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Active vacation in Iran - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Fans of active recreation will not feel bored in Iran. The country offers different types of active recreation, and alpine skiing is, perhaps, the most popular choice. Local ski resorts are open from November to April. Two provinces of Iran – Kelardasht and Mazandaran – are the biggest centers of skiing in the country. Local alpine ski resorts also offer a range of other winter sports, starting from simple cross country skiing for beginners to slalom skiing on advanced trails for professionals.
Sadly, Iran doesn’t have a well-developed infrastructure when it comes to activities for families with small children. Family holidays are generally …
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Dizin is one of the most popular resorts in the country. The elevation fluctuates from 900 to 3,550 meters above sea level. Dizin ski trails have a quality snow cover. Needless to say, the resort has numerous ski lifts. Local rental offices offer all gear that skiers may need. Despite everything, Dizin has a modern and quality infrastructure, so vacationers can enjoy a quality ski vacation here. Tochal is one more popular ski resort that is located not far from Tehran, the capital of Iran. Locals often call it a “domestic” resort because Tochal is equally popular with tourists and Iranians. It has approximately 17 kilometers of ski trails, so everyone, regardless of their skiing skills, can easily find a suitable trail to enjoy. Tochal has two main skiing zones. One zone is located at a height of 2,950 meters, and the other one – at a height of 3,850 meters. This is where tourists can ride in the longest 8-kilometer ski lift. Snow in Tochal resembles cosmetic powder, so it is a dream destination for all free riders.
Besides skiing, Iran can offer other activities that may please travelers. For example, all fans of hiking will find it incredibly interesting to visit the Alborz Mountains. There are hiking trails for both beginners and advanced athletes that allow exploring this miraculous and unique area. Some tours in the Alborz imply reaching the most remote parts of the region. In order to be prepared for such tours, tourists need to be physically strong because beginner hikers might need to stop and return back halfway. Hiking tours in the Iranian part of the Caspian seaside are no less popular. Copyright
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Fans of alpinism will also find it interesting to visit Iran. The country has many areas suitable for rock climbing, and local tour companies work with both locals and foreign guests. There are many different rock climbing routes for different categories of visitors. Some trails are suitable for beginners who have never tried rock climbing before, and some mountain walls can surprise even professionals who want to polish their skills during vacation. Moreover, tourists have an opportunity to conquer mountain peaks of their choice. Naturally, all rock climbing tours are possible only together with a professional guide and after special preparation.
Fans of fishing will feel like they are in paradise. Here, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, as well as in many rivers and lakes of the country, it is possible to fish and enjoy a nice catch. Local waters are rich in delicious fish, so tourists can expect to catch salmon, sturgeon, mullet, and bream. In Iran, tourists can try both active and lazy fishing that depends on fishing skills. Visitors get everything needed for fishing, so they can sit in a lounge chair leisurely and look at rods or keep the rod in hands and try to catch as much fish as possible.
Event tourism has become more popular in the country in recent years. Nowadays, numerous tourists visit other countries to not only enjoy excursions, …
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Naturally, the coastline of the Caspian Sea, as well as Iranian lakes and rivers, are great for all kinds of water-based activities: water skiing, watercraft riding, and banana boat riding. This is a great place to relax, enjoy the fresh sea breeze, clean water, and the atmosphere of fun that always reigns here. In popular tourist areas in Iran, visitors can also enjoy such an unusual and exciting activity as hand-gliding. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to fly high, see clear skies in detail, and enjoy breath-taking views of the country from a bird’s eye view – Iran is a beautiful country, so it’s very interesting to see it from a new angle.
When it comes to nighttime entertainment, Iran cannot really offer anything. There is literally no nightlife in this country because nightclubs and public dancing areas are banned in the country. That is why, tourists, who consider holidays and nightlife synonyms, will be disappointed in Iran in this regard.
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From the series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
An amazing scenery, resembling illustrations of a Persian fairy tale, can be seen in the ancient village of Kandovan. The place is situated in Iran among the barren landscapes of stone. The town is notable for its unique architecture. Since ancient times, locals cut down their homes right in the stony rocks. Today, the village looks like a huge anthill.

The unique landscape in this area was formed after an eruption of Sahand volcano. Currently, about 1 000 people live in the unique stone houses. The old village has long attracted an attention of tourists. Several hotels and restaurants have been built here. That would be an ideal place for exploring the Iranian cuisine. In addition, Kandovan is also famous for its healing mineral springs. Fans of active tourism are attracted to these … Read all

Flower Clock in Tehran

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Currently, the biggest flower clock in the world is located in Tehran. It can be seen close to the intersection of two major highways, Modarres and Hemmat. The clock is set on the 70-ton pedestal made of concrete. Flowers are planted straight into there. The diameter of this unique dial is 15 meters and the length of a minute hand is 7.5 meters. The total weight of the flower clock in Tehran is 750 kg.

Experts spent more than two years to create design of this amazing clock. They faced a difficult task that was to develop a mechanism that would be resistant to all weather conditions. After two years of the continuous development, the project was implemented. The city government spent about 600 million rials to create the world's largest flower clock. The landmark is situated in the busy … Read all
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