Iran, a country located in Western Asia, also known as Persia (a name that originated from one of the regions of southern Iran, formerly known as Persis), has an area of 1,648,195 square kilometers and an estimated population of 83 million. It is the second-largest country in the Middle East, with Teran City occupying most of the population.
Iran has become one the most tourist visited countries in Western Asia. Presently it has twenty-six sites enlisted under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites include Meidan Naghshe Jahan, Isfahan, Tchogha Zanbil, Persepolis, Takht-e Soleyman, Hyrcanian forests, Bam, Lut Desert, Bisotun, Ardabil, Gonabad (Persian Qanat), and the Historic City of Yazd.
During your stay in Iran, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the various events and cultural festivals expressing love and friendship; these include Sofre-ye Haft-Sin, Jashn-e Sade, Nowruz, Mehregan, Chaharshanbe Suri, Shab-e Yalda, Sizdah Bedar, Sepandarmazgan, among others.
Persians from the earliest times are known for their hospitality concerning the offering of shelter, entertainment, and refreshment. You cannot visit without tasting one of the following: Khoresht-e fesenjan, Khoresht-e ghormeh sabzi, Chelo kabab koobideh, Zereshk polo, Sabzi polo, and Tahchin not ignoring the popular Persian tea, Persian Herbal tea, and the Doogh (Persian yogurt drink).