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Farsi - Persian Language

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General info about Iran

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Persian Cuisine

Persian Cuisine

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Currency and Costs of visit/living in Iran

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Your Guide to Iranian Culture

Your Guide to Iranian Culture

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Souvenirs from Iran

Souvenirs in Iran are of important cultural position. Traveling from cities to cities, you will find many different and diverse souvenirs, however the majority are edible! So for all the food-loving people, Iran has a lot to offer. For the rest, there are also many handicrafts that are world-famous. The top three Iranian souvenirs are: saffron, caviar and Persian rugs.

Each city has its own unique souvenirs which is appreciated by the rest of the country. Many people (even Iranians themselves), travelling to those cities will stock up on these souvenirs on their way back. Below you will find a short list of famous souvenirs from different provinces and cities in Iran. It should be noted that this list is not complete and there are many more local souvenirs from around the country.

 

Kermanshah:

Kermanshah's oil made from animal fat

Kermanshah’s oil made from animal fat

Traditional cookies

Traditional cookies

Traditional Pastry and the famous Kermanshah’s oil

 

Yazd:

Yazd's Baklava

Yazd’s Baklava

Traditional Pastry, Cotton candy, Baklava, sesame syrup

 

Eastern Azarbaijan:

Rugs from Tabriz are world famous

Rugs from Tabriz are world famous

Nuts, cheese, rugs

 

Isfahan:

Isfahan is known for its handicrafts and arts

Isfahan is known for its handicrafts and arts

Healthy extracts and syrups, nougat, handicrafts, Khatam (traditional Persian marquetry), Vitreous ename, miniatures (illuminated manuscripts), textile printing (hand-made).

 

Ardebil:

Natural honey of Ardebil

Natural honey of Ardebil

Candy and local sweets, sunflower seeds, all-natural honey, flower extracts.

 

Western Azerbaijan:

Traditional sweets of Western Azarbaijan is usually eaten with tea

Traditional sweets of Western Azarbaijan is usually eaten with tea

Traditional sweets, Halva, fruits such as grapes and apple and apricot.

 

Fars:

Traditional confections

Traditional confections

Lemon juice, verjuice, wine (illegal in Iran!), traditional cookies.

 

Qom:

Sohan is a delicious traditional confection in Iran

Sohan is a delicious traditional confection in Iran

Sohan (a traditional confection)

 

Khorasan:

Khorasan's Saffron is the best you can get!

Khorasan’s Saffron is the best you can get!

Nuts, Saffron, suger-candy, barberry, prayer rugs

 

Kerman:

Kerman's rugs are one of most famous persian rugs

Kerman’s rugs are one of most famous persian rugs

Cumin and spices, henna, carpet, pistachios

 

Khuzestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan:

Due to the warm weather, dates from the southern part of Iran are as sweet as it can get!

Due to the warm weather, dates from the southern part of Iran are as sweet as it can get!

Dates, extracts and syrups

 

Qazvin:

Iran's pistachios are one of the most exported non-oil products.

Iran’s pistachios are one of the most exported non-oil products.

Pistachios, baklava and local confections

 

Golestan Mazandaran and Gilan:

The magical smell of orange blossom is captured in this jam!

The magical smell of orange blossom is captured in this jam!

Local confections, orange blossom jam, pomegranate sauce, sour marinades and pickles, rice, tea, traditional cloths

 

Hamedan:

Hamedan has the tastiest prunes and plums of Iran

Hamedan has the tastiest prunes and plums of Iran

Bukhara prune and plums, sumac, almonds.

 

Turkman port (Bandar-e-Turkaman):

Persian caviar - No need to say more!

Persian caviar – No need to say more!

Rugs, caviar, Turkmen horses, ornaments

 

Ghamsar:

Rosewater made in Ghamsar (Kashan). You can even visit the workshops and participate in making this scentful delicacy.

Rosewater made in Ghamsar (Kashan). You can even visit the workshops and participate in making this scentful delicacy.

Rosewater

 

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