From the stone-carved grandeur of ancient Persia to the dizzying bits of tile work and mirrored glass that define Islamic architecture, Iran's history is deep and visual. And if UNESCO World Heritage Sites are your thing, Iran boasts over a dozen of them.
Add to that Persian carpets, vanilla-and-apple flavored tobacco, piles of saffron and racks of kebabs. And then there are the people who serve it all up with a dose of renowned Iranian hospitality.
Here are some of our favorite memories from our Discover Persia tour -- the sights we saw, the people we met and the experiences that we'll keep with us.
All pictures courtesy of Uncornered Market.
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