Iran is the land of four seasons, history and culture, souvenir and authenticity. This is not a tourism slogan, this is the reality inferred from the experience of visitors who have been impressed by Iran’s beauties and amazing attractions.
Antiquity and richness of its culture and civilization, the variety of natural and geographical attractions, four - season climate, diverse cultural sites in addition to different tribes with different and fascinating traditions and customs have made Iran as a treasury of tangible and intangible heritage.
Iran is the land of four seasons, history and culture, souvenir and authenticity. This is not a tourism slogan!
Iran is known to the world as Persia, also to an extent known as Greater Iran. Iran is the habitat one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC. The southwestern and western part of the Iranian Plateau participated in the traditional Ancient Near East with Elam...
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The arts of Iran are one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many traditional disciplines including architecture, painting, literature, music, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stonemasonry. There is also a very vibrant Iranian modern and contemporary art scene, as well as cinema and photography.
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People of Iran
A majority of the population of Iran (approximately 80%) consists of Iranic peoples. The largest groups in this category include Persians (who form the majority of the Iranian population) and Azeries, Kurds and with smaller communities including Gilakis, Mazandaranis, Lurs, Tats, Talysh, Baloch, Turkmen, Qashqai and Arab.
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Iran Geography
Iran is located in western Asia, a region that is better known as the Middle East. Iran is a large country with the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf making up much of the northern and southern borders respectively. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq.
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Iranian Architecture
The history of architecture in Iran goes back to the seventh millennium BC. Iranians were among the first to use mathematics, geometry and astronomy in architecture. Iranian architecture displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic, developing gradually and coherently out of earlier traditions and experience. Iran ranks seventh among UNESCO's list of countries with the most archaeological ruins and attractions from antiquity.
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Iranian food and drink
Iranian cuisine comprises the cooking traditions of Iran. The term Persian cuisine is also used, even though the Persians are only one of the several ethnic groups that are native to Iran and have contributed to the culinary culture. Typical Iranian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat, vegetables, and nuts. Characteristic Iranian flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley are mixed and used in various dishes.
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Throw out any pre-conceived notion of Iran you might have. The way the media across the western world has painted the picture of Iran is not the real Iran. Iran is one of the safest countries in the world where major crime or terrorism is concerned.
Iran is one of the safest countries in the world where major crime or terrorism is concerned.
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