The people of Iran are very friendly with foreign tourists, especially when you come from Vietnam.
Many Vietnamese tourists worry because this place was a hot spot on the war and the US embargo. But Iran is different. The following 10 things make you travel Iran right without hesitation as before.
Visa at the border
You do not need to apply for a visa before leaving Vietnam. Iran is applying a visa policy at the airport to Vietnamese citizens traveling by air. You will receive a 15-day visa for travel on arrival from Imam Khomeini Airport or Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Mashhad Airport, Shiraz, Tabriz or Airport in Isfahan. You will need to have a valid passport for 6 months and 1 copy, photo, hotel booking, tour schedule and 40 euros visa fee.
Any city in the world has issues of security and order. Therefore, traveling requires certain skills, especially traveling alone. However, in Iran, the security police everywhere has a strict security camera system. Nearly all traffic areas are equipped with monitoring equipment to ensure the safety of people and visitors.
Possession of many world heritage
Located in the area of Mesopotamia, formerly the mighty Persian Empire is a destination on the Silk Road from the East, so Iran possesses many priceless heritages. Today, Iran has 18 cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, including those recognized by the organization in its early years: Emam Esfahan, the world’s largest square, the Tchoghe Archaeological Site Zanil or Persepolis capital of Achaemenid Empire from 518 BC …
The people of Iran are very friendly with foreign tourists, especially when you come from Vietnam. As a Muslim country, but you will often encounter friendly smiles on the street. You will be helped when asked, they even invite you to local traditional meals or invite them back home.
In particular, you can also use couch form surfing to be able to learn, access to the lives of indigenous people. Friendly Iranians should be sure to be treated enthusiastically at their homes.
As one of the countries in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which has the world’s top oil reserves, the cost of transportation in Iran is relatively cheap. Tourists often choose to take high-quality buses from one city to another. Guests can also use the taxi if the route does not have other means of transportation. Taxis can be negotiated directly with the driver, at a fraction of the cost in Vietnam.
Iranian cuisine is influenced by many cultures, such as the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and Europe, so there are many varieties of food and drink. A common feature of Iranian cuisine is that in dishes often mixed with many different ingredients, often highlighted are vegetables, tubers, seeds with turmeric, cinnamon, cilantro, lettuce, carrots, walnuts, pomegranates, grapes, apples, plums, lemons, bell peppers, tomatoes, cabbage leaves, grape leaves, bean sprouts, pumpkins, squash, carrots, cucumbers and onion.
People love to eat vegetables so there are also many green salad dressings with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. There are two dishes that are very suitable for Vietnamese people are rice dishes made from berenj and kimbap. These are also the main dishes in every meal in Iran.
Unlike some Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, Iran has more than 40 types of bread from light to dark. This is also the most sold food on the street. Iran also has very hot fruits for visitors to enjoy such as watermelon, melon, grapes, apples, plums, peaches … so you are not afraid of hunger when not suitable Middle East taste.
In Tehran and other cities, there are large bazaars, both wholesalers and retailers of a wide variety of local goods. Here you can buy precious items such as gold, gems, pearls, traditional Persian carpets, watches of all kinds to aromatherapy, food, fabrics, clothing, footwear, Handmade bronze handicrafts are hand-made.
If you are a travel enthusiast, Iran is a paradise for you to choose from. You can spend your shopping time when bazaar in Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad or Shiraz all day is not boring.
The weather varies from season to season
Spring is warm, summer is very hot, autumn is cool but slightly wet and winter is extremely cold, especially in the north. Therefore, you can easily select the appropriate time.
For the Vietnamese, the best time to explore Iran is from mid-March to late June and late September to early November. This time the weather is pretty cool, not warm. And last March was the new year of the Iranians so there are many local festivals.
If you want to find out about the month of Ramadan, come here in August. This is the month of the Muslim diet, many people do not like to travel in Iran this time, but it is a fun experience. and sometimes you can still find many restaurants that serve foreigners from dawn until midnight.