Republic of Iran covers an area slightly smaller than Alaska, the population of 82.5 million. Despite the recent increased interest in Muslim tourists interested in sacred sites, and attracting other ancient monuments, the country can not be called the most popular tourist destination.
We decided to show the magic and fascinating pictures of Iran.
Grand Bazaar in Isfahan, the third largest city in the country.
Mausoleum of Shah-Cerami in the city of Shiraz. The tomb was built in the XIV century.
Inside the mausoleum of Sheikh Safi al-DIN. The interior of the mausoleum, which was built in the XIV century by the son of the Sheik, is a rare example of medieval Islamic architecture.
Man weaves a pattern of silk on a hand loom in Yazd. Yazd — one of the most ancient cities of Iran, the first written references date back to the third Millennium BC.
A skier climbs on one of the peaks of the Zagros, the largest mountain chain of modern Iran.
Tiled walls in the mosque of Nasir-ol-Molk in Shiraz. Mosque of roses, as it is called, was built in the XIX century and is one of the main attractions of the city.
Aerial view on the southern coast of Iran.
Teahouse in Kerman.
Friday mosque, or Masjid Jami, in Isfahan. The mosque was founded in year 771, but construction was completed in the twentieth century.
Grand Bazaar in Isfahan.
Women during Friday prayers at the mosque, built in the XVII century. Tourists are attracted by the unique acoustics of the building — can hear whispers from the far corner, as any noise echoing throughout the room 12 times.
The Kurdish village of Palangan. You can see that the houses are built on the roof of the lower houses. Also the roof of the previous houses are often used as patio.
Mausoleum of Shah-Cerami in the city of Shiraz.
The ruins of the Palace in the ancient Persian city of Persepolis, which appeared in the VI‑V centuries BC
Women pray at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan in Tehran.
Parrot waiting for the next client to "tell fortunes by Hafiz". Hafiz Shirazi — Persian poet of the fourteenth century, which is still revered and love in Iran. Near his mausoleum are here are the traders of destiny parrot chooses the envelope with quotations from the work of Hafiz.
Inside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, which was built in the XVI century. Golestan also called the Marble Palace, and the translation of its name means "Palace of roses".
The roof of a traditional bathhouse Sultan Amir Ahmad in the city of Kashan. Was built in the XVI century.
Dizin ski resort North of Tehran.
Pedestrian arch bridge across the river Zande, the water-bearing river in Iran. The bridge was built on the old site in the XVII century.
Armenian choir in the suburb of Julfa in Isfahan.
Inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, also known as Vank Cathedral in Isfahan. In Armenian "wank" means "monastery" or "convent".
Family rides a motorcycle past a complex of Amir Chakhmagh, which represents the facade of the mosque is decorated with many arches. Front area with a fountain.
Relief sculpture of a Sphinx on one of the surviving walls of the Palace at Persepolis.
Architectural symbol of Tehran — Azadi Tower, or Freedom Tower, built in 1971 in honor of the 2500 anniversary of the Persian Empire.
View of the ancient city of BAM.
Men in the hookah, Isfahan.
The stairs in the city of Persepolis.