Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in north-western Iran. With a population of 448,398 Zanjan covers an area of 6763 square kilometers.
It is famous for its knives, traditional sandals, and other handicrafts like charoogh and malileh which are made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. In ancient times, Zanjan was known for its stainless sharp knives .Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers.

Popular attractions in Kurdistan

The Salt Men Museum:
the home of mummified salt miners from 1700 years ago, is a unique tourist attraction of Zanjan… read more

Soltaniye Dome:
Soltaniye Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the third largest dome in the world…. read more

Rakhtshur khaneh:
It is a traditional Qajar era laundry house and today it is Zanjan’s Anthropology Museum… read more

Zanjan Traditional Bazaar:
The traditional Bazaar of Zanjan, the longest ancient bazaar in Iran, was founded in 1792… read more

Katale Khor Cave:
Katale Khor is a cave located in, Zanjan Province, Iran. It is situated 120 km south of Zanjan city … read more

Kish

kish

Kish Island is one of the most beautiful islands and touristic resorts located in the northeast of the Persian Gulf. Kish has a warm and humid climate with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The weather is temperate and pleasant in fall, winter and two months in the spring. The clear coastal waters allow people to see several meters deep into the sea and fantastic movement of the fishes. Diverse plants and native trees, as well as a pleasant climate in seven of months a year are among the outstanding feature of the island. Kish has a population of 16501 comprising 4454 households and also like mainland Iran, the people of Kish are friendly and hospitable. It is also worth to mention foreign nationals need no entry visa at the authorized arrival and departure points in Kish Island. Kish is a trade free zone, making it the perfect place for profitable shopping and trading. The price of goods in Kish is notably cheaper than in mainland Iran. It has also lots of places to visit such as Greek Ship and Underground Town of Cariz, Harireh Ancient City, Marjan Beach Park & green tree and so on.

Popular attractions in Kiash

Greek Ship:
This steamship has been beautifully rusting off the coast of an Iranian island since the 1960s… read more

Underground Town of Cariz:
Cariz that was named Qanat is more than 2,500 years old. It has provided freshwater for inhabitances… read more

The Ancient Town of Harireh:
The ruins of the ancient town are situated in the center of the northern coast of the island…. read more 

Marjan Beach Park:
Attractive landscaping of this coastal park as well as the beautiful natural surrounding landscape… read more

Gilan province with the centrality of Rasht city is of the green provinces in north of Iran. Gilan encompasses the western end of the Alborz mountains and the western plain around the Caspian Sea of Iran. With a historical back ground and an ancient history, this province attracts both tourists and archeologists alike. Gilan province has unique nature and dense rain forests, which have global significance. This province has all kinds of tasty local and traditional foods and its own unique handicrafts and is always addressed as one of the plenteous provinces of Iran. Also, the Caspian Sea, in this province has added to the attraction of its beautiful nature and has prepared a precious heritage within this territory for Iran.

Popular attractions in Gilan

Rasht city

Rasht city is one of the metropolises of Iran, the center of Gilan province in northern Iran and the center of the city… read more 

Masal

Masal is one of the most magnificent and important villages in Iran tourism that is located in the beautiful… read more 

Masoleh

Among all traditional and unspoiled mountain village in Province of Gilan, Masule is the most beautiful one… read more

Chamkhaleh Beach

Chamkhaleh beach is one of the most beautiful and most equipped and also the least risky beach of the country… read more.

Rudkhan Castle

Iran has numerous castles. However, most of them are in dry areas. Rudkhan Castle is one of… read more

Gisum Forest Park

One of the sights of Gilan Province and Talesh County is Gisum Forest Park. The outstanding and visitable… read more

Shahdad Desert:
The Dasht-e Lut desert is the hottest place on Earth and also the lowest place in Iran with a height of 56 meters above sea level and with a temperature that reaches up to 65°C. No wonder why the area has little to zero vegetation with almost no water. It is also known to be the world’s 25th largest desert. The desert is divided into three sections: the western, central, and eastern sections. The western is mostly sand mountains. The central section is the largest part of the desert, mostly flat, covered with sand dunes, and also has the lowest altitude among the three sections. Lastly, the eastern part is covered with ridges of large sand dunes which makes it hard to reach.
Shahdad Desert, part of Lut Desert, is an unexplored land which can open a new window to ecotourism in Iran. Desert is not simply a geographical phenomenon, but is also of historical and cultural value. Its starry nights combined with elusive mirages, unparalleled silence, historical monuments and sweet taste of Shahdad dates can appeal to any taste and every nationality. There is also the permanent Shour (salty) river with beautiful salt crystals, Gandom-e Beryan hill, Barout gorge, egg-shaped salt formations, as well as desert plants which aggrandize beauty of the desert. This place is like an unknown planet.
Desert nights are also incredible and in no other place such a starry night can be seen. It seems that you can take stars in your hands if you reached out for them. The hotter the day, the more beautiful and starry is the desert night.

Gandom Beryan (The hottest land in the world):
Dasht-e Lut desert is a sandy and muddy salt desert in north-east of Kerman, Iran. You can see here a series of eroded towers and walls standing high on the desert, making every traveler definitely notice the amazing land formations. Gandom-e Beryan or Rig-e Soukhteh is the name of a hill with an area of 480 sqk, which is covered with blackened volcanic lava located 80 km north of Shahdad city.
Because of its extremely hot temperature, Dasht-e Lut desert is also known as “Gandom Beryan” which means “Roasted Grain”. It can sometimes exceed up to 70.7°C in the shade which is hotter than Saudi Arabia’s Death Valley. No life forms have been seen there and it seems that there are no microorganisms there. The hill can become a geo-tourism resort and needs to be introduced to interested people. From November to April, temperatures in this part of the world are bearable and it is the only opportunity to tour this region. At this point, the altitude is 56 meter above sea level and is recorded as the lowest region in Iran and not only the hottest place in Iran, but the hottest place on earth.

Bandar Anzali
The Port of Anzali (Bandar-e Anzali) in the north is Iran’s main port and seaside resort on the Caspian Sea that has a rich and ancient history. In the past Reza shah has renamed it to Bandar Pahlavi but after the revolution it has been named Bandar Anzali again. Its population is over 110 thousand people, including ethnic Russians, Caucasians, Armenians, and Turkmens. The inhabitants of Anzali speak Gileki as the maternal language and Persian as the national language. It is the second largest and capital city of Gillan Province, Iran. The Port of Anzali is about 260 km northwest of Tehran. The Port of Anzali is known as the “World Capital of Precious Caviar.” Anzali was founded in the early 19th Century and Most of the port facilities are on the eastern side of the channel, including a wharf, oil depot, and fishery station. Modernization of port facilities was accomplished during World War II. The place is wonderful with pleasant weather also is accessible with Mazandaran, Azerbaijan, and Tehran by road or plane.

popular attraction in Bandar Anzali

Anzali lagoon
Anzali lagoon is a coastal wetland, in the Caspian Sea near the port of Anzali, which is famous… read more

Khorram Abad is the capital of Lorestan Province. Its population is around 328,544, in 75,945 families. Khorramabad is situated in the Zagros Mountains. It has Mediterranean Climate and experiences hot low humid summers and cold wet winters. The city has one of the highest levels of annual rainfall in Iran particularly in the spring and winter. The history of the city dates back to the Elamite era. Khorram Abad is famous for its lush landscape, from scenic waterfalls and green valleys to forests, rivers and natural springs. One of the most famous natural attractions of the city is the 48-meter Bisheh Waterfall, which is surrounded by oak trees.

Popular attraction in Khoram Abad

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle:
Falak-ol-Aflak is one of the most impressive castles in Iran. It is situated on the top of a large hill with… read more

Orumieh is the second largest city in the Iranian Azerbaijan and the capital of West Azerbaijan Province. Urmia is situated at an altitude of 1,330 m above sea level, and is located along the Shahar Chay River (City River) on the Urmia Plain. Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest salt lakes, lies to the east of the city and the mountainous Turkish border area lies to the west. Urmia is the 10th most populated city in Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 667,499 with 197,749 households. The city’s inhabitants are predominantly Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language. There are also minorities of Kurds, Assyrians, and Armenians. The city is the trading center for a fertile agricultural region where fruits (especially apples and grapes) and tobacco are grown. Urmia has semi-arid climate with cold winters, mild springs, hot dry summers and warm autumns. Late autumn, winter, and especially springs have rainy weather, while precipitation in summer is very scarce. Temperatures in Urmia are much colder than most of the remainder of Iran because of the elevation.

Populare attraction in Orumieh

Orumieh Lake (The Lake of salt):
Lake Urmia is a salt lake in Iranian Azerbaijan and near Iran’s border with Turkey. The lake is between… read more

Church of St. mary (Nane Maryam church):
The Church of St. Mary in northwestern Iran (West Azerbaijan Province- Urmia city) is considered by some historians… read more

Ahvaz is capital of wealthy Khuzestan province in the southwest Iran. Bordering on cities such as Shushtar and Dezful to the north, Ramhormoz to the east, Shadegan, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Abadan, and Khorramshahr to the south, Ahwaz is situated on both banks of Karun River. Being an oil center, a transportation hub, and an industrial city with flourishing Metallurgical, petrochemical, textile, sugar cane, power generating, and food processing industries, it occupies an area of more than 200 square kilometers. It is so hot and humid in spring and summer. Its population amounts to more than 1,000,000, mainly Shi’a Muslims. Its elevation from the sea level is only 18 meters. Karun is a 900-km long river that rises in the Zagros Mountains, west Iran, and flows south to the Arvand (or Shatt-ol-Arab) on the Iraqi border. Five bridges connect both parts of the town. Two of these bridges are A) Railway Bridge locally known as Pol-e Felezi; and B) Suspension Bridge, both built by the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1932 and 1935, respectively. During the 8-year of Iraq-Iran War and the holy defense against Iraqi aggression, the city served as major logistics and resistance center. It was severely attacked and damaged by the enemy during the war. During the Sassanian period (3rd century AD), Ahwaz was rebuilt by Ardashir I. It was an important trading center with Arab world in the 12th and 13th centuries but later declined. During the Qajar period a harbor was built by Nasser-ol-Din Shah’s order (during whose reign the town was called Nasseri) not far from the present location of Ahwaz on the Karun River for trading purposes; and the river was opened to foreign trade in 1888. Finally, it was called Ahwaz and designated as the capital of Khuzestan province during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1924.

Popular attraction in Ahvaz

Jundishapur University:
Medical science has been one of the important aspects of… read more

Susa is located in the lower Zagros Mountains, in the Susiana plains between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers, Susa comprises a group of artificial archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side of the Shavur River, encompassing large excavated areas, as well as the remains of Artaxerxes’ palace on the other side of the Shavur River. Susa developed as early as the late 5th millennium BCE as an important center, presumably with religious importance, to soon become a commercial, administrative and political hub that enjoyed different cultural influences thanks to its strategic position along ancient trade routes. Archaeological research can trace in Susa the most complete series of data on the passage of the region from prehistory to history.

Popular attractions in Susa

Chogha Zanbil:
Chogha Zanbil is a ruined palace and temple complex from the ancient Elamite city, near Susa in… read more

Apadana palace:
The most famous building in Susa is probably the Apadana, the audience hall of the Palace of Darius… read more

Haft Tappeh:

Haft Tappeh (seven mounds), located 15 kilometers to the south of the ancient city of Susa… read more

Susa Palace:
The palace complex of the Persian King Darius the Great (522-486 B.C.), provides unique evidence … read more

Daniel shrine:
The Tomb of Daniel is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel… read more

Takab is a city in and the capital of Takab County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Its population is around 43,702, in 10,078 families. The city’s inhabitants are predominantly Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language. The famous historical complex Takht-e Soleyman is situated to the North-East of the city. Takht-e-Soleyman was one of Takab’s oldest Zoroastrian fire temples during the Sassanid Dynasty and had the name Azargoshnasp.

Takht-e Soleyman:
Takht-e Soleyman is an Iranian archaeological site, located 45 km northeast of Takab County in West Azerbaijan province, northwest of Iran. It covers an area of about 124000 sq. m, and the name is Persian equivalent for Solomon’s Throne. In different historical periods, Medians, Parthian, Sassanid, and Mongols had settled in this area. This historical-cultural complex includes traces of human settlement from the first millennium BC. According to some historians, it has been the birthplace of Zoroaster. UNESCO has approved this monumental complex as World Heritage Site in 2003. An artesian lake, a Zoroastrian fire temple, and Anahita temple are located on this platform. It was the third principal fire temple for Iranians in Sassanid period, located in the north of the lake, known as Azargoshasb fire temple. The fire in it has been a symbol of Zoroastrianism authority for about seven centuries. A temple attributed to Anahita, the goddess of water which is located to the northeast of the lake. There are also two adjacent sites, namely Kooh-e Belgheys (Belgheys Mountain) and Zendan-e Soleyman (Solomon’s Prison). Belgheys was the name of the Queen of Sheba, Solomon’s wife, according to Islamic tradition.