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10 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Iran

Widely popular for its thriving culture and historical monuments, Iran has a rich history. It has rich poetry, art, architecture, music and cuisine culture. It is significant in ancient traditions, artefacts, archaic landscapes and picturesque cities. While cherishing the physical beauty of its various charms, don't forget to embark on Iran cultural tours making the most of your journey.

Among all of the delights of Iran, Tehran stands out as a must-visit place. Being the country's capital, Tehran represents the chronological history of the entire country with a glimpse of modernity and the present. From numerous modern-day museums to pristine landscapes and palaces, there is an unending list of the best places to visit in Tehran.

List Of Top 10 Tourist Places To Visit In Iran 

Whether you are a nature lover or a heterophile, you will immerse in the charm of thriving Iranian cities. Also, they offer many activities to do and other destinations to explore. So are you ready to unfold these Iranian delights?

  • Tehran | The Appealing Capital of Iran
  • Isfahan | Exploring the Islamic Architecture
  • Persepolis | Ancient Capital of Achaemenid Empire
  • Tabriz | Witnessing the Hub of Shopping in Iran
  • Shiraz | A Journey to the Vineyards of the Diverse and Colourful City
  • Kashan | A Glimpse Inside the Most Beautiful and Hospitable City
  • Yazd | A look at the Charm of Old Alleyways and Mud-Brick Houses
  • Ahvaz | A Tour of the City of Bridges
  • Kish Island | Fascinating Blend of Iranian and Arabic
  • Kalut | Best Place for Desert Trekking in Iran

1.Tehran | The Appealing Capital of Iran

Tehran is widely popular as one of the top places to visit in Iran. While giving us a glimpse inside modern-day Iran, it is a perfect blend of both the ancient and the modern. Renowned as one of the top tourist destinations, it features a dazzling skyline and ancient monuments. The captivating capital also offers destinations for shopping enthusiasts like The Grand Bazaar. Visitors can explore attractive destinations like Golestan Palace, Azadi Tower, etc.

Major Attractions: Golestan Palace, The Grand Bazaar, Azadi Tower, Imamzadeh Saleh

Things to do:

  • Shopping at The Grand Bazaar
  • Skiing in winters

2. Isfahan | Exploring the Islamic Architecture

Time to unwind another best tourist destination in Iran - Isfahan. Isfahan is home to Islamic Architecture, traditional culture and aesthetics, with Persian gardens adding to its beauty. The city draws many tourists, featuring the biggest tourist attractions, including Imam Mosque, Khaju Bridge, and Mollabashi House. Local markets in Isfahan brighten the town, bringing visitors to the city.

Major Attractions: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Shah Mosque, Vank Cathedral

Things to do:

  • Shopping at local markets in Isfahan
  • Wander the UNESCO World Heritage Naqsh-e Jahan

3. Persepolis | Ancient Capital of Achaemenid Empire

Located in the plains of Marvdasht, Persepolis is a UNESCO World Heritage site holding greater significance. Home to historical ruins, Historical places in Persepolis attract historophiles. Visitors can take a walk to the pillars and remnants of what used to be the magnificent Palaces in Ancient Persia.

Major Attractions: Nagsh-e Rostam, Naqsh-e Rajab

Things to do:

  • A walk to the historical ruins
  • Visiting remnants of the Achaemenid Empire's ceremonial capital

4. Tabriz | Witnessing the Hub of Shopping in Iran

If you are eager to shop in Iran, Tabriz should be on your bucket list. Situated in the Azerbaijan region of Iran, Tabriz has some of the best and most authentic bazaars in Iran. Its fine heritage and pleasant weather add to visitors' wonderful experiences while smooth transportation makes their journey to the city seamless. Aji River, Ghuri River and Blue Mosque are some of their best tourist destinations.

Major Attractions: Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Aji River, Ghuri River

Things to do:

  • Visit Azerbaijan Museum
  • Shopping at local markets in Tabriz

5. Shiraz | A Journey to the Vineyards of the Diverse and Colourful City

The former capital of Iran, Shiraz, is widely popular for its wine and poetry. The colourful city used to be famous for its Vineyards, which now attract tourists for wine tasting. If you like poetry, the play of words, you must keep this place at the top of your list. Visitors can also wander the lovely gardens and pilgrimage sites to delve deeper into the city's authenticity. If you're planning a trip with your partner, there are several things to do in Shiraz, the city of love.

Major Attractions: Nazar Garden, Vakil Mosque, Sayyed Alaeddin Hossein Shrine, Maharloo Lake

Things to do:

  • Visit exotic Persian Gardens
  • Visit the Tomb of Hafez
  • Take a walk along Pink Lake

6. Kashan | A Glimpse Inside the Most Beautiful and Hospitable City

After Tehran and Isfahan, Kashan is considered the most beautiful city in Iran. Kashan houses picturesque architecture and warm-hearted people capable of hospitality. Visitors can find fine and mesmerising architecture and traditional hotels where you can enjoy Iranian hospitality.

Major Attractions: Fin Gardens, Abbasi, Kashan Bazaar

Things to do:

  • Visit Tabatabaei Historical House
  • Visit Agha Bozorg mosque
  • Wander the Fin Gardens

7. Yazd | A Look at the Charm of Old Alleyways and Mud-Brick Houses