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Old 26 Mar 2008
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Any little known places in Iran?

Any of you good people advise on less well known places to visit in Iran?
Something different maybe?
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Good thing is Iran isn't exacly a tourist horde yet. So basically there isn't much places you see loads of foreigners, maybe except the very highlights like the Persepolis, Imam square etc., and even there you see visitors are mostly made out of locals.

Couple of things coming into my mind:
  • Visit zurkhaneh training in Yazd.
  • Camp off the road in the mountains in the moddle of the amazing Dasht-e-Kavir desert.

  • Loads of stunning scenery roads in both Caspian and Zagros mountains. Just take small dirt tracks off the main roads, experience the breathtaking hospitality of the iranians in their very poor villages made out of clay!

  • There's a less known mosque in Shahreza. Which has stunning details.
  • Experience the ways of life with Iran nomads.

If you're interested to visit Iran nomads, I can give you a contact in Esfahan who can organize it.

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Ateshoni: In the heat of the day - Middle East - World - Travel - smh.com.au

However, as the web site has been taken over by one of those horrible links-only sites I can't say whether it's still running.
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Cheers Guys.
Thanks for the ace pics margus.
Cheers for the link beddhist.
Still on the look out for some out of the way stuff but off to a great start.
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Hey Dave,

the descriptions are in german but the technical-data and the pictures are international :-).
Routes, overnight places, accomodations, embassies, country details

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Places which are definetly a less known place ....

Chek-Chek ...Its considered the holiest place of zedusts and definetly a very interesting place ... Its situated in the desert and have to ask people for direction since there is no sign plate for it ....

Ahvaz....The only Zigurat which still stands is there (Choko Zambil) ... definetly very interesting .... (sorry i couldnt load the pictures - exceed the limit )
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one of my favourite place in iran - Queshm Island

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amazing landscapes...





nice,lonely beaches...



interesting handcrafts...



picturesque villages...



here i spent one week for free in the muncipality of Laft

and last,but not least, friendly,hospitably people...



...but be aware of military camps!
read my story - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/southern-asia/ferry-to-queshm-iran-30845#post162855
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Masuleh

The only place I would add to what has been mentioned already, is the mountain village of Masuleh, near Tabriz. Like the whole area, it is culturally very Turkish, cool weather at altitude and has some atmospheric chaikhanas, where alcohol is quite readily available. Check my blog if you want more details - motociclistascondoscojones

Hope this helps and all the best,

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Abyaneh is great.
Margoon Waterfalls (Will add GPS point) are a nice lunch stop on a sunny day, and pretty mud village before them.
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Brilliant!
Thanks very much to all!
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