Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e-Naraki (Chak-Chak), Yazd region. There are six holy shrines (called pirs or pirangah) in the Yazd region and the yearly pilgrimages to them are an occasion for the gathering of members of different villages.
Queues for foreign passport holders at Imam Khomeini International airport have been conspicuously short for almost a decade, but 2014 is tipped to be the biggest year for western tourism in the Islamic Republic's history.
تندیس 1750 ساله شاپور اول بزرگترین تندیس ایرانی Shapur cave/ Shapour Statue of Shapur I in the cave Shapur cave/ Shapour cave is located in the Zagros Mountains, in southern Iran, about 6 km from the ancient city of Bishapur. This cave is near Kazerun in Chogan valley, which was the site of polo/chogan in the Sasanian period. The height of statue is 7 m. high and its shoulders are 2 m. wide, and its hands are 3 m. long.