Although not widely known as a tourist destination, Iran has many interesting places worth visiting.
The country is home to many places mentioned in the Bible. You can see the tomb of King Cyrus, walk inside the tomb of Queen Esther, and contemplate Persepolis, the ruins of the palace of King Darius (pictured on the right). What's more, you can better understand the customs of the Bible reflected in the Persian culture of today.
Individuals and groups regularly tour the country and come away with positive impressions and rave about the hospitality of the Iranian people.
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Lonely Planet on Iran - Travel information about Iran
Rick Steves' Iran - Travel resources from a leading travel expert
Rick Steves Iran Travel Journal - Rick Steves chronicles his trip to Iran and counters some stereotypes. In six parts.
Around Iran - An interactive guide on Iran, including photos, maps, hotels and other information for those interested in traveling to Iran
ISTA Iran Sightseeing - A helpful site containing much useful information
PersiaTours - Useful tourist information for travel to Iran
Sheedee Travel - Information about Iran and travel in the country
Tourism to Iran - Iran welcomes foreign tourists. A Los Angeles Times article
Alamoot Castle - Rock climbers will be especially interested in this site
Tourism in Iran Wikipedia - The Wikipedia article on touring Iran
18 Reasons to Visit Iran - A good article from The Telegraph about why tourists are flocking to Iran.
Touring Iran from Wikitravel - Practical tips from the Wikitravel website.