Iran is a country that most likely won’t be on your bucket list. It had been on mine, for years. I found pictures of this beautiful mosque and even since then I knew I just had to go. And that day came sooner than later. In February 2017 I packed my backpacks and left on a one way journey, first destination: Iran. I could not be more excited, but naturally I was also a bit nervous. I went to visit Iran by myself, as a solo female traveler, and every day I am thankful and grateful I started my journey in this beautiful country. Iran has so much to offer, from nature to architecture, from food to friendly people. But enough of that, like the famous saying says “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I’ll let these pictures speak for the beauty of the country. And then, maybe after seeing these photo’s you will put visiting Iran on your bucket list too.
Visit Iran for the Architecture
The architecture of the stunning mosques in Iran must be one of my favorite things. Mosques, palaces, buildings are colorful, bright and every way you look you will find something new to admire. And the best thing is, no building is the same. You can visit mosque after mosque, a palace in the centre of Tehran, and all will have something new for you to admire and to leave you in awe! The architecture was my main reason for visiting Iran, little did I know that this country had so much more to offer…
Visit Iran for Views Like These
Sometimes taxi rides and bus rides can be a boring and long commute, something we just have to do to get to the next city. But the roads in Iran are beautiful, they are surrounded by endless deserts and views over the most stunning mountains. Clear blue skies, golden sand dunes and snow peaked mountains. And even if you find yourself in the middle of a city, know that you are never far away from a good view. Find a rooftop, and the views over the roofs of a city will most likely still leave your mind blown.
Visit Iran for the stunning Nature
The views from the road and cities will make you smile from ear to ear, but actually visit the nature of Iran itself is a whole new level of beauty. Wander through valleys, watch the sun set in the desert and hire a bike to cycle through the mountains. There is so much diversity in the nature of Iran, every turn you take you will be surprised by something new!
10 photos that will inspire you to visit Iran
And there you have it, 10 photos that will inspire you to visit Iran. Visit Iran for the architecture, the views, and the stunning nature. And if that didn’t inspire you, maybe the food, the kindness of the people and the rich history of Iran will. If you are interested, be sure to check out my complete travel guide to Iran. This guide includes tips for places to see, where to sleep, general tips, clothing restrictions and money matters… basically everything you need to know before visiting Iran! Oh, and don’t forget to pin it!