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Generally, Iran is safe for tourists. Iran has a complicated history and sometimes protests break out (as in recent times) but the crime rate in Iran is similar to, say, the UK. If you assimilate and stay away from politics and protests you are less likely to come into trouble.

A modest wardrobe is advisable and for women, you want to ensure you have a headscarf and closed in shoes.

If you have limited time in Iran, we suggest visiting Tehran, Esfahan and Shiraz. With a little more time you may wish to visit Tabriz or head towards the coastline for a holiday by the Caspian Sea.

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The ‘pink mosque’ in Shiraz (Nasir al-mulk) and the ‘blue mosque’ in Tabriz (Masjed-e Kabud) are iconic images of Iran. Persepolis, the remnant capital of the Persian Empire, in Shiraz is also very popular with tourists.

Autumn and Spring are generally the best seasons to travel to Iran. Aim for travel during March, April or May, or September, October and November.

In Shiraz visit the Nasir al-mulk mosque and check out Persepolis, the remnant capital of the ancient Persian empire. In Tehran, visit Golestan Palace to learn about the history and culture of Iran. While in Tehran, make sure you check out the bazaar.


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