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Iranian History at a Glance

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As the oldest civilization in Iran, the Proto-Elamite civilization marks the beginning of the cultural history of Iran. These ancient pre-Iranian civilizations were centered in the west and southwest of the modern-day Iran, known as Elam, and the capital was the Proto-Elamite city of Susa (Shush).

The Elamites, under Mesopotamian domination for a long time, was closely tied to Mesopotamia culturally, and gradually adopted their language, the cuneiform writing, as well as their gods and temple.

The massive ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, an ancient Elamite complex in the Khuzestan province of Iran, is one of the few existing and best preserved ziggurats in the world. This monument was from the Elam Civilization which was disappeared by the Assyrians.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

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With its outstanding cultural and natural tourist attractions, Iran, as a cradle of civilization, greatly enriches the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This list includes sites of cultural importance and natural wonders.

Since 1979, 24 places in Iran have been recognized by UNESCO as the intangible cultural heritage sites, including the historical and cultural splendor of Persepolis, Chogha Zanbil, or Bam Citadel, to the natural wonders of Hyrcanian Forests and the Lut Desert. These 24 sites, which are scattered in every corner of the country, are considered as only some of the reasons why tourists should visit Iran.

Read the following article provided by Iranviva Group to discover the Persian legacy in the history of the world. With Iranviva Group you can either choose any of the various tour packages provided beforehand by Iranviva Group or plan your own private tour packages and your desired itinerary to some of the most precious sites in Iran.

 Best Places to Visit in Isfahan

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Isfahan known as “Half of the World”, is the glorious capital city of Iran in the Safavid era. Now, as the third biggest city in Iran, with a peaceful atmosphere, Isfahan welcomes tourists from the five continents who love to explore the beauty and wonder that it has to offer. It draws many tourists to Iran notably for visiting its splendid attractions and enjoying the extraordinary experiences like walking by Zayandeh-Rud River along the wonderful historic bridges.

Considered as the cultural capital of Iran, Isfahan has been recognized by the UNESCO for its outstanding universal value. Furthermore, as a hub for crafts and folk art, Isfahan displays the extraordinary beauty and glory of the best architectural pieces of the Islamic world in its iconic mosques and delicate palaces.

Here, Iranviva Group has provided a complete guide on what you can do or where you can go in Isfahan. So you can get enough information about the city of Isfahan before you book your Iran tour package with Iranviva Group, and before you travel to Iran.

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.

Top 20 museums of Sa’dabad complex in Tehran, Part 1

Saad abad

About two hundred years ago, the name of Sa’dabad was not known by the Iranians and the people who traveled to Tehran, but this name is now very popular and this global reputation is due to what has happened in this region in the last two centuries.
The name of this region became popular for the first time when Nasereddin Shah chose to build his royal palace in this village.
Sa’dabad is located in north of Tehran, on the slopes of the Alborz mountains and in the foothills of Tochal.
This area is surrounded by the Alborz mountains, Golabdareh region, Tajrish and Velenjak.

Top 20 museums of Sa’dabad complex in Tehran, Part 2

Saad abad palace

The Sa’dabad area has been known differently in different historical periods of Qajar, Pahlavi, and Islamic Republic.
In the Qajar period, the area was very much appreciated for its beautiful gardens and its pleasant weather.
By the end of the Qajar period and the beginning of the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty, this region was well known for its enormous and numerous palaces.
It is now a place with various museums.
The names Sa’dabad and Museum in Tehran are ingrained in the minds. We recommend you to visit this museum complex on your trip to Tehran.

Best 6 tourist attractions in Tehran Grand Bazaar

Grand-Bazaar

Tehran is one of the most popular cities and destinations for tourists from around the world who choose this land to spend their holidays. It is actually one of the most wanted five destinations for tourists to travel to Iran.
Tehran is the fourth most populous city in the world, dating back to 7,000 years ago.
One of the historical and ancient areas in Tehran with a large number of historical monuments, museums and tourist attractions is the Bazaar area.
Tehran Bazaar is a familiar name for all the Iranians, associated with various memories.
Tehran Bazaar is one of the most attractive parts of the city of Tehran, the capital city of Persia. When walking and exploring the Tehran bazaar, we can see many tourists from all over the world visiting this traditional and beautiful bazaar.
All around the city of Tehran is full of historical, cultural, artistic and recreational attractions.

Top 12 attractions you shouldn’t miss during your travel to Isfahan

Isfahan

The city was known as Apadana, Asfahan, Asbahan in the past. Isfahan, the third most populous city in Iran, is a memorial from the brilliant era of the Sassanid architecture.The Sassanids established the first religious government in which the Zoroastrian priests played a prominent role. For this reason, many fire temples were constructed throughout Iran, including the city of Isfahan. Nowadays one of the reasons for traveling to Isfahan is visiting these fire temples.One of the tour programs that brings tourists from around the world to the city of Isfahan is visiting the original Iranian architecture, glittering in every corner of the city; the architecture known in the world as the art of Isfahan.We invite you to a different trip to this city, a journey with the one you love!Travel with your beloved ones to the city of Isfahan and take a romantic walk in the spring weather of the city. Only walking around such a brilliant city calms the two lovers’ souls.

Best 5 historical places in Isfahan you should visit

Isfahan

Vank Cathedral is one of the most gorgeous places in Isfahan, with Iranian and European architecture. This church, located in the Jolfa Armenian quarter of Isfahan, is a popular tourist attraction in Isfahan. This building is built with raw clay; the exterior walls are built with brick and the interior ones with plaster with some beautiful paintings on them. These paintings, in the dome and corners of the building, refer to the stories of the bible, about the birth of Jesus and his ascension.There is a section in this church to preserve books and ancient precious objects and is used as a museum of this church.Never miss visiting these objects and the history of them. The secret behind these objects and the sensation that comes from thinking about the users, make this visit more amusing to us.Make sure to include visiting this church in your trip to this city. Vank Cathedral would undoubtedly be one of the greatest memories of Isfahan.

Best 7 unique experiences you will have in Yazd

Yazd

Yazd is a city located on a plain with the same name, on the central plateau of Iran. This city, located between the Shirkouh and Kharaneg Mountains, 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 named differently at different times; names like Isatitis, Izad Tis, Shahr-e-Izad, Kase, Yazdan Shahr, Dar Al-Abadeh, Yazdan Gerd and so forth.The name Kase can be found in books like “Fārsnāma” (the book of Fars) by Ibn al-Balkhi and “The History of Yazd” by Ahmad ibn Hussein ibn Ali Kateb.Kase means small. The reason for this naming is the small size of the city of Kase, comparing to Isatis that was located near Kase and was bigger than it was. However, there are other opinions that are overlooked for brevity.