HOW TO FIND BETTER OFFERS

1
Fill in the form on our homepage
2
Receive our offer by e-mail
3
Payment & receive voucher

If you have any questions, please let us know, by sending an email to info@persiatravelmart.com . Thank you!

Office: +98 21 2290 9061
+98 21 8810 6700
Emergency Number: +98 912 150 4630

Live chat system available 18 hours per day
Iran's UNESCO World Heritages


  • Date of Submission: 2006
  • State, Region or Province: Kermanshah Province
  • Category: Cultural 
  • Ref: 1222

Bisotun 

Bisotun is an archaeological site located along a historical trade route in the Kermanshah Province of Iran, containing remains dating from pre-historic times through the history of ancient Persia. Its bears unique testimony to the Persian empire and the interchange of influences in art and writing in the region. Its primary monument is the Bisotun Inscription, made in 521 BC by Darius I the Great when he conquered the Persian throne.
The inscription is written in 3 languages: Elamite, Babylonian and Old Persian. It is to cuneiform script what the Rosetta Stone is to Egyptian hieroglyphs: the document most crucial in the decipherment of a previously lost script. There is also a dramatic around (Bisutun), as written by Ferdowsi in Shahnameh, about a man named Farhad, who was a lover of King Khosrow's wife, Shirin. The legend states that, exiled for his transgression, Farhad was given the task of cutting away the mountain to find water; if he succeeded, he would be given permission to marry Shirin. After many years and the removal of half the mountain, he did find water, but was informed by Khosrow that Shirin had died. He went mad, threw his axe down the hill, kissed the ground and died. It is told that his axe was made out of a pomegranate tree, and, where he threw the axe, a pomegranate tree grew with fruit that would cure the ill. Shirin was not dead, according to the story, and mourned upon hearing the news.

List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

Tentative List

   

  • Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan 
  • Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin 
  • Firuzabad Ensemble 
  • Shush
  • Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
  • Tape Sialk
  • Susa
  • The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)
  • Taq-e Bostan
  • The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village) 
  • Kuh-e Khuaja
  • Shahr-e Sukhteh 
  • Persepolis and other relevant buildings
  • The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan

  • Historic Monument of Kangavar
  • The Historical Structure of Yazd
  • The Historical City of Maybod
  • The Historical Port of Siraf
  • Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar
  • The Historical Village of Abyaneh 
  • Bastam and Kharghan
  • The Historical Texture of Damghan
  • The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar
  • Kaboud Mosque
  • Tous Cultural Landscape
  • The Historical City of Masouleh
  • The Complex of Izadkhast
  • Cultural Landscape of Alamout
  • Qanats of Gonabad
  • Zozan
  • Khorramabad Valley
  • Jiroft 
  • Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin

  • Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan
  • The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat 
  • Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) 
  • Qeshm Island
  • Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)
  • Arasbaran Protected Area
  • Sabalan
  • Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge
  • Alisadr Cave 
  • Silk Route (Also as Silk Road)
  • The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh
  • The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province
  • Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure
  • Hegmataneh
  • The Collection of Historical Bridges
  • Touran Biosphere Reserve
  • Hamoun Lake 
  • Harra Protected Area
  • Damavand  

Talk to a Travel Specialist             
live-chat.jpg
Save up to 30% on corporate rates   
travel-agency.jpg

PersiaTravelMart offers companies of all sizes access to corporate rates up to 30% less than published rates. Companies & Travel Agencies Registration
 

Iran's Top News  
For your convenience ... we accept    
bitcoin-iran.png
Any Question?    
customer-support%281%29.jpg
Golestan Palace in UNESCO List     
golestan-palace.jpg
Arg Bam, returns to UNESCO List   
arg-bam.jpg

TOP