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Common Persian Words and Phrases

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Learning at least the essential words and sentences in a new language is a part of your trip to a new country. When you interact with a new language, it means that you are interacting with the culture that speaks the language. Persian, in particular, opens the door to one of the most distinctive Middle Eastern cultures.
Knowing basics in Persian, for example how to greet someone, will help you in different situations while you are on your trip in Iran. You can socialize more easily with the locals in Iran. Additionally, Iranians love to hear you say a few words in their language! So that’s a good idea to know a little bit of Persian before traveling to Iran.
In Iran, you will find many people speaking English. However, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with some useful phrases before traveling to Iran.
Iranviva Group has provided you with a basic knowledge of Persian language. Below is a quick overview on the basic phrases in Persian you may need to know before you travel to Iran. If it seems hard to you, don’t worry, Iranviva guide will help you with learning these basic phrases if you need so.

Traveling to Iran as a Vegetarian or Vegan

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Kashk-e Bademjan
Eggplant is one of the main ingredients, Iranians use in different foods. It is also the main ingredient used in Eggplant is one of the main ingredients, Iranians use in different foods. It is also the main ingredient used in Kashk-e Bademjan, along with Kashk which is a type of yogurt whey. The main ingredients are eggplant, ground walnut, onion, garlic and Kashk. They should be mashed and blended to make a dish of different flavors. This eggplant dip which is usually served as an appetizer, is originally an Iranian, Azerbaijani and Turkish dish and looks like eggplant caviar., along with Kashk which is a type of yogurt whey. The main ingredients are eggplant, ground walnut, onion, garlic and Kashk. They should be mashed and blended to make a dish of different flavors. This eggplant dip which is usually served as an appetizer, is originally an Iranian, Azerbaijani and Turkish dish and looks like eggplant caviar.
Baghali Ghatogh
Baghali Ghatogh is a specialty from Gilan Province, in north of Iran. The main ingredients include fava beans, along with herbs and spices cooked in a pan, and at the end, eggs are added on top. It’s usually served with rice.

Top Places to Visit in Tehran

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There are many tourists from across the world who skip visiting Tehran, the capital of Iran, or spend at least a little time in this city, during their journey to Iran. One reason why they don’t put visiting Tehran in their plan while visiting Iran, might be the hustle and bustle of the city. Although Tehran is a huge city with lots of traffic, it is a city with lots of charm and beauty, too.

Actually, Tehran has plenty of tourist attractions to offer, from historical palaces to its traditional Grand Bazaar, a variety of amazing museums, numerous parks, mountains, etc.

Iranviva has provided a variety of Tehran Tours that you can take on your trip to Iran. You can also read different articles about tourist attractions of Iran, to get more acquainted with this wonderful city.

Follow the following guide provided by Iranviva Group about the best places you can visit in Tehran.

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.

The Best Souvenirs from Iran

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Whether you have a shopping addiction or not, it can be difficult to resist the temptation to buy authentic and beautiful souvenirs on your trip to Iran. In other words, a trip to Iran wouldn’t be complete without its fair share of souvenirs and eye-catching handicrafts.

Everywhere you go in Iran, you will find souvenirs on display in colorful stalls in its traditional bazaars, as well as in specialized shops and workshops and even in modern shopping centers. There is an astonishing variety of dazzling souvenirs from Iran, including spices, handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, copper, furnishings, art and much more small and exotic products for most travelers to take home.

Iranviva Group has provided a traveler’s guide to Iran on what souvenirs to buy in different cities, focusing on the products locally made and where to find them.

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.

Is Iran Safe for Tourists?

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One of the questions that are frequently asked by the travelers from Iranviva group is about safety on their visit to Iran. That’s why we will talk about it here.

There might be different important factors for you to choose your travel destination, each of which influence your decisions according to their priority and importance in your mind. Factors like the cost of travel, historical attractions, cultural attractions, beautiful and extraordinary nature, etc.

But one of the factors that has always been really important for the travelers is the safety of the trip. The importance of safety is so much that you may forget all about the other interests and change your travel destination because of it.

To get started, you may want to surf the web and browse different websites to use other travelers’ experiences and views.

 Best Places to Visit in Isfahan


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.

Best Places to visit in Shiraz


If you plan to visit Iran as your next destination, be with Iranviva Group that has provided numerous comprehensive articles about different tours to Iran offered by Iranviva and different cities of Iran you can visit. Here in this article Iranviva Group has brought the best places you can visit in Shiraz.

Words cannot express the beauty and elegance of the city of Shiraz, one of the cultural centers of Iran with its spectacular architecture. It is known as the city of nightingales and roses, the city of gardens and flowers, and the city of poetry. Shiraz with its peaceful and pleasant atmosphere, is the original land of Persia and the cradle of the greatest Persian Empires.

Let’s have a brief look at the tourist spots in the city of Shiraz that are definitely worth visiting at least once on your trip to Iran.

Top Places to Visit in Yazd


Yazd is one of the destinations in Iran that is highly recommended to visit. It is a city that has preserved its historical spaces through the centuries and offers exceptional sceneries to the visitors.

Yazd is one of the oldest human settlements on Earth, which is described as “a very fine and splendid city” by the world most famous explorer, Marco Polo. It is also home to many Zoroastrians, concentrated in Persia in the past.

Yazd, the city of wind-catchers, with its hidden beauties and wonders, is now listed among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Iranviva Group has provided a variety of articles about the city of Yazd, as well as various tour packages around Iran, including the city of Yazd.

Yazd, a city full of places of interest, draws many tourists from around the world to travel to Iran every year. Here are some examples of these tourist spots in Yazd you can visit on your trip to Iran.