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How to Obtain Iran Tourist Visa (2019 Guide)

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Iran Tourism
Tourism in Iran has blossomed after the nuclear deal and the number of tourists to Iran has increased from three hundred thousand visitors to about six million last year. By 2025, Iran has set a target of attracting more than 20 million foreign tourists from all over the world into the country.
The government, with the goal of promoting the growth of tourism in Iran, is making an attempt on providing travel facilitation services for tourists at suitable attractions, as well as facilitating visa application procedures. As a result, it’s getting much easier for tourists from around the world to apply for and obtain Iran travel visa.
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Sabalan, the Third Peak of Persia

Sabalan

Mount Sabalan
Another high peak of Alborz mountains is Sabalan.
Sabalan or “Savalan” (in Turkish language) is the most important symbol of the Azerbaijan region in Iran.
Sabalan has three peaks called Sultan, Heram and Kasra. Sultan Peak is higher than the other two peaks and is the destination of many tourists interested in Trekking and mountaineering.
Geographical Location
Sabalan is the third most elevated peak in Iran which is located in the northwest of the country, in Ardabil province. Sabalan is one of the volcanic peaks in Iran which has always attracted tourists due to the natural hot springs on the slopes, the beautiful summer nature and the Alvares ski resort.

The Cities Nearby
Sabalan is the most important mountain in Ardabil province, 35 kilometers from Ardebil and 25 kilometers southeast of Meshginshahr.
This peak is 60 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide.

5 Restrictions You Need to Know before Traveling to Iran

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Each country has its own unique atmosphere and social norms and etiquette, travelers need to be aware of, and Iran is no exception. There are some Iran-specific regulations and restrictions you may encounter while traveling to Iran, some of which are brought here for you by Iranviva team:
No International Credit Card Acceptance in Iran
Internet Filtering in Iran
Compulsory Hijab Law in Iran
Alcohol Ban in Iran
No Public Display of Affection in Iran

Internet Access in Iran

Sosial media

You need to be more familiar with some regularities and restrictions of Internet Access and using social media in Iran, before travelling to this country.

There is no restriction in using some popular mobile applications and websites, such as WhatsApp, Gmail, and Instagram in Iran. Actually when it comes to using Instagram, Iran is the 7th country in the world, with about 24 million Instagram users. It is one of the most popular and widely used social media among teens and youth in this country.

However, accessing and using some websites is restricted in Iran for example, some social media such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Messenger and Telegram. The good news is, there are different ways to bypass Internet censorship and filtering in Iran.

Everything we should know about Nakhjir cave

Nakhjir cave

This cave located in 11 kilo miters Northeast of Delijan and it’s in the way of Naragh one of city of Markazi state and on the slop of Takht mountain with 1716 meters hight, also this cave is near Kerugan, Veshtegan and Harazijan villages.
This cave is one of the Calcareous caves and has several floors and it consider a class caves.
The unique features of this cave is livelihood of the cave which it can repair cracks automatically.
95% of cave’s wall covered by Calcareous deposits.
According to some experts, this cave belongs to the third period is geology and antiquity of the cave is between 16 till 34 million years.

Brief description of Sahand mount

Sahand mountain

Sahand is the name of a mountain range and a peak in the province of East Azerbaijan in Iran. Sahand is one of the dormant volcanic mountains in Iran. This volcanic mountain is full of beautiful and stunning lush meadows and is known as the bride of the mountains in Iran for its mesmerizing beauty.
Basil and fritillary are among the many plants in this area. Sahand rangelands are one of the most beautiful rangelands in Iran and is a summer place for the nomadic peasants of Azerbaijan.

Brief description of Alam-Kuh

Alam kuh

Mt. Alam-Kuh is located in an extremely cold and snowy region, known as the largest mountainous region of Iran. The area lies between Taleghan Valley and Shahsavar and Abbas Abad forests. Most of the peaks in this area are over 4,000 meters high. Due to these features, the region is known as the Iranian Alps.
Alam-Kuh area, a large part of which is a part of central Alborz, has more than 47 peaks above 4000 meters high.
Alam-Kuh is adjacent to Kelardasht city and Rudbarak village in Mazandaran province and Taleghan city and Parachan village in Alborz province.
This Mountain overlooks the city of Kelardasht to the north, and the city of Taleghan to the south.

Climbing in Damavand mountain

Damavand

Iran (Ancient Iran) is bordered by the Caspian Sea, Kharazm desert and Kura River to the north, by the Amu Darya basin, western mountains of Indus valley and the slopes of western mountains of Pamir to the east, by the western slopes of the Zagros Mountains and the Arvand Rud (river) basin to the west and by the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea to the south.
The two main mountain ranges of Iran are Zagros and Alborz. Zagros mountains extend from northwest to Khuzestan Plain, and Alborz mountains extend from west to east along the Caspian Sea (Mazandaran).
The Iranviva team aims to attract your attention to Alborz mountains, specifically the highest peak of the range, Mount Damavand. But before that it is better to review the history and background of Alborz Mountains and Mount Damavand.

A visit to one of the Zoroastrian places in Yazd

Yazd

The city of Yazd, the Bride of Iran deserts, Darolmomenin (House of Faithful People)…
People from this desert city are famous in Iran for their good deeds, honesty, civility, and dignity. The city of Yazd is located on a plain, in the central plateau of Iran. This city, which is located between the mountains of Shirkooh and Kharaneq, is bordered by the cities of Meybod and Ardakan to the north, the cities of Taft and Abarkuh to the south, the city of Isfahan to the west, and the cities of Ardakan and Bafq to the east.
The city of Yazd has been the center of attention for a lot of tourists across the world for many reasons, including the historical textures, the spectacular desert, its delectable sweets, its authentic architecture, adobe structures, Zoroastrian sacred places, etc.
In this article, we will make a brief excursion to one of the Zoroastrian places in this historical city. Follow us if you are interested in exploring this city.

Mount climbing in Shemiranat

Shemiranat

Shemiranat is a region located at the north and eastern north of Tehran and is accounted as one of regions in Tehran with the most pleasant weathers; for this purpose, it was a place of country side for kings of Iran since longer ago.
Considering its not extended area, due to its geographical situation, we can see huge size of tourism attractions in this area.
Thus, this paper will introduce the summits of this area followed by introducing other tourism attractions of this area in further papers.
Because of locating in the southern range of Alborz Mount, Shemiranat area is one of the regions with most summits in Iran and is considered as one of the targets of tourists who coming from overseas, far or close to Persian land for mountain climbing.
We strictly recommend to the tourists interested in mount climbing to travel to Iran for experience of memorable climbing besides travelling to K-Two Mounts in Pakistan, Ararat Mounts in Turkey, Everest in Nepal and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Shemiran region is located in the southern range of Alborz and the mountains located in this area called as “Tochal Wall”.
This area has crescent-shapes summits with their height is increasing from east to Tochal Summit and then reducing towards west; however, western summits are taller than eastern summits.