Carpet Museum

To research on and preserve the ancient carpets of Iran, the Carpet Museum of Iran was established. This museum started functioning before the Revolution in 1979 and is now a very precious collection of old and artistic carpets…The Carpet Museum of Iran was built and established in 1978 and under Farah Pahlavi’s command who was […]

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Getting around Bazaars Local Food, Local People, Architecture

If you would like to get familiar with people’s daily life in your trip to Iran, the best way is to go to shopping centers and entertainment districts. There are traditional and modern bazaars in Tajrish Square. The traditional part with a traditional and roofed atmosphere has lots of stores. The grocery stores are one […]

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Qashoq-zani

The fire has been sacred in Iranian culture. Due to an ancient Zoroastrian belief, fire is purifying and had the most veneration. On this pretext, before Nowruz, the Persian new year, Iranians have some fire celebration rituals that one of them is Chaharshanbe-Suri: The fire jumping festival. People fire bushes in the streets and jump […]

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The Ancient Ceremony of Sadeh

Fire in Avesta*1 has a special role because it is the symbol of life and love. The ancient Iranians burned a fire at all their festivities, and they worshiped Ahuramazda*2 on this pretext. However, the most important ceremony in which they paid homage to their God used to be “Sadeh”. They believed that at this […]

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Pir-e Chak Chak

Pire Chak Chak or the Green Pir-e Chak Chakoo is 40 kilometers away from the village of Kharanaq in the province of Yazd. It is one of the most important pilgrimage locations of Zoroastrians of Iran and Yazd. After passing rather short stairs, you’ll get to the middle of a mountain that has an old […]

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Wind Towers or Wind Catchers

Yazd is known as the city of wind towers. If you look up in any part of the city, you can definitely see how they are scattered in the city. If you have been to the southern provinces of Iran before traveling to Yazd, you are familiar with these ventilating towers, but in Yazd and […]

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Reading and being Exposed to the poems of Hafez

Come to the tomb of Hafez in Shiraz and ask someone there to read and translate some verses from this great Iranian poet.   Shiraz and Hafez are tied together in the pathway of history and in Iran when talked about Shiraz, Hafez is reminded too. The majority of his poems are Ghazal, mostly composed […]

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Persian Garden or Paradise

In Shiraz, you can experience walking in many samples of what is known as Persian Garden, or Paradise: Eram Garden, Narenjestan Qavam Garden and their mother, Pasargadae. Iranian garden is known as Pardis (Paradise) or Ferdows in Persian literature. The criteria of Iranian garden include: 1-     Being on the pathway of a brook, Qanat, or […]

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Sound and Music in Naghsh-e Jahan Square!

Ali Qapu: Ali Qapu Palace is located on the western side of Naghsh-e Jahan Square. This palace is mentioned by tourists because of its special architecture containing six floors. It is said that Safavid Kings sat on the balcony of the palace and watched the games of Polo playing in the square. However, a great […]

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Attending Ceremonies and be among the Locals

To experience the diversity in cultures of Iran, you can attend the ceremonies and be in direct contact with the people. The festival of rosewater is performed annually in Qamsar, Kashan.The rosewater ceremony of Qamsar is performed each year in May. People attend this ceremony to see the method of distilling rosewater closely. Rosewater is […]

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