Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat UNESCO World Heritage Site (Reg: July 2021)   Hawraman (also called Uraman) is the name of the historical valley located in the mountains shared between the two provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah in the west of Iran. Uraman is the Kurdish word for Hawraman which is pronounced Huraaman and generally in

Trans-Iranian Railway 25th Iranian UNESCO World Heritage site (Reg. June 2021) One of the most forgotten tourist attractions in Iran was traveling by train and passing through many scenic areas with several different and spectacular climates, that thanks to joining UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2021 with the help of Iran’s cultural heritage organization

The two new UNESCO world heritage sites of Iran (25 June 2021) Since 1978, every year, UNESCO picks a number of World Heritage Sites for their “outstanding universal value” in the two sections of cultural and natural sites. This year in June 2021, the UNESCO has picked two Iran Heritage Sites for the list alongside

Sistan and Baluchistan Sistan and Baluchistan province (also spell Sistan and Baluchestan) is in the south east of Iran on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan. To the south lies the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. This province is about the size of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Slovenia combined.  As a

Iran Caravanserais   Iranian Caravanserais were built during the Safavid dynasty in the Silk Road route of Persia.  These were essential to service the needs of the influx of traders and travellers passing through.  At that time the country was massive and called Persia.  During that dynasty, Iran had a main role in the Silk

Badab-e Surt Natural Springs   Consider a stepped spring, surrounded by wild trees and barberry bushes, where the colour and fragrance of the water on each step is different from the previous one.  Looking down from above the spring, you will see forests of coniferous trees. Isn’t that fascinating? If you haven’t guessed so far

UTMD (Ultra Trail Mount Damavand) is an Ultra Trail marathon in Iran conducted in the Lar National Park and the west side of volcanic Mt Damavand (5,610 meters, the highest mountain in the Middle East). Adventure Iran started organizing this approximately 100 km race in 2017. It is an annual summer competition, with many runners

  Shemshak village is one of the highest villages in Iran situated in the heart of the Central Alborz Mountain, with 2,700 m altitude. It is only 65 km from the centre of Tehran, about a 1 ½- hour drive to reach through a mountainous road. There is also a ski resort beside Shemshak village

Azad Kuh Mountain, with a giant rocky summit, is one of the highest peaks in Iran, and located in the high central Alborz mountains. Azad means ‘free’ and Kuh means ‘mountain’. The free mountain might be the local name, due to it being cone shaped, so dissimilar from the other surrounding mountains. If you assume

Alfons Gabriel (1894 – 1976) was an Austrian geographer and travel writer who made several trips to Iran’s deserts. Gabriel wrote five books about his trips and findings. His book, Durch Persiens Wüsten (1935), has been translated into Persian. On his second trip to Iran in 1933 he crossed Dasht-e Kavir (the Central Desert) where