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A Backpack’s Guide to Iran – May 2019

Backpacking is defined as low cost, independent travel. Backpacking in Iran is defined as extremely low cost, intrepid adventure with everything from modern art galleries to 4,000 year old archaeological sites. In this post, I give you the scoop on a backpack’s guide to Iran (on a budget!).

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Discover Tehran: A Brief Guide to the Capital of Iran

Visitors to Iran often opt to skip Tehran, reducing it to nothing more than heavy traffic and smog. But the capital city has plenty of charm and beauty with its concrete skyline set against the backdrop of the majestic Alborz mountains. Home to some 10 million people, in no other city, will you get a better glimpse of contemporary life in Iran than in Tehran. Here’s our mini guide to Tehran to get the most out of this underrated city. And as always, remember that you can book all your travel and accommodation needs in Tehran with 1stQuest.

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Where to Stay: The 5 Best Hotels in Tabriz

Tabriz is the most populated city in northwestern Iran, one of the historical capitals of Iran and the present capital of East Azerbaijan province. It is the sixth most populous city in Iran. It is located in the Quru River valley, in Iran’s historic Azerbaijan region between long ridges of volcanic cones in the Sahand and Eynali mountains.

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Better with age: Historic Hotels in Kashan

Kashan is a city in the Isfahan province of Iran. Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. Its charm is thus mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis. Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hillocks which lie 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Hence Kashan dates back to the Elamite period of Iran. The Sialk ziggurat still stands today in the suburbs of Kashan after 7000 years. After well-known Iranian historical cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz, Kashan is a common destination for foreign tourists because of its many historical sites.

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