Iran Tourist Traps

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Iran Tourist Traps

  • No tourist trap at all !

    Ok, it's my opinion, but I think there isn't trap at all in Iran for several reasons:1. not so many visitors in country2. historical sites are unique not imaginary3. people are real deal and willing to help without charge4. if someone catch your "i'm lost" sight, they'll offer you help immediately5. people are just don't like that hereIn case if...

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  • VISAS Avoid IranianVisa.com at ALL COSTS

    If you are planning a trip to Iran DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES use IranianVisa.com. It is an unprofessional, dishonest service, and quite possible a scam as well.The website is very flashy, advertising wonderful visa success rates and low fees (only EUR30! For only EUR22 more you can have the visa expedited. It sounds great and...

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  • Taxis

    Yes taxis always are the tourist trap, ripoffs is not a surprise. Even here in Iran at least if you try the offical taxis the chances of gettin rippoffed is very low. But be wary about the unoffical taxis specially in Tehran and Esfahan specially at bus stations, the unoficial shared taxis at Esfahan is a bit of warning try to get off whit the...

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  • The prices @ your lonely planet guide

    There is no more worry about the dual pricing at atractions and sights of Iran only the Vank Chatedral (30000 IR) in Esfahan and Eram Garden (40000 IR) at Shiraz has the dual price another others Iranians and foreigner is the same. But expect the other prices like Transportation, Food at restaurants is more bit expensive but don't hurt to much but...

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  • There are a few

    Iran doesnt see many international tourists althought it does see many regional tourists from the Perisan Gulf and the Middle East so there are always hawks out there trying to make a quick rial. Most travellers find that the tourist traps are in Esfahan and Tehran. You are a huge target in the main bazaar in Tehran so be wise and shop around. If...

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  • Persepolis, showing a Great Kingdom in...

    the site of the rulers of the ancient Persian EmpireAn ancient capital of the Achaemenian kings of Iran (Persia), located about 51 km northeast of Shiraz in the region of Fars in southwestern Iran. The site lies near the confluence of the small river Pulv?r (R?dkh?neh-ye S?vand) with the R?d-e Kor.horse columnThough archaeologists have discovered...

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  • Persepolis, showing a Great Kingdom in...

    the site of the rulers of the ancient Persian EmpireAn ancient capital of the Achaemenian kings of Iran (Persia), located about 51 km northeast of Shiraz in the region of Fars in southwestern Iran. The site lies near the confluence of the small river Pulv?r (R?dkh?neh-ye S?vand) with the R?d-e Kor.horse columnThough archaeologists have discovered...

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  • lovely to look at, but when you get...

    the jewellery shops are full of heavy exotic necklaces, all well displayed; but they are not practical to wear and will probably lie hidden in a drawer or cupboard afterwards, unless you hang them on a wall. politely decline any invitations to come and buy take a photo instead

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  • There are NO international ATM's in Iran

    It is worth while to sit down and calculate how much you are going to need while travelling through Iran before you get here. Don't forget to budget for souvenirs such as Persian carpets as this can affect your budget in a substantial way ! Things change so take a look at www.atmlocator.info/ before you leave to check that there have been no...

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  • The back door visa - beware !!

    I flew to kish Island on the standard transit visa which everyone is issued with when they arrive here. I then went to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and got a tourist visa for the mainland - all good so far as it only took 2 days and cost USD 35,00The big shock came when I went to leave the country a month later at the border with Armenia and was...

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  • WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE...

    when i hear people that traveled arround many places in short time i feel bad!this is a kind of travel that i really don't uderstand because you think you have seen a lot but in the reality you havn't seen anything.there are too many places in iran to see. when you plan a trip to iran don't make a fast tour in iran.

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  • Princes Garden, Mahan, Kerman Province

    Not really worth visiting especially when you can't even get a chai! Just a reflection on the lack of funding available to maintain buildings and gardens etc. This is a problem across all of Iran and Iranian history is being lost. Not seen as a priority in develping countries.

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  • Agh-e-Bam, Kerman Province

    Agh-e-Bam. Relatively intact ruins that are slowly but surely being restored. People were still living within these ancient city walls as recently as 50 years ago. Best visited in winter or at sunset in summer. Note the total lack of tourists. Where else in the world can you see something of this significance on your own? The events surrounding...

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  • Entry fees: the 'tourist'...

    Entry fees: the 'tourist' price can be several times higher than the normal price. So let, whenever you can, buy the ticket from a iranian friend!

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  • The carpet salesmen in the...

    The carpet salesmen in the Tehran and Esfahan bazaars are beginning to become more aggressive in their sales pitches. Don't let them get the better of you, no matter how friendly they become they are merely after a sale. For the record I was not lured into buying a carpet.

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  • Double pricing. Everywhere...

    Double pricing. Everywhere you go entrances to parks, museums archaelogical sites etc Iranians pay a much much cheaper price than foreigners. I can see why it is done, but be aware, your Iranian friends might not be. Eg Eram park in Shiraz - only appeared to have one price written ( and only in Farsi/Arabic numerals ) that was the local price - but...

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  • Safavid cupola at Aramgah-e...

    Safavid cupola at Aramgah-e Shah Ne'matollah Vali in Mahan. This is adjacent to the tomb of the above man who was a Sufi that died about 600 years ago. While in Mahan you should also pay a visit to the Bagh-e Shazade (Princes Garden), which I have to say was a little disappointing as it was in need of repairs and a gardener or two.

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  • Just what I need, time to...

    Just what I need, time to put up my feet, grap me a cup of 'chai' and shoot off a few emails. The internet has really made this great world of ours much smaller.

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  • Do not get involved with drugs...

    Do not get involved with drugs or alcohol. It will be offered to you or you will be asked if you have it/use it. Stay away from matters.Do not star discussions about politics or religion. Iranians are proud of there country, respect that.You can change money on the streets. Youy will be offered a better rate than in the hotels or the banks.Be sure...

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