Iran's 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The ancient city of Yazd is the latest Iranian treasure to be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites this week, describing the city as a “living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert."

"Water is supplied to the city through a qanat system developed to draw underground water. The earthen architecture of Yazd has escaped the modernization that destroyed many traditional earthen towns, retaining its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazars, hammams, mosques, synagogues, Zoroastrian temples and the historic garden of Dolat-abad”.

On both our Heart of Persia and Persian Odyssey journeys we integrate as many of these remarkable UNESCO sites into our itineraries, ensuring that you have the most immersive exploration of Iran’s ancient architecture, magnificent landscapes and fascinating culture.

The other UNESCO World Heritage Sites we feature include;

• Golestan Palace, Tehran

• Fin Garden, Kashan

• Persepolis

• Tchogha Zanbil

• Susa

• Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

• Naghshe Jahan Square, Isfahan

But it doesn’t stop here, the ancient land of Persia is home to so many treasured sites that UNESCO are considering adding even more cultural properties to their list. See the full list here; http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/ir

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