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What is the first thing that comes to your mind by hearing the phrase “visit Iran”?! Someone that never has been to Iran might say “are you crazy?” and the others may think of Persian fairy tales, but someone who has visited Iran before, undoubtedly, would respond with a certain “YES, When?!” In this article, we talk about why you should visit Iran and why those who have visited Iran are eager to travel to this surprising and yet eye-catching destination again.

Iran is the land of One Thousand and One Night and Perso-Arabian fairy tales. In addition, Iranian hospitality is epic as well as Iran’s cuisine, art, history, culture, and nature.

Here are 15 reasons why you should visit Iran:

1. Hospitality

Iranian Hospitality - Ojagh Seyed Karim, Pasargadae - To Iran Tour

The warm hospitality of Iranians is iconic. Not just because “welcome” is possibly the most popular English word here, but because it is an essential feature of our culture. Iranians have a saying that is “Guest is a gift from God”. Which is showing how we feel about our guests and why we cherish them like a precious jewel. This is a lovely fact that whoever has traveled to Iran can remember vividly. There are many stories out there about Iranians’ hospitalities from a nice little smile in the street to giving a free map to the tourist.

There is an attraction in Iran that is not listed in UNESCO world heritage sites or any map, guide books, or applications. Actually, it’s only found in the hearts of Iranian. It is a kind eye contact, genius smiles, small friendly talks, and invitations for tea or dinner. Iranian hospitality is one of the several reasons to visit Iran.

2. Climate Diversity

Mahan Persian Garden in its 4 climate, Iran Tour

Iran is one of the rare countries in which you can experience four seasons at the same time. Its north is covered with evergreen forests and a beautiful lake with a moderate climate. Its south leads to the Persian Gulf, with a hot and humid climate, beautiful and attractive palm trees. In the east, you will face hot deserts with running sands and nights full of stars. Finally, the west of Iran is the land of high mountains where the eye-catching oak land of Zagros is located.

Due to this complex climate, Iran is where you can have four distinct seasons at the same time. One can go skiing in the northern mountains and swimming in the southern waters on the same day.

3. Safety

One of the most asked questions by tourists who are interested in visiting Iran is whether it is safe or not. Iran is a safe country, with little to no petty crime and almost non-existent violent crime. However, you should always be aware of your surroundings and avoid any unnecessary risks as you would in any place. You will soon find out that you completely can feel safe. Iranians are extremely willing to help, quickly taking you under their wings not only because you are a foreign tourist but also because you are traveling alone.

Because of the global political issues against Iran, there are many negative opinions all around the world. However, people should not forget the fact that all these arguments are between the governments and not people.

4. Costs

Costs of traveling to Iran

Do you want to explore fine architecture with a gastronomy journey? Do you want to dive into the warm ocean while having a nice and comfortable stay in a 5* hotel? How do you feel about not worrying too much about money while traveling abroad? Iran is a destination in which you can enjoy fine architecture, delicious food, adventurous activities, breathtaking landscape, and luxurious shopping while being on a budget.

What is obvious is that the cost of traveling in Iran can vary from how you want to explore this magical land, whether you want to backpack through Iran or being in a group and enjoy an organized tour. According to Financial Tribune’s report, Iran is considered one of the most affordable tourist spots in the world.

There is one thing challenging about expending money in Iran which is paying with international credit cards. It’s better to have your money in cash. To know more about the subject, read here.

5. Deserts

Kaluts, Lut Desert, Shahdad- To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour

The central part of Iran includes vast deserts with a subtropical climate. They are unique in their kind and can be a paradise for sand and sun lovers. In addition, it attracts researchers. There are many famous deserts in Iran. To name a few: Mesr Desert near Yazd, Shahdad Desert in Kerman which is famous for its unique Kalouts and has been recorded as the hottest place on the Earth for many times, and The Maranjab Desert located in Aran and Bidgol which is a county close to the cities of Kashan and Isfahan. Matin Abad Desert Camp of Kashan is also one of the well-known desert camps of Iran, which is worth visiting.

Keep in mind that the best times to visit deserts in Iran generally are from April to June, and September to November. Its because the temperatures are more tolerable; however, the temperature plummets by night in winter, so keep it in mind and do not forget to bring warm clothes.

6. Snowy mountains

Although Iran is very well-known for its amazing and eye-catching deserts, that doesn’t mean it’s all Iran has. The exciting fact about Iran is that it has both of these climates. Iran is home to two big mountain ranges of Alborz and Zagros. That means Iran has dozens of snowy mountains. It might surprise you but just a few kilometers from Tehran you can find numerous ski resorts. Dizin and Shemshak are two of the main ski tracks of Iran. Dizin is the largest track with 8700 feet high (nearly 2,650 meters) which is taller than the largest ski resort in Europe.

Damavand Mountain, Volcanic mountain of Iran

7. Iran Wildlife

As explained above, Iran has almost all kinds of climates. Therefore, you can see the result of this diversity in landscapes, wildlife, weather, and national parks. From the desert of Lut to Caspian Hyrcanian forests. Iran’s wildlife is composed of several animal species including bears, gazelles, wild pigs, wolves, jackals, panthers, Eurasian lynx, and foxes. Domestic animals include sheep, goats, cattle, horses, water buffalo, donkeys, and camels. The pheasant, partridge, stork, eagles, and falcon are also native to Iran.

8. Historical Sites

Persepolis is possibly Iran’s most famous ancient site, even though it’s not the only one. From ancient Persia to modern Iran, Iranian history has many ups and downs, which resulted in many historical sites and places to visit. By traveling all around the country you can soak in every period and delve into the nation’s past. Other monuments that you can visit in Iran are Golestan Palace in Tehran, Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan, the Fire Temple in Yazd, Shahr-e Sukhteh in Zabol, Bandian-e Dargaz in Northern Khorasan, Takht-e Soleyman in Takab, and many more.

Persepolis, Gate of Nations
Persepolis, Gate of Nations – by Matt Werner

9. Architecture

Agha Bozorg Historical House, Abarkooh, Yazd - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour

Iranian architecture, especially the magnificent architecture of mosques is just simply stunning. Mosques, in general, are one of the most iconic features of a Muslim city and can be seen everywhere around the country. Some of them are older than 1000 years and some of them have the most complex mosaic designs and structures. One of the most famous ones is Nasir-al Molk Mosque aka Pink Mosque, situated in Shiraz and another one is the Jame Mosque of Isfahan. Despite Iran’s complex cultural past and occasional turbulent political environments, Iran’s architecture has achieved its own distinct indigenous. As noted before, the interior and exterior mosque architecture of mosques reflect a mixture of Islamic and Pre-Islamic art.

10. Silk Road

Silk Road, the most brilliant phenomenon of the relationship among nations and a well-established network of roads, played an essential role in transferring the culture and goods to other countries. Iran is a part of this ancient road with its rich cultural footprints, ancient civilization, vast land, and variable climate and geography. According to the ancient maps, the Silk Road started from Huang City in China and continued to Turkestan. Then, the route passed through central Asia and reached Samarqand and Bukhara. When it entered Iran, it passed the northern part of Iran including Marv, Sarakhs, Neyshabur, Gorgan, Bam, Safiabad, Rey, Qazvin, Zanjan, and north of Hamadan, and ended up in one of the harbors of Syria after passing Yerevan.

11. Handicrafts

Khatamkari Handicraft

During history, Iranians always have been one of the greatest artisans around the world. Obviously handicrafts that you can buy today from bazaars are the traditions passed on from generation to generation. Today handmade products are highly regarded outside of Iran as unique works of art.

Iranian handicrafts are masterpieces, and each of them has its own history. Persian Carpets and Rugs date back to 2,500 years ago. The art of carpet weaving is impressed by the culture and nature of Iran. It includes amazing mixed patterns of flowers, birds, and animals with a myriad of colors extracted from wildflowers. Marquetry, Enamel working and so many other beautiful handicrafts could be a souvenir for your beloved ones and also a good reason to travel to Iran.

12. Food

“Why visit Iran?!” If it is still a question, diversity in Iranian cuisine will change your mind!

Iran has a lot of different tastes to offer, from pistachio to black tea, from saffron to cardamom, from Mirza Ghasemi to Ghormeh Sabzi. You will be amazed by the variety of Persian foods and the aromatic herbs that make Iranian cuisine appetizing. Persian foods are majorly spicy and tasty and rightly influenced by Turkish, Russian, and Central Asian cuisines.

If you travel to Iran with the purpose of testing foods, you will undoubtedly face an incredible variety of dishes. The main ingredients of Persian foods are meat or chicken. But if you are vegetarian there is no worry. You can find vegan and vegetarian foods in any region and enjoy the fantastic taste of Iranian vegetarian foods and even learn how to cook them!

Ghorme Sabzi
Ghorme Sabzi – by Hami @igotitfrommymaman

13. Persian Dance

In any county, any town, any tribe, or race you can find a specific traditional or indigenous dance. Genres of dance in Iran are various and it is depending on the area, culture, and language of the local people. It can range from sophisticated reconstructions to energetic folk dances. Music has also been an ancient traditional art in different parts of this country.

14. Nomads

Nomads are the people who migrate from one place to another with their tribes and all their belongings. In such annual or seasonal migration, nomads move from their winter resort location to summer grazing lands and move back to their winter place again when it gets cold.

There are many different tribes in Iran, some of them are Turkmen, Shahsavan, Lar, Bakhtiari, and Qashqai. Iran is one of those few countries that still nomad lifestyle can be found along with modernization. If you, as a tourist, are interested in visiting or even living with nomads for a short time, Iran would be a good destination.

15. Medical Tourism

For those who are looking for medical tourism and also those who wish to take advantage of Iran’s world-renowned cosmetic professionals, Iran is an adequate option. There are many benefits to choose Iran as a medical tourism destination, from the affordable treatments and fantastic customer service to a wide range of tourist attractions. Statistical figures show that more 30,000 people from all around the world enter Iran for medical treatments and this number is even rising.

Medical Tourism in Iran, Milad Hospital, Tehran

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