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16. Ta’rof!

As we talked about in the first step, being friends is the most amazing feature of traveling to Iran . Iranians always treat their guests in the best possible way. Is Taarof a unique Persian culture that makes you feel not a stranger, even if it might cause some cultural misunderstanding?

 

17. Alamut

The legendary Alamut Valley offers a tempting invitation to hike, entertain, explore and reflect among the fabled Assassin Castles. More than 50 fortresses that once housed the medieval world’s most feared religious cult choose a day trip from Qazvin or more extensive wanderings from Gazor Khan, a complete trans-Alborz crossing to the Caspian hinterland, an off-road tour in the heart of jungles of over 100 years. Either way, this is one of the most rewarding excursions to be found in the Middle East.

 

 

18. Shiraz, the city of literature

Even in the poorest house you will find two books: the Koran and the Divaneh Hafez . It is appropriate for a country whose most famous children are poets and where almost any person can quote their favorite millennial man of words. In Shiraz, the city of nightingales, roses and gardens , the tombs of Hafez and Sa’di attract pilgrims from all over the country. Join them as they linger over tea, recite the works of their heroes, play traditional Persian instruments, and discover your answers among Hafiz Fals …

19. Cheetah
You may ask “Are there cheetahs in Iran?” … the answer is YES, even if …

Iran is trying to save one of the world’s endangered species, the Asian cheetah . The Iranian cheetah , one of the fastest animals on earth, had long gone back from the Red Sea to India, nowadays its numbers have dwindled to such a degree that it hangs by a thin thread. Survivors in Iran are estimated to be between 50 and 70 animals, mostly in the eastern part of the country.

 

20. Zoroastrian Times of Fire
Iran is an Islamic Republic, but variety of religious sites amaze everyone. Its Zoroastrian sites have an otherworldly charm. Chak Chak , in a delightful remote location inland from Yazd, has a superb fire temple with a stunning brass door, even more incredible views, and a ritual, ancient and profound air. This was the heart of the Zoroastrian and remains its most significant pilgrimage site. It is difficult to come here and not imagine yourself in the days leading up to the arrival of Islam in Iran. There are other fire temples in Kerman and Yazd .