Middle East - Iran (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Iran chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.

Rewarding doesn’t begin to cover Iran as a destination. This exceptionally welcoming country has a multifaceted history and rich, artistic culture manifested in myriad ways. Hospitality is a way of life here and chatting with locals over tea or a meal will likely provide your most memorable moments.

  • admiring Esfahan’s enormous square and the stunning buildings that surround it
  • maps
  • looking upon the works of the mighty Achaemenid Kings at ruined yet majestic Persepolis
  • transport
  • hiking the Alborz range in fabled, utterly picturesque Alamut Valley
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Tehran, Western Iran, Tabriz, Kandovan, Qazvin, Alamut Valley, Central Iran, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae, Northeastern Iran, Mashhad, Understand Iran, Iran Today, History, Food & Drink, Arts, and Survival Guide.

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48 pages

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