Tag: Iranian / Persian Historical sites

Melancholy at Persepolis

Persepolis, near Shiraz, Iran

“Now you know why Iranians are so proud,” my wife told me after I visited Persepolis today. “This history is why they think they have everything and no one else – the Americans, the Europeans, no one else – compares to them.” I’m tempted to deduce just the opposite, that contemporary Iranians – who don’t..

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Trek to the Babak Castle

Babak Castle East Azerbaijan Ali Torkzadeh Com 2645

The vista from Babak Castle – the home of the 9th-century hero who resisted the hated Arab rulers of Iran – is mind-mindbogglingly beautiful. To get to see the view, though, requires plenty of stamina during the arduous two-hour trek up and down two mountains. Bābak Khorramdin is thought of as a combination of Robin Hood, guerrilla fighter and a symbol..

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Imāmzādeh Sāleh Mausoleum

Imāmzādeh Sāleh Mausoleum, Tajrish, Tehran

[photonav url=/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/tajrish_tehran_bazaar_ali.torkzadeh.com-195419.jpg mode=drag360 popup=colorbox animate=left position=right container_width= container_height=200] Imāmzādeh Sāleh (Persian: امامزاده صالح‎‎) is a shrine and mosque in north Tehran, known as the burial place of the brother of Imam Reza. For the foreign tourist, the intricate tile-work outside and the interior mirror-work can be mesmerizing. For me, just sitting in the plaza or..

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Tajrish Bazaar in North Tehran

Tajrish Bazaar, Tehran, Iran

[photonav url=/wp-content/uploads/2016/tarish_bazaar_tehran_iran/panoramas/iran-travel-tajrish_bazaar-tehran_ali.torkzadeh.com-104.jpg mode=move popup=colorbox animate=left position=right container_width= container_height=200]   For tourists searching for a quick and free slice of traditional Iran there’s the Tajrish Bazaar (Bazar-e-Tajrish), in the heart of north Tehran, which is closer to the city’s top hotels than the more famous the Grand Bazaar of Tehran in the city’s center. It’s smaller than the..

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