Ancient Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Bam is a small town in the middle of the desert on the southern edge of Iranian high plateau. Its origin dates back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries). Its enormous citadel, Arg-e-Bam, was built sometimes about 500 BC and…

Meymand Kerman Iran

Meymand Village   Not far from the city of Kerman there is a village called Meymand.  This village is over three thousand years old and is the biggest and only historical village in the world. Meymand is of another era, with major…

Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

Among the churches built in the Jolfa District of Isfahan, the magnificent and architecturally significant Vank Cathedral is the most famous. The construction of the cathedral, also known as Amna Perkich and All Savior's Cathedral, began…

Is it safe to travel to Iran?

For those who visit Iran for the first time, their perception about this country should change drastically. With its long-running disputes with the US and the resulting sanctions by the Western superpower, one might presume that the Iranian…

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

Vakil Mosque is situated west of the famous Vakil Bazaar. It was built in 1187 (AH) during Zand Dynasty. It covers an area of 8,660 square meters. On the two sides of the entrance gate there are magnificent tile-works and arches. The left…