Esfahan or Isfahan

Esfahan or Isfahan (historically also rendered as Ispahan, Hispahan, Aspadana, Spahan (اصفهان), located about 340 km south of Tehran at 32°39′5″N 51°40′45″E is the capital of Esfahan Province and Iran's third largest city (after Tehran and Mashhad). Esfahan City had…

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Bazaar-e Vakil, Shiraz, Iran

Bazaar-e Vakil (Vakil Bazaar), (بازار وکیل‎) is the main bazaar of Shiraz. It has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper…

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Jashn-e Sadeh

Jashn-e Sadeh, Fire Festival (جشن سده), is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated before nowrouz. Sadeh [Sade or Sada (سده‎‎)] means hundred in Persian and is a mid winter feast celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Iran. It was a…

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Tabriz (تبریز)

Tabriz (Persian: تبریز) is the largest city in northwestern Iran - (38°04′N 46°18′E). It is situated north of the volcanic cone of Sahand, south of the Eynali mountain. It is the capital of East Azarbaijan Province. Tabriz lies at the…

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Cones of Kandovan, Iran

Kandovan ( کندوان ) is an ancient village in Sahand Rural District, in the Central District of Osku County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. What makes the village so unique is that its homes have been carved inside cone shaped rocks.…

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