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Iran has been always the land of the nomads. From the migration of the Aryan nomads in 2nd millennium BC. till now every now and then  different tribes from north, west and east borders of Iran plateau  have been migrating to Iran . So nowadays Iran has a rich community of 1.5 million active nomads in each corners consist of the Turks in the north west and center, the Lurs in the south west and center, the Arabs in the south, the Baluchis in the east and the Turkmen (descendent Mongols) in the north east of Iran. The amazing fact about all Iran nomads is a pure nature friendly life style of them. Although each of them has its own dialect and handicrafts which have greatly affected by their habitats, all of them believe and prude to be as one consistent country named IRAN. If you want to get to know them more, we will introduce some of the most important and intact tribes of them as bellow.

The Qashqai are a Turkish-speaking tribe nomads in southern Iran. They migrate between winter pastures in the foothills of the Zagros in south and west of Shiraz, near the Persian Gulf, and moved north to the higher pastures of Zagros Mountains in the spring. They were estimated 790,000 in 1997. read more...

The Bakhtiari tribe speak a dialect of Persian called Luri, are Shiite Muslims. They inhabit an area of approximately 67,000 Km that straddles the central Zagros Mountains. They migrate from the high grounds of Zard Kuh Mountain (Zagros range to the west of Esfahan) extending to the south of Esfahan, and around Shahr-e Kurd, with winter quarters in Khuzestan, particularly the kinder plains around Dezful, Susa, and Ramhormoz. They were estimated more than 1 million in 1997. read more...

The Turkmens are Turko-Iranian nomads who speak Turkmen language which is branch of the Turkic languages. They are descend of the Mongols who arrived in Iran very early on, in the 11th century AD. They live in the northeast of the country, northern Khorasan and east Caspian Sea nearby Gorgan on the vast pastures of Turkmensahra. , they are Sunni Muslims. They are estimated 2 million people in Iran. read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The small red village of Iran surrounded by Karkas mountain in which you’ll see the Iranian culture, dressing code and pure Persian language  to be spoken by the rural people.  See how colorful their clothes are as well as the environmental nature here. Spectacular sunset panoramic view, men & women door knockers and walking through the small roads are of the main highlights. read more...

Kandovan the Cappadocia style rocky village fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Kandovan is also known for its scenic beauty. read more... 

The spectacular architecture of Masouleh in which courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets to the downstairs building of the village is its highlight. The unique layout of Masouleh does not let any motor vehicle to enter. Yellowish clay coats are the exterior of most buildings in Masouleh as a key for better visibility in the fog. It’s built in the nice and wet valley in Zagros chainlike mount. read more...

Meymand is also a Cappadocia style village - cave dwellers - located in Kerman province south east Iran has been continuously inhabited for 2,000 to 3,000 years even some claims it has been inhabited for almost 12,000 years.The village with total 406 residential caves units and total 2560 rooms is a UNESCO world heritage site and was awarded UNESCO's 2005 Melina Mercouri prize. read more ...

In a foothills of Zagros Mountains 230km northeast of Shiraz, the Bavanat region is a 20km-long forest. The main town is Suryan, but the real destination here is the village of  Bazm , 18km further east. The mountains near Bazm are home to Khamseh nomads. The main product of the Bavanat is Walnut which is very famous all-around Iran. read more... 

Mojen is the name of the beautiful village in the foothills of Alborz Mountains which is entitled as the Masuleh of the desert because the roof of each house is the courtyard of the upper house. Mojen is exactly located 35km North West of Shahrood, in Bastam district, in Semnan province. The population is about 8000 people and they are mostly farmers. There are several water fall near Mojen: Tange Dastan, Tange  Esmal and Tange Tarik. read more...

  

 

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World Travel Iran” staff as one of the member of Behinburg Tour & travel Company Group aims to open an unveiled and real image of Iran to all interested travelers to Iran. In your trip to Iran we always promised from the  very beginning of the time to offer a superior level of service.

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