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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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Iran in Depth

Shopping in Tehran – Where to Go and What to Expect

For thousands of years, the Persians have been famous for their Silk Road bazaars selling exquisite and rare goods. Shopping in Tehran has diversified from the traditional bazaar and now includes luxury malls and huge shopping centers. This is not to say the bazaar has lost its place. Every day hundreds of thousands of Tehranis pass through the Grand Bazaar in downtown Tehran.

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Kerman Travel Guide: Top 6 Tips

Situated in the east of Iran, Kerman is Iran’s largest province, amounting to 11% of the country’s total land mass. Home of the famous Lut Desert, Kerman is a little off the beaten track, but for those who want to explore somewhere different, be sure to pencil it in.

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7 Days in Iran: How to Experience Everything in 1 Week

Iran is a huge country that swells with diversity. Every Iranian province has its own unique cuisine, handicrafts, industries, dress, and language.

Travelers who have the time can easily spend two or three months having a good look around Iran. But realistically most visitors only come for a week or two.

If you’re planning on spending seven days in Iran, I’ve prepared an itinerary on what not to miss while you’re here.

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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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