This village, at 1700m elevation and just north of the no-torious Evin Prison, is one of Tehran’s most pleasant urban escapes
At 370,000 sq km the Caspian (Darya-ye Khazar) is five times the size of Lake Superior.That makes it by far the world’s largest lake.
This popular in town escape stretches ever more steeply up the mountainside at Tehran’s northern edge
Gonbad-e Kavus is an urban sprawl famous for Turkmen horse racing and a Unesco-listed Mil-e Gonbad tower.
Like the Dead Sea, huge Lake Orumiyeh is so super salty that you just can’t sink. A Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 1976.
Holy Shrine of Imam Khomeini in an enormous scale is one the grandest architectural endeavours of the Islamic.
Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine is enveloped in a vast series of sacred precincts collectively known as the Haram-e Razavi.
Mashhad is Iran’s holiest and second-largest city. Its main sight is the beautiful, massive and ever-growing shrine of Imam Reza.
Booming Semnan city is well placed to give swift access to both the Alborz Mountains and the vast Dasht-e Kavir desert.