There is a wide range of places to visit in Iran, a country that has something for everyone, from the lovers of art and culture to the more adventurous at heart. For visitors who want to discover the culture and traditions of Iran, there are several magnificent ruins of ancient cities, glorious mosques and mausoleums. The adventure seekers can enjoy budget-priced skiing, trekking, or some rock climbing. Some of the interesting places to visit in Iran are -
- Kish Island
- Isfahan (Esfahan)
- Northern Iran
Located on the north east of the Persian Gulf around 17 km from the southern offshore of the mainland Iran, Kish Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Persian Gulf. With its gorgeous white silvery sand beaches, Kish Island is great for calming walks and other activities like swimming, jogging, boat riding, scuba diving and snorkeling. On the Kish Summer Cinema, often concerts and plays are also held.
Kish Island has beautiful villas, hotels, and guesthouses, but the accommodations and restaurants on the island are comparatively expensive than the mainland.
Attractions on Kish Island include Kish Aquarium, the Pearl Culturing and Developing Center. There is also a Helicopter shuttle service accessible for flying over the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Isfahan is the capital of Capital of Isfahan Province, located at the foot of Zagros Mountain on the northern bank of the Zayandeh River. Isfahan is also the third largest city of Iran which enjoys a pleasant climate all through the year.
Isfahan makes for a great tourist destination with its many architectural splendors and a relaxed ambience. In addition to being one of the world's finest art cities with a rich history, it is also one of the country's largest industrial, agricultural, and handcrafts production centers.
The various attractions to explore in Isfahan are medieval Islamic architecture like the Imam Mosque (Masjid-i-Imam) and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Isfahan is also famous for its squares, palaces, gardens and stone bridges and is one of the most interesting places to visit in Iran.
Northern Iran (Shomal) is one of the favorite places for many people of Iran.
In the North there are two provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan having forests, mountains, and a coastal plain amidst the Alborz Mountain and the southernmost shores of Caspian Sea.
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest lake which is 170m (561 feet) deep, almost twice as deep as the Persian Gulf. In Northern Iran visitors can enjoy the beaches of Caspian Sea, view of beautiful forests, skiing, go hiking, and make the most of cold and hot mineral springs.
A few of tourist attractions in north are Anzali Lagoon, Rasht, historical and traditional village of Masouleh, tea farms of Lahijan, and Ramsar.
Several other places to visit in Iran are- Hamadan, Tehran, Susa, Kashan, Ardabil, Imam square, Yazd, among others.