Lonely Planet Publications. Bustling bazaars and ancient sights, parched deserts and snowcapped mountains, awesome architecture and simple hospitality - discover Iran's myriad attractions with this bestselling guide to the Persian heartland. Lonely Planet knows Iran better than anyone - discover its treasures with us. CONNECT WITH CULTURE - History, Culture and Arts chapters offer in-depth coverage of the country's rich Persian and Islamic heritage. BE INSPIRED - new highlights, itineraries and planning sections help you plot your path. DISCOVER the Hidden Gems with comprehensive coverage of regional Iran's castles, archaelogical sites and picturesque villages. STAY IN STYLE with recommendations of Iran's best rest-your-head options, from mosaferkhuneh to five-star hotels. GET AROUND with detailed maps, including a full-colour country map and customised itineraries maps.
3rd Edition. Bradt Publications. 304 pages. Bradt's Iran has both a cultural and historical focus. It not only covers world-famous sites such as Persepolis, but also delves into the lesser-known monuments and little-recognised figures of this vast and ancient land. Additionally, the guide covers clothing conundrums (women - buy a $20 manteau as soon as you arrive; men's shirts should not be garish) and taboos, including the intricacies of when and how to remove your shoes. It suggests what to eat and where to shop, including more serene alternatives to the country's boisterous bazaars. And, it advises, should you accidentally run up against the authorities, `Women, forget all feminist scruples and cry.' ?Fully updated and revised throughout ?New coverage of Jiroft, an important Bronze Age site discovered by chance in 2000 as a result of flash floods ? Advice on cultural awareness and religious sensitivity