Most people from the western world have never considered a trip to Iran. It’s never even crossed their minds. Granted, that “axis of evil” label doesn’t do much to boost a country’s tourism PR. But put away any political prejudices, religious differences or cultural biases and take a pragmatic look at the country itself. You may be surprised at how stunning, fascinating and unexpected it is. We’re not necessarily suggesting you go there for your next holiday. Admittedly, there are more than a few issues that raise red flags for some. Just open your mind and take a virtual tour behind the veil of Iran and get a peak at what you are missing. One day, if tensions thaw and relations improve, you just might want to visit Iran after all. Here are just a few of many highlights to see in Iran.
1. Ali Sadr Cave
Is this the Blue Grotto in Capri? Nope, it’s the Ali Sadr Cave in Hamedan, Iran. It’s the world’s largest water cave and is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Paddle though a labyrinth of stunning rock chambers by boat to an island. Some of the routes through this stunning cave system are 11 km long.