There. That is out of the way.
The Persians were once a mighty nation of conquerors. Alexander The Great popped in. The Mongols too. There is so much history and incredible architecture in Iran. Ancient cities and cultures. The holiest site of Islam the non-believers can visit. A museum of the most incredible jewels and gems. Iran lets itself down with its food, but Iranians are the most welcoming people you can visit. From the deserts in the east, to the Kurdish mountains in the west, and a Black Sea coast, Iran will destroy your preconceptions.
ESFAHAN: Half The World.
EASTERN IRAN: Bam, Yazd, Masshad, Kerman.
SHIRAZ AND PERSEPOLIS: Iran’s cultural heartland.
WESTERN IRAN: Tehran to Turkey.