Iran is very wide and has many different
geographical and cultural regions. Officially Iran has 25 provinces:
Ardabil, Azarbayjan-e Gharbi, Azarbayjan-e Sharghi, Bakhtaran, Bushehr,
Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Esfahan, Fars, Gilan, Hamadan, Hormozgan,
Ilam, Kerman, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kohkiluyeh va Buyer Ahmadi, Kordestan,
Lorestan, Markazi, Mazandaran, Semnan, Sistan va Baluchestan, Tehran,
Yazd and Zanjan.
(the capital of Iran), the visitor to Iran should
at least see Isfahan, Shiraz (Persepolis), and Mash-had.
There are other cities and towns to be seen. Don't forget the Caspian Sea rim if you love the beauty of nature. If there is a gate to Paradise, you will certainly find it in Ramsar, Lahijan, Bandar Anzali and Amol. Visit Yazd and Kerman if you are interested in Islamic architecture. Also visiting Mash-had and Qom are recommended for those interested in pilgrimage centers. A trip to Hamedan is worth to visit the tomb of Avicenna and see Ali-sadr, one of the unique natural limestone caves in the world.
Here is a brief introduction to some popular sites. Please click on a link in the right frame.Main air routes in IRAN
And a quote from Hilary Bradt,
The Times (London) Saturday 21/9/96:
What surprised me most about Iran?
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