Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why Behesht Zahra is worth visiting?

Since old and historical cemeteries keep a part of the culture and history of a society, visiting old cemeteries in a city can be considered as a way to get more acquainted with a new destination for a traveler who is seeking for a deeper perception.

Built in late 1960s, Behesht- e Zahra (Paradise of Zahra) located in south of Tehran is known as the largest cemetery in Iran. Behesht- e Zahra has different sections including the department of Iran and Iraq war which consists the tomb of hundreds of Iranian martyrs and the shrine of Imam Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian revolution. Another section is dedicated to passed away Iranian artists. Ali Hatami the talented Iranian director, Parviz Yahaghi one of the Iranian music masters and many other artists have calmed down in this cemetery. Hundreds of great characters including political figures, artists, musicians, actors and also athletes are buried in this Behesht e Zahra cemetery of Tehran.

Behesht Zahra. Tehran-Iran

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's OK to indulge Shirazi Kalam polo

Whether you are spending a few days up north in Rasht or vacationing down south to Shiraz, you will witness striking dissimilarities in the kind of foods people savor. This is what makes Iran one of the much-loved countries by gourmets the world over. One of the best hobbies of Shiraz people is testing new restaurants and having new dishes. That’s why there are numerous and various restaurants, fast foods, international restaurants and cafés in the city. So as a traveler you might not find it hard to find your own kind of food in Shiraz: Kalam Polo, a great variation of rice and staple in Iranian cooking, reminds the name of Shiraz. This would be your favorite food if you are good with cabbage. Kalam polo is the well-cooked combination of rice, herbs, small meatballs and cabbage. Enjoy Kalam Polo with a side of Salad Shirazi, Sabzi, fresh herbs, or torshi (pickled vegetables).If you are a foodie, Uppersia invites you to the Iran culinary tour and see what awaits you in this appetizing tour. 

Don't miss Shirazi Kalam polo while you're traveling in Iiran
Enjoy eating Shirazi Kalampolo

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kalpoorgan:Heart of Iranaian Pottery

Wandering around the Iranian villages, we find a rich craft tradition and a high degree of technical excellence in the field of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, weaving etc.  Kalpoorgan village, one of that fascinating villages, located in Sistan and Baloochestan province in southeast of Iran has recently nominated as the first handicraft village in the world. What attracts the attention of the world to the Kalpoorgan pottery is the making of pottery without use of a pottery wheel, so that all the pottery is done with traditional, primitive methods by Baloch women. The abstract roles and motifs have been inspired from ancient paints and are completely geometric reminiscent of historic art of that area. The warm harmony between the reddish shade of the potteries and the brown motifs make these crafts more and more eye catching. These potteries with their amazing patterns has been transmitted to the next generations without any change in the way they are made. Local artists have still kept the simple yet expressive method of creating these pieces of art. 

One of the most facinationg villages in Iran where is famous for its handicraft
Pottery museum in Kalpoorgan,Sistanbaloochestan,Iran

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Heritages of Pasaragade.

Pasargadae, the first capital of Achaemenid Empire located in the well-watered Fars province, which founded by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC, is one of the most important UNESCO world heritage sites in Iran. Cyrus is the creator of Achaemenid Empire, stretched from Southwestern to Northeastern Asia, considered as one of the biggest empires the world knows. The Cyrus Cylinder witnesses the humanity based kingdom of Cyrus, respecting human rights and justice.

The mausoleum of Cyrus, located in Pasargadae, is a great sample of ancient Iranian architecture expressing authority and precision despite its austere essence. This mausoleum is a simple cubic structure standing on 6 steps, all made of stones. The Royal Pasargadae Garden, another world UNESCO heritage site, is the remains of the first Iranian garden with the original “four gardens” layout which became a prototype for later Persian gardens.

Visiting the ancient Garden of Pasargadae and the glorious Tomb of Cyrus is an experience which Uppersia highly recommends to every traveler visiting Iran.

Stone made tomb of Cyrus. Pasargadae, Iran
Stone made tomb of Cyrus. Pasargadae, Iran

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2 best day tour to join in Yazd

Virtually unchanged in appearance for ages, many visitors come each year to enjoy the experience that is Yazd. Being registered as the only UNESCO-listed Iranian city where people still live, is a clear evidence that  the entire city is viewed as an attraction in itself. With its narrow and long lanes, wind towers, mud-brick buildings and wide range of boutique accommodation options, Yazd is one of favorite destinations for those wanting to explore Iran. This is a unique place to stroll over the maze of historic streets, imagine living years ago. Yazd is also an ideal base for day tours to several evocative attractions and vast desert. 

A forigne couple taking pictures with children in Yazd
A couple visiting Yazd

Uppersia suggests you to join Hidden Yazd tour in which you enjoy visiting Jame mosque, a shining symbol of Persian architecture crowned by a pair of minarets, the highest in Iran. Besides, explore Amir Chakhmagh complex including Amir Chakhmagh mosque and Tekkie, a well-known structure in Yazd, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves. At the end of the tour we invite you to Water museum where offers, through a series of photographs, exhibits and architectural drawings, a fascinating glimpse into the hidden world of waterways that have allowed life to flourish in the desert.

Fire Temple of Yazd is sacred place for zorostrain people
Travelers visiting Fire Temple in Yazd, Iran

Uppersia team also propose Zoroastrians and Yazd tour in which you can explore a sacred place called Zoroastrians fire temple. the flame of the fire is believed to being burnt since about AD 470. You will as well visit the Towers of Silence, where the dead were sent for decontamination before going to their final resting place.