Top Tourist Attractions in Iran

Iran is an enriched country in culture, history, and home to many World Heritage Attractions worth visiting. For a better organization of your trip here is a list of must-visit attractions in Iran.

Gardens & Nature

Specialty Museums & Historic site

Popular Cities in Iran

Must-Visit Attractions in Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz is one of the main touristic cities of Iran. It is the major historical and cultural city with lots of tourist attractions from ancient Persia such as Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Sassanid archaeological landscape to magnificent Persian Gardens such as Eram Garden, which are all inscribed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. Shiraz is also home to the tombs of Saadi and Hafez two of the most famous Persian poets.

Ancient Attraction

Ancient Attraction

Tomb of Saadi

Monuments & Statues

Madrese e-Khan


Zinat ol Molk House

Historic Sites

Naqsh-e Rostam

Ancient Attraction


Ancient Attraction

Ardeshir Babakan Palace

Ancient Attraction

Tang Chogan

Ancient Attraction

Qal'eh Dokhtar

Ancient Attraction

Naqsh-e Rajab

Ancient Attraction

Sarvestan Palace

Ancient Attraction

Must-Visit Attractions in Yazd, Iran

Yazd is the only UNESCO Heritage City of Iran and one of the top cities to visit in Iran. Yazd is located in the heart of the desert and that makes it known as the city of the wind towers. To live in desert people, adapt to it by inventing Qantas (Underground water system), wind towers (Traditional Air-condition system), ice-houses and also using the unique architecture for building houses and gardens such as Dowlat Abad Garden which is a fine example of Persian Garden that is registered as a UNESCO Heritage Site, Lariha Historical House, Jameh Mosque of Yazd and, etc.
Yazd is also the center of the Zoroastrian Community because of having unique and holy places such as the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Chack Chak Temple, and Towers of the Silence.

Gardens & Historic Sites

Zoroastrians Towers of Silence

Sacred Site & Ancient Ruins

Saryazd Castle

Ancient Ruin

Khan-e Lari House

Specialty Museums


Ancient Ruins

Fahraj Attractions

Historic Sites

Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak

Sacred Site

Zein-o-din Caravanserai

Historic Sites

Must-Visit Attractions in Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan or so-called “Esfahan” is one of the top destinations in Iran. Isfahan is very known for its amazing Islamic masterpieces of art and architecture, and its UNESCO Heritage Sites such as incredible Naqsh-e Jahan Square with its wonderful attractions like Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfolah Mosque, Imam Mosque, and Qeysarie Bazaar, and Chehel Sotoon Palace Museum. When in Isfahan never miss the Jameh mosque of Isfahan as a living museum of Iranian Islamic architecture and calligraphy. Isfahan also hosts magnificent Armenian architecture such ad Vank Armenian Cathedral.

Shah Mosque

Sacred Sites

Aali Qapu Palace


Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sacred Site

Qeysarie Bazaar

Specialty Shops


Sacred Sites

Monare Jonban


Must-Visit Attractions in Kashan, Iran

Kashan, known as the city of rosewater, is one great destination in Iran located on the classical route of Iran. Kashan is one of the very primary centers of civilization in Iran with its enriched history landmark of Sialk Hill and the ruins of its ziggurat date back to 7,000 years ago.
Kashan preserved its unique urban design and traditional architectural features. This beautiful and touristic city offers a variety of attractions to visitors from the Fin Garden that is a UNESCO Heritage Site, to its magnificent historical houses such as Tabatabaei, Borujerdi, Ameriha, and Abbasi houses were belong to the famous merchants of the Kashan. Agha Bozorg Mosque and Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse are the other famous attractions of Kashan with their unique architecture and plan.

Sialk Archeological Hills

Ancient Ruins

Must-Visit Attractions in Tehran, Iran

Tehran as the capital of Iran has a huge contrast inside, it is modern and traditional, secular and religious and that is why Tehran tourism has a lot to offer.
From its skiing resorts that draw thousands of tourists and locals every year to its spectacular museums such as Iran National Jewelry and National Iran Museum which are filled with unbelievable pieces of remains from the ancient Persia and Persian kings.
Tehran is also famous for its historical palaces especially Golestan Palace that once accommodates different kings and rulers and now it is a popular UNESCO Heritage in Tehran.

Carpet Museum of Iran

Specialty Museums

Tehran Bazaar


Tabiat Bridge


National Museum of Iran


Treasury of National Jewels

Specialty Museums

Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran

Specialty Museums

Must-Visit Attractions in Kerman, Iran

Kerman with a long history and amazing desert nature is one of the must-visit cities once traveling Iran. Kerman with magnificent Kalut desert in the heart of the great LUT desert hosting many historical and natural sites. The memorable UNESCO World Heritage sites of Arg-e Bam and Shahdad Kaluts along with Rayen citadel and the dedicated Sufi Shrine of Shah Nematollah Vali are the main highlights in Kerman.

Shahdad Kalouts

Geologic Formations

Rayen Citadels


Bam Citadel


Gonbad-e Jabaliye


Jameh Mosque of Kerman

Sacred Sites

Meymand‌ Rocky Village


Stone Garden, Sirjan


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