Iran
(Persian/Persia)

Mankind’s Heritage Treasury
What is
Iran?
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A Carpet factory?
A Caviar shop?
An Oil Tanker?
An Atomic Assassin?!!!
We claim that

Even a long life
isn’t enough to know Iran
and We prove it in following
Iran
• Location: in the eastern part of Middle
East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the
Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea,
be...
WHY ?
• Any Reason
– Great, untouched nature, all seasons at
once and lots of great historical places
and cultural attract...
When?
• Any Season
– All seasons in Iran have their own
attraction because with such diverse
geography, you can have all k...
Who?
•

Every one who is interested in:
– Eco-tours
– Historical
– Architectural
– Natural
– Recreational
– Anthropologica...
Top Levels
of Iran
• One of the ten distinguished countries of
the world in terms of Historical and Natural
attractions
• ...
Attraction
Highlights
• The Historical Treasure
– Civilization
– Science
– Technology
–…
• The Environmental Treasure
• Un...
Civilization
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Tool-making: Tools discovered in the western regions of Iran belonging to
100 thousand...
Civilization
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Tax system: The complete documented and written statistics of the financial years and recei...
Knowledge
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- Physics

and astrology:
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The first observatory was built during the Achemanian Era, unbelie...
Industry and
technology
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Cloth-weaving: With 7000 years of precedence, invention of gold-weaving, the 3rd...
Politics and
statesmanshi
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Achemanians
– The first united nations of the world, 28 countries under
united statesman...
Art
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Fluctuation and growth of art during the entire history of Iran
– Calligraphy: The birthplace of the bride o...
Architecture
• The architect of Tajmahal: An Iranian
• The highest influence of Iranian culture in mankind
history manifes...
The Religions’
Arena
– Variation and education of religions and different religious castes, from
sole worshipers to Satan ...
Anthropology
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Diversity of tribes: Nomads (1.5 million people) consisting of: Kurds, Lors,
Gilaks, Bakhtiaris...
Global
villages
– Abyaneh: Red village
– Meymand: underground life
– Masouleh: staircase village
– Kandovan: Cave living
Natural
– Nature’s wonder: experiencing the 4 seasons
simultaneously on each and every day of the
year
– Variety of natura...
Environments
– The Caspian see and its local regions (The production
location of the best caviar in the world)
– The Persi...
Animals,
plantation
• Rare animal species (panthers, deer, Iranian zebra,
yellow elks, etc)
• 8000 kinds of plants, which ...
Geological
phenomenon
– Caves: Alisadr (The longest boat cave of the world with the most
beautiful landscapes), Kataleh Kh...
Shopping
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Different kinds of handicrafts; an unforgettable activity from traveling to
Iran
Carpet
Ru...
Cuisines
• Vastest variety of cuisines in the world, more than
2200 local dishes, Kebabs and stews
• Leader in nutrition s...
Tourism
therapy
• Hot water springs
• Mud therapy
• Sunny seashores
• Iran isn’t the best in only one field but it
offers a collection of the bests to you.
Iran Doostan T
ours
Name
Type of Activities
Legal Form of Company
Year of Establishment
Statutory Registration

: Iran Doo...
Iran Doostan T
ours
Iran Doostan Tours (IDT) Company was established in 1990 with the aim of introducing historical attrac...
Iran Doostan T
ours
Iran Doostan Tours Websites :
www.idt.com
www.iranHts.com
www.matinabad.com
www.adventure.ir
Contact i...
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  1. 1. Iran (Persian/Persia) Mankind’s Heritage Treasury
  2. 2. What is Iran? • • • • A Carpet factory? A Caviar shop? An Oil Tanker? An Atomic Assassin?!!!
  3. 3. We claim that Even a long life isn’t enough to know Iran and We prove it in following
  4. 4. Iran • Location: in the eastern part of Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. • Population: 76,424,443 (July 2012 est.), Almost two-thirds of Iran's people are of Aryan origin;
  5. 5. WHY ? • Any Reason – Great, untouched nature, all seasons at once and lots of great historical places and cultural attractions, all in one! See for yourself that Iran is not what the Western media say it is.
  6. 6. When? • Any Season – All seasons in Iran have their own attraction because with such diverse geography, you can have all kinds of climates in any season. But spring is the best time, in general.
  7. 7. Who? • Every one who is interested in: – Eco-tours – Historical – Architectural – Natural – Recreational – Anthropological – Artistic – Religious – Adventure Tours - Climbing - Desert Trekking - Mountain Trekking - Nature - Nomad's Tour - Ski - Diving - Hunting - Horse Riding A Combination of these regarding to What u want
  8. 8. Top Levels of Iran • One of the ten distinguished countries of the world in terms of Historical and Natural attractions • One of the twenty distinguished countries having the greatest number of tourist attractions
  9. 9. Attraction Highlights • The Historical Treasure – Civilization – Science – Technology –… • The Environmental Treasure • Unusual Attractions
  10. 10. Civilization . • • • • • • • • • • Tool-making: Tools discovered in the western regions of Iran belonging to 100 thousand years ago Agriculture: The Iranians invented ploughshare tools 75 thousand years ago Horses: Horses were used in Middle East, Iran, about 25 thousand years ago Ecbatana: A city with the precedence of 6000 years, the Median capital Elam: The Susa civilization, 5000 BC Arisman: the ancient mining and metallurgy site in the world 5000,BC Calligraphy: The invention of cuneiform handwriting in the Susa region, 4000 BC The burnt city: The largest center of the eastern world’s civilization with the precedence of 4300 to 5000 years, which its civilization era goes back to the Bronze Ages Sialk: Sialk civilization ,3000 BC Naghsh-e-Jahan square: The splendorous post-Islam symbol of art and architecture
  11. 11. Civilization • • • • • • • Tax system: The complete documented and written statistics of the financial years and received taxes belonging to the Achemanian era Salary and wage system: Hundreds of earthen plates, which each display the occupation descriptions and the individual, occupational and payment specifications of the Takht-e-Jamshid workers Water purification systems: 1250 BC (Choghazanbil, Susa) Individual and collective hygiene: – The high level of hygiene standards in ancient Iran and the post-Islam eras (Absence of terrifying and mass deaths due to infectious and contagious diseases, contrary to Europe) – Environmental hygiene: The belief of the Zoroastrians based upon the holiness of the four elements (water, wind, soil, fire) and avoiding their pollution Communications: – Discovering and understanding the importance of information and communications, inventing the courier system (express post), 500 BC – The connecting bridge of east and west during the centuries; The Silk Road, 500 BC Navigation: – The presence of Achemanians at the shores of Africa, India, China, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea – The crossbow vessel, built with fully Iranian techniques, belonging to Nader’s era – The invention of rudder, compass, OMGHYAB and lighthouse, 500 BC Accurate measurements: – The measuring unit of the Achemanian era was 3 mm – The invention of thedolite by Karaji (10th century AD)
  12. 12. Knowledge • - Physics and astrology: – – – • • • • The first observatory was built during the Achemanian Era, unbelievable progress in the fields of chronometry and movement recognition of the Sun, moon and planets of the Solar system, predicting the lunar and solar eclipse, teaching astronomy to the Egyptians and Greeks, the invention of telescope (13th century AD) Abureihan Biruni, discovering the location of the American continent through astronomical and mathematical calculations 400 years before Christopher Columbus Medicine: The first hospital and university of the world built in Jondishapur, Kazeroun, during the era of Darius the first Avicenna, the father of modern medicine, 11th century Surgery: One of the first brain surgery of the world conducted 5000 years ago on a 14 years old girl (The Burnt City) – – Mathematics: Khayam, discoverer of many laws attributed to Pascal, solving 2nd and 3rd degree equations, 10th century, regulating the most – – – Chemistry: Razi, father of the science of the medieval ages and modern chemistry, discoverer of alcohol, 10th century AD Music: accurate current calendar of the world • • – • • Unique and splendorous post-Islam Iranian music (Special music everyday, the Sassanid era) Safi-el-din Armavi, creator of note writing and the order theory, 13th century AD Philosophy: Creator of philosophy science, light philosophy and existence solitude in ancient Iran and before the Egyptians and Greeks Molasadra Shirazi, creator of the “existence nobility” theory, 15th century AD – Poetry: Hafez, Saadi (proclaimed of dialogue among civilizations) 13th and 14th century AD
  13. 13. Industry and technology • • • • • • • • Cloth-weaving: With 7000 years of precedence, invention of gold-weaving, the 3rd century BC Carpet-weaving: The oldest carpet of the world belongs to 5000 years ago and it has been woven by Iranians. (The Bazerik carpet) Steel mills: north, center, and southeast of Iran, the oldest steel mills in the world (the first steel, which was melted and molded in Iran, was copper) Pottery: – The invention of the pottery wheel in Susa, Sealk and Tapeh Hesar, 3000 BC – Pottery works belonging to the 4th and 5th millennium BC, part of world’s pottery masterpieces Natural energy: the source of windmills Water transfer systems: the invention of subterranean canal for preserving water and life in the burning deserts of Iran, 25000 years ago Coating: The first electrical cell for coating decorative items near Baghdad, belonging to the Parthian era Cloth-printing: 4th and 5th century AD (The source of printed cloth)
  14. 14. Politics and statesmanshi p • • Achemanians – The first united nations of the world, 28 countries under united statesmanship – The first legitimate ruler ship of the world, 600 BC and before Rome (Hegel) – The first orderly army of the world – Cyrus’s human rights patent Khajeh Nezam Ol’Molk’s diplomacy book, Machiavelli’s doctrine resource
  15. 15. Art • • • • Fluctuation and growth of art during the entire history of Iran – Calligraphy: The birthplace of the bride of Islamic calligraphy; cursive handwriting – Music: The birthplace of world music; dulcimer, father of piano, 1st century AD; violin-like instrument; father of violin and bow instruments, 6th century AD) – Theater: Passion play, with precedence more than Islam – Poetry: The greatest epical poem of the world; Shahnameh, 60 thousand verses – Personification arts: The first animation, 50 thousand BC, The burnt city The main birthplace of engraved vessels in the world Masonry and sculpting – Illustration: preceding to the Sassanid era
  16. 16. Architecture • The architect of Tajmahal: An Iranian • The highest influence of Iranian culture in mankind history manifested in: – Cities, villages – Palaces, buildings, castles, towers – Mosques, religious locations (Minarets, Domes) – Caravanserais, bridges, roads – Drinking fountains, the most unique drinking fountains of the world – Iranian gardens
  17. 17. The Religions’ Arena – Variation and education of religions and different religious castes, from sole worshipers to Satan worshipers – The birth cradle of Zoroaster and his religion: Zoroastrian Achemanians, the first monotheists; fire temples – Worshiping water: Anahita Water temple, 1700 years ago (Bishapur) – Splendid churches: Mother Mary, St. Tatavous church – The coexistence of Zoroastrians, Jew, Armenians and Moslems next to one another (Contrary to Jews and Moslems fighting in Europe) – Double-minaret dome: The symbol of a person praying while holding his hands towards the sky – Iranian gardens: The incarnation of the promised heaven in Koran
  18. 18. Anthropology • • • • • • Diversity of tribes: Nomads (1.5 million people) consisting of: Kurds, Lors, Gilaks, Bakhtiaris, Balouchs, pure Aryans, the remaining immigrants of Central Asia to Iran + the Arabs of Khuzestan and Khorasan, Ghashghayis, Turkmen (The Mongolian descendants) and Azerbaijanis (Afshar and Shahsavar tribes) Customs and traditions; occupations Markets and urban and village old quarters Hospitality: “Guests are God’s friends” National, religious festivities: Norouz, Mehregan, Yalda Ashura
  19. 19. Global villages – Abyaneh: Red village – Meymand: underground life – Masouleh: staircase village – Kandovan: Cave living
  20. 20. Natural – Nature’s wonder: experiencing the 4 seasons simultaneously on each and every day of the year – Variety of natural landscapes: Large and high mountainsides up to low plains and shores, vast and dry deserts up to humid jungles – Climate variety: 12 kinds of climates from the total of 14 existing climates of the world
  21. 21. Environments – The Caspian see and its local regions (The production location of the best caviar in the world) – The Persian Gulf and Oman Sea (Special animals of semi-tropical regions) – Alborz and Zagross jungles / the exceptional jungles of Hara – Dry plains, deserts, lakes and salt deserts
  22. 22. Animals, plantation • Rare animal species (panthers, deer, Iranian zebra, yellow elks, etc) • 8000 kinds of plants, which some are unique and 20% of them are local (CHELCHERAGH lily, VAJEGOON tulip, etc) • More than 500 species of birds and 148 species of mammals • Kerman; the footstep of a dinosaur belonging to about 178 to 182 million years ago
  23. 23. Geological phenomenon – Caves: Alisadr (The longest boat cave of the world with the most beautiful landscapes), Kataleh Khor (The longest water cave in Iran, 12 thousand meters, 7 levels, with unique and matchless natural factors), Sea well; the largest and deepest natural vertical well of the world (185 meters); the ancient Karaftou cave; (Habitable, handmade and engraved from the Parthian Era until the 8th century Hejira); Ghouri Ghaleh cave, Nakhjir pit, etc – Salt springs and domes
  24. 24. Shopping – – – – – – – – – – – Different kinds of handicrafts; an unforgettable activity from traveling to Iran Carpet Rug Weft carpet Inlaid work Printed cloth Miniature Jewelry Cashmere Inlaid ornaments Pottery Etc
  25. 25. Cuisines • Vastest variety of cuisines in the world, more than 2200 local dishes, Kebabs and stews • Leader in nutrition science and dish creation from foodstuff and vegetable oils (Various kinds of soups, pottages, and Mirza Ghasemi with 4000 years of precedence) • Dizi, Ghoremh, Gheymeh,….. most famous Iranian traditional dishes • Traditional teahouses and restaurants
  26. 26. Tourism therapy • Hot water springs • Mud therapy • Sunny seashores
  27. 27. • Iran isn’t the best in only one field but it offers a collection of the bests to you.
  28. 28. Iran Doostan T ours Name Type of Activities Legal Form of Company Year of Establishment Statutory Registration : Iran Doostan Tours Co. JPS : Tourism : Private : 1990 : Ministry of Culture, Office of Deputy Minister for Tourism Affairs License No.114/9265 Ministry of Justice, Reg. No. 86719 : Mr. Ali Vaghefi : Mr. Saeed Azam Managing Director Promotion Manager Member of : United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations Portal (UFTAA) Sustainable Travel International Incoming Tour Operators Association (ITOA ) The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) I DT has succeeded to be the best Tour Operator among all other companies in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2013 in Iran (Among 2500 Iranian Travel Agencies) and got the Iran Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence in 2008.
  29. 29. Iran Doostan T ours Iran Doostan Tours (IDT) Company was established in 1990 with the aim of introducing historical attractions and Iranian culture to the foreigners and encourages them to travel to Iran. To reach to the above mentioned goals IDT took the advantage of having professional labor force along with various publicity methods during the past years including printing brochures, catalogs, banners, posters and providing CDs. IDT participates in annual Tourism Fairs including FITUR in Madrid, ITB in Berlin, WTM in London, MUNDIAL in Paris, JATA in Japan and ATM in Dubai and provides the visitors of the fairs with the complete information of Iran tourist attractions. Also meets Tour Operators and by primary negotiations provide the first steps of handling group and individual tours to Iran. Among the various methods of IDT’s publicity we can mention its website in which visitors can find historical, cultural, religious and natural attractions and different tour packages related to these attractions and suitable to different seasons in Persian, English, German, French, Spanish and Polish languages. At the time being the main markets of this company is European, American and Asian countries including Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, England, USA, Australia, and UAE whose travelers mainly have had Cultural, Archaeological, Science, Recreational, Religious, Sport, Ski, Eco-tour, Mountain Climbing, Health and professional Tours. The other filed Iran Doostan Tours working on is to provide services to the foreigners who travel to Iran in the form of business missions or participating in the International fairs, seminars, and conferences (MICE). IDT is the exclusive partner of two reputable German companies in the filed of holding fairs in Iran. Providing services such as visa, flight ticket, transportation, accommodation and other services for the participants of different international professional fairs. The point that makes Iran Doostan Tours distinctive from other Tour Operators is to consider global standards.
  30. 30. Iran Doostan T ours Iran Doostan Tours Websites : www.idt.com www.iranHts.com www.matinabad.com www.adventure.ir Contact information : No. 15, 3rd St. Vali-E-Asr Ave. P.O. Box 14185-454 Tehran - 14336 Iran Tel: +98-21-88722975 Fax: +98-21-88712927 Email: info@idt.ir
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