of Allah-o-Akbar and is flanked by the Baba…