World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain toured Iran to discover first-hand what Iranians are like.
He explored different corners of the country, including some out-of-the-way places that tourists rarely visit. He discovered some fascinating sites that are worth a visit. He writes:
"It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan. For those wanting to get off the beaten path, the country has a wealth of lesser-known destinations that rival the stunning beauty and historical significance of their more famous counterparts."
In this article he introduces us to five of the best places to visit in Iran. Photos are included.