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.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

National Hafez Day

 Hafez is a well-known Iranian mystic and poet who is revered as one of the most influential Persian poets of all time. He is greatly admired for his work and poetry.

Each year on Oct 12 Hafez Commemoration ceremony is held in Hafezieh in Shiraz with the presence of Iranian and International Scholars and many others who just love Hafez poems. This year, social distancing made celebrating Hafez National Day, complicated, but many still found a way to visit his tomb online.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the legend of Iranian traditional singing passed away.

 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the legend of Iranian traditional singing passed away.

He was the undisputed master of Persian traditional and classical singing and is regarded as a national treasure by both musicians and music lovers.

Shajarian was also famous for singing the poems of great poets and mystical Sufis such as Hafez, Molana  and Saadi Shirazi.

"From God we come and to Him we return."

Friday, October 9, 2020

Museums in Iran

 There are many reasons why people visit museums. Some are curious about the country they are visiting or just want to enjoy art and culture. Museums are great for meeting new people, learning how our ancestors lived and expanding our minds.

If you love history and learning about the past, you can find many museum while traveling in Iran. There are different types of museums out there. Each offers an opportunity to learn more about our past and the world. When we visit museums, we gain new knowledge.  Art and everyday objects have stories to tell about the past.

If you’re interested in the past, Iran would be your paradise.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Experience Rest and Relaxation in Iran

 Everyone needs to get away and experience rest and relaxation. Those enjoyments are even better if we can travel to a four-season country.    

A vacation can provide you with the opportunity to do nothing more than stroll over in a city. It is a chance to dazzle your senses and imaginations by visiting new and exotic areas. 

A private tour of Iran offers the perfect way to really delve into the Iran’s rich culture, with exciting excursions to the desert, jungle and sea.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Qalishouyan Ritual

 Qalischuyan ritual is practiced in Iran to honor the memory of Soltan Ali, a holy figure among the people of Kashan and Fin. This ritual is the only religious ceremony in Iran which history is in accordance with the solar calendar, not the lunar one. In the ritual, the coffin of Soltan Ali is symbolically moved by the natives of Fin villages. The symbolic coffin is bathed in a spring, then returned with religious and ritual observances.

The UNESCO has registered the ritual of the carpet washing in Mashhad Ardehal on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

People travel to the city of Kashan to mourn and represent this event each year on the second Friday of the Iranian month of Mehr.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Pomegranate Season in Iran

 With their glossy, leathery skin containing hundreds of seeds that sparkle in bright pinkish-red pulp and juice, there's something very festive about pomegranates. Their attractive appearance and fragrant sweet-sharp juice adds excitement to both sweet and savoury dishes.

The pomegranate is native to Iran where it still grows. Now is the time to buy pomegranate. Though some varieties are harvested in late summer, the Wonderful variety is in season from October through January.