Rich in culture, Iran was home to some of the oldest civilizations on earth, seeing the surge of empires and being the birthplace of some religions that are still alive today. With a total of 24 world heritage sites to visit, it’s about time to introduce some of less-known ones.Can you make a guess where this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located?
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
There are plenty of annual cultural and religious festivals in Iran that offer a window into the everyday lives of the people. "Nosreh Festival" is held 5 days before the great Sade Festival and Iranians prepare themselves to hold the celebration as glorious as possible.
The ancient Iranians believed in the one and only God. They believed that there are two opposing elements in the heart of God such as darkness and light. Therefore people considered to use natural elements to ward off the devil.Traditional Nosreh rite is preformed by locals ,while standing around a fire and reciting prayers.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Travelling is full of exciting adventures, new experiences and relaxing in paradise. For us, something special happens when we travel with friends. Uppersia believes that it adds a deeper layer and more experiences to the relationships we keep. Having a friend to talk to can make this time more enjoyable, especially when you can talk about the things you have done and the places you are excited to travel.
If you want to travel with your friends, Iran is an amazing destination.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Iranians marked birthday anniversary of prominent poet Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi on January 21. Ferdowsi was born in 940 AD in a small village near Toos in Khorasan Razavi Province.
He is best known for his magnum opus, Shahnameh, Book of the Kings in English , which is a classic in epic Persian poetry and recounts Iran's mythical and historical past.
As a Persian masterpiece, Shahname represents the remarkable richness and vitality of Iranian culture and civilization . The book provided inspiration for many authors over the centuries and it was translated several times into other languages.
Uppersia can take you on a day trip to Toos to visit Ferdowsi magnificent tomb.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
When you have very little time, a knowledgeable guide can lend a laser focus to any sightseeing visit. This may never be so valuable as when you’re on a budget . The right guide can give you a customized and deep insight through the destination of your choice. In Iran where is exceptionally rich in historical or cultural significance, a professional tour guide can offer a depth of experience and knowledge that goes beyond guidebook .
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Step into the historical, architectural and artistic legacy of Persian Empire with this Uppersia Persepolis Day Tour. You'll visit the Persepolis Museums, passing through incredible National Gate and praise the magnificent ruined castles.
Do you want to make the most of your visit to Shiraz ? Discover other activities and private tours of Uppersia.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Iran, also known as the Four-Season Heaven, has a reason to be rewarded with that title. Unlike most countries in the Middle East, Iran has to be the most naturally diverse country with all four seasons in a year! Apart from summers springs and autumns , Iran also enjoys three or four months of winters every year. What makes winter in Iran the best time to visit the country is the subtle changes in the weather.
Winter in Iran allows visitors to experience the highly diverse terrain of country. Also, winter in Iran means to put on your adventure shoes and get in the wilderness to explore the real beauty of country.
Uppersia invites you to visit our four-season country in your favorite season.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Iran has many magnificent old mansions that once belonged to noble families or royalty. Fortunately, an increasing number of them are being restored and turned into heritage hotels.
Shiran Heritage hotel in Isfahan features evocative traditional Persian architecture .A glorious building just five minutes walk from Bidabad old district was built in 1747 by a noble family. It's elaborately decorated with mirrors and chandeliers and is now used as a hotel for guests. The pool area is another delightful place to relax. There are antiques and statues all around the property, including in the 13 guest rooms.
Can’t wait to see in this magnificent hotel.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Kharanaq, which means ‘birthplace of sun’, is the oldest origin of Ardakan city. The village is divided into two parts: the Old Town, which is almost completely abandoned and its oldness belongs pre-Islamic era and the New Town, where some families continue to live.
The village was constructed with sun-baked mud bricks, forming one of the largest collections of adobe buildings in Iran. With its labyrinth of passageways as well as impressive buildings such as a tiny mosque, a shaking minaret, and an old caravansary , Kharanaq is well worth a visit.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Great example of classic Persian Garden and Islamic architecture, Fin Garden located in Kashan, is a historical UNESCO listed Persian garden. It contains Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is one of the oldest extant gardens in Iran. The complex comprises two museums, two pavilions and two pools with some other features. Uppersia strong recommends y o to visit the garden while you’re in Kashan.