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Hafez is one of the greatest poets in the history of Persian literature. A Hafez anthology is found in any Iranian house. His legacy goes beyond the Persian language and borders of Iran to influence poets in all the other Persian-speaking countries. Translations of his work have always been popular among the readers, and some…Continue
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The Duomo Is the World's Fifth Largest Christian Church
The city's main icon is outdone by only St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and the cathedral of Seville, it covers 109,641 square…Continue
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Rūmī, in full Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, also called by the honorific Mawlānā, (born c. September 30, 1207, Balkh [now in Afghanistan]—died December 17, 1273, Konya [now in Turkey]), the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Mas̄navī-yi Maʿnavī (“Spiritual Couplets”), which widely…Continue
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Kashan is an ancient city of some 433,000 in north central Iran, some two hours south of capital Teheran, and its name is tied in the minds of Iranians to its carpets, silks and other textiles - but also golab (rosewater), with its annual rosewater festival…
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The gemlike Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is known to Petersburgers as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - or even just the Church on the Blood - as it marks the spot where Czer Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on…
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The two buildings look across the crowded square at each other. Like Istanbul itself, they both divide and join the citizens and their history. Represented within these two great landmarks is the core of the city’s heritage. If the buildings were people, historical figures even, they would be…Continue
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Iranian architecture reflects the rich history and culture of the country, especially its ornamental tiles and clever engineering masterpieces, yielding for example an amazing 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are ten that visitors to Iran shouldn't miss.
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Ten things you can't do in Dubai
Laws in the United Arab Emirates have again been thrust into the spotlight after a British citizen in Dubai was arrested for sharing a charity post on his Facebook page.
Most people know Dubai is tough on drugs; that tourists can get in trouble for drinking alcohol outside designated areas; and people who have sex in public can find themselves facing the full force of the law.
There are some other unpredictable ways of falling foul of the…Continue
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Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands jut out of the coastline. Here are the top places to tick off your sightseeing list when you’re in town.
There is a delicate balance of old and new in Dubai, resulting in a smorgasbord of things to do. You can spend your mornings sprawled out along Jumeirah Beach and your afternoons shredding powder at Ski Dubai. Or you can…Continue
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Dress Code in Iran
Iran is a country with respecting Islamic rules including “Hijab”. However such rules are not observed strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners.
Tourists are generally encouraged to dress conservatively when going through the Middle East; however clothing standard is a precarious thing with regards to Iran. That is a result of individuals’ recognition from Iran, those who have typically just observed the dark Chador…Continue
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Jaipur, the desert capital of India, popularly known as the Pink City is the land of palaces, lakes, maharajas, alluring architecture.
History of Jaipur
The foundation of the city dates back to 1727. The city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput, who ruled Jaipur between the years 1699 and 1743. Earlier, the capital was located at Amber some 11 kilometers away; however, an increasing population and scarcity of water led to…
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he so-called Pearl of the Antilles and the largest island in the entire Caribbean Sea, Cuba can seem a world apart from the refined paradisaical holidaying spots that surround it.
For one, its history is still very much alive.
Revolutions and communism are still fresh on the mind, and the museums showcase weapons that helped overthrow the government only decades ago.The hills are still marked by the footprints of men like Che Guevara and Castro, while sugar plantations belie…Continue
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Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture.
The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural…Continue
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One of Persia's oldest cities, and now one of Iran's most beautiful as well as its fifth larges (pop. 1.7 million), Shiraz in the…
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Gahar is located beside the Oshtorankouh massif in Zagross range in the province of Lorestan. It is 2360m above the sea level, 1700m long and 500m wide. Depth of the lake is 28m maximum. The area is one of the few ones in Iran that has been under good protection lately so the enviroment and flora look almost virgin.
You can start hiking to…Continue
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riding a bike is an essential Amsterdam experience so I tried it last year when I was there. I rent a bike and discovered the city . I was cycling about 3 hours and after that I had a stop for lunch . by the time I went out the restaurant it had rained. So the weather was fantastic . I was cycling for 2 more hours to my hotel . it was perfect and enjoyable. It was an unforgettable experience that I had in Netherland. I suggest it to everybody.…Continue
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I’m travel lover, I work hard to earn money and travel easily. My last travel was solo, i have been traveled to Asia alone for more than one month, It was my best and unforgettable trips. it made me more stronger. Solo travelling will help you trusting people easily.Solo travelling is freedom. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want it change my life. my best experience was lived with tribes. Tribes, during your solo travel you might experience hundred other things,…Continue
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