Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sarein; a chilly summer destination in Iran.

Although many travelers believe that summer is not a good time for traveling to Iran and all the cities spend very hot days during this season, there are cool and charming cities which make you a fabulous summer vacation in Iran!
Being located in the Ardebil province in the northwest of Iran, the small and beautiful Sarein (also spelled as Sareyn or Sar Ein) is one of those chilly cities. Sarein is located only two hours from the great Sabalan Mount and enjoys the cool breeze and the fresh air at this high land. Vivid blue sky, honey bee farms, green plains and white wooly fat sheep grazing on the pastures are the amazing and peaceful landscapes you will enjoy on the road to this town.

peolpe in the hot springs on the plains of Sarein, Ardebil.
Natural hot spring of Sarein, Ardebil.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The expressive dance of Qashqai nomads.

One of the most wonderful faces of Qashqais lifestyle is their traditional dance which is more like a metaphoric and cultural show. Qashqais are one of the biggest nomadic populations of Iran, classified into different tribes living in the west and southwest of Iran mostly in Fars province. Qashqais’ tribal life, their migration, their festivals and handicrafts are the alive presentation of pure culture and tradition. Qashqais life is connected with the nature around whether in terms of agriculture and animal husbandry or the legends and artistic aspects including the motifs on their carpets and the movements while they dance. Qashqai women are strong women who take as big responsibilities as the men do.

Dance of Qashqai women.
Qashqai nomads, Fars-Iran.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Iran to change national currency into Tomans!

One of the interesting things that the first time travelers to Iran face, is that Iran has two currencies. Iranian Rial which is the national currency and Toman which is used by the public for daily purchaces and deals. One Toman equals 10 Rials and this have caused fun confusions for the travelers and even Iranians. You might have also experienced such confusions while traveling in Iran.


Now, the central bank of Iran has decided to change the national currency to Tomans. This will cause a raise in the value of Iran currency and a stop to all the mistakes! :)

Iranian cash.
Iran currency changes into Tomans.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The glorious Soltaniyeh dome.



Soltaniyeh Dome of Zanjan is absolutely one of the masterpieces of Persian- Islamic architecture which is inscribed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. This fabulous structure, built in 10 years from 1302 to 1312 B.C is the grave of Oljaito, the Ilkhanid king.
The ornaments in Soltaniyeh Dome.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Yazd named as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Yesterday (July 9th), the historical city of Yazd known as the bride of Persian cities and the city of sunshine, got inscribed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO, as the first Iranian city and the 22nd Iranian historical site which has been inscribed by the UNESCO so far. Even for me as an Iranian, Yazd is the most charming city with the purest oriental mood among the cities of Iran and I don’t know any person who has visited Yazd without falling in love with its mythical serenity and culture.

travelers visiting the old texture of Yazd, Iran.
Travelers visiting old texture of Yazd, Iran.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fun activities to enjoy around Neor Lake.

Neor, the biggest lake of Ardebil province, is laid on the heights of northwestern Iran and is one of the best refugees from the summer heat in Iran. The beautiful lands in northwest of Iran offer a pleasant and fresh chill to nature lovers. With 210 hectares width, the water in the beautiful Neor Lake is supplied by the numerous sweet water springs around it and the aromatic herbs around the lake like mints, buttercup, clover and etc. make the whole atmosphere fragrant and fresh. Many bird species live around this lake and the good thing is that hunting is forbidden in this area. Neor Lake is a wonderful place for different nature based activities:
 
The mountaind around Neot lake and the cloudy sky.
Neor Lake, Ardebil-Iran.

Fishing

This lake is home to different types of fish like the unique Rainbow Trout. A fun and exciting fishing competition is held around Neor Lake every year during September.

Biking

Biking on the flat plains and breathing the peaceful and clean air around Neor Lake is an experience that might not be reachable anywhere during summer.

Horse riding

The strong and healthy horses nurtured in this area and the vast lands lead to an amazing horse riding experience around Neor Lake.

Winter sports

As the winter arrives, Neor Lake is frozen and the hills are covered with snow. At this time, this area changes into a wonderful hangout for winter sport lovers like the skiers and patinage players.

There are many more fun activities that can be done around Neor Lake like, boating, trekking, photography, and having a tasty fresh fish kebab.


biking around Neor Lake. Ardebil-Iran
Biking around Neor Lake, Ardebil-Iran.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Why you should visit National Museum of Iran?

National Mueum of Iran or the Museum of Ancient Iran is the oldest museum of this country founded on 1937. This building is designed by Andre Godard, the French architect and the exterior of this building resembles the glorious Sassanid monument named Tagh e Kasra.

National Museum of Iran hosts the most complete and fabulous collection of ancient objects like potteries, coins, textiles, statues and jewelries related to pre-Islamic eras like Elamite, Medes, Achaemenid, Parthian and post-Islamic dynasties, exhibited in two separate buildings. 

The arcs on the exterior of National Museum of Iran
National Museum of Iran.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Old Persian houses

Persian architecture shows Iran’s amazing art, philosophy and traditional beliefs. According to the introvert and intimate spirit of Iranian people, old architectures used to build their houses with a simple appearance on the outside, while inside the buildings and their intimate spaces used to be built so detailed. 

Persian architectures used to build monuments of each city considering a technique called “vernacular architecture”. For example, in desert cities like Yazd and Kerman, soil and mud and straw are used in building houses, in mountainous cities like Kermanshah, buildings are mostly stone made, while in northern cities, wood is widely used.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Canyoning in Iran

So, you have visited enough of historical and cultural monuments during your summer trip to Iran? Have you spent plenty of time in Iran’s cities, meeting people, walking in the streets and specially experiencing Iran’s hot sunlight? There are some more adventurous activities that can be done in Iran, especially during summer! 

Iran is a mountainous country with peaks more than 5000 m height. Damavand, on the north of Tehran, with 5671 m height is the first one. After that, come other peaks like Alamkooh with 4848 m height, Hezar, 4465 m height, Zagros with 4421 m height and many more peaks spread all over Iran in different provinces.

Canyoning in Iran
Canyoning in Iran

Tirgan or the ancient festival of water on the first day of summer

Ancient Iranians used to hold different festivals to add some happiness and enthusiasm to their lives. Every season was started with a special festival like Mehregan Festival at the first of autumn, Yalda at the first of winter and Norouz on the first day of spring. According to the calendar, on the first Day of Tir (June 22), which is the fourth Iranian month, the sun is at its highest level and shines more warmly than any other time of the year. This day is the longest day and as a consequence the warmest day of the year! 

Kids pouring water on each other, Water Festival in Iran
Water Festival, Iran

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trekking in Nahar Khoran Forest of Gorgan

According to old stories, this area has been one of the stopovers where the residents of Gorgan used to take a rest and have a meal on their way back to home from their long journeys and the relatives used to greet the travelers at this place. That is why this place is called Nahar Khoran, meaning a place for having lunch!

The trees and the bushes in Nahar Khoran Forest of Gorgan.
Nahar Khoran Forest of Gorgan in summer.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Is Kashan worth visiting?

It is said that central cities of Iran like Kashan, offer the most untouched Persian culture, tradition and architecture to visitors and travelers. With more than thousand years of antiquity, Kashan is one of the most amazing cities that must be visited while traveling in Iran. Here are some of the monumental and natural attractions that will amaze you in Kashan:

Fin Garden:

The beautiful and glorious Fin Garden is the valuable green gem that has been left in the heart of central desert from Safavid dynasty. Fin Garden is one of the nine Persian gardens that have been inscribed as a chain world heritage site by the UNESCO. The base of this garden is related to Buyid dynasty and other elements like the palace, the entrance, the bath, the tower and the fortifications are added to the garden during Safavid and Qajarid dynasties.

Fin Garden of Kashan, Iran.
Fin Garden of Kashan, Iran.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carpet Museum of Tehran

Carpet weaving is one of the most amazing faces of Persian culture, legend and art. Considering the ancient weaving tools discovered in Lorestan in west of Iran, the antiquity of this artistic industry in ancient Iran is traced back to Bronze era! The oldest piece of carpet which is known to be weaved in Iran is Pazyryk carpet which is 1.83*2 meters with an advanced weaving technique (36 symmetrical knots in per 2cm). This carpet is named after the Pazyryk valley in Altai Mountains where this masterpiece was discovered from ancient graves hided under ice and snow for centuries. According to the results of Carbon 14 examinations and the adaptations of the patterns on this carpet and the patterns in Persepolis, Pazyryk is related to Achaemnid era (5th century B.C). The skillfully weaving technique of Pazyryk carpet proves a long history and experience behind this art.

The exterior of Carpet museum of Iran.
Carpet museum of Tehran. Iran

Monday, June 12, 2017

The wonderful trekking route from Asalem to Khalkhal.

Khalkhal is a mountainous town located 114 kilometers south of Ardebil in the northwest of Iran and offers a heavenly beautiful nature with a very rich flora and fauna and untouched natural landscapes. This town lies at the foothills of the Talesh Mountains. The mild weather during summer and spring attracts many mountain climbers and nature lovers.

If you are looking for a great nature destination in Iran, Khalkhal offers you a wonderful experience. The best route to Khalkhal is the picturesque Asalem road. This 70 km road offers stunning landscapes, rural cottages, green slopes and gives you access to the still uncovered land of Asalem through lush, cool forests, rocky areas, stunning countryside, fields covered in flower, misty valleys, waterfalls and lakes. Among the hot water springs in this area with high medical values, the best known are Khalkhal Suyee and Givi.

Uppersia suggests you to enjoy an unforgettable adventure through the forests and plains of Khalkhal during this summer and would be happy to arrange this nature trip for you.

The forests between Asalem to Khalkhal. North of Iran
Asalem to Khalkhal road. North of Iran



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Things to do and see in the wonderful city of Yazd.

Known as the land of sunshine and home of Zoroastrians in Iran, the lovely city of Yazd located in the eastern Iran is a city that you mustn't miss visiting when you travel to Iran. Yazd is one of the most amazing destinations in Iran for the travelers who are interested in architecture, photography, history and the untouched Persian culture.

The Zoroastrian heritage of Yazd takes the antiquity of this city back to pre-Islamic eras. The mysterious Tower of Silence, located 15 kilometer from Yazd, is an ancient construction over a hill that the Zoroastrians used to  put the dead bodies on, in order to keep the soil and water safe from any pollution.

Travelers visiting Silence Towers of Yazd.
Silence Tower of Yazd.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

4 things to do in Kerman

Kerman city has many attractions to offer which represent its rich culture and history, such as monuments, gardens, bazaars, deserts, etc. Another added charm is the landscape surrounding the city, a unique blend of desert and mountain in the background. Kerman was a very important city on the caravan routes of the East. Carpets, cumin seed and pistachio have been original productions of this city for many years.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Exploring Achaemenid heritage of Fars in a day

For many travelers, visiting Pasargadae, Persepolis and Necropolis is the main reason of traveling to Iran. This valuable Achaemenid heritage is located in the vast and ancient Fars province in the southwest of Iran. 

Pasargadae

Being located 118 kilometers from Shiraz, the simple yet glorious Pasargadae is one of the most important monuments in Iran that has been registered as a world UNESCO site. Pasargadae is the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Achaemenid king who ruled Iran from 559 to 529 B.C. This monument is a large stone-made room located on 6 stairs made with huge cubic stones. There are other wonderful remains around this tomb, like the ancient Pasargadae Garden which is known to be the oldest Persian garden. 

Pasargadae
Pasargadae

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Meet the kurdish nomads of Iran


The culture, the myths and the traditions of the nomads in every corner of Iran are so diverse that you might feel you have traveled to a whole new country by visiting each tribe. The meaningful dance of Qashqai nomads, the beautiful migration of Bakhtiaris through the mountains and canyons or the stunning handicrafts of Shahsevans are all magnificent traditions that will leave you wondered. The Kurdish nomads of Iran, known as one of the biggest nomadic populations in the west of Iran, have their own wonderful culture and customs. 

kurdish nomads
kurdish nomads

Saturday, June 3, 2017

El monte Dena; el hermoso símbolo de la naturaleza

El monte Dena está situado al sureste de la cordillera del Zagros y es unos de los picos más altos de esta cadena montañosa. Las alturas cubiertas de nieve, los glaciares y la abundancia de manantiales han sido las razones que su fauna y flora sean tan diversos. El pico de Dena siempre ha sido el centro de atracción para los alpinistas de Irán y de todo el mundo; Por lo tanto, Dena es una montaña bien conocida en el mundo.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The mysterious Zarivar lake

The beautiful and miraculous Zarivar Lake, located 3 kilometers from Marivan town in Kurdistan province, is one of the most wonderful natural gems in the west of Iran. Known as the biggest lake in the western, Zarivar has fresh water nourished by natural spontaneous fountains. That is why the locals believe that Zarivar is a mysterious lake. They also believe that there is a secret town in this lake!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Los mejores sitios qué ver en Tabas

Tabas se sitúa en el noreste de la provincia Yazd. Lo llaman “Tabas-e Golshan” por su vegetación permanente, así como por la existencia de un jardín llamado “Golshan”. Este jardín con sus famosos pelícanos, que es uno de los jardines más bellos de Irán, y el santuario de Hossein Ibn-e Musa son símbolos de la ciudad de Tabas. Esta ciudad tiene un clima cálido y árido pero la existencia de la montaña Shotori ha formado muchas reservas de agua, ríos permanentes y valles verdes en esta zona. Ya que hay muy pocas residencias humanas en esta vasta zona árida, tiene buenas condiciones para preservar los especies en peligro de extinción como los últimos restos de guepardo asiático en el refugio de animales Naybandan.

los pelícanos en el jardín Golshan
Los pelícanos en el jardín Golshan

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Where are the best stargazing skies in Iran?

After millenniums and with all the secrets and legends behind the nature being revealed, the night sky, constellations and shiny stars are still as mysterious and attractive as it has been for the first men. Studying ancient monuments related to ancient civilizations like Giza pyramids of Egypt, temples of Maya civilization and the great Persepolis of Achaemenids prove that those people paid attention to astronomy, too. Ferdowsi the great Iranian poet of Shahnameh (the masterpiece of Persian literature), has mentioned stories about the Persian kings who were interested in astronomy and phenomena like meteorites.

Starry night sky in deserts of Iran.
Starry night in deserts of Iran

Monday, May 29, 2017

Puente Tabiat; el nuevo icono de Teherán

El Puente “Tabiat" (la naturaleza en persa) es un puente peatonal recién construido en el norte de Teherán con 270 metros de longitud y está diseñado por una joven arquitectura iraní, Sra. Leila Araghian. Algunos creen que el diseñador se ha inspirado en los viejos puentes persas especialmente el puente Khajou. Todos los tres niveles del puente están conectados por escaleras sobre tres columnas de acero en forma de árbol.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

3 natural wonders in the north of Iran.

Northern Iran is a lush and rainy area bounded by the Caspian Sea and the Alborz Mountain range. Considering its great temperate climate, stunning natural wonders and landscapes, north of Iran is a popular destination for travelers and nature lovers especially during spring and summer. In the following you will get acquainted with 3 of outstanding ecotourism destinations in northern Iran:

Hirsotircal Veresk  bridge in the north of Iran.
Veresk Bridge in the north of Iran.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Une promenade dans le quartier Jolfa

La Nouvelle Jolfa est un très beau quartier arménien avec une architecture contrastée et intéressante au cœur d'Ispahan. Ce quartier invite à flâner sur ses ruelles pavées en regardant les belles maisons avec des murs de briques dans un silence agréable et paisible qui en font une zone nostalgique et charmante, où vous souhaitez vous promener pendant des heures et puis boire du café dans les nombreux cafés situés sur la place qui est le lieu de rassemblement de tous les jeunes de la ville.

La cathédrale Vank
La cathédrale Vank

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2 Day tours from Orumieh.

Orumieh, the capital of Western Azerbaijan province is a mountainous and beautiful city located in the northwest of Iran. Despite the numerous ancient heritages hidden around Orumieh, this area is an untouched and uncovered land for many travelers. Here are the two day tours that you can take (private and group tours) while you are in Orumieh:

The lake and the ruins of Takht e Suleiman. Orumieh-Iran
Takht e Suleiman. Orumieh-Iran

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Une visite à Mashhad

Pour les Iraniens et les chiites en général, Mashad est une ville sainte. Mashhad abrite le sanctuaire où fut enterré le huitième Imam des chiites, l'Imam Reza. Depuis que le premier monarque safavide a déclaré l'Islam chiite comme religion officielle de Perse au seizième siècle, Mashad a été transformé en le principal pôle d'attraction pour les pèlerins dans le pays.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

4 things that will impress you in Tabriz

Known as World’s carpet and handicrafts city and one of the biggest economic hubs in the northwest of Iran, Tabriz is an amazing city to be visited while your travel in Iran. This city is located between Lake Urmia and Sahanad Mount and is home to a big population of Azeri people, who are very civilized people with their very own beautiful traditions and customs. Tabriz has been the capital of Iran during Safavid era and many historical monuments from Ilkhanid, Safavid and Qajarid dynasty are hidden in the corners of this city.

1 The living bazaar of Tabriz

This wonderful UNESCO registered heritage is a stunning 7-kilometer maze of chambers, halls, caravanserais and small shops and is known as the biggest roofed bazaar in the world. Like other traditional bazaars in Iran, the great Bazaar of Tabriz is divided into different Timches, which are domed halls related to different guilds like the carpet sellers, jewelry sellers, textile sellers, spice sellers and etc. Walk through the long bazaar Tabriz, enjoy the stunning brickworks and get acquainted with traditional Azeri culture in this alive bazaar.

Locals in old bazaar of Tabriz. Iran
Bazaar of Tabriz.

2 The awesome Kandovan village

For many visitors, Kandovan village located 60 kilometers away from Tabriz is the most amazing Village of Iran. The weird caves dug into the conic rock formations, located in the foothills of mountains, have been made by the locals thousands of years ago to shelter them from the enemies and the wild nature around. The wonderful thing about Kandovan village is that these caves are still home to many locals in the area.

the conic caves of Kandovan village. Tabriz-Iran
Kandovan village. Tabriz-Iran

3 The charming El Goli mansion

Being constructed during Safavid dynasty, the charming El Goli is a two story mansion constructed in the middle of a pool in the center of El Goli park of Tabriz city. This mansion has been the house of the governor of the city during the Qajar dynasty and now is one of the most beautiful architectural heritages in Tabriz.

El goli mansion in Tabriz. Iran
El Goli mansion. Tabriz-Iran

4 The elder Blue Mosque (Masjed e Kabud)

Known as the precious turquoise of Islamic architecture, the blue mosque of Tabriz is an ancient high monument constructed upon order of Jahan Shah in 1465. Excellent tile-works of the mosque screening elegant floral motifs and calligraphies are the reason why they call this monument Masjed e Kabud (the blue mosque). Although this glorious monument was collapsed after an earthquake, but what still remains from the mosque is so worth a visit.

the tile-works of Blue mosque in tabriz. Iran
Tabriz Blue Mosque.

Monday, May 22, 2017

9 cosas que debe saber antes de viajar a Irán

Irán es un país desconocido por muchos turistas, pero con una gran oferta turística, entonces es mejor saber algunos datos antes de viajar a Irán para disfrutar al máximo de tu estancia en este país maravilloso.

viajeros visitando Irán
viajeros visitando Irán

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The legends of Sabalan Mount.

Known as the miraculous and great mountain in the northwest of Iran and the third highest peak in Iran, Sabalan is located 25 kilometers away from Meshgin-Shahr city in Ardebil province, where the climate is as fresh and young as a baby tiger and the landscapes are insanely beautiful! Sabalan is an extinct volcano and the altitude of the peak is 4811 meters.

Mountain climbers on the top of Sabalan Peak. Ardebil-Iran
Sabalan Peak. Ardebil-Iran

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Une visite au tombeau du Prophète Daniel

Le tombeau de Daniel se trouve sur le bord de la rivière près des ruines de Suse. La sépulture est vénérée depuis des millénaires par les juifs et les musulmans de la région. Le bâtiment actuel, construit pendant la seconde moitié du 19ème siècle, est facilement reconnaissable par la tour conique de plâtre blanc qui couronne les deux petits minarets. Ce type de tour est typique du sud-ouest de l'Iran et des régions voisines de l'Irak. Comme beaucoup de tombeaux iraniens, celui-ci est richement décoré à l'intérieur d'une mosaïque de petits éclats de miroir.

9 things you should know before traveling to Iran

As an unknown and misunderstood destination, there are lots of things you wish you had known before traveling to the wonderful Iran. From the visa rules to dress codes and the culture, there are many details that are necessary to be known in order to have a wonderful trip to Iran.

travelers visiting Persepolis. Iran
Travelers visiting Persepolis. Iran

1 Iran Visa

You don’t have to receive Iran visa if you are from Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria.
You should apply for your Iran visa at an embassy if you are from the US, the UK, Canada, Iraq, Colombia, Jordan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Canadian, USA citizens and British nationalities need to travel to Iran in a guided tour.
The nationalities of other 180 countries in the world can receive their Iran visa on arrival. Checkout the visa infographic on our website for more information.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Une paseo por Bandar-e Anzali, la hermosa ciudad del norte de Irán

Bandar-e Anzali es una ciudad portuaria a 40  km al noroeste de Rasht y 24 metros por debajo del nivel del mar. La sensación que nos da visitando algunas de las ciudades costeras del Caspio es las grandes mezquitas, las casas de adobe o los monumentos del glorioso pasado persa. Algo tendrá el Caspio que, de manera inconsciente, nos altera las percepciones.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Khayyam Neishabouri; the poet of philosophy.

Hakim Umar Khayyam Neishabouri, the outstanding mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and the great Iranian poet, who lived during 11th century and) Seljuk dynasty), is one of the best-known Iranian characters in the world.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Observación de aves; ¡Conozca a los habitantes del cielo!

La observación de aves es una actividad apasionante que fascina a los amantes de la naturaleza y está centrada en observar y conocer las distintas especies de aves. Irán se encuentra situado en la intersección de tres zonas biogeografías, por eso tiene una fauna extremadamente diversa. Irán es el hogar de un gran número de especies de aves como el arrendajo terrestre iraní, la alondra ibis, la garcilla hindú, el alción de Esmirna, la cerceta pardilla, el camachuelo del desierto, la avefría india, el pico del Sind, la collalba pía y el pechiazul. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

La nature merveilleuse et la culture riche de la province de Kurdistan

La province de Kurdistan se trouve à l’ouest de l’Iran près de la frontière irakienne. Le paysage montagneux des monts Zagros est observé dans toute la région. Grâce à sa nature montagneuse, de nombreux alpinistes montent les sommets bien connus du Kurdistan chaque année. Le climat est continental, avec des températures froides en hiver, assez de précipitations sous forme de neige et le climat tempéré en été grâce à l'effet de la hauteur. L'une des attractions les plus importantes de la province est ses caractéristiques culturelles comme la langue, la musique, le costume, la danse, les festivals, les fêtes et l'artisanat.

Le village de Uramanat situé dans la province de Kurdistan
Le village de Uramanat

Sunday, May 14, 2017

La beauté fascinante de la plaine de Moghan

Couvrant une superficie de plus de 300000 hectares, la plaine de Moghan est située au nord de la province d'Ardebil et à l'ouest de la mer Caspienne. En faveur de ses hivers doux et de ses étés humides, il est considéré comme un pôle agricole important de l'Iran. De vastes terres agricoles verdoyantes et des vergers ainsi que des industries connexes ont été établis dans ce domaine qui, avec le mode de vie tribal de Shahsevans, peuvent attirer de nombreux touristes.

la plaine de Moghan, Ardebil, Iran
La plaine de Moghan

5 traditional foods you must taste in Iran

With numerous architectural masterpieces, cultural diversity, amazing landscapes and 19 UNESCO world heritage site, Iran is becoming a booming travel destination but what still remains uncovered and unknown in Iran, is the delicious foodie face of Iran! In every city of Iran a new phase of taste and aroma awaits you. The food cooked in each city is in complete harmony with the culture and climate of that specific area. Here is a gastronomy guide to 5 amazing traditional foods you must taste while you travel in Iran:

1 Have a fat yet healthy Dizi in Tehran

The ingredients of Dizi, including lamb, pea, beans and potato are all slow cooked in a clay pot over fire. This stew is cooked until the meat gets so tender that can be mashed into a paste. Order some Dizi in the traditional bazaar of Tehran and enjoy this healthy food the way old Iranians did!

Traditional Iranian food. Dizi

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Le complexe du palais Niavaran

Le complexe de Niavaran, situé dans la partie nord de Téhéran, se compose du palais Niavaran, du palais Sahebqaraniyeh et du pavillon de Ahmad Shah. Il se trouve dans un grand Jardin d’une superficie de 9000 . Le complexe de Niavaran trouve ses origines à l'époque de la dynastie Qadjar. Les rois qadjares ont construit leurs résidences dans une zone qui domine toute la ville. Très peu de bâtiments ont maintenu leur structure d'origine, cela est dû aux modifications et agrandissements effectués par la famille Pahlavi. Deux de ces bâtiments ont été transformés en musée.

Le palais Niavaran
Le palais de Niavaran

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Los mejores sitios qué ver en Kermanshah

La ciudad de Kermanshah se extiende por una llanura aluvial situada al sur de escapadas montañas y al pie del monte Kuh-e Sefid. Los montes Zagros, y en particular la sierra de Alvand, con su cumbre más alta de Bistotun, hacen esta región uno de los territorios más pintorescos del oeste de Irán. Esos montes determinan que Kermanshah tenga un clima propio de montaña, ello significa que en verano los habitantes gozan de un ambiente templado y acogedor.

The eye-catching Ghalamkar textiles of Isfahan.

With more than 300 years antiquity, Ghalamkar (also known as Qalamkar, Persian Tapestry or Persian textile printing) is one of the most wonderful Iranian handicrafts which was invented during the Safavid dynasty in the splendid city of Isfahan. Some believe that Ghalamkar’s antiquity roots back to 5th Hijri century.

The floral motifs on Ghalamkar textiles of Isfahan.
Ghalamkar textiles. Isfahan-Iran