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Iran World Heritage Sites

Iran World Heritage Sites
The Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys various tangible and intangible heritage that signify its cultural and ritual diversities, rich history of civilization, epochal monuments, unique natural sites, and rituals. This cultural diversity has been the result of the deep civilization of Iran and the efforts of the peoples of this land over the past years. This genuine civilization is a valuable gift to all the people of the world. UNESCO's list is a major universally reference of world cultural heritage.  It includes all tangible and intangible cultural heritage of a country, and now Iran has recorded 23 monumental and also registered several and many more on the waiting list.

Khorhe Temple,  The only example of Greek architecture in Iran

Khorhe Temple,  The only example of Greek architecture in Iran
The Khorhe historic site is one of the historical monuments of the Parthian era, located in the northeastern of Mahallat city in the central province.
Some Iranologists has been attributed to Parthian and Seleucid Empire periods. The evidence obtained from this place belongs to the Parthian Period and the first millennium BC.




One of the most important Iran's cultural features is the coexistence and the common life of different religions(Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian). This cultural feature in this land, as well as in many cities of Iran, has been from hundreds of years ago. The main cities of Iran, such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Tehran, have this important feature. There is one of these cultural attributes at 30 Tir street- Tehran.

Feen Garden Kashan

Feen Garden Kashan
Kashan is located at the edge of the desert at 220 km distance of south of Tehran and 86 Km of the south of Qom. Fin is one of the promenade areas around Kashan. We can assume the proportion of Fin to Kashan as Tajrish to Tehran. The area where Fin garden is located known as "Feen Kochack (small Feen)" that is located at the southwest wing of Kashan. The historical garden of Feen is located at the end of the southeast of Fin road (Amir Kabir St.) in Kashan and in the vicinity of Soleyman historical spring. In the past, there was a set of gardens and Feen garden was the main and indeed the pearl of that set.

Esfahan The City of Garden Designing

Esfahan: The City of Garden Designing
Due to the Zayandeh Rood and the network of ditches (Madi) in Esfahan, it has enjoyed a verdant coverage characterized it locally and internationally Thus, the majority of the historians since the 8th century A.D. have recounted the names of Isa Ibne Ayoub and 'Abd-ol-Aziz gardens from the Deylamite period. Garden designing was of the most important items in city arrangement during the Seljuk Dynasty in Esfahan, where the name Chahar Bagh is one of them.

Atigh Great Mosque, the oldest mosque in Isfahan

Esfahan: Atigh Great Mosque
The fact is that the Atigh Great Mosque, the oldest mosque in Isfahan, is certainly well-known as one of the Particular historical monuments for either the Islamic history or beginning of civilization. However, it almost backdates to 1300 years ago (reigning time of Abbasian caliphs), and it can be noticed as a sensible and spiritual structure in many aspects that include the architectural, artistic, scientific and influential efforts in religious cultural, political and social fluctuations due to the different eras.

Sahebgharanieh  Palace is located at Shemiran north of Tehran

Sahebgharanieh Palace
A Journey to the History, Culture and  Literature of Iran
Shemiran which makes the Northern margin of Tehran today, about one century and a half ago entailed a group of villages which were far from city limits of Tehran of that period of time. "Gordbeh" was the name of one of these villages  that had a reedy place beside itself. During his period of reigning Fath Ali Shah of Qajar ordered his men to make a summer resort instead of that reedy area which was a summer quarter and garden with an approximate measurement of 12 Hectares.

Iran with more than 12,000 years old history and with more than 1,000,000 historical sites

Historical works that introduced Iran to tourists
Iran with more than 12,000 years old history and with more than 1,000,000 historical sites is of one of the oldest countries of the world.
23 of Iran historical sites and also 1 Natural site recorded in UNESCO. Also, some Iranian historical sites are waiting to record at UNESCO.
Here is the list of top 10 historical sites of Iran at  UNESCO.

One of the Iranian masterpieces architectural

One of the Iranian masterpieces architectural in the desert areas is the Windcatcher. This invention of Iranian architects has a very simple appearance but is very complex and technical. This architecture technique caused an easier life for the desert inhabited areas. The Windcatcher is one of the magnificent symbols of Iranian civilization. Today, these Wind catchers have become a symbol that the tourists interest to visit them.

An old water supply system

The Qanats are the largest and longest man-made to sustain life on earth. Qanat is one of the most important masterpieces of Iranian engineering and architecture also is one the most important and valuable inventions of Iran's Hydraulic engineering. The construction of Qanats represents the history of a great civilization that has been living in this area for centuries and has been the source of various developments. Qanat has the technical and aesthetic principles.

The world's tallest brick Tower

Gonbad-e Qabus (Tower), The world's tallest brick Tower
This tall tower is located at  Gonbad-e Qabus city, Iran, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since  2012. It has been registered a World Heritage Site, in the tower's upcoming 1,000th anniversary. It laid at the city center of  Gonbad-e Qabus with 72 meters (236 ft) height (including the height of the platform).

Iranian gather here during the first weekend in July for the annual commemoration of Babak Khorramdin

Babak mysterious castle
Babak Fort at Kaleibar- Tabriz province has different names. This castle also known as  Papak Fort ,  Babak Castle, Immortal Castle or Republic Castle.  
This strong and  high fortress, is one of  the most historic and interesting castles in Iran. It remained from the Sassanid period.

The Wall of Gorgan or the Red Snake

The Wall of Gorgan or the Red Snake
The Great Wall of Gorgan, or the Great Wall of Alexander or the Red Wall, also called the Red Snake, is located in Golestan province in the northeast of Iran. This huge wall with 200 km long, is the largest human-made wall after China wall.
 This wall is the world's largest defensive wall. This red clay brick wall is made during the Sassanid era. This wall prevented the entry of these ethnic groups into Iran in the Caucasus Mountains and the coastline of the Mazandaran Sea.

A Rooyl Pavilion for the Local and 'Migrating Pigeons of Esfahan

Pigeon Towers
Pigeon Tower (Dove Cote) A Royal Pavilion for the Local and 'Migrating Pigeons of Esfahan

Here, we would like to call your kind attention to another time which for the present, can be found only in Esfahan and around it although this is an Iranian structure, according to reliable references, it has been the throughout Iran ever since at least one thousand years ago.


In the winter of 1993 the miners working in the a salt deposit under the hills in the western part of  Zanjan Province came across a corpse with long hair and beard. Following this sudden and unusual discovery the archaeologists from Zanjan Cultural Heritage Center began excavation in the region in February 1994 which resulted in finding a foreleg inside a leather boot, three knives, a short  trouser, a silver object presumably as a ear cleaner, a sling, parts of a leather rope, a grindstone, a walnut, some pieces of earthenware and few pieces of designed textiles and finally broken bones.