These 17 Photos Will Make You Go Want to go to Iran Right Now

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Burma is so 2016.

Rarely does a single accord return one of the world’s greatest civilisations to centre stage, but with relaxed security and an already booming tourist industry, Iran is set to be one of 2017’s most popular travel destinations (regardless of whatever Mr. Trump does). With a staggering 19 UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites under its belt and a history of empire stretching all the way back to 1000 B.C, Iran, before the revolution of 1979, was one of the hottest destinations on the globe.

Luckily, since a deal was struck with the UN Security Council, travellers from all over the world are rediscovering the vibrance, mystery and intrigue of this fascinating country: the mosques of Kashan, the otherworldly gardens of Shiraz, the great Bazaar of Isfahan and so many more.

The landscapes are epic, the history and culture fascinating and the people OVERWHELMINGLY welcoming. And just think of the traveller brownie points you’ll wrack up at social parties!

Take a look at these stunning photos for a hot dose of Middle Eastern travel inspiration.

The Nasir ol Molk, Shiraz, Iran…

The Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali in Aran va Bidgol City…

The Vakil Mosque of Shiraz…

The Jameh Mosque of Isfahan…

The Jameh Mosque of Yazd…

The Inam Mosque of Isfahan…

The Qeysarieh Portal, the main entrance to the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan…

The Lut Desert in Southern Iran…

The Azadi Tower of Tehran…

The Maranjab Desert…

The Khan-e Abbasian, a bewildering complex of six buildings spread over several levels in Kashan…

The Kandovan Village of Tabriz…

The Badab-e Surt site in the province of Mazandaran…

The Shah-e-Cheragh shrine and mausoleum in Shiraz…

The Apadana and Tachara Palace of Persepolis…

Want more pretty pictures? Check out these awesome snaps of the world from above!

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