• photo by: Hamid Sadeghi

    What do you recall when you hear the name “Iran” or “Persia”? At first, the names may conjure up images of colorful Persian rugs, adorable Persian cats, or even seductive Persian eyes. If the readers are a bit familiar with the history and culture of the Near East, they might think of cities such as Shiraz or Isfahan, and historical attractions like Persepolis and Pasargad (tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty). While the above mentioned are commonly associated with Iran, the main goal of this article is to focus on some of the lesser known attractions of Iran.