Even when compared to all the incredible countries around the world, Iran still has something very special to offer and should be on everyone’s to-visit list! A large, culturally diverse country, spectacular architecture, friendly people, sporting activities, widely varying ecosystems from the ocean to the mountains, deserts to lush forests and great cuisine. From Iran’s big cities to it’s small and ancient villages, there is a wealth of things to see and do wherever you go in this fascinating country. But just in case you aren’t convinced, here are Ten Great Reasons to Visit Iran:
First; Iran Is a Safe Country:
The most important factor for any traveler everywhere is safety. No matter you travel in a group or alone, either man or woman, Iran is a very safe country. Many Iran travelers have written on their blogs about their travel experience and as they stated almost none of them could imagine how fantastic their trip was. Forget about all cliché in News; it’s the place you should explore to find out the fact.
Second; You’ll Never Meet Friendlier People:
Hospitality is an essential feature of Iranian’s culture. This feature of Iranian people reaches out to those of you who are trying to practice your language. They are very friendly and never hesitate to answer questions or give directions. If you’re in a café or restaurant, whoever sits next to you will undoubtedly chat with you with all the patience in the world.
Third; Handicrafts and Souvenirs:
Each city and village has its own handicraft; Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Tabriz … Hand woven carpets of all sizes, colors and patterns, Khatam, Termeh, Silk, tile works, wood works and also truly delicious pastry! Wherever you travel in Iran, rest assured that you’ll get back home with the loveliest of gifts.
Fourth; Food, Food & Food:
Iranian foods are famous around the world, beside national foods like Chelo Kabab, Ash and Abgoosht; every region and city has its own specialties. Tabriz: Kufteh Tabrizi, Isfahan: Biryani, Shiraz: Kalam Polo, Bandar Abbas and Bushehr: fresh fish, shrimp and lobster. The list certainly doesn’t end there, these were some delectable of reasons to visit Iran! By the way; don’t forget about Saffron and Iran Pistachio.
Fifth; Traveling to Iran is Affordable:
Regarding currency exchange rate, traveling to Iran right now will turn very cheap. Considering the cost of public transport (bus, train, airplane), accommodation (3 and 4 star hotels) and food (variety of Persian foods, fast foods) you can have a wonderful trip to Iran without spending too much, saving enough for your inevitable shopping spree.
Sixth; Iran is Steeped in History:
Iran has a rich history background; Persepolis, old city of Susa, Tchogha Zanbil, Imam Square etc. UNESCO has granted World Heritage status to several locales in Iran. Throughout the country you’ll find wonderful examples of it’s colorful past.
Seventh; Iran’s Nature:
Iran is a very large country and is home to some of the most varied landscapes in the world: Lakes and Wetlands, Forests, Valleys, Plains and Deserts, Protected and Wildlife Zones, Islands, springs and Spa Centers… For adventure travelers just with a 1-3 hours flight, you can reach skiing and scuba diving. Several endangered animals roam Iran, including the Asiatic cheetah. Also Iran is one of the biggest fruit growers in the region.
Eighth; You Will Enjoy a Relaxed Atmosphere:
Contrary to common belief, the atmosphere in Iran is very chilled out! You can take pictures just about everywhere. People are very friendly, always up for a chat, ready to help and hosting you even for a tea.
Ninth; Getting Around is Easy:
With an airport in every decent sized city in Iran, getting around Iran is easy. Extensive railroad and bus routes are also available, making all parts of Iran truly accessible to travelers.
Tenth; Iran’s Architecture:
Architecture in Iran has a continuous history, with characteristic examples distributed over a vast area. Persian buildings vary from peasant huts to tea houses, and garden pavilions to “some of the most majestic structures the world has ever seen. Iranian architecture displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic, developing gradually and coherently out of prior traditions and experience.