To help you choose where to go on your next trip to Iran, we compiled a list of best destinations in Iran using opinions and recommendations from trusted travel experts and many of travelers. We hope these recommendations can help point you toward your next destination in Iran.
10- Chehel Sotoon (چهل ستون)
Chehel Sotoun (literally: “Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, one of the biggest cities in Iran.
9- Saadi Tomb (Saadieh, سعدیه)
Saadi, was one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the most prominent and greatest poets of the classical literary tradition.
8- Temple of Anahita (معبد آناهیتا)
The Anahita Temple (Persian: معبد آناهیتا در کنگاور یا پرستشگاه ناهید در کنگاور) is the name of one of two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangāvar in Kermanshah Province. The other is located at Bishapur.
7- Ali Sadr Cave (غار علی صدر)
It is the world’s largest water cave which attracts millions of visitors every year. It is located in Ali Sadr Kabudarahang County about 100 kilometers north of Hamedan, western Iran (more accurately at 48°18’E 35°18’N).
6- Naghshe Jahan (نقش جهان)
Known as Imam Square (میدان امام), is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
5- Pasargadae (پاسارگاد)
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 art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization.
4- Tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh, حافظیه)
The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez.
3- Golestan Palace (کاخ گلستان)
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 Tehran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country.
2- Sadabad Complex of Palaces
The Sadabad Complex of Palaces (Persian: مجموعه کاخهای سعد آباد) are built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran. The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah lived there in the 1920s. And his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moved there in the 1970s.
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 quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.