Travel to Iran without Isfahan is not complete
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Also, according to tourists point of view who visited Iran and Isfahan, it is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Iran that you should go to and should visit. Traveling to Iran without Isfahan is not complete.
Isfahan is the main important Iran tourism destination that has imposed its city tour itineraries on all Iranian travel agents. It seems that Isfahan has something inside himself that changed it to a museum city and attracts all the tourists. This particular feature forces all tour operators and travel agents to include Isfahan in their schedules. So Isfahan is an inseparable part of all travel plans to Iran.
These special features of Isfahan can be divided into several categories.
Zayandeh Rood is as same as the role of the Nile river for Egypt.
This 400-kilometer river has significant potential for Isfahan. This river with its historic bridges, not only has added to urban beauty but also has a special industrial and agricultural significance. At the side of this river in addition to the farms and the lush forests have created areas for rafting and recreational sports and is one of the best rivers in Iran for water sports(rafting tour program) enthusiasts There are parks on both banks of the river for kilometers and this lets the people from Isfahan and environs to spend some time in the shade of the trees. Some of the most important and most famous gardens of the Safavid era had been made alongside this river. Zayandehrood's historic bridges like the 33 bridges and Khaju have provided a beautiful and deceptive effect to the river. Walking along these bridges is one of the favorites of tourists.
City Planning of Esfehan
A lot can be said and written about the planning of this beautiful city.
First of all, it’s green. The Chahar Bagh (four-gardens) street with its tall and dense trees is one of the most beautiful places to walk. This street not only divides the city into two parts but also places the most beautiful historical sites of Isfahan in itself. There’s such a broad shaded space in the middle of the street and the people can sit on the benches and listen to the music of birds and nature. As mentioned before, there are parks along both banks of the north and south of the river. You can go jogging, walking, etc. for hours. You can go to a picnic and hire a paddleboat. There are also good highway system and overpasses and underpasses that helps you make your inner-city trips shorter and more comfortable.
Historical Monuments of Esfahan
Isfahan is known as "Half of the world or museum city "This slogan of Isfahan represents an abundance of historical cultural and artistic monuments in this historic city. Each city in Iran has its own certain architectural features. But in terms of architectural decoration, such as tiling and decorating, no buildings are comparable to the historical works of Isfahan.
Undoubtedly, Naghsh-e-Jahan or Imam Square is in the center of these fantastic arts. The early 17th century square with its magnificent monuments and colored shops all-around has created a unique setting that you can not see anywhere in Iran, Except in Isfahan. This unparalleled collection includes the Royal Palace, Jame Mosque, Royal mosque, and market collection that all together have made an unforgettable square for tourists. There are other historical mosques such as the ancient Esfehan Jame mosque, Hakim mosque which are astonishing and worth visiting. You should add to this unique worthy collection the churches, old houses, the Zoroastrian fire temples, as well as the historical minarets of Isfahan. Thus add a free day at the end of your schedule for these historic monuments.
Handicrafts of Esfahan and Its Artists
Art is spread all over Isfahan city and Isfahan's people are famous for their arts. In most parts of Esfahan, and particularly in Imam Square, you can see art shops, art galleries, and workshops of handicrafts where you can see the actual artists and craftsmen who are creating beautiful artistic works. You can watch and buy different collections of artistic works, carpets, miniature paintings, etc. Esfehan is a paradise for shopping lovers in Iran. These artists will welcome you in their colorful stores and you can visit these valuable artworks. These people keep alive Iranian art by following the traditional style.
Jolfa the Armenian Quarter of Isfahan
Armenians have been living in Iran since the Sassanid era and their history has been linked and mixed to Iran's culture and civilization. Many regions of Azerbaijan and other cities of Iran have been the home of Armenians. The existence of various historical churches in Iranian cities reflects the history of these people in Iran.
The Armenians of Isfahan settled in the southern part of the Zayandeh Rood River by the order of Shah Abbas(17th century).
By visiting this valuable historical area, you will not only be familiar with the churches and people of the region, but also by walking in this historical area can get acquainted yourself with the customs and style life of the Armenians of Isfahan. You can find all the special Armenian elements, such as the hotel's café restaurant and their stores, you can enjoy spending time and having something to drink. Coffee is part of Armenian culture. So, if you are going to find an interesting Armenian atmosphere, Jolfa is the best one. 14 Days of Iran's Christian Churches
The last section is about the hospitable local people of Isfahan, who are so proud of their city and are happy to welcome the tourists and travelers of Isfahan. This city not only is an Int destination but also is a high-light city for domestic travelers. Every year in different seasons, like Noruz( Iranian New Year)as well as the summer holidays, millions of Iranian travelers visit Isfahan and its beauty. So, Isfahan pride of its history, art, culture, and hospitable people. Tourism has brought business and employment to the city. The local people are happy to see the tourists. In general, these are the reasons which attract tourists to Isfahan many times.
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