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There are plenty of options for Iran family travel as there are skiing areas, museums, shopping and more. Each of the different cities has attractions that will appeal to everyone in the family at any age.
Dizin is the largest ski resort in the Middle East and it is found just outside of Tehran in Iran. There are five different ski areas as well as snowboarding areas. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking. You can reach the ski resort by two main roads from Tehran as one comes from the east and one from the west. There are two other ski resorts, Shemshak and Darband’sar, to the east of Dizin which also offer great skiing and snow.
The Goelstan Palace is fantastic as the museum contains many different exhibits. The actual architecture of the palace is breathtaking and the terrace, Takt-e-Marmar, also known as the Marble Throne, should not be missed. This terrace contains stucco, marble carvings, paintings, mirrors, tile-work, enamel, lattice work and woodcarvings. The throne itself is some of the finest pieces of architecture you will find in Iran and this building is one of the oldest.
Everyone in the family will enjoy visiting the ancient ruins of the Persian capital of Persepolis in Shiraz. This city was built in 500BC on a partially formed natural terrace. This site is a world heritage site and contains the ruins of an immense palace complex. It takes about an hour to reach the ruins from the city. This is a must if you are stopping in Shiraz as you can walk in the footsteps of the famed King Darius and Xerxes.
Have Adventure in Caves
In Hamadan you can explore the Ali Sadr Cave which was formed by water. The cave is thought to be at least 130 million years old and you can enjoy a boat ride to view the many stalagmites and stalactites. The boat ride lasts for two hours. There are not many water caves that would rival this one. Inside you can find a shop that sells coffee and tea.
Enjoy Historical Squares and Castles in Estefhan
A particular point of interest in the city of Estefhan is Iman Square. This open area bazaar was built during the 17th century and also goes by the name of Isfahan Royal Square. You can find many fountains and mosques around the bazaar. The architecture is quite jaw dropping particularly if you enter from the main archway near the university.
A few other historical sites to visit include Si-o-se Bridge, Naqsh-e-Jahan Square near the bazaar, Chetel Soton which is an old castle and Aali Qapu Palace, another impressive castle.
March 18, 2010 change by ctanios