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Damavand

Damavand | Mount Damavand is the highest elevation about 5628m a. l. s. in Iran. It is an inactive volcanic mountain which was activated in Quaternary Period. It has numerous thermal springs. The peak of Damavand covers permanently snow during the entire year. The...

Khar Turan National Park

| Khar Turan National Park | Touran Biosphere Reserve covers area 1,464,992 hectares. The Reserve presents a variety of habitats, including three extensive plains at different altitudes, varying from 700 to 1400 square meters, a saline river system, three mountain...

Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure

One of the most important reasons for the establishment of Kerman City is its location as a cross road. From long long ago, this city has been one of the important locations that connect West to East and North to South. Such a specification has had a remarkable...

The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province

The Ensemble of Karim Khani Buildings is considered as the fundamental structure of the old Shiraz from Zandiyeh up to the present time. As it has been constructed in different periods or one can see a footprint of urban elements from each period, it is ofparamount...

The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh

This cultural-natural-historical site encompasses Ashkoft Salman, Koul Farah, Khoung Azhdar and many other properties dating back to 1300 to 700 years ago. In the rock paintings, the figures have been painted one after another in a way that they make a background for...

Alisadr Cave

The Ali Sadr Cave originally called Ali Saadr or Ali Saard (meaning cold) is the world's largest water cave which attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is located in Ali Sadr Kabudarahang County about 100 kilometers north of Hamadan, western Iran (more...

Khabr National Park

Khabr Nation Park and Ruchun wild life refuge covers an area of 169200 hectares. Khabr is eleventh National Park of Iran which alone covers an area about 120000 hectares. The lowest elevation is 1000 and the highest 3845 m. The area has a rich flora (about 750...

Sabalan

Sabalan mount a laten volvano with the altitude of 4820 m, is Iran's third highest peek. This mountain that includes a collection of volcanic features as well as wonderful natural scenes is one of the invaluable natural properties of Iran. At the peak there's a crater...

Arasbaran Protected Area

Arasbaran Protected is the 9th Biosphere Reserved in Iran which covers an area of 78560 hectares with a circumference of 134 km. The altitude varies from ca. 256 m in the northern part to 2896 m which is the highest elevation in southern part of the area. Due to the...

Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)

The big desert of lut with the area of 5400 km2 is situated in the east and southeast of Iran .In a major part of this desert, there is no animal and vegetable life of any kind.The very beautiful and typical phenomena abound in this desert. This desert has a few...

Qeshm Island

Qeshm is the biggest island in the Persian Gulf near the straits of Hormoz. It is stretched closely along sides the south coastline (Hormozgan) of the Iranian mainland. The highest elevation is the 370 m in Bukhun mt. Also there is the gas and oiles in the center of...

Golestan National Park

A mountainous area with temperate rain forest ecosystems, lush steppes, scrub woodlands, high rocky cliffs, hills, undulating terrain and lotic and lentic ecosystems (rivers, springs and marshes). The variety of habitats in the area has led to considerable flora and...

The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat

Uramanat Village owns a unique rural texture, architecture, lifestyle and agriculture. And as a prominent example of integration of man into the nature, the inhabitants integrated themselves into the nature through utilization of sharp slopes in...

Jiroft

It functions as a communicative, cultural, commercial exchange center contacting with neighboring cultures and resembles Anatolia in Caucasus, the Great Khorasan, and Mesopotamia.

Khorramabad Valley

This valley has been situated in the central heights of Luristan and at heart of limy mounts. Because of abundant water reservoirs and different types of plants and animals, suitable weather and natural defense facilities among Zagros Mountains as well as its special...

Qanats of Gonabad

The property contains of 427 water wells with a length of 33113 meters and has been constructed based on different sciences like physics, geology and hydraulics and made it possible for the inhabitants to live in such a dry land that it rains there...

Cultural Landscape of Alamout

Hassan Sabah's castle has been located in northeastern side of Gazor Khan Village in the environs of Mo'alem Kalayeh, from the environs of Roudbar of Alamout. The relics of castle stand on the cliff of Kanglou-Marazi along with valleys and horrible precipices. The...

The Complex of Izadkhast

This historical complex has been situated on a natural base along with unique characteristics. The complex contains the castle of Izadkhast, one caravanserai and the Safavid-period bridge. The works inside of the castle belong to different periods from Sassanids to...

The Historical City of Masouleh

This city has an age of eight hundred to a thousand years. The existence of numerous graveyards inner and outside of the city proves its old texture. Storied and terracing plan of the city is in parallel to the mountain slope. The combination of such architecture with...

Blue Mosque

This mosque is one of the precious works of Islamic period (the Timurids) and is known as turquoise of Islam as it has been built of turquoise-colored bricks. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of Timurid period. Geographically, it has been located in a cold...

The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar

The cultural-natural axis of Ramsar has been stretched from the northern foothills of Alborz Mountains to the shores of Caspean Sea and includes e.g. Ramsar Hotel, thirty -acre Garden, Pahlavi I palace and garden, the main boulevard that ends to (former) Ramsar...

The Historical Texture of Damghan

This hill belongs to Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of Hesar Tepe. It is one of the most famous prehistoric sites of Middle East. In Parthian period, the capital has been transported to Ghoumes in west of Damghan. In the first Islamic century, Damghan reached its...

Bastam and Kharghan

This assemblage comprises the complex of Sheikh Bayazid Bastami, the Chief Mosque, the towered dome of Kashaneh and a part of old wall of the city. The complex of Sheikh Bayazid Bastami comprises the grave of Sheikh Bayazid Bastami, one of the five elevated Sufis of...

The Historical Village of Abyaneh

| The Historical Village of Abyaneh | Village of Abyaneh is one of the Iranian historical villages that contains some works from Sassanid period to the present time. It owns several unequal attributions just like the unique temple of "Herpak", a Chief mosque with...

Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar

Laar is a sample of an urban planning belonging to pre-Safavid dynasty. Continuity of Bazaar of Qaisariye after the historical Earthquake Event and its planning and expansion and construction of a Square with polo gate and surrounding porticos shows a unique complex...

Golestan Palace

The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of...

The Persian Garden

The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles that have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BC....

Bazaar of Tabriz

Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centres on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings,...

Shahr-e Sukhteh

Shahr-i Sokhta, meaning ‘Burnt City’, is located at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau. The remains of the mudbrick city represent the emergence of the first complex societies in eastern Iran. Founded around 3200 BC, it was populated...

Mount Khajeh

Covering over 5 hectares atop Kuh-e Khuaja near Zabol, stands as one of the most important Iranian historic city-fortresses and an important unfired (place) brick ensemble of pre-Islamic and early Islamic Iran in the region. It includes remains from the Parthian,...

Historical Ensemble of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili

Built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, this place of spiritual retreat in the Sufi tradition uses Iranian traditional architectural forms to maximize use of available space to accommodate a variety of functions (including a...

Fin Garden

The network of Persian gardens means a collection of gardens which encompasses the most significant historical gardens. Bagh-e Fin is one of the most authentic and prominent gardens in such a network. Although there are some hints in several sources about the...

Historic-Natural Axis of Isfahan

The combined historic-natural axis of Isfahan is with no doubt the most significant urban structure in Iran that was planned in Seventieth Century - in continuation of the organic structure shaped in previous centuries - and has influenced and guided the growth of the...

Tepe Sialk

Tape Sialk consists of two mounds known as Northern and Southern Sialk, located about 600 meters apart. The artifacts of the northern mounds are more ancient than those of the southern. Relics of two cultural periods, from the beginning of settlement in villages in...

Nasqsh-e Rostam & Naqsh-e Rajab

An ensemble of historic, religious and artistic works from the Achaemenian and Sasanian periods located within a small perimeter near the monuments of Persepolis and those of the pre-Sasanian city of Estakhr, between which flows the Polvar river. 1. Naqsh-e Rajab: at...

Susa

Located in the south-west of Iran, in the lower Zagros Mountains, the property encompasses a group of archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side of the Shavur River, as well as Ardeshir’s palace, on the opposite bank of the river. The excavated architectural...

Firuzabad Ensemble

  The ensemble at Firuzabad comprises, within a 12 km diameter area, such archaeological sites as the City of Gur, the Palace of Ardashir (Atashkadeh), Qal'eh Dokhtar fortress, bas reliefs from the time of Ardashir (the founder of the Sassanian dynasty), the...

Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin

This ensemble is located within a perimeter covering ? hectares northeast of Qasr-e Shirin and includes such architectural and urban remains from the late Sassanian period and the early Islamic period as the palace of Khosrow (attributed to the Sassanian Chosroes II,...

Jame Mosque of Isfahan

Located in the historic centre of Isfahan, the Masjed-e Jāmé (‘Friday mosque’) can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries, starting in ad 841. It is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran and a...

Chogha Zanbil

The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Chogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the...

Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a temple of...

Soltaniyeh

The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian...

Persepolis

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and...

Pasargadae

Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid...

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent Portico of...

Bisotun

Bisotun is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the...

Bam and its Cultural Landscape

| Bam and its Cultural Landscape | Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being...

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

| Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran | The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, in the north-west of the country, consists of three monastic ensembles of the Armenian Christian faith: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These edifices - the oldest...

Parthian Empire

| Parthian Empire | Ancient land corresponding roughly to the modern region of Khorāsān in Iran. The term is also used in reference to the Parthian empire (247 BC–ad 224). The first certain occurrence of the name is as Parthava in the Bīsitūn inscription (c. 520 BC)...

Achaemenid Empire on the Egypt

the Persian 27th dynasty of Egypt (525–404 BC), founded by Cambyses II of Persia and named after his family of the Achaemenids. The policy of the Achaemenid kings seems to have been conciliatory to national beliefs and sentiments. There are conflicting views of...

Iran Handicraft

The carpet weaving industry in Iran is as old as time itself. Iran is the world's leading carpet producer. Persian carpet with its fast colors, fine designs and unique texture, has always been the most tangible manifestation of Persian art for other nations and yearly...