Shah Abbas and the Golden Age of the Safavid Period
Isfahan Golden Age and its flourishing, especially Safavid period, has an inextricable connection with Shah Abbas I. A great ruler who chose Isfahan as the third capital of the Safavid dynasty in 1598 and spent forty-two years of his life toward its beautification and eminence. Under the influence of Herat's architecture, painting and culture, King Abbas made many changes to the city.
Kashan and around just in 3 days
Kashan County, with a population of over 302,000 people and an area of 7,955 sq km is located north of Esfahan, east of Markazi and south of Qom Provinces. It consists of four districts Markazi, Qamsar, Niasar and Barzuk, six cities Kashan, Qamsar, Niasar, Meshkat, Josheghan, Kamo and Barzuk plus nine boroughs. The only river running through this county is Qamsar River, originating from the Karkas mountains to the northwestern side of Kashan facing south.
Varzaneh the gate of Isfahan’s Desert
Leaving Ghurtan and heading east, one will reach Varzaneh. Varzaneh is the last city on the banks of Zayandeh Rud. The exhausted river, turned muddy and unclear here and unsuitable for farming, vanishes in Gavkhuni Marshland, 12 km further in the desert. Zayandeh Rud Plain has a slight slope from west to east, the altitude reaching 1,450 m in Gavkhuni Marshland.
Land of waves and corals, Land of always spring, Chabahar
In the southeast of Iran, along the coasts of the Makran Sea and the Indian Ocean is a gem of unknown beauties. A land whose four seasons are one, and it's a beautiful spring. A land full of wonders and a paradise of strangers that seduces all visitors and tourists. I remember for the first time when I took a trip to this part of our beautiful infinite country, Iran, on my way near the city of Iranshahr, the nature around the road started to change as if I was about to enter a new land, and the closer I got to the port of Chabahar, the more nature became attractive and absorbed the eyes of all passers-by.
Iran's Hot Spring, Vartoun Village
Since hot springs mostly exist in old mountains, Asia and especially Iran is one of the most important spa tourism destinations in the world. Since 2003. therapeutic tourism came to consideration of the Ministry of Health in Iran, and by 2004 and by approval of Tourism Deputy of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organization, some plans were separately devised for this kind of tourism.
A Horrific Destination, Kal-e Jeni Canyon
Always the mysteries and wonders of nature attract human beings to themselves. Some are adventurous and go for mysteries and wonders, and some others take caution and wait for the truth to Lie discovered. Discovering truths is the stimulus of getting on the road. Follow us, we are going to Kal-e Jeni region Tabas County, South Khorasan Province.
Four thousand years old Structures in Shushtar
The city of watermills, the masterpiece of ancient engineering Shooshtar mills and cascades are the most unique examples used for optimal water use in ancient times. The site is a collection of the dam, tunnels, subways, and watermills, which is an industrial-economic complex and is part of the large complex of Shushtar's water structures, which has been repeatedly mentioned in history books.
Falak Ol Aflak Castle
Shapurkhast Castle was built during the Sassanid period but changed its name to Falak-ol-Aflak during the Qajar period. The castle sits on a high hill near Khorramabad. Previously, it was equipped with 12 towers of which only 8 towers have survived. The source of Golestan flows from the north of the castle but drinking water is supplied by a 40 m deep well inside the castle of Falak-ol-Aflak.
Lorestan, the land of history and Zealous Nomads
Lorestan with its high mountains is the birthplace of Iran's most important rivers such as the Zayandehrud, Jarrahi, Karun, and Karkheh. Between the higher ranges lie many fertile plains and low hilly, well-watered districts. The highest point in Lorestan Province is the Oshtorankuh peak at an elevation of 4,050 m. The low-valleys at the south are approximately 500 m above sea level.
The victory bas-relief at Darab is among the earliest and most controversial of the Sasanid carvings. There is no universally accepted interpretation of this scene, though the dates suggested by different hypotheses vary by only some thirty years, from the late 230s to the 260s. The bas-relief shows the figure of a Sasanid emperor mounted on a horse in the middle of the carving.
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