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  • Why should I travel to Iran?

    Long history, rich culture and diverse civilizations have bestowed on Iran magnificent architecture, monuments, ancient ruins and other cultural heritage manifestations. Besides, unspoiled landscapes replete with rare flora and fauna, high mountains, lush forests and vast deserts make Iran a perfect place for every taste. After all, it is home to 22 UNESCO world heritage sites, top country in the Middle East. Above all, the best reason to visit Iran is its people and their unrivaled hospitality. Click to explore Iran
  • Where is Iran located?

    Iran is located in Western Asia, the Middle East. It lies between latitudes 24° and 40° N, and longitudes 44° and 64° E. Iran is bordered to the northeast by Armenia and Republic of Azerbaijan; to the north by Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq.
  • What are some facts and figures about Iran?

    Iran is an Islamic Republic from 1979 up to now. Its capital and largest city is Tehran with more than 9 million permanent residents. It ranks 18th in the world in terms of population with around 80 million people. Area-wise, it ranks 17th as it is 1,648,195 km2.
  • Is Iran all covered with deserts?

    Iran is a diverse country in terms of climate and topography. Read this article to learn more about Iran natural regions and topography.
  • Are Iranians Arab?

    Iran is an ancient country, previously called Persia. It is not a homogeneous country and there are many ethnic groups including Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Turkmens, Balouchs, Lors and Arabs living in Iran, each having its own unique culture and way of life. Iranian Arabs compose a small portion of the total population (according to Wikipedia, around 1.5 million people out of 80 million). Iranians also speak their own languages distinct from Arabic, but influenced by it.
  • Is it safe to travel to Iran?

    Iran is a stable country in terms of politics and unlike many countries in the region it is not affected by the terrorist attacks.
  • What should I wear in Iran?

    Dressing code is not as strict as it seems. Women should cover their hair and body and men should refrain from wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts. Wearing chadors for women is not a must and they can even wear colorful and tight fashionable clothes.
  • Can I travel independently to Iran?

    Except for American, Canadian and British citizens, nationals of other countries are allowed to travel in Iran independently and without a tourist guide. Based on travelers reports, it is safe to backpack in Iran. Please note Israeli passport holders are not allowed to enter Iran.
  • What currency is used in Iran?

    Iranian official currency is Rial but Toman is commonly used among populace. 1 Toman is equal to 10 Rials. As of Sep. 15, 2017, Euro market exchange rate to Rial is 47,000.
  • What are the measurement units in Iran?

    Measurement system in Iran is metric. Meter is the unit of length and kilogram is used to measure mass. For temperature Celsius is employed.
  • Can I have alcoholic drinks and pork in Iran?

    Trading and consuming alcoholic drinks and pork are banned in Iran.
  • Can I use my credit cards in Iran?

    International credit cards are not currently accepted in Iran. For travelers, it is advised to bring enough cash to cover all their expenses or use Iranian Tourist Cards if accessible. You can also book services (accommodation, tour packages, transportation, transfer or tour guides) in advance using PersiaPort marketplace.
  • How can I get a travel insurance coverage to Iran?

    Your travel insurance policy may or may not cover Iran. You just have to make sure that your insurance policy includes Iran. If not, find a company that covers Iran. Please remember, you should obtain a document from the insurance company explicitly mentioning that they cover Iran. You can also purchase Iranian insurance at the airport for a small fee (around € 12).
  • Can I use internet in Iran?

    Using internet is common in Iran; however, the internet speed is slow and some websites, particularly social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are filtered. In most hotels, Wi-Fi is available but the internet speed and quality of connection varies.


 

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