Tourism in Iran as an industry has a very high potential for growth. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism in Iran ranked 10th in the ancient and historical attractions and ranked fifth in the world of natural attractions. It is one of the safest countries in the region and the world regarding security for foreign tourists. Benjamin Martinie, the French filmmaker, who is specialized in tourism video graphic, talks about Iran to Al Jazeera news agency, "I would like to say that the information of the people of the world is insufficient about Iran and what you hear in the news about Iran outside of this country is not all true. Iran is undergoing a major transformation and has many tourist capacities. The hospitality of the people of this land, the rich culture, and the many sights and landscapes in Iran make it a tourist destination for the country." We want to mention a few attractions in Iran.
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Climate and natural attractions
• Northern Areas: The Caspian Sea coast is one of the most important tourist attractions and destinations in Iran, which attracts many enthusiasts every year to spend their leisure time. In the Caspian region, there are massive and continuous forests on the Alborz slopes. Travelers traveling on the road see the blue sea view on one side and refreshing and lush forests on the other side on the slopes of the mountains.
• West and northwest regions: Alborz and Zagros mountains are winter sports areas that are covered with snow and can be considered as one of the most important tourist attractions in Iran. In the summer, the slopes of these mountains turn into attractive areas due to their moderate temperate, beautiful natural scenery, waterfalls and natural caves. Mineral water is one of the factors of development of tourism in each region.
Iran is famous for its four-season weather. It is considered one of few countries in the world where visitors may experience all four seasons in a part of the country all year long.
Nature tourism therapy:
Due to the high natural attractions, Iran has many potentialities in the field of nature tourism therapy.
Types of nature Therapy
Mud cure: Mud treatment is one of the essential factors in the promotion of therapeutic tourism, and Iran has a strong potential in this area. Mud cure is a treatment for skin and joint diseases.
Water Therapy: One of the attractions of nature therapy is water therapy that has been identified in Iran. It is useful for diseases including nerves, digestion, anemia, and so on.
Therapeutic Flowers: Iranian Flowers are mainly located on the shores of the Oman Sea. There are more than 800 types of flowers around the Caspian Sea and the Sea of Oman. Flower therapy is effective in treating skin and fungal diseases and hair loss.
Cultural and Historical Attractions of Iranian Tourism:
• Sacred religious places: Sacred religious centers and holy places are the most important hubs of Iranian tourism attraction. The city of Mashhad is the most important religious and tourism pole of Iran due to the presence of Imam Reza's tomb. Every year, a large number of Iranians and foreigners from Muslim countries travel to the city.
Historical monuments: Fars province with ancient sites such as Persepolis, Pasargad (Cyrus's tomb), post-Islamic monuments such as mosques, baths and Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz, the gate of the Qur'an and the tomb of Hafez and Sa'di is one of the cultural and historical attractions of Iran and is the cultural capital of Iran.