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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for Iran

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Iran that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Iran Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name:IRAN
Capital: TEHRAN
Population:almost70,000,000
Telephone Code:098
Time Zone:4:30
Area:1,648,195 sq km
Language(s):Farsi(persian)
Ethnic Groups:ARIA
Highest Mountain:Damavand
PresidentHead of State:ahmadinezhad
Government:Islamic Repoblic
Currency:Rial
Exchange Rate: US$1=about 9000R
Health Risks:no
Electricity:220 v
Weights & Measures:SI(m,kg,sec)
Country Name in other languages:Iran Kish Island can be visited visa-free, and visas for the mainland can be applied for there a ... more

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ...

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.

Travelogues

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Have you written a story about a trip to this country? Just paste your text in here and share your experience with ot ISFEHAN: an ancient city with Islamic historical places from 400 years ago and beautiful river (zayande rud) in middle of city with humorous and artist people. You can find gifts for your family here. Distance from Tehran 450 km has all type transportation (air, bus, train). SHIRAZ: the city of Aryan civilization from 2500 years ago ( Perspolice city). With warm and ... more

Photos

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Here you can include photos that are hosted somewhere on the internet. As with maps, you have to make sure that it is ok for us to use the photos here (so they should be either your photos, or you should ask the owner), and that it is allright to call them up from here.

Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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in the north of tehran ,in the foot of the alborz mountain ,you can find too many special places for rest and enjoy of the charm climate of northern tehran.also there are too many restaurants with good quality of services.it's usual to go there iduring the day and in the nights it's fantastic,because many people from tehran go to darband to get energy after their works. we go there in every weekend ,i mean every friday nights! many young people have benefit from these places.and it doesn't m ... more

Population and People

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Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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"Iran's glory has always been its culture. This culture has manifested itself in several facets throughout the history of Iran, as well as that of many Central Asian states, which are discussed in this article.. Art Main article: Iranian art Iranian art has gone through numerous phases of evolution. The unique aesthetics of Persia is evident from the Achaemenid reliefs in Persepolis to the mosaic paintings of Bishapur. The Islamic era drastically brought changes to the styles and practice of ... more

Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Public Holidays:


Weekly holydays:

Thursday
Fridays

Traditional holydays:

20-23 Mar
2 Aprl

Religious holydays:

1 Aprl
19 Aprl
20 Aprl
7 May
21 Jul
30 Aug
13 Sep
1 Oct
5 Nov
15 Nov
9 Dec
21 Jan
29 Jan
19 Feb
20 Feb

Governmental hol ... more

Climate and When to Go

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Iran has a very different climates in different regions in a certain season. For example, when it is summer, the weather is very hot in the southern cities of Iran like Bandar-Abbas and Bushehr, however, the Tabriz weather in the north of Iran is very favorable. Since I have lived in some Iran cities in the last days, I can describe some weathers and good seasons for travelling of some important Iran cities that I was in them. Shiraz: Its weather is almost favorable in all seasons, but, I rec ... more

Geography

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Health

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History

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Government and Politics

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Economy

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...

Arts

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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...

Media

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Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...

Religion

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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Shopping

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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HISTORICAL&GENERAL INFORMATION
TRAVELGUIDE
IMAGE OF TEHRAN AND OTHER CITIES OF IRAN
TRAVEL GUIDE 2
Iran in WIKIPEDIA

Offtopic Messages

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rezashahran (link to Reza Shahran Profile), Iran
Iran (Persian: ايران‎ ​, Īrān, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎ ​ transliteration: Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Īrān), is a countr ... more
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