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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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The poet Rabindranath Tagore once described the probably most beautiful building in the world in one of his poems as "a tear on the cheek of time".

Takht-i-Bahi

Takht-i-Bahi

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Buddhist monastery complex from the 1st century BC in northern Pakistan.

Tomb of Bibi Jawindi

Tomb of Bibi Jawindi

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In the historic town of Uch Saharif are the tombs of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim, Ustead and Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari.

Starry sky over the Lut desert

Starry sky over the Lut desert

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The starry sky in the Lut Desert is simply breathtaking.

Dasht-e Lut

Dasht-e Lut

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The Lut Desert is one of the hottest and driest places in the world.

Naqsch-e Rostam

Naqsch-e Rostam

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Six kilometres north of Persepolis, impressive rock tombs were hewn into the mountain for four Persian kings from the Achaemenid Dynasty.

Persepolis

Persepolis

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The legendary palace city of the Persian Great Kings of Antiquity was founded in 520 BC by Darius I in southern Iran and burned down by Alexander the Great in 330 BC.

Yazd at night

Yazd at night

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Yazd has a very special charm at night.

Yazd

Yazd

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The desert city of Yazd is one of the oldest cities in Iran.

The Naqsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan

The Naqsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan

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The Naqsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan (Iran) is one of the largest squares in the world.

The temple of Chogha Zanbil

The temple of Chogha Zanbil

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Impressive witness from ancient times in the Middle East.

Shushtar

Shushtar

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The city of Shushtar in southwestern Iran is famous for its ancient canal and irrigation system, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Qazvin

Qazvin

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Qazvin war von 1548-1598 Hauptstadt des Safawiden-Reiches

Dome of Soltaniyeh

Dome of Soltaniyeh

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The round dome of the Soltaniyeh Mausoleum is one of the largest in the world, at 35.1 metres high. The mausoleum is considered a model for the Taj Mahal in India and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005.

Tacht-e Suleiman

Tacht-e Suleiman

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Sanctuary of the Sassanids and pilgrimage site of the Persian kings. Today UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zendan-e Soleiman

Zendan-e Soleiman

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Zendan-e Soleiman is an ca. 110 m high, dried out sinter cone with a 100 m deep and 70 m wide crater in northern Iran.

The Historical Bazaar of Tabriz

The Historical Bazaar of Tabriz

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The Historical Bazaar of Tabriz is one of the oldest in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world.

Qobustan

Qobustan

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Mud volcanoes and prehistoric rock carvings