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It is known to local as the city of knowledge referring to religious, Islamic studies home to known contemporary Islamic philosophers such as Ayotollah Yazdi and it also home to many foreign students from all around the world and walk of life studying in many madrasas and universities such Almustafa University where its main branch is located in the city as well. It is indeed the center of learning when it comes to Shism.
Qom is located between Tehran and Isfahan to the south. Local or international tourist will pass through this city when choosing car over air transportation. It is the seventh largest city in Iran. It is situated on the banks of the Qom River. It is also the home of holy shrine of Fateme masom (sa) the sister of the 8th shia imam in Mashhad. The city also is ideal for local and international tourist alike. Most of the tourist arrive in Iran for pilgrimage who are visiting Mashhad, they are also visiting this city for ziarat and shopping of local goods such as “Sohan” a flat sweet biscuit made of pistachios and saffron .
Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province, Abyane for example is under Isfahan and it was the capital of Iran during the Safavid Kings, the local people of Iran proudly call it “Nesf-e Jahan”, meaning “Half The World” referring to the unique beauty of their city.
Isfahan is known for its architectural beauty with impressive historical back ground. The city is about 6 hours drive from Tehran passing through the city of Qom also known as the city of knowledge and it is about 580 km south of Tehran. It is considered by both international and local tourist to be among the most beautiful and, most visited cities around the world. It is used to be the capital of ancient Persia of the Safavid ruler from the year 1598 until 1722.
The city of Isfahan is famous for its fine carpets and silver filigree championed by local craftsmanship handed down from generation to generations. Today textile and steel industry has become a new source of income and pride of this city as well.
Its unique architectural wonders and Islamic arts, its long boulevards covered with old trees is relaxing specially in the summer and make it one of the Isfahan city tour highlights.
Shiraz the city of garden
Shiraz is a city in south-central Iran, known for its literary history and many gardens. The marble Tomb of Hafez, honoring the revered poet, sits within its own garden. To the east, the Mausoleum of Saadi houses the 13th-century writer’s mosaic-tiled tomb and an underground pool. Shiraz is a gateway to Persepolis, the ruined 6th-century-B.C. capital to the northeast, with its immense gateways, columns and friezes.
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