Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Road Deaths In Iran

Startling Facts about Iran Part II

According to IRNA (Islamic Repbublic News Agency) Iran ranks first in the world in numbers of road accidents. 2004 figures reported 38,000 deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents - making it the largest cause of death in the country.

Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Here is a list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and the year they were inscribed to the list.

Tchogha Zanbil (1979)
Meidan Emam, Esfahan (1979)
Persepolis (1979)
Takht-e Soleyman (2003)
Bam and its Cultural Landscape (2004)
Pasargadae (2004)
Soltaniyeh - the mausoleum of Oljaytu (2005 )

Guide To Iran & Iranian Culture

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Heroin Addiction in Iran

Startling Facts About Iran Part III

Recent estimates put the number of heroin and opium users in Iran as high as three million - approximately one in 20 of the entire population.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Rats in Tehran

Startling facts about Iran Part 1

The estimated number of mice in Tehran is about 20 to 25 million according to the Iran Daily.

Guide to Tehran

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Tehran or Teheran, the sprawling, chaotic, traffic-snarled, modern-day capital of Iran which still retains many sights from antiquity as well as many bustling bazaars and magnificent museums - including the Jewels Museum - which displays the last Shah's jewels and the Peacock Throne.

Guide to Tehran

Images of Iran Tehran Bakery

Bakery in Tehran
A popular bakery in Tehran.
Nun (bread) is a staple food in Iran.
sangak is long and thin and cooked on stones
Lavash is thin and flat and normally eaten at breakfast.
barbari resembles Turkish bread.
taftun is crisp bread


A journey to Iran - follow our blogs as we delve into the life and culture of contemporary early 21st century Tehran and the rest of the country.