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What are the UNESCO Sites in Iran?

As of 2018, 23 sites in Iran are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All of these 23 sites are listed in the table below, sorted alphabetically.   Site Location Criteria Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran West Azerbaijan Province Cultural Bam and its Cultural Landscape Kerman Province Cultural Bisotun Kermanshah Province Cultural Cultural Landscape of […]

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How is the situation in Iran right now?

“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made” said Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America declaring that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. This withdrawal from the deal means that the United States will reinstate “the highest level of economic sanctions” that […]

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What are the common Iranian entertainments?

To answer the questions regarding entertainments and activities we have to breakdown people into different age groups: For Teens and younger: the most common entertainments and activities among people under the age of 18 are physical activities (playing sports with friends), playing video games and participating in family gatherings, trips and picnics. For 18-34 year […]

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What are the special days in Iranian calendar?

Special days in the Iranian calendar can be divided into Ancient-Persian, Islamic and National holidays. Ancient-Persian events and festivals These events and festivals usually have Zoroastrian roots. Some of the most important ones are: Nowruz: Nowruz literally means New Day. It is the beginning of the spring and Iranian new year (21 March). Sizdah-Be-Dar: Sizdah-Be-Dar […]

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Is Iran becoming more open because of all the tourists that are coming to the country?

Iran is surely becoming more open and there are different factors involved. Access to international media and internet are the most important ones. In the past, we saw satellite TV make huge changes even in the most traditional cities of Iran. It made people across the board, more open minded. Tourists are playing the same […]

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