Iran. A place with a world history tucked away under its wings ready to share with the traveller who is willing. Becki Enright recently visited the country on the Iran – Discover Persia tour. We’ve shared some of her photos for our pics of the week so you too can see how Iran shines brilliantly.
The mullah and the mosque. The Masjed-e Jameh (Friday Mosque) in Isfahan is the largest in Iran. Starting life as a Zoroastrian religious site, it has been evolving for over 800 years. Photo and caption by Becki E.
Kerman Bazaar contains some hidden gems, like a lively tea house and an old bath house, (now museum). All around the country, you meet the friendliest people at these bazaars. You’re greeted constantly with “Salam” and asked over and over, “Where are you from?” You are never short of friends in Iran. Photo and caption by Becki E.
“The Shah Cheragh ‘Mirror Mosque’ and Mausoleum in #Shiraz #Iran – One of the most stunning mosque interiors I have ever, ever seen. Dazzling light and glittering reflections abound.” Photo and caption by Becki E.
The streets of Tehran have a frenetic buzz where motorcycles whiz past without warning. Photo and caption by Becki E.
The Karim Khani Nook (tomb) at Tehran’s Golestan Palace – the former complex of the Qajar royals, it’s one of the city’s oldest historical buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo and caption by Becki E.
Thinking of travelling to Iran but unsure of how to get started? Read through Becki’s Things To Know Before You Go for amazing planning tips.