|Tehran - Khomeini Intl (IKA)||39 km / 24 miles||IRR 100 000-USD 12 / 90 min||-||-||-|
|Tehran - Mehrabad Intl (THR)||8 km / 5 miles||IRR 45000 / 20-30 min||IRR 500 / 45 min||-||Available|
|Mashhad (MHD)||5 km / 3 miles||IRR 10 000||-||-||-|
Persepolis was a capital of the "Achaemenid Persian empire". The site is located in the plain of Marvdasht, at the foot of the Kuh-e Rahmat mountain, approximately 70 km the North-East of the town of Shiraz, province of Fars Iran.
Naqsh-e Rostam is an archaeological site located at approximately 5 km in the North-West of Persépolis, in the province of Fars en Iran. This place is called Næqš-e Rostæm "the portrait of Rostam" because Persians thought that the under the tombs represented Rostam, a mythical Persian hero. Naqsh-e Rustam contains four royal achaemenids tombs rupestral and carrying three registers of low-reliefs. One of those, according to the inscriptions on it, would be the tomb of Darius Ist.
Tehran: Carpet museum of Iran
Isfahan: the royal palace Ali Qapu, Hasht-Behesht (The palace of 8 paradises), Chehel Sotoun, the big bazaar, the Armenian museum
Shiraz (tomb of Hafez),
The towns of Yazd, Hamedan, Rasht, Babol, Tabriz
Mosque of Imam at Isfahan
Mosque of Jameh at Isfahan
|Top Highlights in the Main Cities|
|Ayatollah Khomeini museum|
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Ruins of Tchogha Zanbil|
|Bam and its cultural countryside|
|Imam Meidan Mosque of Ispahan|
Dolmeh-e Beh - Quinces stuffed with lamb. The stuffed quince is served with bread, yoghurt and fresh herbs.
Shirin Polo: saffron rice, chicken, orange peel and pistachios.
Kabab-e kubideh: chopped meat kebab. Traditionally, lamb was the main ingredient to make these kebabs; nowadays, chopped veal or, even beef, are often used. The secret lies in the delicacy of the mince so that the meat can stick to the kebab.
Koukou-sâbzi: Cheese-topped dish of herbs.
Baklava - a nut pastry: It is a rich cake that can also be found in Greece, Turkey and in all the countries of the Middle East. The origin does not matter very much, since the basic technique is the same. The sugar can be replaced by honey; nuts, almonds or a mixture of both ingredients can be used; pistachios can be added; water of the orange tree flower or rose flower can be added to the syrup.
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