History and Heritage from the Achaemenids to the Ayatollah
If you’re unfamiliar with the history and culture of Iran (known prior to 1935 as Persia), prepare to be blown away. The country was home to a powerful, sophisticated ancient empire, and it has the ruins to prove it: vast, breathtaking Persepolis is the star attraction, but there are scores of other wonders spread across the landscape. From ancient times through to the present day, Persians have produced stunning architecture—great mosques and palaces, adorned with intricate mosaics and topped by brilliant minarets and domes. The same artistic vision and innovative engineering show through in gorgeous Persian gardens, and you may feel the similar sense of wonder as you stroll through Iran’s centuries-old bazaars (often architectural feats themselves) brimming with splendid crafts.
Why travel to Iran with MIR
Our expert travel planners care deeply about the cross-cultural diplomacy at the heart of visiting a country like Iran. On the ground, MIR’s seasoned guides bring the destination to life by telling the stories behind the treasures. They’re masters at demystifying the Iranian travel experience and helping you get to know the warmth and generosity of the country’s people. Let us take you there.
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