Monday, October 16, 2017

Are you ready for an adventure in Mesr Desert of Iran?

For nature lovers and travelers who seek adventure in Iran, autumn is the best season for exploring the magical deserts of central Iran. Besides all the historical and cultural masterpieces inside the city of Isfahan, there are some deserts and desert villages in Isfahan province, which give travelers various choices for a fun desert tour. You can choose between the deserts around Isfahan, like Varzaneh, Garmeh, Mesr, and etc.  and offer yourself a wonderful desert adventure.

San dunes of Mesr Village, Iran.
Mesr Desert, Iran.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

What to do in Khor o Biabanak Desert?

Although green nature, rugged mountains and sandy coasts are mesmerizing, there are lots of amazing and stunning scenes in deserts of Iran that you can find nowhere else. The salty golden sand dunes and starry sky are some shining examples that tempt every traveler to visit deserts of Iran. The desert of Khor (also spelled Khur), with its ancient and beautiful villages, has been recently attracting many domestic and foreign nature lovers. The name of Khor has been tied in with the area of ​​Biabanak, the easternmost point of Isfahan province. Khor and Biabanak, a treasure of tourist attractions in the heart of Kavir desert, consist of three main hamlets Garmeh, Bayazeh and Iraj, each covering attractions at the heart of an ancient desert. The Salt Lake of Khor is known to be the largest seasonal salt lake in the world. With its shallow water, this salt lake reflects the beauties around and offers a surreal atmosphere.
 
Bayazeh fortress. Khor, Iran
Bayazeh Village, Khor o Biabanak.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Discover the Unknown Saint Mary Church in Shiraz


Shiraz, a picturesque four season and culturally rich city, always has something new to offer. For history enthusiasts, the attractions that shouldn’t be missed is probably an important issue on the forefront of their minds. Alongside, the religious buildings of Muslims, other religious edifices, including Temples, churches, and synagogues were also constructed, for minorities. The Church of Saint  Mary, the Christian Church of Shiraz, is one of that sacred structures located in one of the old neighborhoods of Shiraz at the end of the Armenian parish and near the Black Stone (Sange sia) district. One of the important points of the church's architecture is its non-ornamented quadrangle exterior, in which there is no evidence of the church's existence, but from the inside of the hall the church is dome-shaped.The paintings of the ceiling are drawn with a unique angel that cause the visitors to feel that they are standing under a dome, while the ceiling is completely flat!
The prayer hall of the church is one of the oldest and most artistically constructed buildings of the seventeenth century, which was made by the Christian and Muslim architectures of Shiraz.

By reserving a room in Forough boutique hotel or its sister hostel, BB hostel, in the heart of original old Shiraz you can kill two birds with one stone and visit both mesmerizing Shah cheraq, Muslim's holy shrine,and sacred Saint  Mary church where can be reached by only 10 minutes walking.

Sain Mary church is located inArmenian parish and near the Black Stone (Sange sia) district.
Unknown Saint Mary Church in Shiraz