Isfahan

About Isfahan

Famous for: Islamic architectures, Persian Gardens, picturesque bridges, Persian Carpets, Bazars
Good for people with the personality of: Architectures lovers, Classic Travelers, Artsy travelers, Shop Lovers
Climate: cold desert climate/ arid climate
Best time for visit: All seasons
Ethnic groups: Persian, Lor, Turk, Azari, Armenians, Georgians
Language/Dialect: Farsi with Esfahani accent
population: 1961000
Famous cuisine/food: Beryani, Kale joush, Halim bademjan, khoresh Mast, Khorosht morgh Alou, Vegetarians: Kashke bademjan
Music: Isfahan Music
Handicrafts/to buy: Carpet, Ghalamzani, cooper dishes, Gaz (sweetie)
How many days to stay: 2-4 days
How much to spend per day: Budget stay
How to get there: Flight: Esfahan international airport, Bus: Kaveh bus terminal, Soffeh Bus terminal, Train: Estgahe Ghatar Esfahan, Taxi: Tehran (400 km) to/from the north, Shiraz (200 km) to/from the south
Good for camping: Outside of the city
Places to see/activities to do: Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Unesco-listed central square, Jameh Mosque, Si-o-Seh Pol, Khaju bridge, Choobi (Joui) bridge, Vank Cathedral, Menar Jonban, Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Ali Qapu, Chehel Sotoun, Hasht-Behesht
suggested Tours/local guides: Persian bath, minakari, varzaneh, Suggested Hotels/hostels/lodges/eco-lodges, Hotel abbasi, Mahbibi