Why Traveling to Iran?
Iran is a diverse country in ethnics,
culture, geography & climate. Otherwise Iran is backed with thousands years of
history, life of humans, establishment of civilizations and rules of dynasties
with lots of magnificent historical monuments and life customs connected to the
past, which makes Iran, a live museum. But if someone wants to know why
Iran can be a suitable destination for tourism, here are brief reasons in
historical, geographical and cultural aspects:
- Beyond thousand of national historical heritages, Iran
21 World Heritage Sites which all
have registered just based on cultural values. Surely, this number of world
heritage sites are the least reflection of Iran's great history in international
scales and there will be more records soon.
- Iran has
12 Biosphere Reserves which proves the worth of
flora and fauna in Iran (mammals diversity of Iran alone, exceeds Europe).
Regarding to 2440 km of coasts in south (Iran Costs of Persian Golf & Oman
Sea) and 700 km in North (Iran Coasts of Caspian sea), swimming at sea, water
and nautical tourism can be practiced all over the year. In country's huge
mountains, skiing is achievable at least, 6 months of the year.
Climate diversity of Iran is also considerable and
attractive elements of nature such as deserts, mountains, seas, forests...are
available all over the country. country's altitude changes from -28 M (Coasts of
Caspian Sea) to 5671 M (Mount Damavand). Temperatures between -50 C to 70.7 C (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7149)
also have been measured in Iran.
- In all over the 1,648,195 km^2 of the country, one of
the most valuable cultural and artistic heritages of the world history is
perceivable. Due to living of people with different ethnics (Persians,
Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurs, Arabs, Balochs, Turkmens...), cultural diversity in
Iran is beautiful and easily sensible. Iran's art is also rich and include
painting, architecture, weaving, pottery, metal working, calligraphy, literature
etc. Since 2003, 10 Intangible Cultural Heritages of Iran
has been registered in UNESCO.