Travel photography Iran

This travel photography of Iran was shot in 2002. Why more people don’t travel to Iran is beyond me! This is the kind of country where you need to leave politics behind. Organise a visa for yourself, and book a flight! Once your there, you’ll discover awesome landscapes, tasty food, a fascinating history, unique mosques and very hospitable and friendly locals. During my many years of travel, Iran’s culture is one of the most interesting that I’ve come across.

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During my time (about 3 weeks) in Iran, I visited seven different towns, all of which offered up something a little different from the last. Here’s what you can expect to see from them:

  • Tehran. Iran’s capital city, Tehran, sits in the foothills of the Alborz Mountains. When you first arrive, you may be overwhelmed by the chaotic streets and busy traffic, but you’ll soon discover a city full of history, culture and hospitable charm.
  • Qom. As one of the holiest cities in Iran, Qom was once the centre of Shiite Islam and remains home to many sacred shrines. 
  • Isfahan. If you’re on the hunt for stunning architecture, grand boulevards and tiled mosques, Isfahan is the place to find them.
  • Yazd. Not far from the Spice and Silk Roads, Yazd is still the beating heart of the silk weaving industry in Iran. 
  • Kerman. The capital city of Iran’s Kerman Province, Kerman plays host to countless historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples.
  • Bam. Famed for its large fortress, made entirely from mud brick, Bam has now become one of Iran’s many Unesco World Heritage Sites and is a must-see for any visitor. Bam is also known for its dates and its palmtrees. My images of Bam where taken before the earthquake of December 26 in 2003.
  • Shiraz. Originally the birthplace of Shiraz wine, the city of Shiraz is also known as the home town of two great Persian poets: Hafiz and Saadi.