All around the world it has been shown that cultural attractions and events are particularly strong magnets for tourism. The term cultural tourism is used for journeys that include visits to cultural resources, regardless of whether it is tangible or intangible. Cultural tourism concerns a traveler’s engagement with a country or region’s culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion(s), and other elements that helped shape their style of life. In fact, through living a historical tour, the participant will get familiar with many unknown cultural aspects of the destination; this same point is exactly the main goal of cultural tourism, i.e. to close the hearts of people from around the world to each other, to have a better understanding among various countries, in other to have a better peaceful world.That’s why experts believe that cultural tourists spend substantially more than what the standard tourists do.
Types of Cultural Tours
It is important that the destination planner take into account the diverse definition of culture to better satisfying tourists’ interests; such as: landscapes, art, nature, traditions, life styles and …, especially, here Iran cultural Tours are pinpointed.One type of cultural tours is living cultural areas of foreign countries, or other destinations including historical sites, modern urban districts, “ethnic groups” of town, fairs/festivals, theme parks, and natural ecosystems. Here, regarding the issue of globalization and expanding of tourism as one of the main present industry of the world, better to mention that since the culture of each region and site as the main attraction are being used, so to prevent any negative impacts, sustainable destination development of the area is a must for the authorities and all those who have a hand in this industry; this is not, but observing the rule of strict protection and preservation policy! No need for more explanation, that for an efficient planning and monitored program, the quality of services and destinations, should also be developed by planner. As in all countries, there are related laws and ruled, dominating the area of tourism industry; which must all tourist agencies and institutions are obedient of.
Most famous for its outstanding archaeological sites, magnificent mosques and fine carpets, the name Iran later became synonymous with multi language, multi-cultural and multi religion country; in which, one can visit history and modernity side by side. Iran has opened up its borders to those more adventurous and culturally-tolerant travelers who wish to explore this as large country as almost the size of Italy, Spain, France and the British Isles combined! The courtesy and friendliness of the Iranians, comes as a surprise to many visitors.
Iranian Historical Heritage Bed for Running Cultural Tours
Having a rich history, Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilization dating back to 7000 BC. This marvelous country enjoys magnificent ancient sites registered in UNESCO Heritage List, beautiful historical gardens (e.g.: Isfahan Chahar-Bagh), religious shrines, ancient baths and bazar…
Iranian heritage is not just summed up in the ancient Persian styled customs; many of which, now recorded as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also a cluster of cultural diversity, that exposes the arrivals to different festivals, attractions, rituals, architecture, delicacies and more. No doubt, they can be exposed with historical deep-rooted art of Iran in different cities, namely: Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan, Tabriz…; wherein, the hospitable people provide them with their most beautiful handicrafts such as Carpet, Gelim, Khatam, Terme, etc.
An eclectic cultural elasticity has been said to be one of the major defining characteristics of the Iranian identity and a clue to its historical longevity. According to Iranologist Richard Nelson Frye:
“Iran’s glory has always been its culture. “
Iran Cultural Tours
old Iran, though shrunken through centuries, contains an enormous area of 1,648,000 square kilometers, with a rich history on behind, a four-seasoned beautiful bed, and the colorful cities and regions each carrying various culture, and history. In other words, when it comes to Iran and its vast potent, many other elements are yet added to these categories:
customs, tradition, life styles, nomads, architecture, cuisine, handicrafts industry, music, songs especially folklore songs…
Iranian culture and civilization, the place with unique rituals, believes, attitudes, art forms, handicrafts and …, has its roots so deep into its custom, culture, history and religion, as is known for its flavored legacy and history. Bearing a unique charm that worth to burden even the hardness (if any) of any long journeys, ancient Iran can be the fabulous bed for historical cultural tours to be managed. Each of its cities, different and unique in this same aspect, creates lonely a cluster of diversity that other country can rarely be compared with. That’s why Iran is one of the best cases for each in-love tourist to be touched, lived and explored. These wholes are owed to numerous valuable factors for studying and researching, from known and unknown geographical spots, to those historical famous and infamous spots even in farthest regions of Iran.Fortunately, despite all pains it’s now suffering from so much unkindness to abandonment, yet this old land carries a great potential to welcome its tourist guests and satisfy them by displaying its latent beauties and mysteries.
Types of Iran Cultural Tours
Among all Iran potentiality, its cultural aspect seems both bolder and also much more various comparing its other dimensions. As culture in addition to history and historical sites, includes many factors such as language, customs, tradition, life styles, nomads, architecture, cuisine, handicrafts industry, music, songs especially folklore songs,… so the said cultural tours can be too expanded and various and each and every one of these elements have the capability to be worked on separately, as the theme of a cultural tour. Though yet on the way of developing, this old country can beautifully be a rich spot for running historical cultural tours; which, as it’s very overflown in nature, no one can feel bored about Iran Historical and Cultural Tours.