The Persian Emperor, 2500 years of history and glory! It is worth visiting alongside many other famous Iran destinations you have heard of. But, they are located in an Islamic country. Iran is not only known as Islamic but also notorious as a radical and fundamental place. Is it easy to spend your vacation in such a destination?
Is it worrying to visit Iran?
Talking about Iran, many think that locals live a Bedouin way of living. Women are imprisoned, violent guardians hit people, foreigners are not embraced, and in the case of visiting Iran, they have to pass difficult days… But, we can only say “C’mon dude! Where on the earth have these come from?” Iran is a developing country. The tourism facilities and infrastructures here are as standard as European countries. Iran luxury tours, budget tours, and tailor-made ones are available for all levels of budgets and tastes.
Wandering around, talking to the locals, and even going to their houses are common for foreign travelers. Many travelers to Iran make a close friendship with Iranians. They are not prohibited from visiting anywhere except the high-security places – like any other country. Iran visitors’ safety is guaranteed both officially and by the people. So, for the first step, there is nothing to worry about traveling to Iran.
How Should I Dress in Iran?
Iran’s dress code is something tourists should consider in the public. Since it is an Islamic country, wearing a hijab is mandatory for women. But it doesn’t mean a strict way of clothing. Covering the hair, putting on long sleeve tunics and long trousers or skirts are the most common style. There is no ban on wearing colorful clothes. Makeup and tattoos are not forbidden. Many Iranian girls and women are now stylish at their work or on the street. So, reviewing their pictures on the net will give you great ideas of what to wear for your trip to Iran. Also, men should avoid shirts with no sleeves as well as shorts in public places. However, you are free to wear anything you would like indoors or in a private atmosphere.
Are Pork and Alcohol Forbidden in Iran?
There are two important terms in Islamic laws: Halaal and Haraam. Haraam means the things that are not allowed for eating and using. Anything that is not in this category is Halaal. That is, there is no ban on using it. Two certain haraam things in Islam are alcoholic beverages and pork. So, according to the religious laws in Iran, serving or importing them is illegal. Non-alcoholic beers are available in the markets. Processes meat of sheep, cow, or chicken is also a delicious replacement for bacon.
What Should You Avoid Doing in Iran?
Iranian people are among the most friendly ones in the world. They highly respect their guests. It is a moral attitude in Iranian hospitality regardless of who the guest is. Instead, naturally, they expect their guest to behave their customs. For example, it is not common to shake hands with or hug a person from the opposite gender in public. Unless they are a close member of the family or a friend. Burping or sniffing in front of others is considered impolite. If you are going to visit an Iranian family at their home, ask them whether you are allowed to enter the house with shoes on. And, the last point, you can always count on all Iranians in case of any problem.
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