Iran is a country for travel, tourism and sightseeing. A country with beautiful nature in four seasons and ancient works that represents the history of the Persian and its noble civilization. Iran has a strategic position and long land borders with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey and Iraq, and Iran’s influence on cultures and nations is clear throughout history. Iran also has eight sea crossings with Kazakhstan, Russia via the Caspian Sea (Khazar Sea) and Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman through the Persian Gulf.
The geographic location of Iran has made the country a diverse region of climate, and is one of the few countries in the world that can see four seasons in one day in this country. The country’s diverse weather, its unsurpassed nature, and the ancient artifacts of this country are precious and very rich in culture.
A tourist in Iran does not need to think too long because there are many options for him, he can climb a mountain in Alborz and Zagros, go to the deserts of Yazd and Kerman, visit ancient artifacts and museums, and enjoy delicious food. The cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, Tehran, Yazd, Kish and Northern cities are the tourist hubs in Iran. The best trip to Iran is from April to July, although all four seasons in this country are beautiful and magical. Iran, besides being a destination for tourist trips, is also hosting tourists for therapeutic and pilgrimage purposes. Tourists who travel to Iran say that Iranians are very hospitable and very welcomed by foreign tourists.
The famous British journalist, John Simpson, after traveling to Iran in 2014, said: “Iran is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and it has enjoyable weather, popular culture and hospitality, and diverse artifacts. When you walk in the parks, Iranian families invite you to their community. Jean-Claude Geneva, a French journalist, also said about Iran: “I’m really shocked, and even a shocked word cannot be enough to express my feelings about Iran. Amazing is the best word to describing Iran. Iran does not look like the picture Westerners have made from this country. The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom introduced Iran as a safe country for tourists in 2018 in a report on safe and dangerous countries for tourists in the world.
Iran has recently given privileges to foreign tourists, including the issuance of visas from all its airports to nationals of 180 countries. Among the positive points of tourism in Iran, it is easy to travel to different cities by plane, train, subway, bus and taxi and personal car. But its negative implications are the impossibility of using international bank cards for foreigners due to US sanctions and non-interactions with global banks.