Heir to the Persian Empire, Iran has seen an incredible number of dynasties and civilizations among the oldest in the world. This rich history is reflected in the profusion of ancient and archaeological sites scattered throughout the country of Ayatollah Khomeini, who instigated the Islamic revolution in 1979. Long discouraged to foreign and Western visitors, Iran is arousing the curiosity of more and more travellers with a passion for history, culture or old stones. Its craftsmanship, lifestyle, hospitality and natural heritage are sure to change your outlook on this little-known Middle Eastern destination.

Major places to visit in Iran: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Persepolis, Susa, Shapur Khast, Ardabil, Arg-e Bam, Bisotun, Pasargadae, Tabriz, Takht-e Soleymān, Chogha Zanbil...

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