ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Some parts of the country, including the Baluchistan border areas along Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Kurdish areas in the northwest, and the entire Iraq border - are not considered safe for any traveler.
Iran is home to many points-of-interest. The most popular is Tehran with a blending of ancient traditions with the sleek and modern design and lifestyle of the 21st century; the city's museums and mosques, including the Abgineh Museum of Iranian Pottery, Rea Abbasi Museum, National Museum of Iran, Carpet Museum; Shahid Motahari Mosque and the city's shopping bazaar, one of the world's largest.
Recommended excursions from Tehran include several mountain resorts and skiing venues in the Alborz Mountains in the north.
Adventure travelers trek through the Golden Triangle region, including the cities of Hamadan, Kermanshah and Khorramabad.
For women traveling in Iran, the dress attire is (out of respect) very conservative; clothing should cover arms and legs, and when in public, hair must be covered.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Calling Code: 98
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: Iran has a very diverse climate.
During the summer, the northern region of the country is very hot, and in winter, it is very cold. The southern area is the Persian Gulf region, so temperatures are milder year round, although summers can be very hot.
Most visitors prefer to travel here in the spring and the fall.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Attractions in Iran
- Cities of Iran
- Damghan Guide
- Iran Touring
- Isfahan Guide
- Shiraz Guide
- Ski Areas
- Tehran Guide
- Treasury of National Jewels
- UNESCO Sites
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
|Land Area||1,531,595 km2|
|Water Area||116,600 km2|
|Total Area||1,648,195km2 (#17)|
|Government Type||Theocratic Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,460.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$18,100|