Iran is a vast and diverse country, rich in natural beauty historical significance, and cultural variety.

The tourist attractions within Iran are undoubtedly some of the finest globally . They are primarily the fruits of the diverse cultures and civilisations which have grown and evolved within Iran throughout time . The tourist attractions within Iran are undoubtedly some of the finest globally . They are primarily the fruits of the diverse cultures and civilisations which have grown and evolved within Iran throughout time . This evolution has resulted in sites of great ancient significance and historical importance which are beyond comparison . In view of the relatively limited tourism in Iran, it is also possible to visit these tourist attractions without being swamped by other eager tourists ! The following article will make reference to a few of the most popular Iranian attractions .

Tourist Attractions in Esfahan , Iran

As one of the oldest Iranian cities (approximately 2,500 years old) Esfahan is listed as a world heritage site and accommodates many of Iran’s outstanding tourist attractions . It served as the capital of Persia between 1598 and 1722 . The Friday Mosque (Masjid E Jumeh) is one of the most beautiful and oldest Iranian tourist attractions. The mosque has been subject to renovation, development and updating since it was built in the mid eighth century . The dome of the mosque is famous both within Iran and outside of Iran for its geometric accuracy and beauty . It is truly a breathtaking sight and well worth the visit .

The Central Bank, Tehran, Iran

The Central Bank in Iran is home to some of the world’s most beautiful , famous and valuable stones . Although the Central Bank itself is not a tourist attraction , on display in the vault are rubies , emeralds , gold , diamonds and in particular , the world’s largest diamond . It is a tourist attraction which should not be missed .

The Palace of Roses (Golestan Palace) , Tehran Iran

The Palace of Roses is again one of Iran’s oldest buildings ; serving primarily as a museum and home to artefacts which will be of great attraction to most tourists . It was built during the reign of the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736) and has also been home to the royal family during the time of the Shah . It displays beautiful artwork such as the Peacock Throne which is studded with gems . It also includes other beautiful and diverse artefacts such as illuminated manuscripts .

Persepolis , Iran

Persepolis is undoubtedly one of the most popular Iranian tourist attractions . It used to serve as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire as far back as 518 BC . As with Esfahan , Persepolis is also listed as a World Heritage Site .