Points Of Interest


This village, at 1700m elevation and just north of the no-torious Evin Prison, is one of Tehran’s most pleasant urban escapes

Caspian Sea

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.

Jamshidieh Park

This  popular in town escape stretches ever more steeply up the mountainside at Tehran’s northern edge

Orumiyeh Lake

Like the Dead Sea, huge Lake Orumiyeh is so super salty that you just can’t sink. A Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 1976.

Haram-e Razavi
Haram-e Razavi

Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine is enveloped in a vast series of sacred precincts collectively known as the Haram-e Razavi.

Badab Surt
Badab e Surt

These photogenic series of stepped travertine (a type of limestone) terrace pools known as Badab-e Surt are a must-see.

The Kaluts

With a claim to being the world’s hottest desert, theThe Kaluts is considered one of Iran’s most exciting adventure destinations.

Naqsh-e Rostam

In the cliffs neighbouring Persepolis are two ancient sites called Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab that feature rock-hewn tombs.