Iran is one of the most ancient countries on the planet, which has undoubtedly played the most significant role in the evolution of human civilization.
“What we call Iran today is the reminder of an ancient civilization.
Archeological finding indicate that people lived in various parts of Iran as long as 15,000 years
ago,“ reported Koreatimes.co.kr.
Throughout the years, Iran’s culture has influenced different parts of the globe, from the Nile to the heart of Europe.
The unique geopolitical location of Iran has enabled various forms of culture to interact. This source of grandeur is a legacy of the rich Persian and Islamic culture.
Thousands of monuments and picturesque attractions make Iran a hot tourism spot.
More than 100,000 historic and cultural places are registered by the Iranian historical organization alongside three places Isfahan Imam Square, Shiraz Persepolis and Ahvaz Chogazanbil. They are registered by UNESCO as world heritage sites.
The Iranian style of architecture is unique and creative. A “piece de resistance“ such as the Persepolis and the rare extraordinaire edifices of Isfahan as well as the air traps of the central desert region are the hallmarks of the Iranian architecture. Iran is the cradle of most religions.
It has many religious attractions. The holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, the holy Shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) in Qom and many other mausoleums of the household of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are places of pilgrimage for the Shiite Muslims of the globe.
The Mausoleum of Sheikh of Jam in Khorasan and the Jame Mosque of Sanandaj (Kurdestan province) are particularly important for Sunni Muslims.
The Aargoshahsb Fire temple in Takht-e Soleiman, Tower of Kashmar in Khorasan, the Lake of Urumieh and Pir Sabz (Old Green) Chack Chack are significant places of worship for the Zorozstrian contingent of the planet.
The churches of Tatavous in Maku, St. Stepanus in Jolfa and Vank in Isfahan are universally regarded as sacred places for the Christians of the world.
The tombs of Esther and Mardkhoy in Hamedan, Haiquq the Prophet in Toysirkan, Sare Bet Asher in Isfahan and Daniyal Nabi (the Prophet of Susa) are among the important Jewish religious centers.
Among the Iranian cities and provinces, the most important sites are located in the provinces of Shiraz and Isfahan.