Iran (Islamic Republic of)

No Shortage of Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran; Tasnim News Agency

Iran has seen an increase in the number of annual visitors over the past few years, and the recent lifting of anti-Tehran sanctions is sure to attract even more.

Home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Iran has no shortage of sites to see.

When it comes to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it boasts an impressive 19 registered cultural sites. Palaces, bazaars, places of worship, and ancient water systems. Let’s explore some of the top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace was more recently included with UNESCO in 2013. Located footsteps from Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, this lavish palace became the Qajar dynasty’s seat of government. The architecture exemplifies this dynasty’s fusion of early Persian design and Western influences.

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