MYSTERY OF IRAN

MYSTERY OF IRAN



Mystery Of Iran

By amirgh@qq.com 05 Jul, 2016

What is the Iran visa rule for US citizens?

By amirgh@qq.com 30 Jun, 2016
Editor’s Note:   Retired Eau Claire County Judge Thomas Barland recently spent nearly two weeks in Iran. Barlandestimates he has taken 75 foreign trips, visiting about 70 countries. He wrote this account for the Leader-Telegram.
By amirgh@qq.com 27 May, 2016

While not many people may have Iran on their travel agenda, times are changing and travel bookings to this misunderstood region in the world have increased by 400% last year alone! As a destination with a plethora of things to see and explore, not to mention exotic cuisine and still pristine environments to impress even the most traveled outdoors lover, it’s definitely worth a second look. Whether you know much about visiting Tehran or not, we wanted to shed some light on this destination and put it on your radar for an unforgettable adventure in the near future.

By amirgh@qq.com 11 May, 2016

Mount Damavand

66 kilometres northeast of Tehran, at a height of 5,610m, Mount Damavand is the highest mountain in the Middle East, and a worthy challenge for any accomplished mountaineer. Visible from Tehran on a clear day, the mountain is snow-capped all year round, and features prominently in Persian folklore and literature. Located in the Alborz Mountain range, reaching Damavand’s peak will take the best part of two days – and earn you the eternal respect of any Iranians in your life. The climbing season is June-September.

By amirgh@qq.com 10 Jun, 2015
Yes, this gorgeous, altitudinous part of the Middle East is the skiing world’s best-kept secret.
By amirgh@qq.com 19 Mar, 2015
Should I or should I not visit Iran?
By amirgh@qq.com 03 Mar, 2015

Do you wish to travel to Iran to experience the delights of the ancient Persian Empire? Do you know new rules and regulations about traveling to Iran? And most important of all; what do previous Iran travelers experience in Iran? There are some things to review before traveling to Iran. To know all these and more; join us on Mystery Of Iran blog and update your traveling information, Iran is a can’t-miss spot on your Middle East list! Now let’s review things to know before traveling to Iran:

8 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Iran 

  • By amirgh@qq.com
  • 27 May, 2016

8 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Iran 

8 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Iran

While not many people may have Iran on their travel agenda, times are changing and travel bookings to this misunderstood region in the world have increased by 400% last year alone! As a destination with a plethora of things to see and explore, not to mention exotic cuisine and still pristine environments to impress even the most traveled outdoors lover, it’s definitely worth a second look. Whether you know much about visiting Tehran or not, we wanted to shed some light on this destination and put it on your radar for an unforgettable adventure in the near future.

Watch city of Tehran while skiing
Watch city of Tehran while skiing !

1-Skiing and Camping at Tochal in Tehran
This is a really cool spot northwest of Tehran. It’s like a sports complex meets national park kind of combination. You can go hiking to the top and either take a gondola to the other side (Ski Resort) or chill at one of the restaurants & camping spots. I used to go here with my friends and watch the sunset.

Eat The Best Chelo Kabab at Alborz Tehran
It's not the best but you can find it much better over there!

2-At The Best Chelo Kabab at Alborz

This was the spot I used to go every weekend with my family and friends. This is by far one of the best Persian cuisine restaurants in the world. I sometimes contemplate about going back home just for the food, because it’s unlike anything else.

Alborz
sohrevardi shomali AVE,
Tehran, Iran
More  here

Eating food on the river,  Village of Darband in Tehran
Eating food on the river, Village of Darband in Tehran

3-Relax in The Village of Darband

Darband is one of my favorite places to go to when I’m in Tehran. It is located north of Tehran. Due to its cool summers, everyone especially the younger people go there to relax and eat. They also have really nice hookah lounges there apart from the amazing food.

More on Darband,  here.

Shemshak aka  , Iran
Shemshak aka , Iran

4-Resort Life at Shemshak aka "Shibiza"

Shemshak is a really fun ski resort town just north of Tehran. It is one of the places where people go to meet with their friends and socialize. There are no nightclubs in Iran. In fact, Alcohol is prohibited. Regardless, It actually has a very good underground scene unlike anywhere in the world! Thus, people often mix Shemshak with Ibiza and call it “Shibiza”. There also is a house music label called “Shibiza Records” based in Shemshak.

Javaher Deh , Iran
Javaher Deh , Iran

5-Visit a Rainforest and Eat the Best Seafood in Shomal

Shomal which is simply translated to the “North”, is the Caspian jewel of Iran. It is a world of it’s own and very green. Believe it or not, Iran has rainforests and they are in the  Shomal area.  I used to go there with all my friends and family during the summer vacation time. They also have some of the most amazing seafood ever.

Rudkhan Castle in Gilan , Iran
Rudkhan Castle in Gilan , Iran

6-Visit the Medieval Rudkhan Castle in Gilan

Rudkhan Castle  is a medieval castle deep in a rainforest. It was built almost a thousand years ago! The castle is also in the North of Iran and west of Shomal in Gilan. It is a really cool place to hike to and explore. It is very high in elevation and after all these years, The castle’s 42 towers still stand intact.

Persepolis , Iran
Persepolis , Iran

7-Walk Through The Ancient City of Persepolis

The ancient city of  Persepolis  is also located near the  Pink Mosque.  Persepolis is one place every Iranian feels proud of. The city was the capital of the Persian Empire. It is over 2000 years old! A really cool place to visit if you’re into world history. It was burned down by Alexander the Great and over the years, damaged by earthquakes. But its’ still one of the most historical landmarks of all time.

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque , Shiraz , Iran
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque , Shiraz , Iran

8-Exploring Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, aka the Pink Mosque

The   Pink Mosque   is very interesting. Built in the 19th century by the Qajar’s. The Pink Mosque is located in Shiraz (South of Iran). It has a very psychedelic feel to it. With the colored windows and fractal like architecture. It’s definitely a beautiful place to visit.

Mystery Of Iran

By amirgh@qq.com 05 Jul, 2016

What is the Iran visa rule for US citizens?

By amirgh@qq.com 30 Jun, 2016
Editor’s Note:   Retired Eau Claire County Judge Thomas Barland recently spent nearly two weeks in Iran. Barlandestimates he has taken 75 foreign trips, visiting about 70 countries. He wrote this account for the Leader-Telegram.
By amirgh@qq.com 27 May, 2016

While not many people may have Iran on their travel agenda, times are changing and travel bookings to this misunderstood region in the world have increased by 400% last year alone! As a destination with a plethora of things to see and explore, not to mention exotic cuisine and still pristine environments to impress even the most traveled outdoors lover, it’s definitely worth a second look. Whether you know much about visiting Tehran or not, we wanted to shed some light on this destination and put it on your radar for an unforgettable adventure in the near future.

By amirgh@qq.com 11 May, 2016

Mount Damavand

66 kilometres northeast of Tehran, at a height of 5,610m, Mount Damavand is the highest mountain in the Middle East, and a worthy challenge for any accomplished mountaineer. Visible from Tehran on a clear day, the mountain is snow-capped all year round, and features prominently in Persian folklore and literature. Located in the Alborz Mountain range, reaching Damavand’s peak will take the best part of two days – and earn you the eternal respect of any Iranians in your life. The climbing season is June-September.

By amirgh@qq.com 10 Jun, 2015
Yes, this gorgeous, altitudinous part of the Middle East is the skiing world’s best-kept secret.
By amirgh@qq.com 19 Mar, 2015
Should I or should I not visit Iran?
By amirgh@qq.com 03 Mar, 2015

Do you wish to travel to Iran to experience the delights of the ancient Persian Empire? Do you know new rules and regulations about traveling to Iran? And most important of all; what do previous Iran travelers experience in Iran? There are some things to review before traveling to Iran. To know all these and more; join us on Mystery Of Iran blog and update your traveling information, Iran is a can’t-miss spot on your Middle East list! Now let’s review things to know before traveling to Iran:

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