7 Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

Iran, which is in the Middle East region, has another nickname by Westerners, Persia. A country that wasn't recommended by some people for a vacation trip, now Iran has opened various wonderful tourist attractions that can be visited by tourists from all over the world. In fact, many tourist destinations in Iran become world heritage sites according to UNESCO. What are those 7 wonderful UNESCO world heritage sites in Iran? Check it out!

Golestan Palace


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Golestan Palace

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, Golestan Palace is the center of the Qajar family government which came to power in 1779. The beauty of the palace interior is magnificent, more beautiful with the presence of a swimming pool and garden.

Located in the City of Tehran, Golestan Palace is the center of attention of artists and architecture because this palace building combines traditional Persian arts and crafts and mixes architectural elements in the 18th century.

Pasargadae


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Pasargadae

Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In addition, this archaeological site is also the capital of the first largest multicultural kingdom in West Asia.

It was founded in the 6th century BC by Cyrus II The Great, Pasargadae was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The buildings of palaces, gardens, and tombs of Cyrus are interesting attractions to visit while you are in Pasargadae.

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran is an ensemble of three Armenian churches which includes the church building of St. Thaddeus, St. Stepanos, and the Dzordzor Ship which is estimated to have been established between the 7th and 14th centuries AD Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, this place testifies to the cultural exchanges that took place between Byzantium, Orthodox, and Persia.

Takht-e Soleyman


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Takht-e Soleyman

Takht-e Soleyman or also called the Solomon Throne is an archaeological site included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Located in the western Azerbaijani province, this tourist spot was once a holy place of one of the world's earliest monotheistic religions.

On this site, visitors can enjoy the beauty of Lake Artesis, the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and the Anahita Temple around the Solomon Throne building. Not far from this place, there is also the beauty of Mount Balqeys which perfects the scenery around the Solomon Throne.


Bam


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Bam

Located on the southern tip of the Iranian plateau, Bam is the most representative example of a medieval city built in vernacular techniques using layers of mud. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, one of the most famous buildings in this place is Arg e Bam, who is more than 2,000 years old from the Parthian Kingdom.

Meidan Emam


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Meidan Emam

This wonderful place is located in the center of Isfahan, Meidan Emam listed in Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Built by Shah Abbas I in the early 17th century, Meidan Emam is one of the largest fields in the world and witnesses the social life of Persian culture in the Safavid era.

Meidan Emam has a large area, tourists can visit monumental buildings such as Ali Qapu Palace, Mosque, and Isfahan Bazaar. For those who like shopping, you don't worry because around Meidan Emam there are also markets that sell a variety of stuff and culinary.

Persepolis


Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran - Persepolis

Persepolis, the next wonderful place that listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iran in 2005 was the capital of the Achaemenid kingdom founded by King Darius I in 518 BC. The existence of this archaeological site aims to create a symbol of grandeur from the glory of the ancient Persian empire and as a place for ceremonies or celebrations.

The devastating earthquake struck this place and almost flattened the building in 2003 so that the reconstruction was carried out to maintain the existence of this historic site.

These are the 7 wonderful places in Iran that listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, what's your opinion about these places? Leave your comment below!
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