Iran’s most famous mountains and high peaks   Iran has a long list of mountains above +4000m in different regions in the Alborz, Zagros range. Surprisingly, even in the deserts of Iran, there are many mountains above 3000 m plus a few famous mountains above +4000m. Also, along these two long mountain ranges there are

Darbandsar Village ALBORZ SKI REGION Darbandsar is a village in the heart of the Alborz Mountains of Iran, 60 km away from the capital and north east of Tehran province. The village is situated in the slope of the southern part of the Central Alborz mountains with various altitudes.  The average height is approximately 2600m

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

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

Mount AlamKuh Alam Kuh, is the name of a huge mountain in northern Iran, in Mazandaran province located in the Takht-e Soleyman massif mountain chain. Takhte-e Soliman is also a part of the west Alborz Mountain range. Alam Kuh’s altitude is 4,850 m above sea level and is the second highest mountain in Iran after

Kandelus Historical Village Kandelus is a historical village in Mazandaran province, located in the Caspian Sea region in the north of Iran.  The province itself lies between the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and the northern slopes of the Central Alborz mountains. Mazandaran is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and

Hormuz Island Hormuz Island, Hormozgan province, is an oval island 8 km from Bandar Abbas and considered to be one of the most exquisite islands in Iran.  Situated in the Persian Gulf, it is actually a salt dome with an area of 42 square kms. It is regarded as the key to the Persian Gulf

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

Qeshm Island Qeshm Island, in Hormozgan province, is the largest island in the waters of the Persian Gulf. We have always heard a lot about the unique beauties and features of this island. The countless attractions have made Qeshm one of the most important tourist destinations in Iran. It is located in the Strait of

The remains of the Great Wall of Gorgan, also known as “The Red Snake Wall” are located in northern Iran in the Golestan Province. Dating back to the Sasanid dynasty, the wall was originally built in approx. 420-530AD, which makes it 1,000 years older than the Great Wall of China. It has the remains of