due to its historical background and sustainable social and cultural
evolution, has a lot of diverse worth-seeing sites, which satisfy all
kinds of tourists with different tastes. Every tourist, whatever his
incentive, may find many spectacular places based on his taste. It should
not be forgotten that the best way for recognition of every country and
its people is direct contact with them.
are famous for hospitality, compassion, and generosity. It is easily
possible to go in Iranians' homes with a slight acquaintance with them to
become familiar with their life style, attitudes, livelihood, and many of
their unwritten characteristics.
historical monuments, which belong to different periods of human
settlement in the plateau of Iran, along with diverse natural, coastal,
mountainous, and nomadic landscapes, make a coordinated and attractive
combination for every tourist.
ancient Iranian culture, which is reflected in historical and
architectural heritage, has brought about many worth-seeing places. The
culture of today’s Iran is a perfect aggregate of near and far past of
this territory and everybody can satisfy his intellectual and aesthetic
needs according to his tastes through visiting this wide and rich country.
The existing historical monuments in Persepolis, Passargad, Susa, Hamedan,
Kermanshah, Firoozabad, Syraf and many other ancient centers of Iranian
civilization, are the incentives enough for visiting this country.
natural environment of Iran, with more than 2,500 kilometers of coasts and
water borders as well as high mountains of Alborz and Zagross supplies
high recreational and tourism potentials. The shores of the Caspian Sea in
the north and the coasts of the Persian Gulf and sea of Oman in the south
are suitable places as recreational resort in
summer and winter. The
islands of the Persian Gulf like kish, Qeshm, and Hormoz, With suitable
shores and beaches as well as pleasant
may be used in vacation even in winters. There are daily and regular
flights to this region
several parts of the country
as well as suitable accommodation facilities.
these islands are easily accessible
through waterway by different types of ships and boats. The mountion slopes in Iran, along with economic value for nomads, are summer
urban dwellers as well as suitable places for winter and mountain sports.
of the most important recreational and natural attractions of Iran is
thermal springs and shores of Orumyeh Lake and its sludge, which are
famous for their therapeutic characteristics.
Lake, covering an area of 4-6 thousand square kilometers (depending on dry
and rainy seasons), long shores and very high salinity of 30%, is one of
the important recreational and sludge therapy centers of the country,
which is not used very much.
in the thermal springs of the region as well as the sludge of these
springs and their therapeutic virtues, witch is called water/sludge
therapy, have their own place in medical sciences. This lake and its
Island, witch are totally categorized as National Park by the Department
of the environment are the habitats of several species of wildlife both endemic and
migratory, and unique from natural environment point of view. So Orumyeh
Lake National Park is one of the valuable eco – tourism potentials,
which can be used by interested people.
desert regions of Iran have their own tourism attractions, which are very
interesting. These regions,
witch were the passing place of merchant caravans between east and west of
Iran in past time, encompass the remains of hundreds of Iran old
caravansaries and water reservoir. The natural landscape of Kavir
(desert), with running sands, stone plains, salty lands, salt rivers,
scattered large and small oases, to tally supply a dry but attractive
nature which is very spectacular.