Here are the top tips for traveling to Iran & things to know about Iran (part 2). So leave the hesitation away and travel to Iran.
If you wish to travel with the purpose of enjoying magnificent architecture, the mystery of deserts, and delicious foods, then traveling to Iran is the best possible choice. Both cheap and hospitable people wait for you. Iran enjoys cultural and natural attractions. Here are the top tips for traveling to Iran and things to know about Iran. So leave the hesitation away and travel to Iran.
9) Taste delicious Iranian foods
Persian food is diverse and is a mixture of most nutritious ingredients including meat, rice, vegetables, beans, and spices. The most famous Persian dishes among Iranian are a different kind of Kebabs, and colorful stews such as Ghormeh-Sabzi, Gheime, and Fesenjan along with rice (Chelow and Polo). Different Ash (kind of soup) is available in cities. Remember that each city has its own local ash. In Tabriz, you would have Yogurt Ash and Whey Ash which are so famous in Iran. In your travel to Iran, taste Persian foods at traditional restaurants or in the locals’ homes.
10) Say yes to Iranian toilets
You can find western toilets in some hotels and restaurants, but the majority of places do not have western toilets. Then, get prepared for squat toilets in Iran that you can find easily everywhere.
11) Dress Codes in Iran for men and women
Iran is an Islamic country thus there are a few rules on how you could choose your clothes during your stay in Iran. Women are supposed to wear headscarves and loose tunics that are usually long enough to cover their thighs and have long sleeves as well. It is also better not to wear tight trousers. Men are also supposed to avoid wearing shorts. Fortunately, the dress codes are not strict for tourists and foreigners and in the worst case, he/she might get a kind of comment about your hijab.
12) Drinking alcohol in Iran is forbidden
You can think positively about it. Sip some other drinks in Iran such as Sharbat e Ablimoo (Lemon Syrup), Sharbat e Khakshir, and Sharbat e Sekanjabin Khiyar. You can experience a great time with your Iranian friends who can make parties and have fun without a drop of alcohol.
13) Getting Iran Visa
Fortunately getting a visa is the easiest part of getting prepared for traveling Iran. Visitors from approximately 180 countries have the chance to get Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) in major airports of Iran including international airports of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad, and Kish Island. However if your citizens of US, UK, and Canada the visa process gets a little longer. Anyhow, it is possible for them as well to travel to Iran and discover its many beauties.
14) Things to See When Travelling to Iran
Regarding long history and ancient civilization, Iran embraces many natural landscapes and cultural attractions simultaneously. Therefore, it has the most inspiring places for both culture lovers and adventure travelers from around the world. Iran has 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites one of which is a natural attraction. Apart from the wonderful UNESCO Sites in Iran such as Persepolis in Shiraz or Naqsh-e- Jahan Square in Isfahan, there are some top tourist attractions such as Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, and unique villages such as Kandovan that you would love to visit. Bird watching, mountain biking, canyoneering, safari expedition, and sand boarding are among the exhilarating activities you might love to experience.