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Cities in Iran

Yazd

To me and to many others, nothing is comparable with spending a night under the shallow ceiling of desert’s sky whose all shining stars seem reachable. Imagine you witness this beautiful scene in a quiet night of a very old city made out of clay, which cannot easily get rid of the warmth the sun has granted during the day. With one third of Iran covered with deserts, having such a delightful night is not a hard work. One of the oldest, largest and most charming desert cities, lies somewhere in the middle of Iran, in the middle of ancient silk road…….
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Tehran

Visiting Iran without having a trip to Tehran is to miss out. Going out for a Persian delicious dish in one of Darband’s beautiful restaurants, shopping in endless rows of stores in grand bazaar, having a nice day skiing in Tochal slopes, in snowy days of winter are only a glimpse of what you would miss! Actually this gigantic, busy beating heart of Iran has got so many beauties to be discovered. Although it is just a2 century old city, you can find the oldest and most precious heritages of Iran and the world behind the walls of its unique museums……
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Esfahan

Florence of Orient, Persia’s masterpiece, the Intrigue of Iran and the half rhymed famous adage “Esfahan Nesf-e Jahan” (Esfahan is half the world) all are to describe the splendor of a city shining along its life giving river at the heart of Iran. When you tread into the city it seems as if it has been preparing itself for an impromptu royal visit. It is a city of inspiring architecture, elegant mosques, churches, graceful palaces, beautiful gardens and gorgeous bridges, a city made for the refreshment of humanity as Robert Byron says……
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Shiraz

There was probably a sizable settlement on the site of Shiraz in the prehistoric period and cuneiform records from the great ceremonial capital of Persepolis show that Shiraz was a significant township in Achaemenes times. However the city became provincial capital only in 693 A.D, after the Arab armies conquered Estakhar, the nearby Sassanian capital. As Estakharfell in to decline, Shiraz grew in importance under the Arabs and several local dynasties. The Buyids (945 to 1055) made it their capital, building mosques, palaces, a famous library and a great city wall……
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Shah Cheragh

A place of pilgrimage but also worth visiting for its unbelievable mirror work, it contains the tomb of the brother of Imam Reza (PBUH) who died in the 8th century. The first construction of it is attributed to Atabak Sa’ad Ebn-e-Zangi. In the 8th century AH it was repaired and developed by the mother of Ishaq Injoo. In the early 10th century AH, it was again repaired. But late in the century, an earthquake ruined it so it underwent renovation once more. In the year 1243AH, during the reign of Fathali Shah Qajar, some sections were added to it…….
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Mashhad

The holy city of Mashhad is the administrative capital of the Khorasan province. Its present population is nearing two and half millions and occupies an area of more than 200 square kilometers. It is situated in the north-east of Iran between Binalood and Hazar mountain ranges. It is 945 kilometers away from Tehran and its altitude is 980 meters above the sea level. At present Mashhad is the second largest city in Islamic Republic of Iran after Tehran…..
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