Isfahan is one of the main tourist cities of Iran with a large number of beautiful attractions. It is the third largest and most populated cities city of Iran and also one of the world’s oldest cities. Due to its good geographical and historical situation, it was highly regarded during different eras but Shah Abbas I, the ruler of the Safavid dynasty, liked Isfahan so much because of its beautiful nature and selected it as his capital after the astronomers informed him that if he stayed in Qazvin (his first capital), he would be killed and so the Isfahan Golden age started. There is an abundance of historical monuments, mosques, bridges and beautiful tree-lined boulevards and it is the reason Isfahan is known as “Nesf-e-Jahan” means half of the world.
So, Isfahan is ‘a -must” city because has much more to offer:
- It has been nominated as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2006 and there are several amazing examples of Islamic architecture.
- In 2015, Isfahan joined The UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its crafts and Folk Art. It is the first city in Iran that is included in this list.
Due to having a good level of humidity, fertile grasslands and vast forests, Isfahan province is one of the main provinces for visiting nomads.
Iranians commonly say that: “a picture is worth a thousand words!” Do not be content with just reading and hearing. Describing Isfahan and its sightseeing locations are not ended to what has been cited in this or other papers. Undoubtedly, Isfahan is one of the cities in the world worthy of seeing. Surely, the city deserves the nickname “half of the world”.
We suggest you to make a visit to Isfahan, before saying goodbye to the life!