Iran is a country with a glorious and rich history, which is known as one of the most important countries with a very old civilization. Because of that, this country has countless historical places to visit and the history of some of these places dates back to 400 years BC. It is worth mentioning that Iran ranks seventh in the world in terms of the number of historical sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the following, we are going to give you 5 of the best historical sites that you must visit when traveling to Iran.
Iran, a country with a rich history and full of spectacular historical sites.
4 historical sites that you must visit when traveling to Iran
We will start the list with the most important one, Persepolis. Let’s get into it.
Persepolis, a magnificent representative of Persian history
Persepolis, also known as the legendary city of “Takhte-Jamshid”, is the most famous historical place that you must visit when traveling to Iran. Known as the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenes Empire, the city was founded in 512 BC by Darius I.
Persepolis displays a great combination of Iranian art, architecture, and culture in all possible forms for visitors. The shapes and engravings in the stones of Persepolis have a world of unique symbols and stories.
Although this historic site was set on fire by Alexander the Great; its remnants are still magnificent, spectacular, and valuable; in a way that delights every visitor.
Naghshe-Jahan Square, a field as vast as history
Naghshe-Jahan Square, a field as vast as historyNaghshe-Jahan Square in Isfahan is a world of historical and scenic places. Among the historical places in Naghshe-Jahan Square, we can mention Grand Bazaar, Imam Mosque, Aali Qapo Palace, and also Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. This historical site, according to many historians and tourists, is one of the most valuable monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Naghshe-Jahan Square in Isfahan belongs to the period of Shah Abbas I. This tourist and historical site of Isfahan is rectangular in shape and the length of its longer sides is 500 meters (from north to south) and the length of its shorter sides is approximately 165 meters.
Naghshe-Jahan square, Isfahan
Eram Garden, a paradise garden located in the beautiful city of Shiraz
Eram Garden is one of the most beautiful Iranian gardens, which is not inferior to the best natural gardens in Europe. This garden is one of the most spectacular historical places in Iran, the glory and beauty of which, according to many visitors, is indescribable.
Eram Garden belongs to the 10th century AH, but in general, the exact date of its construction is not available.
One of the remarkable points of this garden is that the sunlight and its effects have caused the growth of the most beautiful and rare plants in the world in this garden. In addition, the tanavar trees create heart-shaped shadows in the heart of the garden.
Eram garden, Shiraz
Haft Tappeh Khuzestan, a historical city in the heart of the sands
Haft Tappeh, which according to many historians and researchers, is the remnant of an old city, is one of the most spectacular historical places in Iran according to the discoveries made in it. This ancient site, which is located in southwestern Iran and near the city of Susa, is most likely the remains of the ancient Kabnak city of Ilam. This spectacular and mysterious place belongs to the 15th century BC.