The unique blue tiles of Isfahan's Islamic buildings, and the city's majestic bridges, contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it, Isfahan is a sight you won't forget. Not only is the architecture superb and the climate pleasant, but there's a fairly relaxed atmosphere here, compared with many other Iranian towns. It's a city for walking, getting lost in the bazaar, walking in beautiful gardens and meeting people.
The famous half-rhyme Isfahan nesf-e-jahan (Esfahan is half the world) was coined in the 16th century to express the city's grandeur. There's so much to see that you'll probably have to ration your time and concentrate on must-sees such as the Imam Mosque, a magnificent building completely covered in Isfahan's trademark pale blue tiles; This mosque is situated to the south of Naqsh-e-Jahan sq. built in the reign of shah  Abbas, tile work and architecture of this Mosque is amazingly superb. Its minarets Are 48 meters high. Naghsh-e-Jahan (world picture) Square, one of the largest town square in the world. The Chehel Sotun Museum & Palace, a marvellous 17th century pavilion and a great place for a picnic; this palace is another building dating back to the Safavid period, built amidst a vast garden covering an area of 67000 sq m. The building has a veranda with 18 pillars and a large pool in front of it. Being mirrored in the still water of the pool, the pillars create a beautiful view. The wall painting in the interior of the building is superlative in their kind.Ali Qapoo Palace Situated to the west of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. belongs to the Safavid period. It was used for the reception of the Ambassadors and envoys from other Countries. Ali Qapoo is a six-storied plasterwork and paintings of which are extremely impressive. and the Vank Cathedral, the historic focal point of the Armenian church in Iran. Taking tea in one of the teahouses under the bridges is also an essential part of the Isfahan experience.
Isfahan is about 400km (250ml) south of Tehran. Several flights make the trip daily. There are buses, usually overnight, to Tehran, Shiraz and other domestic cities. The express train between Isfahan and Tehran might be a preferable alternative to sitting all night on the seat.

Isfahan Handcraft

Lying in the margin of the central desert of Iran, this town is 180 Km north East of Isfahan cities. Dating back to the Parthian period. It contains famous monuments, such as historical mosques and etc...

Khomeyni Shahr
Located 3 Km north west of Isfahan, dates back to the Sasaanian epoch. Kooh-Atashgan and Jame’ mosque are among its monuments.

This town that dates back to circa 1000 year ago, is situated in a green valley. Being snowy in winter and mild in summer, it enjoys many natural sights. Golestan Kooh, Sar Cheshmeh park and historical monuments like Jame’ mosque, Baba Pir and Shahzadeh Ahmad are among places worthy to visit.

This town which is located 80 Km south of Isfahan, is of great antiquity. Its ceramics is of high importance, producing articles of best quality. Imamzadeh Shah-Reza and the bazaar are among the sights of this town.

Situated in a mountainous region, 165 Km south of Isfahan, this town has a cold climate. The following are among its interesting places: The waterfall of Semirom, Takht-e-Soleyman and Padena village.

This city, which is situated in the margin of the central desert of Iran, contains several sights and historical monuments. Vestiges found on Seelk hills, located 3 km distant from the town, indicate that this area was a home of prehistoric man.

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