Should I travel to Iran? Is it safe or worth visiting? I was interested in traveling to Iran since I was a teenager, but it has not happened yet…, I have planned to visit Iran a couple of times, even checked out the tours, but I hesitated every time…
Some thoughts might have caused you to be unsure about traveling to Iran, but the 7 reasons below will help you make up your mind and Pack to Iran!
According to many travelers who have visited Iran, Iran is among the safest countries they have been to, and whether you are a solo female traveler or you come to Iran with your family and young children or you join a group tour, you will be treated with nothing but respect. Iran's police and government pay a lot of attention to the safety at the borders and the safety of foreign travelers. So, you are going to find this country a safe destination and explore it at peace of mind.
Today, this country is getting zoomed in by the media and news and is getting more uncovered and also dragging more attention day after day. So, people are getting more curious about Iran as a fabulous destination and trying to find out about the real friendly face of this country (what media and news didn't reveal for decades), therefore Iran is booming as a must-see country and is worth visiting.
From vary basic stone made tools that were made during primitive civilizations dating back to 80,000 years ago (In Kashafrud or Kashafrud River in Khurasan Province), temples or fortresses remained from ancient civilizations like the Choqazanbil or the Persepolis to glamorous Iranian-Islamic monuments like the mosques or historical houses, Iran has numerous historical heritages to show. Therefore, Iran is among the top destinations for whoever seeks history and the story behind the world civilizations.
We have to admit that besides the rich cultural and the ancient heritages, what causes travelers to get amazed by Iran is the Persian hospitality. Since old times, Iranians paid special attention to both foreigner and Iranian guests and hosted them the best way possible. As a guest or traveler in Iran, you are going to feel very welcomed and get pleased by Iranians invitations and their kind offers for help. You are going to make many new friends who are smiling at you as you walk along the streets in Iran.
Although food and culinary is not still as famous and world-known as its other attractions, Iranian food acts well as an astonishing surprise for first-time travelers to this country. With magical spice like Saffron, aromatic herbs and vegetables, qualified local rice, and a very professional cooking method, every meal you take in Iran will never be forgotten. Different types of kebabs, Iranian stews, vegetarian foods, fresh nuts planted in Iran and also specialty sweets in each city are some of what you will taste in Iran.
The well-formed arcs and vaults and high columns of the ancient monuments that will drop every visitor's jaw, and the development of architecture until Islamic era when another layer of beauty was added with the tiling, mirror works, and other eye-catching ornaments are the main reason why many travelers come to Iran. The ancient history is reflected in Iranian art masterpieces including miniatures, calligraphies, sculptures, potteries, etc. First examples of Persian art and handicrafts can be found in museums, while traditional bazaars are the best spots to see how they are done. Persian carpets open a world of myths, culture, and colors to every visitor, Persian miniatures are the best examples of illustration and paintings.
As a result of sanctions and the dropping of the currency, the prices are unbelievably good! Imagine buying an overnight train with 14 USD or booking a room at a 4 or 5-star hotel with 50-60 USD, or having a very good meal at a good restaurant with only 10-20 USD. The exchange rate also affects travelers' budget and expenses, therefore a valid exchange shop is highly recommended.