Is Iran Beautiful? This is a question with many positive answers. But we, Iranians, do understand it is a question by those who deep down feel there is something more to the mysterious Iran than what some media try to make of Iran. So let’s go down this road together and you be the judge of “Is Iran beautiful?”.
Iran is a country steeped in culture and history, a land of unique artisanship and architecture. Add them up to the mesmerizing natural landscapes across this land and one of the most welcoming people and this is what Iran offers its guests.
#1 Iran’s Cultural and Historical Beauty
No matter where in Iran, there is always a monument to captivate you. From sheer ruins of Persepolis, to the remnants of the shaken city of Bam, they all whisper to you about their majesty that no passing of time and no disaster or animosity can erase.
The Persian mosques who bear testimony how Persian craftsmanship can bring out the soothing divinity of a faith in colors and shapes that no matter what your faith, you can feel yourself in the presence of the holy spirit of the one, once inside a Persian mosque.
Walk through the Persian Gardens in the heart of dryness, and you will be amazed how Iranians could bring out the soft side of a harsh climate and create the pampering cool of an oasis in the desert.
And I can go on and on to tell you about the wonders of this 7,000 year old civilization, but you will one day feel what words fail, because Iran needs to be seen to e believed!
#2 Beautiful Natural Landscapes of Iran
Travel across Iran, and in a matter of a week you can see epic snow covered mountains, luscious dense forests, arid deserts of mesmerizing dunes and salt lakes, and coastlines to the brightest blue waters, not to mention the most pristine islands! Such eclectic mix of climates hardly comes by in any other country.
Go to north of Iran, and you stand witness to the greenest forests on mountains overlooking the Caspian Sea.
Cross the Alborz Mountain Range, and you get to see semi-dry moderately weathered landscapes.
Now turn southward to east or west, and you are in the middle of captivating vast deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and Lut.
Go deeper towards the south, and you get to the mesmerizing southern coastlines of Persian Gulf, with the most different lifestyle than what you have witnessed until this point.
Now cross the waters and you are in the unique islands of Iran, with their most immaculate coasts, and mystical geological formations one can only witness in a few parts of the world.
But there is more, every here and there, you will see mountains and peaks waiting to be conquered, be it in the arid climates of central Iran or the prosperous climate of western and northwestern Iran.
Iran has more than a lot landscapes to charm you! So Is Iran Beautiful?