Top Reasons to Visit Iran

Kashan, Iran. Photo by Morteza F.Shojaei on Unsplash

Unfortunately, many people’s associations with Iran are tied up in biases and misunderstandings, which means that many people never choose to visit this amazing, rich country. But if you’re willing to open your mind, you’ll find that Iran is actually a really incredible place to visit. Here are some reasons why.


Iran boasts a whopping 19 UNESCO sites, which just begins to hint at just how much history this country has to offer. From the 2500-year old Persepolis, the former capital of ancient Persia, to palaces and mosques galore, visiting Iran offers a stunning, mind-bending display of design, architecture, and history.

The People

It may come as a surprise for some, but the Iranian people are one of the best reasons to visit the country, as their warmth, hospitality, intelligence, and friendliness will tremendously enrich your travel experience if you open yourself up to it.

The Food

Have you ever heard of Persian food? If not, you’ll be in for a huge treat in Iran, where you can expect to eat dishes like duck stew, barberry saffron rice, eggplant and tomato stew, crunchy fried rice, and lots of yummy cheeses and herbs.