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Iran Location
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General Travel Guide
Iran Reference

Guides
Iranian Tourism-Official website of Iranian Tourism Industry.
Tourism Industry Association of Iran (Irpedia)-Provides information on tourist attractions, agencies, accommodation and transportation.
Iran Toursim & Touring Online-Provides news and travel advice.
Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
Iran Tourism Development Corporation
CHN Tourism News
Iranian Students Tourism and Travelling Agency (ISTTA-Source for information on historical and cultural attractions of Iranian cities.
Iran National Portal-Provides information on history, culture and statistics about Iran.
Iran: British Council-Provides general information and tips on education & language in Iran.
Iran: An Independent Travel Guide-Features link to travel resources and focuses on the impressions from foreign visitors.
Iran: Travel Document System-Comprehensive guide with links to the most useful resources.
Iran - Guardian Unlimited Travel-Provides a very useful travel guide.
Iran: Travel Notes-Provides the essential travel links.
Destination Iran - Lonely Planet-comprehensive guide includes information on major attractions, activities, events, transportation and much more.
Iran: Columbus Travel Guides-Features a comprehensive travel guide.
Iran: GoNOMAD Destination Mini Guide -Provides a brief travel guide to Iran.
Iran: National Geographic-Overview, facts, history, travel tips, dining and much more.
Irpeda: Iran Travel & Tourism Guide-Travel advice, news, background information, maps, picture gallery and more.
Iran Tourism Guide-Info about Iranian cities and attractions.
Iranian Tourism Information Network (Persian)
Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicraft & Tourism Org. (ICHTO)-Travel Guide in Persian
World Travel Guide (Iran)-Comprehensive guide covers all essential topics such as an overview, passport/visa, health, duty free, accomodation, sports, business and much more.

Airlines
Iran Air (Iran)-Established in 1962, Iran Air provides air services within Iran and to major international destinations. The site provides route map, schedule, reservation and travel information.
Iran Air route map and reservation information
Iran Air Plane Iran Air Timetable
Iran Air Fleet
Iran Air Germany
Iran Air Italy (English/Italian)-Provides tourists and travellers guide and information.
Iran Air-Holland-Features a timetable, gallery, news and tourist information.
Iran Air Japan-Provides travel information in English, Japanese and Korean.
Iran Air Scandanavia
Iran Air UK
Ata Airlines
Iran Aseman Airlines
Kish Airlines
Mahan AirlinesImam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
Qeshm Air
Timetables (Civil Aviation Organization)

International Airlines
Alitalia
Aeroflot
Austrian Airlines: Iran
Emirates
Japan Airlines
KLM: Iran
Kuwait Airways: Iran
Lufthansa: Iran (Timetables)Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
Swiss
Turkish Airlines: Iran
Qatar Airways

Airports
IKIA Airport
Mehrabad Airport
Mehrabad Airport (A-Z World Airports)
Aiports in Iran

Train Info
Iranian Railways (English/Persian)-Provides comprehensive information about Iranian Network.
Iran Railways MapsIranian Railways
Iranian Railways (Unofficial)-Excellent page in English & Persian.
Iranian Railways (English)
Railway Network
Raja Passenger Trains Co.
Destination Database-Database of national and international destinations.
Interactive Railway Map
Timetables

Tehran Metro Station

Tehran Metro
Tehran Metro
Tehran Metro Info-Provides detailed information about the Tehran's metro project.
Tehran Metro Map


Advice
Australian government travel advisory - Iran
Canadian Travel Information and Advisory: Iran
New Zealand government travel advisory - Iran
Country Advice-FCO (U.K. Government)-Provides a fact sheet, travellers' tips, and list of UK missions in Iran.
Travel Tips-FCO (U.K. Government)-Health advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. | FCO Map
U.S. State Department Advice-Travel warnings, risks, and other useful travel tips for Americans and dual nationals from the Department of State.

Milad Tower, the new symbol of modern Tehran - ISNA

Embassies in Tehran

Trade Info
Iran Profile: Australian Trade Commission
Iran: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Iran: France - Ministère des Affairs Etrangers
Iran: New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Iran: UK Trade & Investment
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Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate & Gold Prices-Market exchange rates inside Iran.
Market exchange rates (CBIRI)
U.S. Dollar to Iran Rial Exchange Rate
OANDA Currency Converter-Provides the interbank rate which is artificially fixed.

Health
Health Information for Travelers to Iran (CDC)- Discusses preventive measures, recommended vaccines, precautions and much more.
Travel Health Online (registration req'd)

Embassies and Missions
Consulate-DubaiAzadi Monument
Embassy-Addis Ababa
Embassy-Beijing
Embassy-Bern
Embassy-Berlin
Embassy-Brasília
Embassy-Bucharest
Embassy-Budapest
Embassy-Brussels
Embassy-Canberra
Embassy-Copenhaggen
Embassy-Dublin
Embassy-The Hague
Embassy-Helsinki
Consulate-Hong Kong
Embassy-Jakarta
Embassy-Kiev
Embassy-Lisbon
Embassy-Manila
Embassy-Moscow
Embassy-New Delhi
Embassy-Oslo
Embassy-Paris
Embassy-Stockholm
Embassy-The Hague
Embassy-Tokyo
Embassy-Vienna
Embassy-Yaravan
Interest Section of Iran Washington D.C.-Offers Passport affairs, vital records, student affairs, social affairs, and visa information.
Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations-Provides a selection of press releases, statements and official UN documents.

Important Government Sites
President (Official Site)-Features biographies of the President and members of the cabinet. Includes an extensive collection of the President's speeches in real audio.
Iran's Foreign Ministry-Information about Iran's foreign policy, organizational chart and Iranian missions.
I.R.I Customs-Provides travellers and business information.
Chamber of Commerce-Provides trade information and links.
Civil Aviation OrganizationPersepolis, Iran - 2004 (NASA)
Iran Roads (English/Persian)-Get current road conditions.
Police
Tehran Municipality
Tehran Traffic
Transport Organization
More...

Useful Info
International City Codes for calling Iran
Current Local Time in Tehran
Country Guide: Iran (BBC Weather)
Iran Weather
I.R.I Customs
Customs Regulations Governing the Goods Carried by Passengers-Prohibited goods include alcoholic beverages, fashion magazines, gambling paraphernalia and transmitters.
Customs Duty Free Allowances/RestrictionKaroun Dam, Ahvaz, Khuzestan - ISNA
Foreign Embassies in Tehran
Business Hours in Tehran
Bank Holidays (CBIRI)
Official Holidays in Iran
Requirements for US Citizens to Enter Iran
Atlas d'Iran (En/FR)
Tehran Map I (Interactive) | Map II
Tehran Satellite Images | Iranian Cities
Telephone Numbers for Government Ministries

Country Profile
Country briefing: Iran (Economist)-The most comprehensive country report on Iran available online. Provides an in-depth country profile, recent economist articles, news, and currencies exchange information. Access to some sections is available by subscription.
Iran: A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress-Comprehensive report on Iran's history, economy, culture and recent political events.
Profile of Iran (Australian Embassy-Tehran)
Iran GRW (Registration)-offers a country profile and useful travel information.

Travel info
Tourisme Acceuil (French)-Provides information on several cities, images, videos and much more.
Iran Reiseinformationen (Travel2001.de)
Guida all'IRAN (Italian)
Irán - Guía del Mundo (Spanish)
Iransara (Spanish)

Maps
Omni MapIran - 2000 (MODIS)
Interactive Iran Map
Iran Province Maps
Iran Provinces List
Iran Map-GPS map of Iran
Political Map (CIA)
ShadedRelief Map (CIA)
People (CIA)
Strait of Hormuz (CIA)
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Major Attractions
Attractive Places
Ayapir Ancient SiteTehran Urbanization - NASA (August 2, 1985)
Arg-e Bam
Bam
Bishapour
Bisotun
Caspian Sea Region (Intercaspian)
Choghâzanbil; A Large Temple for God,
Davan, An Ancient Village
Ghar Alisadr
Ghar Alisadr (Images)
Golestan National Park
Golestan National Park - Images
Haft tappehImam Reza Shrine in Mashhad
Isfahan
Kashan
The Province of Khuzestan
Journey Into The Ancient World Of Shush
Kerman
Kish
Kish Island
Kurdistan Attractions
Lahijan
Mashhad (English/Persian)
MaybodAbyaneh Village - Isfahan Province
Prehistoric Village of Meymand (Photo Essay) | BBC
Masouleh
Persepolis (Oriental Institute)
Persepolis
Shiraz
Sultanieh Dome
Tehran Info
Tehran daily images
Tonekabon
Yazd
Yazd (Gallery)
Ziarat Village
Places to visit
Iran Attractions
Iran Galleries
Protected Areas-Includes national natural monuments, national parks, wildlife refuge & reserves and more.

National Heritage Sites
Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)
Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Investment CompanyThe Tabatabaeis historic house in Kashan
Cultural & Social News (CHTN)
Fars Tourism Org
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UNESCO World Heritageimag
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran (2008)
The Bam Citadel (Arg-e Bam) and its Related Sites (2004)
Bisotun (2006)
UNESCO: Golestan Palace (2013)
Meidan Emam, Esfahan (1979)
Pasargadae (2004)
Persepolis (1979)Bolaghi Valley
Sheikh Safi al-din Kha-nega-h and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (2010)
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (2009)
Soltaniyeh (2005)
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex (2010)
Takht-e Soleyman (2003)
Tchogha Zanbil (1979)
Unesco World Heritage Sites: Iran

Museums
Iranian Museums
Tehran Museums
Carpet MuseumGolestan Palace
Glassware Museum
Golestan Palace
National Musuem of Iran
Niavaran Palace
Reza Abbasi Museum
Saadabad Palace Museum
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Images
IntercaspianIsfahan - ISNA
Iran Photo Album
Images of Iran - J. Polak
Images of Iran - Alain Rempfer
Iran Pix
Images from Iran
Images from Shomal
Iran Photos
Tehran
Voyages-Iran (France)
More...

Cities

Driving
Touring & Automobile Club Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran
Govahiname (Driving Permit)Arasbaran Forest - East Azerbaijan

Hunting
Hunting Attractions and Facilities in Iran
Iran Hunting Articles and Reports

Mountain Climbing
Iran Mountain Federation
Iran Mountain Zone
Damavand Climbing Information

Skiing in Iran
Iranian Ski Federation-Provides news, information on ski resorts, history of skiing in Iran, photos and much more.Shemshak Ski Resort
Profiles of Ski Resorts in Iran (GoSki)-Comprehensive Information for Dizin, Shemshak and Tochal resorts.
Persian Powder (Video)
Skiing in Iran by Warren Miller (Video)
Skiing in Iran (Press TV)
Skiing in Iran (Ski Magazine)
Skiiers Take to the Slopes In...Iran (AP)
Iran's role model and inspiration - on skis - BBC (February 24, 2008)
Iran's biggest secret: the skiing's great - The Guardian (February 23, 2008)
New face for Iran's ski slopes - BBC (March 27, 2000)
Skiing Damavand
Tochal Complex


Internet Cafes
Internet Cafes in Tehran (Net Cafes)
Internet in Iran (NSRC)

Cuisine
Iranian Recipes
Tehran Restuarants Directory
Lonely Planet's Tehran Restaurant Pics
More...


Engineering an Empire: The Persians

History
Ancient Persia-General Information on the Persian Empire
Iran History-covers ancient Iran to present day.

Language
Persian Profile
Persian alphabet, pronunciation and language
Easy Persian -Features an online Persian course.
Persian for travellers
Farsi Pronunciation Guide
Languages of Iran (Ethnologue)-Complete list of all languages spoken in Iran.
Persian is Sugar-Features an online Persian course.
TravelLang
Dictionary (FarsiDisk)-Online Persian dictionary.
More...

Travel Services

Agencies & Tours
Iran Society of Travel Agents-Institute established for developing Iranian tourism industry.
Aryo Tours-A destination management company and travel agency.
Asemangasht Tours and Travel-Offers cultural, historical and trekking tours.
Avizhegan Travel-Provides guided tours to Iran. It has offices in Tehran and Nice.
Best Iran Travel-Guide to attractions and interesting places, useful travel tips and online reservations.
Caravansalar-Travel agency based in Iran.
Caravanserai Travel Agency-Provides cultural, adventure, ecou-tours and much more
Cyrus Travel (Agency)-California based travel agency provides guided tours to Iran.
Dal Tour-Provides cultural, historical, birdwatching, hunting, and adventure tours.
Darwan Tours (Shiraz)-Provides nomad and Persepolis tours.
Discover Persia-a full-service travel agency group based in North America and Iran.
Dornagasht Tour & Travel-Provides historical, cultural and silk road tours.
East Express-Offers corporate and leisure travel services.
Ecotour Iran-offers nature and culture-based trips.
Fly to Iran (Agency)-Full service travel agency based in California.
Gardesh Yaran-Full service travel agency based in Iran.
Gasht Tours-Travel and tour agency based in Shiraz.
Ghods Gasht Tours and Travel Agency -Provides virtual tours of major attracions.
Holiday Iran-Provides cultural, skiing tours, desert trekking, diving, tailor-made and adventure tours.
Iran Discovery-Offers group and personalized tour packages.
Iran Doostan-Offers cultural, tailor-made and adventure tours.
Iran Gasht Tours-Provides cultural, trekking and sightseeing tours.
Iran Jasmin Safari-Provides mountain hunting and nature tours.
Iran Markaz-Provides desert trekking, diving, hunting, jungle, mountaineering, and skiing tours.
Iran Paradise-Offers a wide range of tours and travel services.
Iran Safari-Provides safari, sightseeing and hunting tours.
Iran Travel (Agency)-Full service travel agency based in Colorado.
Iran Travelling Center-Tour and travel agency based in Iran and Hawaii.
Iran Trip, Tour & Travel Agency-Offers a wide range of tours.
Jahangostar Tours Group-Organizes bussiness travel, historical and nomad tours.
LetsGoIran-Tour and travel agency based in Iran.
LovelyIran-Shiraz based tour operator offering a wide range of tours including historical and ski tours.
Magic Carpet Travel-Provides fully escorted & tailor-made tours.
Moje Safar-Full service tour and travel agency based in Tehran.
Navbaran Travel Agency-Provides guided tours of Persepolis, Shriaz, the Caspian and more.
Orient Express-German based Tour Operator specialised on Iran - Visa Service - Small Groups
Pars Tourist Agency-Provides a wide range of tours and services.
Persian Golden Ages-Organizes a inbound historical, cultural, anthropology, mountaineering, trekking, adventure and natural excursion tours.
Persia Tour-Offers a wide range of tours.
Persian Voyages-UK based tour operator specialised in tailor made-itineraries, small group tours and independent travel to Iran.
Persvoyage-Travel agency based in Rome.
Petra Tour-Specializing in group tour operations.
Revealing Persia-Tour and travel agency based in specialized in escorted tours.
Riahi Travel-Tour and travel agency based in Switzerland.
Silk Road Tours-Provides guided tours to Iran.
Sogol Tour & Travel Agency-Offers group and individual tours.
Sayareh Travel-Tehran basaed tour and travel agency.
Thunder Tours-Provides boating, sightseeing, trekking, and skiing tours.
UP Persia-Local tour operator providing casual trips and green travel destinations.

Hotels
ASE-Accommodation Search Engine.
Arian Hotel-Provides first class accommodation in northern Tehran.
Aseman (Isfahan)
Azadi (Tehran)
Borj Sefid (Tehran)
Dariush (Kish))
Espinas International (Astara)
Esteqlal Grand Hotel-Five-star hotel in Tehran.
Ferdowsi Hotel (Tehran)
Hotelyar-Provides a list of hotels and reservation service
Homa Hotel Chain-Five-star hotels located in Tehran, Mashad, Shiraz, and Bandar Abbas.
Hormoz (Bandar Abbas)
Iran Hotels-Provides online hotel reservation.
Kourosh Hotel (Bushehr)
Laleh Hotel-Former intercontinental hotel.
Mehr Traditional Hotel (Yazd)
Melal Hotel Group
Naderi Hotel-Lonely Planet pick for no-frills hotel.
Parsian Hotel - Shiraz
Pasargad (Tehran)
Sadaf (Kish)
Simorgh (Tehran)
Tehran Grand Hotel
Iran Hotel Reservations

Health Tourism
Health Tourism in Iran (Press TV)

Travel Reports
Travelers Report-Lonely Planet-From the readers of Lonely Planet.
Travel Reports-Iranian
Travel Spots on the road in Iran-Features a detailed travel report with images.



Rick Steves' Iran Documentary (55:53)


Articles & Personal Travelogues
Iran is 2014's surprise tourism hit - The Independent (April 1, 2014)
Inside Iran's creepy party island, Kish - News Australia (January 15, 2014)
Tehran foodies flock to American-style burger joints - WP (January 3, 2014)
Iran wants American tourists, and a boomlet has begun - LA Times (December 30, 2013)
24 Rare 1960s and 70s Photos From Iran's Official Tourism Office - Asia Society (December 13, 2013)
What it Was Like to Travel to Iran With Andy Warhol in 1976 - Asia Society (October 22, 2013)
The day I got lost in Iran - Go Travel (September 8, 2013)
Tour Iran? Operators Hope So - NY Times (August 29, 2013)
Iran seeks more tourists, but will they come? - WP (July 14, 2013)
In Iran, Kish island pushes to attract more tourists - WP (July 8, 2013)
Iran: time for travelers to return? - CNN (June 26, 2013)
Why now is the perfect time for a vacation to Iran (sort of) - WP (March 27, 2013)
Tourists see a different Iran reality than 'Argo' image - USA Today (February 25, 2013)
Instagramming Iran - Foreign Policy (December 20, 2012)
What happened when a travel writer flew to Iran with no tourist visa or return flight - WP (December 20, 2012)
The Iran We Don't See: A Tour of the Country Where People Love Americans - The Atlantic (June 6, 2012)
Photos From the Iran You Don't See on TV - The Atlantic (June 6, 2012)
From hijab to skimpy bikini: behind the walled beach - SMH (March 1, 2012)
Traveling to Iran as Americans: All You Need to Know - Uncornerdmarket (December 11, 2011)
On the road in rural Iran - The Guardian (September 11, 2009)
Railing back the years in Iran - The Guardian (May 6, 2008)
The real face of Iran - The Guardian (April 8, 2008)
Acis of Adventure - Telegraph (April 4, 2008)
The Intrigue of Iran - San Francisco Chronicle (January 14, 2007)
Beach for women - Virtual Tourist (August 10, 2006)
I lost my heart in ... Iran - The Guardian (February 11, 2005)
Mullah lite - The Guardian (January 7, 2005)
Bakhtiarias nomads in Iran - Travel Explorations (August 8, 2004)
Dancing strictly sitting down - CNN (September 28, 2004)
Iranian Post Cards: The new rich - BBC (February 13, 2004)
Iranian Post Cards: Surfing the net - BBC (February 13, 2004)
Iranian Post Cards: Tehran party - BBC (February 13, 2004)
Iranian Post Cards: Traffic chaos - BBC (February 13, 2004)
Iranian Post Cards: Wrapped in red tape - BBC (February 13, 2004)
Kathy and Rick's Trip to Iran (August 17, 2003)
Gods, Kings, Mystics, and Mullahs - Condé Nast Traveler (April 2003)
Iran: Places and Prices - Condé Nast Traveler (April 2003)
Beware Iranians bearing toffees - Telegraph (October 26, 2002)
Impressions perses. Voyage en Iran en - Skiouros (Septembre 2001)
Tourism hopes of Caspian resorts - BBC (June 7, 2001)
Sex Patrol - Salon Magazine (March 9, 2001)
Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran - NY Times (2001)
The mark of Zoroaster - The Guardian (October 28, 2000)
Travelling in the Islamic Republic of Iran (October 2000)
The fun in fundamentalism - Telegraph (September 4, 2000)
An Englishwoman in Iran - Telegraph (April 22, 2000
Persian pop vs. the revolution - Salon Maganine (Feburary 24, 2000)
Pearl of the Desert - Washington Post (March 12, 2000)
Under the Persian carpet - The Guardian (December 4, 1999)
Rendezvous of the sun and the moon - Salon Magazine (August 1999)
Eclipse 1999: Expedition to Iran
Eclipse 1999
Total Eclipse - Salon Magazine (August 1999)
Disturbing encounters in Iran - Salon Magazine (July 1999)
Iran tries to shed image, lure tourists - CNN (May 27, 1999)
Iran: the friendliest people in the world - Times Online (February 21, 1999)
Solo Trip to Iran (1999)
Eight Days in Iran - Washington Post (July 19, 1998)
Our Iranian Holiday (1999)
For 'Trip of a Lifetime,' Americans Try Sunny ... Iran? - CS Monitor (June 29, 1998)
All covered up with lots of places to go (1998)
Behind Those Persian Walls (1998)
American, Well Treated In Iran (August 1997)
TasAvir-e Iran (1997)
Esfahan nesf-e jahan: Half the World - Escape Artist (1996) | Gallery
Tale of a Journey in the Islamic Republic of Iran (July 1996)
The Journey of Arthur Blessitt Through Iran
My Trip to Iran
Ballade persane
Travelling in Iran
Persian Nights, Iranian Days (Travel Intelligence)
Iran: Do It Yourself
Travelers (The Iranian)
Four friends Travelling Through Iran (October 19, 1968)

History
Bandar Shahpur - World War II - Persian Gulf Command
My Time in the Persian Gulf Command

Books
Iran (Odyssey)
Lonely Planet: Iran


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