Iran, due to it's historical background and sustainable social and cultural evolution, has a lot of diverse worth-seeing sites which satisfy all kinds of tourists with different tastes. Every tourist, whatever his incentive, may find many spectacular places based on his taste. It should not be forgotten that the best way for recognition of every country and its people is
direct contact with them.
Remained historical monuments, which belong to different periods of human settlement in the plateau of Iran, along with diverse natural, coastal, mountainous, and nomadic landscapes, make a coordinated and attractive combination for every tourist.
The ancient Iranian culture, which is reflected in historical and architectural heritage, has brought about many worth seeing - places. The culture of today’s Iran is a perfect aggregate of near and far past of this territory and everybody can satisfy his intellectual and aesthetic needs according to his taste through visiting this wide and rich country. The existing historical monuments in Persepolis, Passargad, Susa, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Firoozabad and many other ancient centers of Iranian civilization, are the incentives enough for visiting this country.
The natural environment of Iran, with more than 2,500 kilometers of coasts and water borders as well as high mountains of Alborz and Zagross supplies high recreational and tourism potentials. The shores of the Caspian Sea in the north and the coasts of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman in the south are suitable places as recreational resort in summer and winter. The islands of the Persian Gulf like Kish, with suitable shores and beaches as well as pleasant
sunshine may be used in vacations even in winters. There are daily and regular flights to this region from several parts of the country as well as suitable accommodation facilities. The mountains and mountain slopes in Iran, along with economic value for nomads, are summer residence of urban dwellers as well as suitable places for winter and mountain sports.
The desert regions of Iran have their own tourism attractions, which are very interesting. Persepolis, Naghsh-e-Rostam, Tagh Bostan and Bistoon for their religious ceremonies and rituals. The old Azargoshasb fire-temple in Takht-e-Solayman and frire -temple in Yazd are other sacred places of Zoroastrians.
Armenians travel to Tatawoos Church, located in Siah Cheshmeh close to Makoo, in summers for pilgrimage. In addition to 13 churches in Jolfa (Isfahan city), which are sacred places for Armenians, many other historical churches in other parts of the country may be pointed out like many old churches in Azarbaijan (of which the most beautiful is St. Stephan Church), Salinas, and Makoo. the most important place of pilgrimage of the Jews is the tomb of Ester and Mardkhay in Hamedan.