Iran is the country of Nature and Culture, History and Art. Iran is a middle-eastern Country with neighbors such as Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan in the north, Turkey and Iraq in the west, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east, with 74 million population.

     iran map     iran map routes

The plateau of Iran consists of high Mountain ranges like Zagros in the west and Alborz in north. The highest point in Iran is Mountain Damavand, with 5610 m above the sea level, where lots of Iranian Mythological and Legends according to Ferdowsi, the great poet of the country, took place.

        Damavand nature     Sabalan Mountain

 Deserts of Iran cover an area of 34000 km2 with diverse culture of hard working people and unique architecture.

  Farahzad Desert     Salt Lake near Maranjab

The Persian Gulf and Oman Sea in the South and Caspian Sea in the north covers 3000 kilometers of  Shore line sand beaches with ports like Bandar Abbas in the south and Bandar Anzali in the north.

       Bandar e Anzali coast     Greek Ship Kish Iran

Unlike what most of foreigners think about Iran, there are lots of Jungles and greenery, like Old Hirkani Jungles in the northern part of the country and Incredible disappearing Hera Jungles in the Persian Gulf in the south of Iran.

       Nature around Alborz     LATON Jungle

The civilization on the Iranian plateau is very ancient; copper was smelted there about 5500 BC .Iranian people gave rise to Median, as the Persian people gave rise to  Achaemenid, Parthians, Sassanid dynasties during the classical antiquity and then after the advent of  Islam in Iran, the Seljuk, Safavid, Zand dynasties played significant roles in Iran.

         Persepolis_Tachara     Naghshe Jahan Sq

Iranian Art including architecture, weaving, painting, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stonemasonry is one of the richest art heritages in the world.

                          Khattati     Persian Miniature

Although Iran is being introduced as an Islamic Country, many other religions and ideologies has been introduced like Christianity, or developed like Zoroastrianism, and Mithraism. The Iranian Jewish community is proud of sites like Esther and Murdkai in Hamadan or the Tomb of Biblical prophet Daniel in the ancient city of Susa in Khuzestan Province.

   Saint Stephen Monastery Jolfa    Fire Temple Yazd

Beside all these beauties, rich hospitality exists among Iranians since ancient times as the country is located and has been in the middle of the route connecting Orient and the western world known as Silk Road.