Incredible hidden treasures and beauty of Iran

The country has many stunning treasures, including this vibrant turquoise coastline of south the Persian Gulf

The women in black abayas stand out against the golden surroundings while strolling down the promenade

Household lights illuminate the Kurdish village of Palangan at dusk

The Shah-e Cheragh Sanctuary is an intricate funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Mūsā al-Kādhim and brothers of ‘Alī ar-Ridhā

As the sun shines through the stained glass windows at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, its dominant red hue is highlighted

A nice view over the Kashan City and surrounding hills from the roof top of the Hammam Sultan Mir Ahmad (bath house)

The ancient city of Bam in a dusky hue. The historic oasis town was all but flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 26,200 people in 2003, but is now being rebuilt

An Armenian choir sings religious songs during a week-end mass at the Saint Stepanos church in the Julfa neighbourhood of the historic city of Isfahan

The inside Vank cathedral in the Julfa neighbourhood of the historic city of Isfahan, some 400 kilometres south of the capital

Skiing may not be the first activity that springs to mind when you think, but the country offers a number of spectacular slopes in the Fars Province

Inside of the Great Bazaar of Isfahan, with sellers displaying their colourful goods for passers-by

A sculpture of a sphinx on a balustrade of the Tripylon (Triple Gate), also known as the Central Palace or Council Hall in Persepolis

Persepolis, built by Persian emperors from Darius to Xerxes and construction ceased with the downfall of the Achaemenid dynasty

The old Friday Mosque is the oldest in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone with inscribed Quranic script

The Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era with glittering golden accents lining the walls and ceiling

A craftsman works the handloom to weave and create a vibrant, patterned silk in Yazd

Americans and Brits travelling to Isfahan to see sights such as the incredible Si-o-seh Pol Bridge at night

Azadi Tower (also known as the Liberty Tower) is one of its most iconic structures, also marking the west entrance to the city

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