●Unique Ancient & Historical Sites
“7000 Years Of History & Civilization!
British traveler, art critic, and author, Robert Byron:
“Rank Esfahan among those rare places, like Athens or Rome, which are the common refreshment of humanity”. Persian architecture is the architecture of Iran and parts of the rest of West Asia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Its history dates back to at least 5,000 BCE with characteristic examples distributed over a vast area from Turkey and Iraq to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and from the Caucasus to Zanzibar. Persian buildings vary from peasant huts to teahouses and gardens, from pavilions to “some of the most majestic structures the world has ever seen”.
Boasting one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, Iran has numerous museums that offer a rich insight into thousands of years of national art and culture.
●The Lowest Tourism Cost In The World
For the third time, Iran has been chosen in the latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as the most affordable foreign tourist destination. The biennial report surveys 136 countries in 14 categories, indicating their performance in delivering sustainable economic and social benefits through their tourism sector.
●Hospitality And Affectionate People
“Experience The Real Sense Of Hospitality Which You’d Never Experience Elsewhere”
American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain:
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this — of all the places, of all the countries, all the years of traveling, it’s here, in Iran, that I am greeted most warmly by total strangers.”
Iran offers a wide range of treatment facilities through an extensive network of highly equipped hospitals (around 850 hospitals), and rehabilitation centers with reasonable costs. A costs analysis procedure shows that treatment costs in Iran are much lower in comparison to developed countries. Iran is also very cost-competitive in comparison to its regional competitors such as Jordan, Turkey, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as well as Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and India. In 2012, 30,000 people traveled to Iran to receive medical treatment. Between 150,000 and 200,000 health tourists are estimated to have traveled to Iran in 2015, and this figure is expected to rise to 500,000 in subsequent years.
●Art Of Our Hands Will Shine In Your Eyes
Iran has been a center of civilization for at least 7000 years, in Arts and Crafts. Iranian Art has one of the richest art heritages in world history. It encompasses many subfields, such as the following:
Calico (Ghalamkar), a type of Textile Printing; Gerehchini, like what is seen in the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque diorama, where frames of wood and panels of glass are set next to each other in mostly geometrical designs; Local musical instruments (Tar & Setar); Silverwork, for making many objects out of silver (these include trays, candle holders, fruit dishes, cups and other decorative objects); Woodcarving (like woodworking on tables and furniture); Engraving (Ghalamzani), which is a science, art, hobby, industry and trade; Inlaid work or Khatamkari, as one of the Iranian forms of marquetry wherein the surface of wooden or metallic articles is decorated with pieces of wood, bone and metal cut in a variety of shapes and designs; Miniature, a small painting, whether a book illustration or a separate work of art intended to be kept in an album of such works, tiling, stone carving, brickwork, stuccos and tile panels.
●Charming Nature: The Land Of Red Springs, Green Summers, Yellow Falls And White Winters.
Today, Ecotourism has transformed into a new trend in the tourism industry. Iran is a country with a dazzling variety of natural attractions, including mountains, lakes, caves, forests, rare plant and animal species, mineral waters and numerous islands on its southern and northern beaches. All of these attractions have made Iran a favorite destination for sightseers. Swimming and water skiing are certainly exciting experiences not to be easily forgotten.
●Tasty Foods Enshrined In The Aura Of History
Some of the most popular Iranian foods include, AabGousht (Dizi), Fesenjan (Pomegranate Walnut Stew), Bademjan (Eggplant and Tomato Stew), Baghali Polo (Rice with Dill and Fava Beans), Zereshk Polo (Rice with Barberry), Ghorme Sabzi (vegetable stew), Ash-e Reshteh (noodle and bean soup), Tahdig (Crunchy Fried Rice), Morassa Polo (Rice decorated with nuts and dried fruit), and Kebab (Barbecue, Lamb, Chicken, Lamb Liver, Ground Meat).
●A World Inside A Country!
Iran is one of the few countries with four distinct seasons each year. Traveling to Iran in different seasons means encountering distinctive and divergent scenes and adventures.