Saturday, May 23, 2020

Prayers for those with the Coronavirus

Prayers for those with the Coronavirus, those who care for them, and those who are suffering from anxiety during this stressful time.

Prayers for those with the Coronavirus, those who care for them, and those who are suffering from anxiety during this stressful time.
Our guest in Nasir Mosque

Friday, May 22, 2020

Samosa is a popular Persian food

Samboose is a popular dish in many parts of the world. A Samboose is called Samosa in English as well. The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with spicy potato, chicken or lamb. However, you will also find chicken samosas, or seafood samosas.
It is a popular snack not only in Iran but in several countries of the world. While you’re in Iran, don’t forget to taste this yummy street food.

Samboose is a popular dish in many parts of the world. A Samboose is called Samosa in English as well. The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with spicy potato, chicken or lamb. However, you will also find chicken samosas, or seafood samosas. It is a popular snack not only in Iran but in several countries of the world. While you’re in Iran, don’t forget to taste this yummy street food.
Samboosa is a popular Iranian food

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy International Museum Day

International Museum Day is a global day celebration that takes place annually on May 18. The International Museum Day is celebrated each year with a different theme. The theme for International Museum Day 2020 is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. This year, however, the fortieth anniversary of International Museum Day is different for museums that remain shut down in countries dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where is the first museum you plan to visit after lockdown?

International Museum Day is a global day celebration that takes place annually on May 18. The International Museum Day is celebrated each year with a different theme. The theme for International Museum Day 2020 is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. This year, however, the fortieth anniversary of International Museum Day is different for museums that remain shut down in countries dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Where is the first museum you plan to visit after lockdown?
Our guests in Ancient Museum of Iran 

Monday, May 18, 2020

commemoration of Omar Khayyam

May 17 is dedicated to the commemoration of Omar Khayyam in the Iranian solar calendar; the calendar which Khayyam has invented himself. 
Omar Khayyam was a Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet of 12th century BC. Khayyam is recognized worldwide as one of the most revered Persian poets, best-known for his collection of quatrains.There are several translations of Khayyam's quatrains available in various languages including English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Danish and Arabic. 
He passed away in Neiyshapur and buried in the city where his mausoleum is a masterpiece of Islamic-Iranian architecture and it is visited by many people every year.

May 17 is dedicated to the commemoration of Omar Khayyam in the Iranian solar calendar; the calendar which Khayyam has invented himself.  Omar Khayyam was a Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet of 12th century BC. Khayyam is recognized worldwide as one of the most revered Persian poets, best-known for his collection of quatrains.There are several translations of Khayyam's quatrains available in various languages including English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Danish and Arabic.  He passed away in Neiyshapur and buried in the city where his mausoleum is a masterpiece of Islamic-Iranian architecture and it is visited by many people every year.
Khayam tomb in Neyshabour 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

American Travelers in Iran

Packed with over 5,000 years of history, Iran is a destination everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. From the ancient Persian Empire to the Zoroastrians temples, the countless mosques, and even the modern cities like Tehran, there is so much to see that one visit will not be enough.
Our American guests who visited Iran last year believed that Iran is extremely safe, with the friendliest people you’ve ever met who go out of their way to make sure you’re safe and having a good time.   Traveling solo is safe, but as Americans, you will be traveling on a tour since it is required, so that’s even another safety layer. The visa process is more complicated than in many other countries, but Uppersia helps you get your visa by guiding you every step of the way.
Packed with over 5,000 years of history, Iran is a destination everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. From the ancient Persian Empire to the Zoroastrians temples, the countless mosques, and even the modern cities like Tehran, there is so much to see that one visit will not be enough. Our American guests who visited Iran last year believed that Iran is extremely safe, with the friendliest people you’ve ever met who go out of their way to make sure you’re safe and having a good time.   Traveling solo is safe, but as Americans, you will be traveling on a tour since it is required, so that’s even another safety layer. The visa process is more complicated than in many other countries, but Uppersia helps you get your visa by guiding you every step of the way.
our American guest with Reza in a traditional restaurant 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Happy International Day of Family

The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families, people, societies and cultures around the world. 
All family memories are the best times that we spent together. In the Land of Hospitality , every day can be an adventure. Rich history, green nature and mouthwatering cuisine, make the country a perfect spot for family adventures. Thanks to the constant temperatures and endless sunny days you can come and play at any time during the school holidays. 
Uppersia members are waiting to create your perfect tour to one of the best family holiday destinations, Iran at the most convenient time.
The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families, people, societies and cultures around the world.  All family memories are the best times that we spent together. In the Land of Hospitality , every day can be an adventure. Rich history, green nature and mouthwatering cuisine, make the country a perfect spot for family adventures. Thanks to the constant temperatures and endless sunny days you can come and play at any time during the school holidays.  Uppersia members are waiting to create your perfect tour to one of the best family holiday destinations, Iran at the most convenient time.
Family trip to Iran

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Traditional Restaurant in Iran

When visiting for the first time, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out where to eat in Iran. More importantly, where, exactly, you should go to find the best traditional Persian food in Iran. For food lovers, a trip to Iran is the stuff of bucket list fantasy. Built around a particular theme, traditional restaurants take you to an old world altogether with their ambiance, music and food. Uppersia offers Culinary Tour to taste Iranian foods in every single corner of Iran.
When visiting for the first time, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out where to eat in Iran. More importantly, where, exactly, you should go to find the best traditional Persian food in Iran. For food lovers, a trip to Iran is the stuff of bucket list fantasy. Built around a particular theme, traditional restaurants take you to an old world altogether with their ambiance, music and food. Uppersia offers Culinary Tour to taste Iranian foods in every single corner of Iran.
Our guests in traditional restaurant

Monday, May 11, 2020

Explore Nature by Uppersia

Are you crazy about untouched nature? Uppersia team offers fantastic suburb tours and takes you directly to the most iconic spots in nature. You’ll definitely take back something new and different of our beautiful country.
Because we want you to have extraordinary experience, we usually arrange a private tour for a cheaper price with experienced guides who is professional and also are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure your vacation experience is wonderful.


Are you crazy about untouched nature? Uppersia team offers fantastic suburb tours and takes you directly to the most iconic spots in nature. You’ll definitely take back something new and different of our beautiful country. Because we want you to have extraordinary experience, we usually arrange a private tour for a cheaper price with experienced guides who is professional and also are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure your vacation experience is wonderful.
Our guest in nature tour

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Family Trip

Family travel gives the whole family an opportunity to spend quality time together and visit new places and create lifelong memories. This is why it’s always a great idea to take a little time away from work and spend some time to travel with your family. If you have never taken your family on a vacation, Iran would be a great spot to be explored by members of family.
Members of this lovely family visited Iran last year

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ancient Museum of Iran

Tehran and its magnificent "National Museum of Iran"! The museum is formed by two complexes: the "Museum of Ancient Iran" and the "Museum of the Islamic Era" .
Museum of Ancient Iran has a focus on archeological artifacts and presents the wide range of ancient relics. Accordingly artifacts come from Shush, Islamabad, Persepolis, where pieces of evidence of ancient civilization were found. The collection includes stone tools , which belongs to Stone Age and more than 30000 years old. Probably the most exciting and shocking item of the museum is the Salt Man from Zanjan which was found in a salt mine. 
2.500 years of history await you! Enjoy 😉
Our guests in Ancient Museum of Iran

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Horse Riding in Nomad Tours

Besides a cultural and historical travel to Iran, Uppersia suggests you to have an adventure trip and spend a night in nomad tents. Stay in an old caravanserai in the middle of a desert, adventure through the mountains or ride with Persian Horses into the heart of untouched lands. Horseback riding in Iran provides a good chance for those who highly spirited and like to experience different things in life. It can take place in Fars province. You can get the opportunity of a lifetime- ride the world’s original hot-blooded horses, and visit Nomads tradition, carpets, clothes lifestyle and ceremonies and joying their hospitality and food.

Besides a cultural and historical travel to Iran, Uppersia suggests you to have an adventure trip and spend a night in nomad tents. Stay in an old caravanserai in the middle of a desert, adventure through the mountains or ride with Persian Horses into the heart of untouched lands. Horseback riding in Iran provides a good chance for those who highly spirited and like to experience different things in life. It can take place in Fars province. You can get the opportunity of a lifetime- ride the world’s original hot-blooded horses, and visit Nomads tradition, carpets, clothes lifestyle and ceremonies and joying their hospitality and food.
Horse riding in nomad tours

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Tabatabaee House in Kashan

Tabatabaei Historical House is one of the most popular attractions of Kashan. Being built in the 19th century, this house is an outstanding reflection of the lifestyle of Kashan wealthy families. Tabatabaei House demonstrates all the typical features of Persian architecture and is a must-see while visiting Kashan.
Tabatabaei Historical House is one of the most popular attractions of Kashan. Being built in the 19th century, this house is an outstanding reflection of the lifestyle of Kashan wealthy families. Tabatabaei House demonstrates all the typical features of Persian architecture and is a must-see while visiting Kashan.
Tabatabee House in Kashan

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Happy National Persian Gulf Day.

Happy National Persian Gulf Day.
 29 April, 1621 is the anniversary of the victory over Portuguese troops during a war in the Persian Gulf. Shah Abas of Safavid with the help of English troops took back the Hormoz Island from Portuguese and forced them out of the Hormoz strait and Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf has an ancient and unique history and culture that can be seen in the people who lived by it.
Happy National Persian Gulf Day.  29 April, 1621 is the anniversary of the victory over Portuguese troops during a war in the Persian Gulf. Shah Abas of Safavid with the help of English troops took back the Hormoz Island from Portuguese and forced them out of the Hormoz strait and Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf has an ancient and unique history and culture that can be seen in the people who lived by it.
Happy National Persian Gulf Day.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Agriculture in Iran

Iran has one of the most diverse climates of any country in the world, with a wide variation in farming conditions.
Did you know that, Wheat is the most important grain in Iran and accounts for 70 percent of the grain production.


Iran has one of the most diverse climates of any country in the world, with a wide variation in farming conditions. Did you know that, Wheat is the most important grain in Iran and accounts for 70 percent of the grain production.
Agriculture in Iran

Friday, April 24, 2020

Happy World book Day

Happy World Book Day. 
These days, it’s the best time to curl up with a good book. Look at your bookshelf and pick up a book that you have been meaning to read for a while, cause today we will discover our hidden gems of all times.
What are some of your all-time favorite books?


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day

It’s Earth Day today. This day has now grown to a global movement embraced by over 190 countries i.e Iran.
Now more than ever, we should use this time to help protect our planet and people. As a traveler, we should be very responsible and respectful to the places we visit and honor others home.
We’re excited to hear how you look after the Earth in the world’s first stay-at-home environment.


It’s Earth Day today. This day has now grown to a global movement embraced by over 190 countries i.e Iran. Now more than ever, we should use this time to help protect our planet and people. As a traveler, we should be very responsible and respectful to the places we visit and honor others home. We’re excited to hear how you look after the Earth in the world’s first stay-at-home environment.
Earth Day

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Happy World Food Travel Day

Happy World Food Travel Day.
This day is dedicated to the value of our culinary culture. To honor this occasion we’d like to greet all food loving travelers and invite you to join Uppersia Culinary Tour at the most convenient time. Our guests and guides love this tour and we’ve done it probably hundreds of times already.
We hope to see you soon in Iran and taste world-famous Persian food.

Happy World Food Travel Day.
Our guest joined Uppersia Culinary Tour

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Let’s keep social distancing

Breathtaking spots in Iran are resting and waiting just like we are. Every spot on Earth will remain the same. Just we have to act by staying at home or at least keeping our distance and taking care of each other.

Let’s keep social distancing 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Book cafe in Iran

What do we need apart from a hot cup of coffee, and our favourite book? For all the bibliophiles , who like nothing more than to cuddle up with a good book, there are many book cafes in Iran that can give you just the right ambiance and a vast collection of books to enjoy from.
You have a wall full of books to browse through. You can pick one up and start reading while you wait for your meal to arrive.
Where is your favorite book cafe to have a perfect date ?


What do we need apart from a hot cup of coffee, and our favourite book? For all the bibliophiles , who like nothing more than to cuddle up with a good book, there are many book cafes in Iran that can give you just the right ambiance and a vast collection of books to enjoy from. You have a wall full of books to browse through. You can pick one up and start reading while you wait for your meal to arrive.
Our female guests in a book cafe

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Stay Home

For those who have been affected physically and emotionally by this terrible pandemic, we pray that your spirit stays strong enough, so you may continue to see a dim light peaking through the darkness that will soon shine brightly again.
How are people helping others in your community during the coronavirus outbreak?
For those who have been affected physically and emotionally by this terrible pandemic, we pray that your spirit stays strong enough, so you may continue to see a dim light peaking through the darkness that will soon shine brightly again. How are people helping others in your community during the coronavirus outbreak?
Our guests in Isfahan

Monday, April 13, 2020

Attar commemoration on April 14th

Attar Nishabouri was a highly revered 12th-century philosopher and mystic, who is more known both in and outside Iran for his instinctive taste and power of poetry. He was also a master of traditional Iranian medicine; during his lifetime in Iran, herbal drugs were popular. 
The tomb of this famous poet is located in Neyshabour, near the tomb of Omar Khayyam. This structure is octagonal in shape with a tile worked onion shaped dome. 
Every year on April 14th, ceremonials in commemoration of Attar Neishabouri take place all around Iran.

The tomb of this famous poet is located in Neyshabour, near the tomb of Omar Khayyam. This structure is octagonal in shape with a tile worked onion shaped dome.  Every year on April 14th, ceremonials in commemoration of Attar Neishabouri take place all around Iran.
Attar tomb in Neyshabour,Mashhad

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Isfahan: Half of the World

Isfahan is arguably one of the most ancient cities in the world.
Are you looking for an unforgettable road trip this summer? Uppersia brings you along on a memorable journey of Iran this summer.


Our guest in Naghshe Jahan, Isfahan

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Traditional Persian Paintings of Flower and Bird

Flower and bird painting is a form of traditional Persian art. This type of painting includes two simple elements which could be found all over the world, namely flowers and bird. Flower and Bird painting reached its pinnacle in Safavid era. 
Flowers and birds,  symbols of God‘s grace and delicate expression, create harmony between the elements of the painting. 
Are you an art buff? You can find several delicate works at museums.


Flower and bird painting is a form of traditional Persian art. This type of painting includes two simple elements which could be found all over the world, namely flowers and bird. Flower and Bird painting reached its pinnacle in Safavid era.  Flowers and birds,  symbols of God‘s grace and delicate expression, create harmony between the elements of the painting.  Are you
Traditional Persian Paintings of flowers and birds

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Shapoori Pavilion in Shiraz

Shapouri Pavilion is a Persian building and garden in the city of Shiraz.Shapouri mansion was designed and built between 1930 and 1935. This unique and innovative house belongs to the early Pahlavi dynasty in Iran. Some of the invaluable features of Shapouri House are the major façade decorations, circular and designed gypeseous columns, tilings with archaemenids designs on the upper porch. If you like to sit in a live museum and have meal, don't miss this place!


Shapouri Pavilion is a Persian building and garden in the city of Shiraz.Shapouri mansion was designed and built between 1930 and 1935. This unique and innovative house belongs to the early Pahlavi dynasty in Iran. Some of the invaluable features of Shapouri House are the major façade decorations, circular and designed gypeseous columns, tilings with archaemenids designs on the upper porch. If you like to sit in a live museum and have meal, don't miss this place!
Shapoori Pavilion in Shiraz

World Health Day

On World Health Day lets take a moment to thank all the doctors, nurses and those who are doing their best to protect and save each one of us by being at the forefront during the current situation. Thanks for helping us to live in a happier and healthier world.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Masoudiye Palace in Tehran

Masoudieh building is one of the most beautiful palaces of Qajar era. Because of the rich history and fresh architecture style, the palace is a popular touristic spot and an important historical site. 
This building not only represents new principles of Iranian architecture, but also the architecture of the palace clearly shows the influence of European architecture. This beautiful palace takes place in the middle of the 50,000 sq.m. garden. Beside the main palace, there is also a forum, restaurant, spring house, and entrance hall.
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Masoudiye Palace in Tehran



Saturday, April 4, 2020

We all adhere to social distancing today and will explore Iran ,the land of hospitality together again then.

We all adhere to social distancing today and will explore Iran ,the land of hospitality together again then.
Our guests with Ali in Isfahan

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Abangah Celebration in ancient Iran

Abangah festival is one of many celebrations of Ancient Iranians that took place on March 30 in ancient Iran. The festival was celebrated in honor of Venus , which was originally a planet and later became the goddess of purification of waters. Generally, Abangah Festival is a celebration dedicated to recognition and appreciation of water and the magnificent power of life that it sustains.
Abangah festival is one of many celebrations of Ancient Iranians that took place on March 30 in ancient Iran.
Abangah Celebration in ancient Iran 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Rayen Castle

Iran is overwhelmingly rich with castles each unique in its own way and not failing to impress anyone, who sees them up close. Easily one of the most recognizable castles in Iran, Rayen Castle is just a short drive (around 2 hours) from Kerman, and definitely worth the visit. 
Rayen Castle is the second largest registered adobe structure in the world after Bam Citadel. It is located on top of a hill, at the hillsides of Hazar mountain and in the west of today’s city of Rayen. This enormous castle dates back to the pre-Islam period and Sassanid Dynasty. It is believed that, no army and commander have ever been able to pass through the gate of this citadel, and make it to the other side of its walls.
Not only the castle itself but its surroundings are truly spectacular. it is easy to believe you have suddenly traveled into a fairytale.

Iran is overwhelmingly rich with castles each unique in its own way and not failing to impress anyone, who sees them up close. Easily one of the most recognizable castles in Iran, Rayen Castle is just a short drive (around 2 hours) from Kerman, and definitely worth the visit.  Rayen Castle is the second largest registered adobe structure in the world after Bam Citadel. It is located on top of a hill, at the hillsides of Hazar mountain and in the west of today’s city of Rayen. This enormous castle dates back to the pre-Islam period and Sassanid Dynasty. It is believed that, no army and commander have ever been able to pass through the gate of this citadel, and make it to the other side of its walls.
Our guests in Reten Castle ,Kerman

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hope Day in Ancient Iran

During Nowruz holiday various cultural activities was held across ancient Iran.
On March 25th, the Iranians wrote and handed over their good wishes to others, as they believed that, hope of something will make it happen. It was a kind way to show the individual that you were impressed with their success in the preceding year and would have good wishes for them in the next year. 
This day is called  "Hope Day" and it was one of the blessed days of the ancient Iranian people.

During Nowruz holiday various cultural activities was held across ancient Iran. On March 25th, the Iranians wrote and handed over their good wishes to others, as they believed that, hope of something will make it happen. It was a kind way to show the individual that you were impressed with their success in the preceding year and would have good wishes for them in the next year.  This day is called  "Hope Day" and it was one of the blessed days of the ancient Iranian people.
Happy Hope Day in Ancient Iran

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Vank Cathedral in Isfahan

The city of Isfahan in central Iran is known for its popular cathedral. It is generally acknowledged that Vank Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Iran. This majestic building was built in the half of the 17th century and is also known as the Church of the Sanity Sisters. Much of the cathedral is a treasure of antique stuff. It hosts a collection of illustrated gospels and Bibles, some dating back as far as the 10th century. Plus, the gruesome martyrdoms and pantomime demons is painted on the walls.The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature.
Our guests states that this is one of the most important stops on Jolfa district that really worth a visit.
Vank Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Iran. This majestic building was built in the half of the 17th century and is also known as the Church of the Sanity Sisters. Much of the cathedral is a treasure of antique stuff. It hosts a collection of illustrated gospels and Bibles, some dating back as far as the 10th century. Plus, the gruesome martyrdoms and pantomime demons is painted on the walls.The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature. Our guests states that this is one of the most important stops on Jolfa district that really worth a visit.
Vank Cathedral in Isfahan

Friday, March 20, 2020

Happy Persian New Year

Wishing a Happy Persian New Year with hope that all Persian- speaking people in the world will have many blessings in the year to come. We wish all the negativity and difficulties also end and this year bring success and health for us.


Wishing a Happy Persian New Year with hope that all Persian- speaking people in the world will have many blessings in the year to come. We wish all the negativity and difficulties also end and this year bring success and health for us.
Happy Persian New Year

Iranian Preparation for New Year

Iranian New Year preparations begin weeks in advance. However, in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19, we’d like to call off this 13-day event.
How you enter the new year sets the tone for the 12 months that follow. With so much to be done, Iranian New Year preparations typically begin a few weeks before. Traditionally, the house is swept, cleaned, and decorated. The deep cleaning that is done before Iranian New Year is usually the most thorough of the entire year, so clean out those old drawers, throw out dead plants, and tidy up all that clutter to make room for better things to come. People thoroughly clean  home to get rid of the bad luck of the past year and gets it ready to fill with the good luck sure to follow in the new one. 
If you’d like to know more about “Iranian Preparation for New Year” follow our posts.


. Traditionally, the house is swept, cleaned, and decorated. The deep cleaning that is done before Iranian New Year is usually the most thorough of the entire year, so clean out those old drawers, throw out dead plants, and tidy up all that clutter to make room for better things to come. People thoroughly clean  home to get rid of the bad luck of the past year and gets it ready to fill with the good luck sure

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wood carving Art in Iran

From the beginning of history, human’s chase for beauty and art has never stopped. 
Iranian artists mix unique designs, innovative ideas, different viewpoint and long-lasting value to creat amazing products.
Persian wood carving has a great tradition in Iran. wood carvings are elaborate and amazing crafts that require a lot of skills and effort. Wood carving products are made by highly skilled craftsman. Process of making wood carving is complicated work of art. Woodcarvers have to employ a composite techniques that allow to engrave a single piece of wood elaborately and combine several pieces of woods.
 The eye-catching wood carving pieces are exciting gift that you can buy while you’re in Iran.
From the beginning of history, human’s chase for beauty and art has never stopped.  Iranian artists mix unique designs, innovative ideas, different viewpoint and long-lasting value to creat amazing products. Persian wood carving has a great tradition in Iran. wood carvings are elaborate and amazing crafts that require a lot of skills and effort. Wood carving products are made by highly skilled craftsman. Process of making wood carving is complicated work of art. Woodcarvers have to employ a composite techniques that allow to engrave a single piece of wood elaborately and combine several pieces
Wood carving Art in Iran

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Naghshe Jahan Square in Isfahan

Isfahan is attractive and charming with a vibe that balances old-world history with urban atmosphere . Plus, it is surrounded by some of Iran’s most popular sightseeing . From the architecture to the cuisine, discover what gives Isfahan its unique character.
Isfahan is attractive and charming with a vibe that balances old-world history with urban atmosphere . Plus, it is surrounded by some of Iran’s most popular sightseeing . From the architecture to the cuisine, discover what gives Isfahan its unique character. There is an abundance of beautiful buildings and some of the world’s finest mosques have contributed to the city. The city seems to be dominated by one particular architectural period – Safavid dynasty . For example, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naghshe-Jahan Square , exemplifies Safavid splendor.
Naghshe-Jahan Square in Isfahan, the second largest square in the world



There is an abundance of beautiful buildings and some of the world’s finest mosques have contributed to the city. The city seems to be dominated by one particular architectural period – Safavid dynasty . For example, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naghshe-Jahan Square , exemplifies Safavid splendor. 
Isfahan as one of the oldest capitals of Iran, was at the centre of some of Iran’s most historically significant art movements. It is home to one of the most famous architectural buildings and unrivalled collections of Persian modernism. Naghshe Jahan square is one of the best places to go when you are visiting Isfahan.  The Square has a stunning view and is the second largest square in the world. 
The best way to discover the Square is to have no plan, just wander around and you will stumble on mosques and charming Ali ghapoo. It is a vibrant area where you may even spot some celebrities.  If you are tired, you can stop for a tea in an authentic tea house. This area is loved by the locals. While you are in this area, you can also buy some handicrafts as souvenirs.
One of the best things to do is to buy  tickets and visit the astonishing mosques and Ali ghapoo around the square.
You can explore every single corner of this ancient city with local tour guides of Uppersia team. 


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Millennium after Shahnameh's Composition

Registering  the ceremony for the first Millennium after Shahnameh's composition in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List has long been followed in the country's cultural and research circles. This ceremony is an occasion that was proposed by the Ferdowsi Foundation to be celebrated on its 1,000th anniversary of composition. 
Shahnameh, an epic masterpiece of Persian language, is the work of Hakim Abolqasem Ferdowsi, one of the world's greatest poets. The Shahnameh is a description of the Iranian conquests, victories, defeats and failures from the earliest times to the overthrow of the Sassanid dynasty.
Ferdowsi Tomb in Toos, Mashhad

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Ash reshte and Dal adas: Persian popular soups

Persian food relies on simple combinations of rich, natural flavors that come together to create unforgettable, renowned dishes.
Ash reshteh is one of the most a popular Iranian soups that’s simple, easy and very flavorful. This vegetarian Persian soup is made with herbs, legumes and caramelized onion and Persian noodle perfect for any day of the year.
Dal Adas is another simple and wholesome dish from the southern part of Iran. This dish is made with red lentils and has a nice degree of heat because of the ground cayenne pepper that locals use in the recipe. Dal Adas is a vegetarian stew that is served over rice or with a side of bread. 
No matter what day of the year it is, you will enjoy eating these favorite soups!

Ash reshte and Dal adas, two Persian popular soups

Friday, March 13, 2020

Nomadism in Iran

Apart from its wonderful landscapes, the main interest of Iran lies in its people and its traditional and unique way of life. Today, nomads live in various areas of Iran and carry on ancient traditions.


Apart from its wonderful landscapes, the main interest of Iran lies in its people and its traditional and unique way of life. Today, nomads live in various areas of Iran and carry on ancient traditions.
Nomadic lifestyle

Understanding this unique way of life is certainly the main goal of any traveller coming to Iran. Travelling in the land of nomads is a journey through time as well as through space, a discover that puts in perspective the obligations of our modern world. Nomadic accommodation is called yurt. A yurt can be quickly described as a circle tent covered with felt and with a white waterproof hard-wearing hessian.
Join Uppersia nomadic tours  to stay an overnight in nomadic tents and experience their lifestyle.

Nomadism in Iran
The Iranian traditional life is based upon breeding of five animals: yaks, sheep, goats, camels, and horses. The products these animals give satisfy almost all the needs of the family: beef, mutton and goat's meat are an important part of the Mongolian diet; the sheep's wool is transformed in felt and used to make clothes, bedding, and insulating of yurts; horses, camels and yaks are used for transport; and even the hair and bones are used to make music instruments and toys

Nomadic traditional clothes
The Nomadic traditional costume consists of a deel, a hat, boots, and accessories. There are differences between the costumes of the various ethnic groups, but all the deels have the same shape: long sleeves, a wide flap that gets folded up on the chest.

Nomadic food
Because Nomadic culture is based on livestock farming, the Nomqdic traditional diet consists of food that comes from the five domestic animals: cow, goat and sheep.
Nomadic people usually eat a three full meals per day. During the day, they drink great quantity of tea with milk, sometimes mixed with rice, flour, meat, or with small cakes. The dinner includes meat, traditionally boiled, and often served with rice.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Eul Goli Park in Tabriz

El-Goli also known as Shah Guli is the name of a large park in Tabriz, where has been the campus of former Qajar Dynasty's Crown Princes. It has an artificial lake surrounded by side walk in four sides. There is also a building in the middle of the lake, with traditional architecture of Tabriz. In South of the lake there is a hill covered by trees. Two beautiful stairways connecting the side walks to the top of the hill. At top of the hill there is a hotel building with modern architecture.
This garden gives you the opportunity to meet locals and breath fresh air while enjoying the green atmosphere around. If you are lucky you may see boat riders who circle around the pool with a drummer whose music takes you to the ancient times!

Eil goli Park in Tabriz

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Nezami Ganjavi, a giant Persian Poet

Persian literature is a unique spiritual treasure-house for its people and there is no doubt that Nizami Ganjavi is one of the greatest representatives of this literary heritage. Nizami Ganjavi is a 12th-century Persian Muslim poet. He is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Iran Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Tajikistan.
Although he is a well-known Persian poet, his tomb is located roughly 7 km north of Ganja, one of Azerbaijan’s most important religious sites.
Organizations both in Iran and abroad commemorate the birth anniversary of this great Iranian poet on today.

Nezami Ganjavi tomb

Persian tea

Tea plays an important role in Iranian lives. A great deal of the population admires this drink. When asked to describe a hot summer day, a cold winter day, a visit to family or friends, a quick way to relax and especially a full breakfast, tea will be part of it. This national drink is served black in tulip-shaped glasses and sweetened with sugar according to the drinker’s preference or it is served with date or cookies.
When visiting Iran, keep an eye out for the local customs and traditions and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much they can enhance your holiday.

Persian tea is served with date or sweet 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Persian Hospitality

If you visit Iran, especially in rural areas, you will know the true meaning of Iranian hospitality, which is based on authentic customs and traditions. Once you arrive in Iran, the invitation will undoubtedly be for to have tea, lunch or dinner,  especially if you are a foreigner. Without need to be sure who you are. In fact, visiting a Persian home is a great opportunity to discover a different aspect of life and the culture of ancient Iranians. Persian hospitality is a good experience that you do not have to miss. However, it will show you the Iranian family charm and will introduce you to one of the oldest traditions in the world.
Have you ever been to Iran and tasted the Iranian hospitality and generosity, tell us more about what you experienced there !

Persian hospitality in Iran

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Happy Women’s Day

On this day we are so pleased to commemorate hard-working ladies! We wish you to meet your lives with happiness and joy. We hope you achieve considerable success and God bless you with good health. Congratulations on March 8.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Swan Lake

Iran has so much for travelers to see and do, it's the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. 
After passing jungle roads of Mazandaran , you will reach a place where you can walk on clouds, This is Javaher Deh village, A place that you can hug the clouds. By visiting this village, you can enjoy living with locals and having a new experience. In the way, there are lots of natural attractions like Swan Lake.
Swan Lake in South of Javaherdeh Village is located in 26 km of Ramsar in West of Mazandaran Province. A rather small artificial lake sits right down the suites with the reflection of souring mountains in its mirror-smooth water.  If you are interested in nature Uppersia Northern tour can be a good choice.

Swan Lake in Javaher deh,Mazandaran province

Monday, March 2, 2020

Shiran Hotel in Isfahan

The Safavid dynasty was one of the most important ruling dynasties of Iran. Abbas I was a great builder and moved the capital of Persia from Qazvin to Isfahan, making the city the pinnacle of Safavid architecture.
Over several decades, major monuments were built during this era in Isfahan. According to one description, Safavid kings built 162 mosques 1,802 buildings, and 283 baths in Isfahan. Most of those buildings no longer survive, but the structures that remain constitute some of the finest monuments of Islamic architecture.
We are so thrilled to announce that Shiran Hotel, a masterpiece where created by Isfahani artists from Safadid dynasty till now, opens presently. If you’re history and art buff, this impressive and dazzling architecture would be a right choice for your stay in Isfahan.

Shiran Hotel in Isfahan

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Kamal al-Molk Tomb in Neyshabur

This building is the burial place of one of the most famous historical character of contemporary art of Iran, Mohammad Ghaffari known as Kamal al-Molk, the Iranian painter that is located in the vicinity of Attar tomb, the Iranian famous poet and mystic. 
The plan of the building has been constituted of two squares. One of them is equal to the half of the other. There is an arc on the facade of each side of the square. Four sides of the rectangular building, is totally composed of six semicircular arches.
While you’re traveling to religious city of 
Mashhhad, you can visit this marvelous mausoleum is Neyshaboor.


Kamal al-Molk Tomb in Neyshabur