Rostam, the Hero of Heroes
Rostam is the most iconic figure in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and consequently, the most important mythical one of Persian literature. The tales of Shahnameh, to a great extent, deal with the adventure of Rostam including The Seven Trials of Rostam (HaftKhan-e-Rostam), The Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab, The Battle of Rostam and Esfandyār, The Tale of Rostam and his half-brother Shaghad. He also appears in other significant tales such as the Tale of Seyāvash and that of Bizhan and Manizheh.
Traditional Iranian sweets
January 27 is International Chocolate Cake Day.
Chocolate and sweets, as one of the most delicious desserts and yummy snacks, have a direct relationship with the tourism industry, especially food tours. They are one of the most important branches of tourism, food tourism, and gastronomy. For this reason, we want to introduce you to the local sweets of Iran. Food tourism is one of the most important branches of tourism that can be a good motivation to travel to unvisited places. Belly tourism or food tourism is one of the attractions of travel, which, while creating a new experience, makes tourists familiar with the culture, economy, history, and customs of various cities and regions.
Iran's Thermal and Hot Springs
What could be more relaxing than sinking into a nice bubbling hot spring at the end of a long hard day? It could be after a difficult day at work, or it could be after a wonderful yet exhausting day of travel if you've decided to travel to Iran. Mineral or hot springs are naturally occurring springs that contain fresh water, but have a large number of minerals. Often, they will smell of sulfur and are heated by the earth's core. Many times, they may be found near a dormant volcano.
Iranian mosques among one hundred symbolic mosques in the world
Mosques in Iran are one of the most important destinations for cultural, architectural, artistic, and religious tours that introduce an important part of Iranian history, culture, and authentic Iranian art to everyone. The great and famous mosques in Iran with their unique architecture, and mesmerizing and eye-catching decoration, are one of the main tourist destinations that attract and amaze all tourists. They are expressions of Iranian-Islamic art and architecture that are completed 1400 years old and reflect different historical eras and their architectural style.
There are breathtaking views of the mirror works, blue-hued tiled walls, and glassworks inside the interior halls of the mosques that are admirable to everyone.
Kashan carpet weavers are artists who turn the thread into the gem
Kashan played a significant role in reviving Iran's art of weaving by producing the carpets which are the pride of many museums and private collections. Reading the historical texts and travelogues meticulously provides us with many signs of Kashan's historical background as a producer of precious clothes. Obviously, even before the tourists like Marco Polo paid attention to these textiles, Kashani weavers were engaged in the profession of carpet weaving. Jean Chardin as a part of his travelogue about Kashan mentions: "At no point in Iran, more than this city and its surroundings, satin, velvet, and Zari (thread made of fine gold or silver) are not woven."