About Iran



Iran has always fascinated its visitors providing an adventurous travel for them, as they can feel the spirits of Persia (the historical name of Iranian grand emperor) still lingering in the flesh of each city and in the blood of every person. Here, in Iran, to see some of the picturesque historical places, you may like to walk around Isfahan's Naqsh-e Jahan Square to see its stunning, turquoise-tiled domes and minarets, or you may like visit the Achaemenid’s ancient capital at Persepolis to feel the tremendous power and magnificence of it, or you may like to enjoy the mudbrick alleys and rooftops in Yazd.

Along the history, contributing to different fields of science, Persia was a framework for science in earlier times. Similarly, in not-so-far years, Iranian researchers have made some major scientific contributions; for instance, Ali Javan co-invented the first gas laser in 1960. In the field of mathematics, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first ever woman to receive the Fields Medal, the highest prize in mathematics. Furthermore, in medicine, Iranian cardiologist, Tofy Mussivand invented and developed the first artificial heart; and after many years of research, Samuel Rahbar discovered HbA1 for the treatment of diabetes.

Having talked about history and science, it is also good to know about Iranian art. Including several distinctive genres, Iranian art, to say in general, is as old as its land. Coming to literature, Persian language is considered one of the four chief frames of world’s literature, due to its unique use of words expressing irreplaceable feelings in a tangible way to one’s heart.