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Experience an Authentic Iranian Bathhouse at Qazi Persian Bath in Isfahan

The words “Turkish bath” may sound the most familiar, but there are several other cultures that incorporate bathhouses into their lives- cultures such as Korean, Japanese, Russian, and, of course, Iranian. While the majority of bathhouses in Iran have either been converted into teahouses or tourist attractions and give insight into the age-old rituals through the use of wax figures, one bathhouse, in particular, is offering visitors a new and exciting adventure. Now in addition to soaking up the rich culture, spectacular architecture, and delicious delicacies in Isfahan, you can also experience the traditional Iranian bathhouse at Qazi Persian Bath. And as always, 1stQuest can help get you to and book accommodations in this crown jewel city of Iran nicknamed “half of the world.”

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Abbasi Hotel ; an antique caravanserai eclipsing all other

The first thing that pops up to mind as soon as somebody talks about Persia or Iran is how hospital they are and how they take pleasure in playing the role of a host. Given their history and geographical location, this is not a big surprise. Iran has been sitting at the intersection of European and Asian continent for more than eight thousand years being the bridge that connects the east to the west. Also, a considerable portion of the ancient trade route, the Silk Road, ran through old Persia and Iran after the Islamic conquest.

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Architectural treasures of Isfahan: 5 must see landmarks

This year UNESCO named Rio de Janeiro the world capital of architecture in 2020, making it the first city to ever receive such a title. If such a prize existed 400 years ago, Iran’s Isfahan would surely be named the winner. With architectural gems demonstrating Islamic, Christian and traditional Persian styles, Isfahan’s history and diversity will amaze travellers.

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What to See and Do during your First Time in Isfahan

If there is a city that you shouldn’t miss in Iran, it’s definitely Isfahan. It has been twice the capital of Iran and was considered as “half of the world” and “one of the most beautiful cities in the world”. No doubt that the city is a must-see of Iran. Boasting more than 40 touristic attractions, you can stay a full week without getting bored.

In this article, I give you numerous tips to organize your stay in Isfahan and enjoy all its attractions in the best possible way.

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The Best 3-days Itinerary of Isfahan for First Time Visitors

Isfahan or “Nesf-e Jahan” as Iranians call it (which literally means “Half of the World”), is on every traveler’s must-visit list. The vote is in, Iranians and foreign tourists alike recommend traveling to Isfahan. Stuffed to the brim with historical attractions, breathtaking mosques, ancient bridges, Persian gardens, wild and windy bazaars, and ornate palaces, you can’t miss a trip to Isfahan.

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