Yalda Night

Every year on December 20th/21st, Iranian families get together, sit around a table covered with colorful fruits and treats, and make the year’s longest night the coziest. They recount...more

Iranian Saffron

Iranian Saffron

Iran is the biggest producer of Saffron in the world, with 90% of global production. Saffron has been cultivated in Iran for centuries and its usage dates back to...more

Chaharshanbe Suri-Festival of Fire

Among all of the ancient Persian festivals, perhaps, Chaharshanbe Suri is the most exciting of them all! It involves singing, firecrackers, romance and jumping over fire! Literally meaning “Wednesday...more

Sassanid Archaeological

The Sassanian Empire succeeded the Parthians and came to power in Fars province in Persia in the year 224 AD. Their period witnessed the most stellar achievements of Persian...more

Shahr-i Sokhta

Shahr-i Sokhta (Burnt City) is an archaeological site and an urban settlement of the Bronze Age which is located at a distance of 60 km from the city of...more


The Dome of Sultaniyeh is located some 42 km from the city of Zanjan in the plains of Sultaniyeh and it is the biggest brick dome in the world....more

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Christianity in Iran dates back to its early times. In the third century although the Persians had gained success in their constant struggles against the Romans, an internal rebellion...more

Gonbad-e Qabus

This tomb tower was built by Shams Ol Ma’ali Qabus Ibn- e Voshmgir of the Ziarid dynasty. Despite his obligation to implement violent measures for the protection of his...more

The Persian Qanat

The existence of the ancient and still functioning interconnected chains of aqueducts, called qanats, in the heart of Iran’s desert areas is a testament to the innovation and resourcefulness...more

The Complex of Sheikh Safi – Al- Din Ardebili

This spectacular complex, located in the city of Ardabil in Ardabil Province, houses the sanctuary of the prominent Iranian Sufi Master, Sheikh Safi al-din Ardabili. The 16th-century complex was...more

Design by Ali Moghadas / 2020