Thursday, October 29, 2020

International day of Cyrus the Great

 On October 29, Iranians marked the international day of Cyrus the Great. This day is intended to commemorate the founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (539-331 B.C.E)

The tomb of Cyrus the Great Achaemenid, is a modest but unique building. The tomb was built with precision techniques and engineering that is still almost intact after 25 centuries. Iranians commemorate this day by gathering at Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is located in the Fars province.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

 The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. 

This day was choose by UNESCO in 2005 to raise awareness of the importance of preserving recorded audio, video and documents. Audiovisual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Old Persian Mansions

 Old mansions are the most quintessentially Iranian accommodation. A central feature of this kind of mansion is an interior garden, usually with trees and a fountain. An old house generally has two or more levels built around this central garden, with upper balconies overlooking the lower floor. 

The lower floor normally has long and narrow rooms opening onto the garden. Upper levels have more rooms that lead onto the inner balconies. Some rooms have inner windows with shutters and ornamental mirror work and high ceilings create a feeling of spaciousness.

Bright and airy, a large number of traditional houses have been converted into guesthouses, allowing visitors to live like a local while in Iran. You can stay in our suggested hostels and experience old Persian atmosphere.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Historical Sites

 Just imagine what it would be like to visit some of the world’s most historic monuments while you’re on the road travelling from one exotic place to another. 

Historical sites are perfect for great days while you’re abroad. Fortunately for history lovers, Iran is littered with a huge selection to choose from, but Uppersia professional tour guides will help you to decide where to visit first.

Friday, October 23, 2020

City of Tehran

 The name Tehran conjures up exotic images of an old land with bustling bazaars, stunning Islamic and modern architecture. This mystical Iranian city is home to a vibrant, colourful culture that attracts tourists from across the world. There’s so much you can see and experience in Tehran, including the delicious food that is famous the world over. 

To truly absorb the essence of Tehran and its enchanting atmosphere, you can book Uppersia Day Tours.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ali ebne Hamze

 Ali ebne Hamze shrine is one of the three Holy Shrines in Shiraz with truly amazing mirror-worked walls and dome. What differs this Shrine from Shah-e Cheragh is that everyone's allowed in and everyone's allowed to make pictures and video. 

From the outside, the Persian tile work is gorgeous. However, the true glory of this site lies within. The entire interior of this shrine is laden with intricate mirror work in ornate geometric patterns. It’s simply outstandingly beautiful and you could easily sit down and stare off into the splendor of it all for quite sometime. 

Though this is a relatively small mosque, it’s a gem that should not be missed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

 Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is another masterpiece of architecture and tile work of the 16th century which was constructed by a decree issued by Shah Abbas I and took a period of 18 years to be completed. The Inside tile work decorations of the column to the top are covered with mosaic tiles. In terms of the architectural grandeur of the mosque, foreign archaeologists believe: “It can hardly be considered a product of human hands.”

While you’re in Isfahan, you can book Uppersia Day Tour and enjoy watching this marvelous monument.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Happy World Food Day

 Happy World Food Day!

World Food Day is not only about celebrating the amazing food that we have the privilege of having, but it is also about raising awareness for people who don’t have such privilege.

We must promise ourselves to never waste food and make a contribution to save food for those who are hungry, especially during this global pandemic. Let’s make a big difference with our small actions.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Museum of Shahnameh, Mythology and Anthropology In Qazvin

 The Museum of Pottery by Master Reza Azi Mohammadi, better known as the Museum of Shahnameh, Mythology and Anthropology, is the only privately managed museum of art and contemporary art in Qazvin.

The oeuvre of this museum represents the heroes and stories of the irreplaceable book of Shahnameh. Other works related to the anthropological and folklore concepts of Iran the city of Qazvin. The sculptures of legendary Iranians can also be seen in the museum.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Kurdestan: one of the main attractions of Western Iran

 Unlike the classic route of central Iran which tends to cross desserts , a road trip to the Iranian Kurdistan is rewarded with lush scenery, and locals seen working in colourful outfits.

Kurdistan is stunning and the people are one of the kindest and friendliest in Iran. They are all open to holding conversations with random strangers and generally you’re extremely happy while you’re in western Iran.

If you like to travel to Kurdish speaking Kordestan, to discover the various cultures and people that make up the collective Iranian identity contact Uppersia team.