- Hegmatane (or Ekbatana) was the ancient Medes’ capital. In today’s Hamedan.
- Persepolis – Persepolis is perhaps Iran’s most significant historical landmark. Darius constructed the capital of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire. In the vicinity of Shiraz.
- Pasargad (or Pasargadae) – Cyrus the Great constructed Pasargad (or Pasargadae) as the Persian Empire’s first capital. In the vicinity of Shiraz.
- Susa – Susa has three levels of civilization, having been built by Elamites and subsequently adopted by the Achaemenid (Persian) and Sasanid empires. Located in the Khuzestan province, in the modern-day town of Shush.
- Chogha Zanbil– Elamites constructed Chogha Zanbil, a ziggurat. Shush is close by.
- Na’in or ”’Naeen”’ or Naein is a tiny pre-Islamic city in central Iran with a history dating back over 2000 years. It’s a tiny pattern of a desert village from the past. In Na’in, the people still talk in an old Zoroastrian dialect.
- Sialk Mount (Tappeh Sialk) – Sialk Mount (Tappeh Sialk) is the world’s oldest ziggurat, dating back over 7,000 years. Kashan’s outskirts.
- The ancient subterranean aqueducts of the Persian Qanat, 11 of which have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Notable people’s tombs
- Cyrus the Great in Pasargad near Shiraz.
- Avicenna in Hamedan.
- Khayyam in Neyshaboor (near Mashhad).
- Prophet Daniel in Susa (Shush).
- Mordechai and Esther in Hamedan.
- Saadi and Hafez famous Persian poets in Shiraz.
- “‘Imam Reza'” an ornate shrine to the eighth of the Shiite imams (the only one buried in Iran) in Mashhad.
The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum in Tehran. The former Shah and his wife, who were ardent and showy collectors, amassed one of the world’s most significant modern and contemporary art collections, which is conservatively estimated at $2.5 billion USD. Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and Jackson Pollock are among the artists represented. Much of it is still uncatalogued, both because of its abundance and because it is presently forbidden. For many years, no western works have been on display, but staff expressed optimism in late 2013 that the authorities would give permission for certain items to be exhibited as part of a tourism push. It will have to wait and see. Meanwhile, art fans may sigh while leafing through a reference copy of part of the collection, which is available for viewing at reception. Nonetheless, the museum is worth a visit for a rare chance to see modern Iranian art that, although innovative and forward-thinking in execution, adheres to established values.
- Sadabad. Mohammad-Reza Shah and his family used to reside in this palace complex. Some palaces have been turned into museums. Tehran is the capital of Iran.
- Falak-ol-aflak – Falak-ol-Aflak Castle is one of the most significant buildings of the Sassanid period.
- Shah Abbas II constructed the Forty Pillar Palace (Chehel Sotoun, meaning “Forty Columns”) in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool in Isfahan, Iran, for his amusement and banquets. On the terrace or in one of the magnificent reception rooms, Shah Abbas II and his successors would entertain dignitaries and diplomats. The name, which means “Forty Columns” in Persian, was inspired by the entry pavilion’s twenty thin wooden columns, which are believed to seem to be forty when reflected in the fountain’s waters.
- Ālī Qāpū (The Royal Palace) – Early in the seventeenth century. It is forty-eight meters tall with seven levels connected by a challenging spiral stairway. Deep circular recesses in the walls of the sixth-floor music area provide not only decorative but also acoustic value. It is full with realistic wall paintings by Reza Abbassi, Shah Abbas I’s royal painter, and his students. Floral, animal, and bird themes may be found.
Squares and Streets
Square Naqsh-e Jahan, also known as Shah Square or Imam Square, was built in 1602. There are two mosques and a market. It is a significant historical site that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The plaza is surrounded by Safavid-era structures.
Iran beaches provide a diverse range of beach options for visitors. The warm weathered beaches of Iran along the Caspian Sea provide a variety of moods and sensations. The beaches in Iran’s southern regions provide mild weather that is often nice. Iran’s coastline along the Persian Gulf has hilly vistas, as well as sand and swamps to explore.
Beaches of Kish Island
The Persian Gulf coast around Kish Island boasts stunning blue seas. In these magnificent crystal clear waterways, you can see aquatic vegetation and creatures. The beach on Kish Island is known for its safety and is a popular swimming and fishing destination in Iran. Walk down the sandy beach to see the coral reefs in this region, which are protected by the sun all year.
Glass-bottomed boats and scuba diving are among the activities available on Kish Island. Water sport vessels and motorboats are available for hire.
Beaches along the Caspian Coast
The Caspian Sea, which is located in northern Iran, is the world’s biggest land-locked lake. The beaches are sandy and beautiful, in addition to the magnificent landscape provided by the roads leading to the Caspian Sea. Tropical weather prevails throughout the summer months, while the winters are moderate. Resorts on the beach provide a fantastic escape amid Iran’s beaches.
Seaport in Chabahar
The Chabahar seaport is located on the coast of southeastern Iran, near the Oman Sea. In the winter, visitors to this region may enjoy water sports as well as leisure. Sunsets from the rocky region near Chabahar’s shore are spectacular. Swimming is permitted in certain areas along the coast of Oman. In Chabahar, you may do water skiing, canoeing, scuba diving, and a variety of other water activities.
Seaport in Bandar Abbas
Silky sand and spacious beaches may be found on the Iran beaches near Bandar Abbas, which overlook the Straight of Hormoz. In this area, the summer months are hot and humid, while the winter months are nice. Children enjoy Bandar Abbas’ gentle sloping beaches, which provide as a safe playground in nature. In this part of Iran, hotels offer gardens, swimming pools, and fields where guests may enjoy games while walking along the coastline.
Bushehr Province Beach
Sandy and stony beaches may be found along the coast of Bushehr province. Water activities are popular along the sandy beaches of the coasts. Enjoy the beauty in this area, which is near to Iran’s main cities. While visiting Bushehr, you can see limestone that makes up the rocky beaches, which adds to the region’s natural beauty. The winter season draws the most visitors.