Hi, it took a little bit to write the article, I could not find peaceful time to do it. Enjoy!
And I am amazed of how many votes I got in so short time. And I am amazed about the passion of Iranian people in commenting and promoting the article. You are really proud of your country. I am too!
A. Beauty of Iran
You don’t even know why, maybe holidays for you are synonymous with beach so you head to Thailand, maybe you think spices are only available in India, or maybe you think ancient history can only be experienced in Rome.
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One image is worth a thousand words!
The Monument of Freedom, Teheran
City and the Mountains, Teheran
Famous Gate of Nations in legendary Persepolis
Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
Citadel of Rayen in Kerman
The Holy City of Qom
Tomb of Hafez
Eram Gardens, Shiraz
Shapouri Garden, Shiraz
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Niavaran Palace, Tehran
Golestan Palace, Teheran
Inside decoration in Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Vank Cathedral, Armenian quarter of Isfahan
Aramgah-e Shah-e Cheragh, Shiraz
Sunset in Isfahan
Maranjab salt lake, near Kashan
Mountainous Kurdistan region
On the road in Iranian Kurdistan
In this article I would like present you some special images. They are taken by one of Iranian eRep players (Hossein M) and kindly provided to me. He took much more so it was hard for me to choose.
Abol-qasem "abandoned" Caravansary, Yazd
Dakhme, Historical Zoroastrian burial site, Yazd
Kashane Tower, Bastaam
Hossein in middle of sand desert, Yazd
Mina-Kari (on Copper), one of the finest handicrafts of Iran, Yazd
B. Interesting Facts about Iran
What are some amazing facts about IRAN?
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10 Amazing, Fun & Interesting Facts About Iran
- Iran is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations, with settlements dating back to 4000 B.C.
- The Persian cat is one of the world’s oldest breeds. They originated in the high plateaus of Iran where their long silky fur protected them from the cold. Italian traders brought the breed to Europe in the 17th century, where they became an exotic status symbol.
- The current Iranian flag was adopted in 1980 and has three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red. Green is the color of Islam and represents growth, white symbolizes honesty and peace, and red stands for bravery and martyrdom. Centered in the middle white band is the stylized representation of the word “Allah” and the phrase La ilaha illa Allah (“None is worthy of worship but Allah”) in the shape of a tulip. Along the inner edges of the green and red bands are 22 copies of the phrase Allahu Akbar (“God is great”).
- Nearly half of Iran has an arid desert climate. It receives less than 4 inches of precipitation each year.
- Since ancient times, people in Iran have used a water supply system called a qanat (or kanat). It collects underground water and moves it through tunnels to places where people need it. (If I am not wrong Frank Herbert used this concept in his masterpiece: Dune)
- The word Iran means ‘The land of Aryans’ in Persian. "Aryan" is a term meaning "noble" which was used as a self-designation by ancient Indo-Iranian people.
- Iran built the earliest known wind mills. They resembled large wheel paddles.
- The Elburz Mountains in the north rise to 5,670 m (18,603 ft) at Mount Damavend. From northwest to southeast, the country is crossed by a desert 1,287 km (800 mi) long.
- Iran ranks seventh among countries in the world as regards number of World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO.
- Iran ranks second in the world in wikipedia.orgnatural gas and third in oil reserves.
- If you are invited to an Iranian's house, bring flowers, or pastry to the hosts. When giving a gift, always apologize for its inadequacy!
- Iran is one of the youngest countries in the world. Approximately 70% of Iran’s population is under the age of 30.
- The war between Iran and the Republic of Iraq, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, was the 20th century's longest conventional war.
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