In Tabriz province, you can visit Blue Mosque, the historic Bazaar of Tabriz and the Carpet Bazaar are the highlights of Tabriz to be discovered in this day. Drive to the Rock village of KANDOVAN (56 Km) and visit the mesmerizing homes carved in the Rock Mountains.
In Hamadan province, you will also visit the city of Lalejin which is known as the center of fine and beautiful pottery and ceramic handicrafts. The museum and mausoleum of Avicenna, the famous great Persian physician and actually polymath is also located in city of Hamadan and another place of interest for tourists in this city. European universities are still teaching his well-known book; The Canon of Medicine. Another place that you should visit in Hamadan is Ganjnameh which is an ancient inscription that was carved in three ancient languages. It’s about the praise of the Zoroastrian God (Ahura Mazda) and some descriptions about mentioned kings.
In Kermanshah province in west of Iran, you will visit the wonderful Bistun Inscription (also called Behistun) from 500 BC; authored by Darius the Great. This amazing place is inscribed on UNESCO world heritage list and reveals the greatness of Persian Empire. Bistun inscription is written in three languages; Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian and it’s mostly about the victories of Darius the Great.
After visiting astonishing Behuistun, you will visit Taq-e Bostan; a remarkable series of large rock reliefs built during the Sassanid era. This magnificent monument illustrates hunting scenes and investiture ceremonies. These stunning monuments will amaze you that how great the Persian Empire was.
Another fantastic place which you will visit in Kermanshah province is the temple of Anahita dates back to 200 BC. Anahita is the ancient Persian Goddess of water, fertility and patroness of women. This great temple would remind you of splendid Greek architecture.
Duriation: Days 15 / Nights 14
City: TEHRAN -TABRIZ – ZANJAN – HAMEDAN – KERMANSHAH - AHVAZ - SHIRAZ - ISFAHAN- ABYANEH – KASHAN - TEHRAN
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