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Middle East » Iran » North June 21st 2014

Village of Imamazade (Shazdeh) Ibrahim, village of colorful wooden buildings In this village, the houses feature a particular type of carpentry that uses timber in various patterns and colors in a play of light and shadow, congenially permitting individual identity within the collective harmony of the village’s form. Architecturally, the village contains delicately crafted, fragile, and unique multi-storey wooden buildings that are largely intact The houses are normally two floors. Their floor is made of wooden and mud-and-straw logs. The ground floor is used throughout the winter; while the upper floor and balcony are used in the summer and ceiling mounted colorful curtains are used to divide the room. This exceptional place embraces the Shia shrine of Emamzadeh Ebrahim who was poisoned by an old woman during the Abbasid dynasty! And in fact, these houses t ... read more
doesn't it remind you old western movies?! :D
Emamzade shrine
view of the city

Middle East » Iran June 15th 2014

A day to mount Damavand area and its natural poppy fields Lar National Park (around 30,000 hectares) is a protected area on the foot of Mount Damavand. It takes around 2 hours to go there from Tehran. Mount Damavand is a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran (5671m), and has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Damavand is the symbol of Iranian resistance against despotism and foreign rule in Persian poetry and literature. S48=In Zoroastrian texts and mythology, the three-headed dragon Azi-Dahak was chained within Mount Damavand, there to remain until the end of the world. In a later version of the same legend, the tyrant Zahhak was also chained in a cave somewhere in Mount Damavand after being defeated by Kaveh and Fereydoon. In Iran, each year the outskirts of ... read more
and Damavand
The size of poppy
On the way

Middle East » Iran June 14th 2014

What to wear in Iran?! To MEN: you have more freedom to choose what to wear here! ;-) Men can wear any kinds of shirts (long or short sleeves) & long pants that they want, any color, any design. Concerning wearing short, i have seen men putting on that in coastal cities in the north (Caspian sea's area) or south (Persian gulf) of Iran& in other cities while climbing and hiking in the nature. Also, when they are in the coast of sea, they just wear short (or swimming short) without shirt and they do swim or just walk next to sea shore ,or any involving in the other water sport activities. And now "LADIES", this post is useful for you who wish to travel to Iran. I started writing this post, because I have been ... read more
Poppy field, June 2014
Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum, Qazvin,July 2014
In the coast of Caspian sea, Motel-Ghoo, Chaloos, August 2010

Middle East » Iran » North June 13th 2014

Rudkhan Castle, a thousand steps to the heart of the forest: The Rudkhan Castle River originates in the surrounding heights and flows from south to north. This stream company you all the way while hiking to reach to the top! Going to castle is a mixture of climbing and visiting a historical site and to reach there you need to go up via stairs (=1024 steps!) to the gate of castle for around 3 km. After crossing a mountainous winding route with dense forests, the first thing that one notices about the castle is its big entrance gate. Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres. Rudkhan Castle is one of the most splendidly preserved ... read more
you see the castle only in the last steps, before that it is completely invisible
The place of king and his family
On the way, all green

Middle East » Iran » North June 11th 2014

Ramsar, an Iranian bride to remember Ramsar is a coastal city in north of Iran beside the Caspian Sea which has the mountain neighboring it.It is known as the bathing resort of the Caspian and by far the most beautiful site of the whole coast, it is unique in terms of scenery including forest, forested hills, and proximity to the Caspian beach. The town also offers hot springs, the green forests of the Alborz Mountains and the vacation palace of the last Shah, which is currently the Ramsar Hotel. Some points in Ramsar have the highest concentrations of natural radioactivity of the world, due to the activity of hot springs. Wooded hills roll down nearly to the beach itself while the powerful outlines of the Alborz mountains range from an impressive background. The museum, which was ... read more
Caspian sea
Local market
A restaurant

Middle East » Iran » North June 5th 2014

Masal is a county in the northern province of Gilan. The county is surrounded by the beauties of nature and it is situated at high elevations on the Talesh mountainside in the midst of soaring forests. There are many summer resort villages over there just around 30 minutes from Masal city and this time we went to Olasbelanga. Masal county has more than 70 thousand hectares of forest and grassland and this green roof is a beautiful hiking trail, which every year attracts many enthusiasts. It is one of the lovely view that I have seen! Such a beautiful scene while you are above the clouds! There are a few hotels and restaurants. you can find fresh milk, cheese, meat getting ready for Kabab or even local bread :D You face different climate there, sometimes mist ... read more

Middle East » Iran » North June 4th 2014

After 2 weeks of travelling in the coast of Caspian sea and north of Iran, now i am here with new photos. first of all, i start with the historical town of Masouleh: an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fouman and 60 km from Rasht. You can take a taxi from Fouman to go to Masooleh which will cost around 3 euro! he buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masouleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only village in Iran with such a prohibition. Besides, There are waterfalls, small rivers and springs, that ... read more
me enjoying on th roof of Bazar in Masouleh
A house in Masouleh
A view of city

Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran » Tehran May 28th 2014

My first day in Iran with my parents, aunt and cousin.... read more

Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran » Tehran May 19th 2014

Darband was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran's city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair liftis also available for those not interested in hiking. To be far away from the center of this crowded commercial city, Darband is such a good experience for those tourists who prefer the nature rather than shopping or visiting touristy places in heart of the Capital city. The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a n... read more
A water bed
A restaurant

Middle East » Iran » North » Kashan May 17th 2014

Sialk Hill (Tappeh-e-Sialk) Kashan, the city of contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis. There are many old beautiful houses and also Fin garden there. You need at least 2 days to visit Kashan. Sialk hills are located in the Kashan. it is almost inside the city and you can take a taxi for 1-2 euro to go there. Sialk Hill, is the remains of an ancient city, with the world's oldest zigurat in the world from 7500 year ago belonging to the Elamite civilization. The site is still under excavation. Based on archeological investigations carried out by both the French and Iranian teams, 6 cultural periods were differentiated in ancient hills of Sialk. The remains of people who used to live there can be seen. In the ... read more
She was 10 years old!
Pottery vessles
The view of Kashan city

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