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7 breath-taking pictures that'll make you want to travel to Iran

Boasting 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Iran is home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world.

Forget insurgency and organised terror groups, in the last couple of years, Iran has steadily began to reinvent itself as a leading tourist destination.

More so, with the resolution of nuclear weapon talks with the United States and other countries, it is expected that Iran will work on boosting its tourism.

Boasting 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Iran is home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world.

It is also significantly positioned in Eurasia and Western Asia, bordering countries like Azerbaijan, Russia, Pakistan and Afghanistan amongst others.

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Iran is packed with several monuments which date back thousands of years, which would capture the attention of any history and culture buff.

Iranian photographer, Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has spent years capturing breath-taking pictures of the country.

These 7 photos will have you planning a trip east. Check them out.

1. Nasir al- mulk mosque, Shiraz: Also known as Pink mosque, it was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.

2. Vakil mosque: This was built in the 18th century, this mosque covers an area of 8,660 square meters.

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3. Kordasht bath: Also known as Kalibar, it is a historical bath located in the village of Kordasht and water for the bath is obtained from the Aras River.

4.  Azadi Tower: Located at Azadi Square, in Tehran City, Iran, it is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city.

5. Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque: Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619.

6.  Great Pier at Kish Island: A resort island in the Persian gulf, it is touted as a consumer's paradise owing to its free trade zone status and boasts numerous malls, shopping centres, tourist attractions, and resort hotels

7. Eram Garden, Shiraz: Built in the 13th century, it is a historic Persian garden located at the northern shore of the Khoshk River in the Fars province.

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