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Where to go in Iran?
#1
I am planning my next trip to Iran and I am curious about peoples´ideas; where should I go? Mostly fond of nature  (hiking etc) and culture (history, archaeological sites, museums, concerts). 

I have already been to Teheran (hate it, but too many people I know live there), Shiraz & surroundings, Esfahan, Yazd & Dar e Anjir, piece of coast in/around Namak Abrud, Kelardasht & surrounding areas. Random short stops here and there, but basically everything around or between the named places.

Too many variables to make firm plans, but it seems that the next trip will either be relatively short (10-14 days) and include a mandatory stay in Teheran for 3-5 days or a decent journey of around one month.
#2
(08-27-2018, 01:22 PM)mustavaris Wrote: I have already been to Teheran (hate it, but too many people I know live there), Shiraz & surroundings, Esfahan, Yazd & Dar e Anjir, piece of coast in/around Namak Abrud, Kelardasht & surrounding areas. Random short stops here and there, but basically everything around or between the named places.

Well, there goes all my suggestions :|
نه شرقی، نه غربی، جمهوری اسلامی
#3
OH NOES :d
#4
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This is a sneak peek of some of the places in the pipeline for my next trip to Iran.
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Dashti salt dome

Jashak salt dome, also known as Dashti salt dome, is located near a village in Dashti region of Bushehr province in Southern Iran. As one of the largest and most beautiful salt domes in Iran and the Middle East, the Jashak salt dome was registered as Iran’s national natural phenomenon on 1388 (2010).

To visit this dome, if you are interested, the address is between Dashti and Deyr dounties, Bushehr province, Iran.

This dome has attractions for tourists for its unique features such as salty waterfalls, salty caves, salt holes, salty glaciers, salt springs, and the valley of cauliflowers.


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▲ 1. Dashti salt dome

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▲ 2. Dashti salt dome

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▲ 3. Dashti salt dome

Indeed, this site reminds one of Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, in Gansu Province, China.

The area of Zhang in Danxia National Geopark is 510 square kilometres in total, it located in the north of Qilian mountains, SuNa County territory. It includes the colour hills in Linze country ,ice hills, Danxia and GanZhou District and PingShan lake. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhang Ye city, north from Linze county town by 20 kilometers, this is the most typical arid area of northern China.

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▲ 4. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

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▲ 5. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

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▲ 6. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park


Badab-e Surt

There’s a natural wonder in Iran, called Badab-e Surt situated in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, 95km south of the city of Sari.

The Iranian site comprises of wide range of stepped terraces made of travertine, a sedimentary rock shaped more than thousands of years by deposition of carbonate minerals dissolved in water flowing from mineral hot springs.

The beautiful Badab-e Surt’s terraces are made happed due to two distinctive mineral springs with dissimilar natural characteristics, situated at 1,840 meters above sea level. Badab-e-Surt is considered one of the most incredible sights in this region that attracts millions of Iranian and international tourists to its eye-catching nature scenery and fine weather.

Therefore the first spring encompasses very salty water that gathers in a small natural pool, which water is believed to have medicinal properties, particularly as a cure for rheumatism and certain types of skin diseases and skin conditions. The 2nd spring has a sour taste and is predominately orange. Stepped travertine terraces are present on numerous places on earth.

But the other examples include the Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, the White Water Terraces and Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area both in China, US & New Zealand, but the most renowned of them all is “Pamukkale in Turkey which is tourism hub”. Nevertheless, different the aforementioned hot spring terraces, which are mostly shades of whites and blues, the travertine terraces of Badab-e Surt, are bright orange and red. This is due to the presence of large amounts of iron oxide sediments.

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▲ 7. Badab-e Surt

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▲ 8. Badab-e Surt

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▲ 9. Badab-e Surt

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▲ 10. Badab-e Surt


Indeed, this site reminds one of the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Sichuan Province, China.

Situated in the north-west of Sichaun Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.

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▲ 11. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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▲ 12. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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▲ 13. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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▲ 14. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area


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#5
Outstanding places you found galactic penguin. These are a must visit.
#6
Tabriz ...
#7
An Iranian man annually plants thousands of tulip flowers on the edge of the pavement of Zarafshan Street in Tehran as a memorial to his late mother.

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#8
Tabriz, Kerman, Qeshm/Hormuz/Kish? Smile
  


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