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Ali Habibi

Iran in Depth

Kermanshah, The Unknown Beauty on West of Iran

Iranian people are all about having fun and a great time, despite what you might hear from the media. They are, in the literal words, the most happy-go-lucky and peripatetic individuals you ever meet in your entire life. Just show them some holidays on the Persian calendar (since it’s a bit different than the western calendar) and they’ll be packing their stuff and on their way to a cozy place with wonderful weather before you can say, Jack Robinson. If you knew Iran, you’d probably think that by a nice place I meant the north of Iran, or what Iranian call “Shomal”, because it’s the wondrous and routine destination for the most people living in the northern half of Iran’s plateau. Despite that, I’m talking about an emerald green piece in the west of the country that is called Kermanshah.

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Iran in Depth, Tip to the Trip

How to make traveling to Iran easier

The first tip to make traveling to Iran easier is to catch the drift on how the weather is like. The plateau of Iran is four weather territory with massive blistering deserts in the center, extensive mountains stretching from Northwest to the Southeast almost cutting the country into two halves, the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf in the north and south with a lot of ports and fertile lowlands to the west and southwest. This can be a little confusing for a tourist, because of the blistering weather of Northeast mountainsides of Zagros that makes Tabriz or Tehran’s freezing to the bone cold while the weather in Isfahan is very warm.

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Iran in Depth

World Heritage Sites in Iran; Counting Down the Top 10

They are not just some fantastic places with great historical value and marvelous views or magnificent features. Heritage sites are what we have inherited from our ancestors, through decades and centuries. They are out there to show us how we got here and tell us a bit more about the culture, ideology, governing systems, art, social structure, and craftsmanship of those who lived and died before us. That’s why UNESCO takes serious actions and have strict rules to preserve these unforgettable spots and help the governments in charge to safeguard them, for this generation and the next ones to come. World heritage sites in Iran are no exception in this matter. Iran, as a country born and raised in the cradle of civilization, hosts up to 24 registered world heritage sites and many more in the line to get the recognition and the attention they deserve. you can book all of your services like Iran visa, Iran hotels, Iran domestic flights & buses and…  easily through 1stQuest. 

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Iran in Depth, Travel Guides

Traveling in Iran by train; a steaming memory

Once the peak of technological advancements and the reason for all the people’s draws to drop, trains still are quite popular all around the world, even with airplanes dominating the skies and cutting far distances into just a few hour flights. Since their introduction into the modern world, trains have played an unparalleled role in the developments of countries, especially those in the Middle-East.

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Iran in Depth, Travel Guides

Exotic villages in Iran; Surviving remembrance of old times

I talked about many things in Iran. In my last piece, I gave you a few notes about riding trains in Iran and how the “traveling in Iran by trains” itinerary could work. I pointed out that taking the Trans-Iranian train is the perfect and the cheapest mean of transportation for tourists. Trains in Iran take you to the heart of some very remote and offbeat areas with natural marvels unmatched by any other locations around the world but, however, I didn’t talk to you about the unnatural ones, the ones human beings are and have been responsible for more than thousands of years in Iran.

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