Iran – formerly Persia – is the biggest country of the Middle East. High snowy mountains, deserts, oases, turquoise cupola mosques and cultural and architectural relic sites of World Heritage make this a destination for tourists who are looking for the new and varied.
In Tehran the luxurious palaces of Persian shahs, the Museum of Archaeology and the Museum of Carpets and Rugs are the sights that “must” be seen. Yazd and Kerman is well-known for their mosques and bazaars, Naqsh-e Rustam is for its rock-hewn tombs, Rayen and Persepolis are for the remains of their palaces and castles from the time of the Persian Empire. The two most beautiful cities of Iran are the splendidly situated Shiraz and Isfahan that is full of vitality.