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Tehran

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527,1688,23

Shiraz

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232,643,5

Kish

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73,259,1

Mashhad

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87,177,6

Esfahan

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355,1066,11

Tabriz

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57,125,2

Yazd

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141,463,2

Kashan

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68,297,0

Kerman

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39,91,3

Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis)

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59,273,0

Qazvin

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41,169,0

Neyshabur

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21,86,0

Bandar-e Lengeh

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5,36,0

Takht-e Soleyman

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28,168,0

Ahvaz

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25,27,0

Masuleh

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31,153,0

Gorgan

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11,23,0

Zahedan

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5,4,0

Jazireh-ye Kish

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13,21,0

Hamedan

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13,35,0

Kermanshah

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10,22,0

Kharanaq

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12,61,0

Bushehr

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10,34,0

Bandar `Abbas

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9,26,0

Abyaneh

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9,88,0

Tus

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16,72,0

Karaj

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8,23,0

Gazor Khan

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5,106,0

Qom

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5,11,0

Qom

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5,42,7

Shahrud

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22,28,0

Naqsh-e Rostam

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14,62,0

Firuzabad

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3,8,0

Shush

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8,15,0

Pasargadae

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9,47,0

Kandovan

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3,48,0

Khorramabad

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0,1,0

Jazireh-ye Qeshm

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2,10,0

Zanjan

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10,47,0

Qeshm

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2,13,0

Orumiyeh

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4,8,0

Lahijan

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2,6,0

Kazerun

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0,3,0

Bonab

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0,1,0

Bazargan

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1,4,0

Chabahar

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0,3,0

Kashan

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3,6,0

Soltaniyeh

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6,66,0

Rey

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18,92,0

Lake Urmia

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1,8,0

Tehran

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  • Khalvat-e KarimKhani

    Tehran Things to Do

    Dating back to 1759, this building was a part of the interior residence of Karim Khan of Zand. Its basic structure is similar to the Marble Throne. Like the latter, it is a terrace. There is a small marble throne inside the terrace. The structure is much smaller than the Marble Throne and it has much less ornamentation. There was once a small pond...

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  • Escan Hotel

    Tehran Hotels

    Enghelab Ave., Mousavi, Tehran, Iran

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Beautiful architecture

    Tehran Things to Do

    Dating back to 1759, this building was a part of the interior residence of Karim Khan of Zand. Its basic structure is similar to the Marble Throne. Like the latter, it is a terrace. There is a small marble throne inside the terrace. The structure is much smaller than the Marble Throne and it has much less ornamentation. There was once a small pond...

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Shiraz

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  • Aramgah- e -Hafez - Tomb of Hafez-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    An iranian adage says that a house must have two thins a Quran and a Hafez's book. Hafez is loved and followed in Iran just as a modern celebrity and I was really curious to visit the Mausoleum. We spent here about one hour but if I could chose I would have spent there all afternoon, it's one of those places where you just sit down get a tea cup,...

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  • Aryo Barzan

    Shiraz Hotels

    This is the only international standard hotel we stayed in all our Iranian trip. It is a modern four...

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  • Beware of rip-off by travel agency...

    Shiraz Things to Do

    If you are thinking of visiting Iran, I think it is wise to hire a travel agency to arrange accomodation and transportation since most people don't speak English. But please be very careful when doing so because last time we went we got badly ripped off. When I planned my trip to Iran, I read really good comments about a travel agency called...

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Kish

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  • Kariz-e-Kish

    Kish Things to Do

    Kariz-e-Kish (also called Payab) is an ancient underground water system with aqueducts and reservoirs 16 metres below surface, under a coralline layer. The system is over 2000 years old and covers about 10 000 sq metres. It has been restored and there are now a traditional tea house and handicraft stalls there.Arriving to the Kariz I was surprised...

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  • Dariush Grand Hotel

    Kish Hotels

    I was allowed to have a look to this hotel, that looked like a museum. It was wonderful, but too...

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  • Transportation

    Kish Transportation

    At present, there are a number of international airlines flying to Kish Airport. The most popular airline with the most regular domestic and international flights in Kish is "Kish Air". Kish Air has international flights to Dubai, Istanbul, Varna, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Kish Air also offers domestic flights to Iran's main cities, including...

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Mashhad

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  • Train, Mashhad - Tehran

    Mashhad Transportation

    Train leaves Tehran to Mashhad 12 times in a day & vise versa.~6:45 am to ~22:50 (it's not constant for every day)Best one is Ghazal trains costs 215,000 IR, 12hours.& Sabz Trains costs 199,500 IR, 12hours.Pardis Trains leves every morning 6:45, costs 197,000 IR, 7:30hours.in the year 2007/86Mashhad Railway Station located at head of Azadi st....

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  • Pars International

    Mashhad Hotels

    Sayed Shirazi Junction,Vakilabad, Mashhad, IR

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Ferdowsi Museum

    Mashhad Things to Do

    Near ferdowsi tomb is a small museum, you dont need spend more money for visit .So dont forgot visit it.

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Esfahan

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  • Bazaar- e- Bozor

    Esfahan Things to Do

    This is one of the oldest and biggest Bazar of all Iran. The corridors are connected by small domes opened at top so that the light can come in. Oldest areas of bazar, the ones near the mosque, are 1000 years old but the big part have been built more recently in XVII century. You can access the bazar from many points but the main gate is the...

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  • Hasht Behesht Palace

    Esfahan Hotels

    We stayed 4 nights in a spacious 1 bedroom apartment in this conveniently located Hotel. The evening...

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  • MAUSOLEUM OF HARUN VILAYAT

    Esfahan Things to Do

    The Harun-i Vilayat Shrine is the ornate final resting place of a mystical figure within Islam (that is another story). The mausoleum was built in 1512-13 by Mirza Shah Husain and at the time this was the main square of Esfahan. Although it was constructed during the reign of Safavid King Shah Ismail I - it has a very different architectural design...

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Tabriz

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  • Tabriz Bazaar

    Tabriz Things to Do

    Tabriz has long been a trading centre and the first constructions of the bazaar begun over 1000 years ago. It is one of the oldest and largest in the Middle East. Of what you can see today much is from the 15th century. The bazaar is a labyrinth of passages and covers an area of 1 square km and has about 7000 shops. Besides shops there are...

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  • Pars

    Tabriz Hotels

    great views

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  • Church of St Stephanos, Jolfa

    Tabriz Off The Beaten Path

    The Armenian church and monastery St Stephanos is situated about 50 km west of Jolfa in the Aros River valley, with a beautiful mountain scenery around. On the other side of the river is Azerbaijan (Nakhchivan).The church has a typical Armenian architecture with a tall bell tower and in the middle a cylindrical tower with a conical roof. On the...

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Yazd

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  • Sarv -e Abarqu

    Yazd Off The Beaten Path

    Sarv -e Abarqu also called Zoroastrian sarv, is a 4000 years old and 25 meters high cypress located on Yazd province.We stopped here on our way from Yadv to Shiraz. It is a national monument and it is considred to be the oldest living thing in all Asia.

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  • Silk Road Hotel

    Yazd Hotels

    I stayed at Silk Road Hotel in Yazd. I paid IR40 000 (Nov 2008) per nite for an underground dorm bed...

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  • Camel meat

    Yazd Restaurants

    We came to have dinner here during our stay in Yazd. The restaurant is simple and the menu full of typical Iranian dishes.They have also some islamic beer, in my opinion the dark one is the best.Being a hotel restaurant, you can use their wi-fi which works pretty good.Here we ate camel meat.Average price for a meat dish with rice and some salad and...

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Kashan

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  • Khan e Abbasian

    Kashan Things to Do

    This house has been built for a rich window merchant. It is made of six buildings and it is built on several levels.The courtyards have been built with the pourpouse to improve the sense of the space so they become bigger while we go up untill we arrive on the biggest open courtyard on the top.The rooms on the various levels are adorned with some...

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  • Hamam

    Kashan Things to Do

    Inside the Fin garden, on one side there is a Hamam. This place is famous because it's where the national iranian hero Amir Kabir has been murdered.He has been prime minister betwen 1848 and 1851 during the kingdom of Scia Nasir ud Din and he is remembered as a reformer that started significant changes specially in the istruction and administration...

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  • Bagh -e Fin (Persian garden)

    Kashan Things to Do

    It was realised for the Scia Abbas I and recently it has been added to the list of persian gardens in the Unesco Heritage.The structure is composed by a main yard surrounded by ramparts with circular towers.Behind the garden on a hillthere is a natural spring and the water pressure made it possible to have fountains and pools all around without...

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Kerman

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  • Teahouse in a Historic Hammam

    Kerman Restaurants

    Yet another re-purposed historic bathhouse. One descends steps from Bazar e Ektiari to enter the space, resplendent with elegant arches and high vaulted ceilings. One first walks through the teahouse, where guys can be spied communing over hookahs, through to the restaurant where tables can be chosen over daybeds.There is also traditional music on...

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  • Arg E Jadid Hotel

    Kerman Hotels

    Joumhouri Islami Blvd, Kerman, IR

  • Jewel Box Private Mosque

    Kerman Things to Do

    Accessed through a caravanserai seemingly undergoing restoration, resplendent in turqoise tilework, and for which no entry fee was required.As with churches and cathedrals in Europe, mosques must be selected carefully for viweing, otherwise one will soon become 'all mosqued out' (well, those of us without an academic interest in the architectural...

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Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis)

  • Empty shops

    Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis) Tourist Traps

    There are shops before entering Persepolis and some of them sell postcards, book, there is even a post office where to buy stamps.If it is a sunny day and it probably is as it does not rain often in this area, you will probably find shops empty. Just give a look at the small square where shops are and you'll find guys playing volleyball or...

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  • Gate of all Nations

    Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis) Things to Do

    This is the first building that you meet entering the site and it is impressive.It was a grand hall, that was a square of about 25 meters long with 4 columns and the entrance on the western wall.Two lamassus, bulls body with a head of a man with beard stanf by the western entrance, and another two with wings and persian head, stand by the eastern...

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  • Darius Palace

    Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis) Things to Do

    Behind the Apadana there is the Darius palace. With a rectangular plant and a central court surrounded by columns it is adorned with relieves showing the king still fighting against monsters. Through the Tryplion you had access to the imperial apartaments and there was a secret corridor that brought to the harem.

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Qazvin

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  • kantur church

    Qazvin Things to Do

    ...is known for its domed 20th century and is one of the smallest churches in Iran.there is a tiny Russian graveyard besides. It is closed most of the times.

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  • Rah - Kushk Gate

    Qazvin Things to Do

    This is one of 2 remaining tiled gates, that formed part of Qazvins city walls. Its' north wall is covered with a variety of colourful tiles. I recognised the Iranian symbol (Pre- Revolution) of the lion, sword and sun (pic 2), from my previous days visit to the Golestan Palace in Tehran..The columns of the gate were covered in black rectangular...

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  • Omar Khayyam Statue - or not!

    Qazvin Things to Do

    I was attracted by this statue on the roundabout near to the Rah Kushk gate. (it became a part of my trip spotting the statues, sculptures etc that appear as you enter each town - some where quite strange, others such as in Tabriz and Hammadan were great pieces of craftsmanship)Majid, my guide explained that it was Omar Khayyam (1047 - 1123), Who...

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Neyshabur

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  • Tomb of Farid al-Din Attar (1)

    Neyshabur Things to Do

    Farid al-Din Attar the poet, scholar mystic & Pharmacist was born in Neyshabur in 1142 & killed by Mongol invaders in 1221, buried in Shadiakh area.Attar means herbalist, druggist, perfumist, pharmacist.Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran. Attar works along with Sanai were the inspiration of Mollana(=Rumi) and many other mystic...

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  • Tomb of Farid al-Din Attar (2)

    Neyshabur Things to Do

    The 1st tomb was built shortly after his martyrdom, by Ghazi al Ghozzat Yahya Ben Saaed Neyshaburi.Then Amir Alishir Navaei, vizier of Sultan Hussein Bayghara, built edifice upon Attar’s tomb in 15th century.The new Tomb built during Qajar, by Naier ol-Dole the ruler of Khorasan in 19th century.the National Heritage Association implemented Tile...

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  • Tomb of Omar Khayyam (1)

    Neyshabur Things to Do

    Omar Khayyam the poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer & physician was born in Neyshabur in 1048 & is buried close to Neyshabur in own garden, next to Imamzadeh Mahroq Mosque.According to famous legend called 3 Schoolmates, He & 2 other students studied under the Emam Mowaffaq Neyshaburi at about the same time: Nizam ol-Mulk, who became the...

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Bandar-e Lengeh

  • Leaving Bandar Lengeh to Shiraz

    Bandar-e Lengeh Transportation

    Nothing to say about Bandar Lengeh,, I hope to see Bandar Lengeh developing.. but recently reconstracted airport will be ok for transportation....

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  • From Kish to Bandar-e Lengeh

    Bandar-e Lengeh Transportation

    ...Once again I went back to the immigrations to get the paper I needed. When it was time to leave I still hadn't got my passport back, and I was told there had been a ferry to Bandar-e Lengeh just a few minutes before and that they couldn't give me the paper that day as it was Friday, so sorry you can't go! It was not what I wanted to hear but...

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  • From Kish to Bandar-e Lengeh

    Bandar-e Lengeh Transportation

    Instead of waiting on Kish for the Sunday flight I thought it was a good idea to take the ferry to the mainland and see Bandar-e Lengeh and Busher on the way (and I would arrive to Shiras the same day as the plane). Thursday I went to the port, just to ask which time the ferry to Bandar-e Lengeh left. I had written down some words in Farsi on a...

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Takht-e Soleyman

Ahvaz

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  • Karron...

    Ahvaz Things to Do

    Karoon is the biggest river in Iran, it is more than 950 km, it is the only river all of them is inside Iran and it is the only river in somewhere of this available for shipping.The first civilization developed along the Karoon river, the old Karoon's name are Korn, Korang.Main branches originate are Armand, Koohrang, Bazft...

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  • Falaafel

    Ahvaz Shopping

    The Falaafel's bazaar located is in Anooshe St, in Arab district. Falaafel is a cheap food and in this shopping place exist more than 100 shops, most of these are self service.Here you can find another food the same as Samboose ( سمبوسه ). Falaafel is very popular food, i suggestion if you go to Ahwaz, test it,...

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  • speaking with people

    Ahvaz Warnings and Dangers

    more than 90% of the ahvaz people cant speak english. they speak persian an arabic. if you want to buy some thing you probably have problem with seller. so you must find some one that he speak english or maybe you shoud learn persian.

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