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Naqsh-e Jhan Square

Naqsh-e Jhan Square

The first thing to do at Isfahan is to see the mesmerizing Naqsh-e Jahan Square or known as Imam Square, which is the most famous attraction of Isfahan city, placed at the center of Isfahan, Iran. It is an important historical place and one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Imam Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side you can find Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and the northern side opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom'eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in this square in front of the Imam Mosque.

Travelling to Isfahan, Iran

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Isfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent Public Square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Isfahan is a multi-ethnical city where Muslims, Jews and Christians live peacefully together. It is also famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets.

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Isfahan Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Like most places, you can also get tickets from the internet in Isfahan. Some big attractions sell their tickets online, you can find the tickets on their official websites. If you buy tickets online, you will get your e-tickets emailed to you. Some attractions have free entrance tickets, such as the parks and a few religious sites.

How To Get Around?

It is easy to get around Esfahan by bus, and possibly the cheapest way as well. A single journey costs 5000 rial; you can pay the tickets to driver directly, or buy multi-journey contactless cards at certain bus stop booths. Note that there are separate men (front) and women (rear) sections on each bus. From Kaveh Bus Terminal, one can take Bus 91 which runs down Chahar Bagh-e Pa'in St towards the city center, past Takhti Junction and Imam Hossein Sq.

What Should I Wear?

Women should cover their body, head, and neck. You should always cover your shoulders and legs wherever you go. A headscarf is mandatory, not just to cover your hair but your neck as well. You are also not allowed to wear tight clothes that show your body shape. There are fewer rules for men, but you should avoid shorts, wear jeans or trousers. T-shirts are fine, but you should avoid sleeveless vests and stick to t-shirts or shirts.

Isfahan Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Esfahan for ideal weather are April 9th to June 10th or August 27th to October 28th.

Currency

Iranian Rial

Will I Need a Guide?

No, getting around is easy and you can find everything on this website.

How To Get There?

Isfahan International Airport has daily flights from Tehran and Mashhad in Iran. There are also flights from Damascus, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait and Istanbul. There is a night-train from Tehran and a daily train from Mashhad. Isfahan is well connected to most parts of Iran by bus. There are multiple bus terminals in Isfahan and you should note which one is more suitable for you. Kaveh, Sofeh, Zayanderud and Jey are namely the major bus terminals of Isfahan city.

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