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Nearby Iran attractions

1. Bisotun Inscriptions

0.26 MILES

Carved into the side of Kuh-e Bisotun (Mt Bisotun) is a series of bas-reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions dating from 521 BC. The inscriptions, written in…

2. Taq-e Bustan

17.65 MILES

Inscribed into the base of a towering cliff, these extraordinary Sassanian bas-reliefs of ancient victorious kings divide opinions. Some travellers feel…

3. Biglar Beigi Tekyeh

21.72 MILES

The Biglar Beigi Tekyeh Hosseinieh (building used during the rituals to commemorate the death of Imam Hossein) is worth visiting for its dazzling mirror…

4. Masjed-e Jameh

21.77 MILES

The main congregational mosque, near the bazaar, has beautiful Yazd-style twin minarets.

5. Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk

21.87 MILES

The Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk is Iran's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Moharram to…

6. Ehmad Dohla Mosque

21.89 MILES

Within the bazaar, Ehmad Dohla Mosque, entered through an attractive tiled portal, has a Qajar-era clock tower.

7. Covered Bazaar

21.89 MILES

The extensive, much-restored covered bazaar slopes up from Modarres St. With a couple of dilapidated old caravanserai courtyards at the western end, it's…