How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

• How Iran looks without the policy, harassment and sanctions

In recent weeks, Iran was gay in the headlines of all the tabloids the world over the detention of their two American ships and their crew in the waters of the Persian Gulf, with the removal of the country's economic sanctions and the exchange of prisoners with the US, which include the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezayan.

With all of the political and economic news is easy to forget what a stunningly beautiful country of Iran. Republic of Iran covers an area slightly smaller than Alaska, the country's population - 75 million people. Despite the increased interest in recent years tourists - Muslims interested in sacred places, while others are attracted ancient monuments - the country is not the most popular tourist destination.

We decided to show the magic and charming pictures of Iran.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, the third largest city in the country.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Shah Cheragh in the city of Shiraz. The Shrine was built in the XIV century.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

In the mausoleum of Sheikh Safi al-Din. The interior of the mausoleum, which was built in the XIV century, the son of Sheikh, is a rare example of medieval Islamic architecture.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

A man weaves a silk pattern on a hand loom in Yazd. Yazd - one of the oldest cities in Iran, the first written reference to the third millennium BC. e.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Skier climbs on one of the peaks of the Zagros - the largest mountain range of modern Iran.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Tile wall decoration in a mosque Nasir ol-Molk in the city of Shiraz. Mosque of roses, as it is called, was built in the XIX century and is one of the main attractions of the city.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Aerial view of the southern coast of Iran.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The tea house in the city of Kerman.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The Friday Mosque, or Jami Mosque in Isfahan. The mosque was founded in the year 771, but completely the building was finished in the XX century.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Women during Friday prayers at the mosque Imam, built in the XVII century. Tourists are attracted by the unique acoustics of the building - can be heard whispering from the farthest corner, as any sound or rustling echoes rolled through the room 12 times.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The Kurdish village of Palangan. You may notice that the houses are built on the roof of the lower house. Also roof previous homes are often used as a patio.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Shah Cheragh in the city of Shiraz.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The ruins of the palace in the ancient Persian city of Persepolis, which originated in the VI-V century BC. e.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Women pray at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Tehran.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

parrots waiting for the next customer to "tell fortunes by Hafiz". Hafez - Persian poet of the XIV century, which is still revered and loved in Iran. Around his mausoleum are here are merchants of fate - the parrot chooses the envelope with quotations from the works of Hafiz.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Inside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, which was built in the XVI century. Golestan is also called the Marble Palace and the translation of its name means "Rose Palace".

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The roofs of traditional baths Sultan Amir Ahmad in Kashan. It was built in the XVI century.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Dizin ski resort north of Tehran.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Pedestrian arched bridge across the river Zayande, most water-bearing river in Iran. The bridge was built on the site of the old in the XVII century.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The Armenian choir in a suburb of Julfa in Isfahan.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Inside the Holy Christ Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, also known as Vanksky cathedral in Isfahan. In Armenian "Wank" means "monastery" or "abode".

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The family rides a motorcycle past the complex of Amir Chahmaga, which is a facade of a mosque, decorated with lots of arches. In front of the square with a fountain.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

A relief sculpture of the sphinx on one of the surviving walls of the palace at Persepolis.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

An architectural symbol of Tehran - Azadi Tower, or Freedom Tower, built in 1971 in honor of the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

A view of the ancient city of Bam.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

The men in Callao, Isfahan.

How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions

Stairs in Persepolis.