Iran or Persia with an area of 1,648,195 square kilometers is a vast country in western Asia. Iran, the cradle of civilization, includes fantastic natural landscapes and sceneries as well as magnificent architecture and man-made ancient sites. In this article 15 of the Places in Iran that tourists should visit will be introduced.
This vast country has different climates. Due to it, Iran enjoys various sceneries and landscapes. We can divide the nature of Iran into three parts: Iran's northern wonders, Iran's central wonders, and Iran's southern wonders. Each part also enjoys its vernacular architecture.
Let's get acquainted interesting place in Iran!
Northern Iran has a cool climate. Due to a large amount of rain and snow, the north of Iran has green forests, a lot of mountains, and beautiful landscapes.
Lake Urmia is the largest salt lake on Earth. The lake is named after Urmia, the capital of West Azerbaijan Province. With a surface area of almost 5,200 square kilometers and a maximum depth of 16 meters, this lake is located between East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan in the north-west of Iran. Lake Urmia is protected as a national park. It has 102 islands.
Anzali Lagoon is a coastal lagoon located near the Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world. This 15,000 hectares lagoon is a suitable place for birdwatching. It is also the best place for growing “nelumbium capsicum”. It is the main breeding source of the fish especially Sturgeon and Bony fish of the Caspian Sea.
Ali Sadr Cave located near Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran is considered the world's largest water cave. Travelers can enjoy tours of this cave by sitting in boats and watch the views. A German/British expedition surveyed the cave in 2001 and estimated it to be 11 kilometers long.
Hotu Cave is located in Toroujen near Behshahr, Mazandaran Province. This historical cave, in which some important ancient antiquities were found, is on the slopes of Mount Alborz. Hotu Cave is known worldwide for discovering human skeletons dating back about ten thousand years.
Pink Lake is located in the margin of the Lipar seasonal wetland, Chabahar, Sistan Balouchestan Province, Iran. This 10 hectares lake is located between two mountains. It seems pink due to its type of soil. This area is a place for a variety of birds and due to its good accessibility to coastal roads, it can attract a great number of travelers every day. It is a suitable place for bird-watching.
Hara Forest or the Mangrove Forest is located in beautiful Qeshm Island, Hormozgan Province, Iran. This forest is an important ecological resource and covers an area of approximately 20 km by 20 km. In Hara Protected Area the commercial use is restricted to fishing and boat trips. It is a biosphere reserve. The trees, which are salt-water plants, have three to eight meters in height. The jungle is a major habitat for birds such as eagles, flamingos, pelicans, and herons; fish; reptiles; turtles; snakes, etc.
Stars Valley, a wonderful sightseeing place, is a valley located in Qeshm, Hormozgan Province, Iran. It is a series of majestic gorges and canyons formed over centuries by erosion. It is a suitable place for eco-tourists and nature-lovers. Some believe that the main reason for this kind of stone shape is because a star fell into the valley.
This is a collection of Must-see Places in Iran that you shouldn't miss to visit them. Iran as a hot tourist destination welcomes you. Travel to Iran and enjoy all the beauties of this amazing country. Iran Sun World provides tourists all kinds of services and tours around Iran. Feel free to contact us and reserve a tour Here!
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