All You Need to Know about Iran before Traveling
Iran (pronunciation is “Ee-Rahn”, not “I ran”) is a different country which surprises everyone who travels to. It is not a good place for partying and drinking, but a very good place for experiencing unexpected wonders. It is a land of wonderful nature, hospitable people, and rich history.
The video below has been made about by a German couple who traveled throguh the country for 5000 km.
History of Iran
The country has been the home to some of the world’s oldest and most important civilizations and empires. For example, Persian empire which was known as Achaemenid Empire stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, and was one of the largest empires in the history of mankind, and the first real one.
The video below “The Forgotten Empire of Achaemenids” makes you familiar with their history.
History of Iran in 10 minutes by year
What to know before traveling
It is a must to know some facts about each country before traveling to. It helps you to prepare yourself and have a better journey. Reading the below article is highly recommended
If you want to know more from travelers, in the video below, Murr from Ireland, tells you 20 things to know before coming to Iran.
Nature of Iran
Some experts believe that this country is a like small world. The main reason is that it is a four-season country, full of mountains, forests, deserts, beaches, islands, waterfalls, springs, rivers, etc. Below you can see some awesome movies of our nature:
What do travelers think?
These days we have lots of adventurous travelers around the world who want to visit the country, as it has unseen areas, to promote it worldwide. Most of them have made documentaries about safety, people, attractions, etc which are mostly the opposite of what media normally portrays.
Hijab: what do wear?
One of the differences bewteen Iran and all other countries is the law of Hijab. It is not as strict in the past, but you need to follow some certain rules. Generally, you need to wear modest clothes and cover most of the body. For example, boxer and shorts are not so acceptable for men and woman need to wear a sacrf or shawl to cover their hair.
The article below covers the isue of Hijab in more details.
Food in Iran
Many people around the world want to know what the main dish in Iran is. It is not easy to answer this question, as we have different foods in different parts. But generally, rice and bread are the main part of most dishes.
Drinks in Iran
After the Islamic revolution in 1979, there are no alcoholic drinks in the markets. But to compensate that, there are still lots of different drinks which amaze you.
The main drink is tea, which people call it Chai. The most typical tea is black and then green, but we have also different variety of herbal teas around the country. If you like a cold drink, especially in the summer, there are many herbal drinks which make you fresh.