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Shah Abbas I and the the Golden Age of Isfahan’s History

Shah Abbas The history of Isfahan cannot be separated from the name of Shah Abbas the Great, the ruler who chose it as a capital in 1598 and spent forty-two years of his life toward its beautification and eminence. Brought up in Herat, the great cultural and intellectual center of Iran in the 16th century, since childhood Shah Abbas had been influenced by its magnificent architecture, painting, and calligraphy. The young prince showed astounding precocity as a connoisseur of the [...]

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Iranian New Year (Nowruz)

Nowruz The greatest Iranian holiday, Nowruz (literally "new day"), is celebrated on March 20 or 21 and commemorates the entrance of the sun into the sign of Aries at the vernal equinox. The Iranians believe that Nowruz was instituted by King Jamshid; it is known for certain to have seen celebrated for at least 2500 years. It is the only festival of ancient Persia that has not been displaced by Islamic holidays. The Iranians never fail to celebrate it, except [...]

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Introducing Iran – History (Part 1)

Introducing Iran - History In this chapter of Introducing Iran we look at the early civilization of Iran's history and Elam dynasty. Iran is home to one of the most oldest continuous major civilization. (more…)

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Gilan & Mazandaran

Gilan & Mazandaran Northern Iran consists of the Southern border of the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountains. It includes Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan provinces the northern province of Iran. The major provinces, Gilan and Mazandaran, are covered with dense forests, snow-covered mountains and impressive sea shores. Brief Introduction Located in the Southern Caspian regions, Northern Iran has a pleasant and green atmosphere most of the year. The dense beautiful forests alongside with nice and vast sea shores and high mountains are [...]

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Kish Qeshm Iran Vipemo

Kish & Qeshm

Kish & Qeshm Kish and Qeshm are the most important islands in the south part of the country, in the Hormozgān Province, southern coast of Iran in the Persian Gulf. Qeshm is the largest island in Iran. In this article we look at a few tourist attractions of these 2 islands. Kish Brief Introduction Kish is a beautiful island in the Persian Gulf where thousands of tourists (Iranians and foreigners) go there on vacation every year. Mesmerizing coasts, Bazaars, shopping malls, dolphin and [...]

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Imam Reza Holy Shrine Mashhad Iran Vipemo

Mashhad

MASHHAD Mashhad is the capital city of Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran and located in the northeast of the Iran near the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The shrine of Imam Reza, 8th Shia Imam situated in Iran. Brief Introduction Mashhad is the second most populous and also, the first holy city in Iran. It was the capital of Iran in the reign of the Afsharid kings (1736–1796). Literally, the word “Mashhad” means “the place of martyrdom” and it gained this name because [...]

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Tabriz Iran - Vipemo

Tabriz

TABRIZ Tabriz city is capital of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran located in northwestern of Iran. It's the 6th largest city of Iran with 1.6 million inhabitants. Kandovan is a rock village near Tabriz (60 km) is one of the Iranian top tourist attraction. Brief Introduction Tabriz is one of the important cities in Iran. In 2015, Tabriz was named the World Carpet Weaving City by the World Crafts Council. Many major heavy industries can be found in Tabriz such as automobile [...]

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Kermanshah

KERMANSHAH Kermanshah city is the capital of Kermanshah province, in west of Iran. it's located 525 km (327 mi) from Tehran the capital of Iran. The major part of people speaks Kurdish. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. In this article we listed 3 of the top tourist attractions of Kermanshah and Iran. Brief Introduction Kermanshah is the capital of Kermanshah Province in western Iran. The attractive landscapes, rich culture with unique villages and many element of antiquity in Kermanshah makes [...]

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Hamadan Iran - Vipemo

Hamadan

HAMADAN Hamadan is the capital city of Hamadan province, Iran. Hamdan locateted in 320 km (200 mi) from Tehran the capital of Iran. Brief Introduction Hamadan is known as the city of scientists, ancient history and civilization. One of the most ancient capital cities of Iran, called “Hegmataneh” or “Ecbatana” is placed in this city. Located in the foothills of Zagros Mountains, Hamadan is a green mountainous city. It is home to many poets and Iranian scientists and philosophers. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS “HEGMATANEH” OR “ECBATANA” “Place [...]

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