Iran holidays, home to ancient civilisations
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Iran combines a glorious and rich cultural history with fine architecture, dating back thousands of years. Famous for its hospitality, you'll be struck by the beauty and warmth everywhere that you go.
Boasting elegant mosques, glittering palaces and vibrant bazaars, just to name a few, Iranian buildings are world-renowned for being some of the finest architectural designs. You'll see a range of colours that are pleasing to the eye and skylines dotted with minarets and domes, carrying no shortage of artistic flair; symbols and traditional calligraphy are often welcome additions to buildings in Iran.
The sophistication of Persian architecture is enough to make anyone marvel, with eclectic architectural styles representing the various dynasties that they belong to. Allowing yourself to soak in the enchanting decorations carvings, and paintings is one of the reasons Iran is increasingly popular among tourists.
Iran is home to numerous heritage sites that are often thousands of years old, giving visitors the chance to experience something truly unique — nothing can be compared to the awe-inspiring experience of standing on the exact site where ancients thrived thousands of years ago.
Some of the world's earliest civilisations built cities in modern-day Iran so there lies a rich history all over. The old capital of Isfahan is nicknamed the “city of poets and roses”, while Shiraz is vital to the ancient Zoroastrian religion. Iran also holds the preserved ruins of two ancient capitals: Persepolis and Pasargadae, built by legendary Persian King Darius I over 2500 years ago.
Iran has a renowned tradition of hospitality to travellers that locals are eager to carry on. It's a tradition they've held for centuries that leaves a lasting impression on visitors from all over the world. "Welcome" is possibly the English word you'll hear the most in Iran, which seems to indicate where the Iranian peoples' hearts lie when it comes to treating guests from abroad!
This is not to be confused with ‘Taarof’, an element of Iranian culture where hosts may offer something out of courtesy. Genuine Iranian hospitality goes far deeper and locals will go out of their way to give you directions, offer you tea and help you find your way around on public transport. First-hand accounts of travelling in Iran are often overwhelmingly positive.
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