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The Persian Qanat

The Persian Qanat

Qanat is a symbol of civilization, tradition and culture in desert regions with arid climate and an outstanding example of using architectural complicated systems in Iran. In fact, Qanat is a tunnel-like channel underground which collects water from a main water source naming “mother well” in order to conduct water along tunnels and finally enable settlement […]

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Ancient City of Susa

Ancient City of Susa

Ancient City of Susa is considered one of the oldest world human settlements with a history of more than 6000 years registered in UNESCO’s list. According to the documents and evidences of the antiquity, Susa has been one of the main Iranian cities known for its magnificence. Even older than this city, in the vicinity of […]

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Dome of Soltaniyeh

Dome of Soltaniyeh

The Dome of Soltaniyeh is the biggest brick dome in the world and the Mausoleum of Ilkhan Oljaytu. The structure is a very exquisite mosque which is well-known in the world from the viewpoint of architecture, interior design and space. The dome is located 30 km east of Zanjan inside the rampart of the old […]

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Arg-e Bam

Arg-e Bam

The Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel) was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman Province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site “Bam and its Cultural Landscape”. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to […]

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Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

The Armenian monastic ensembles of Iran, in the northwest of the country, include three monastic ensembles of Christian faith: St. Thaddeus and St. Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These edifices ― the oldest of which, St. Thaddeus (Kara Kelisa or Qara Kelisa), dates back to the Seventh Century CE ― are examples of outstanding […]

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Meymand Village

Meymand Village

Meymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They raise their animals on mountain pastures, living cave dwellings carved out of the rock (kamar), an unusual form of housing in a dry, desert environment. Maymand includes 2500 rooms […]

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Abyaneh Village

Abyaneh Village

40 kilometers northwest of Natanz town in Isfahan province on the mountain range slopes of mountain range lies a scenic and ancient village which is called Abyaneh. Due to its local architecture and various historical monuments, Abyaneh is one of the famous villages of Iran. The village is about 1500 years old and, it is one […]

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Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Bazaar

Due to Tabriz’s strategic location along the Silk Road, it has long been an important hub of commerce. Construction started over a millennium ago, making it one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East; however, much of the brick domes date back to the 15th century, which actually gives some areas a somewhat modern feel. […]

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Chovgan Game

Chovgan Game

Chovgan Game, an Iranian version of modern sports polo, was invented in ancient Persia as a team game, Yashar Bigham, a representative of Iran’s Equestrian Federation, said. “Taking into account the documents available to specialists, we can say with certainty that chovgan is one of the oldest sporting games. It was first mentioned in the […]

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Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia

In the northwest of Iran, there is a lake called Lake Urmia, which is located between two provinces of West Azarbaijan and East Azarbaijan Province at a height of 1267 meters above the free water level. In the summer of 2015, the size of the lake was about six thousand square kilometers, and for this […]

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