Bradt Iran (Bradt Travel Guides) ペーパーバック – 2017/3/1
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Iran Travel Guide - Expert travel tips on everything from Tehran highlights and hotels to archaeological and UNESCO sites, Persepolis, history and culture. Also featuring suggested itineraries, safety and visas, the Silk Road Trail, Yazd, Abyaneh, Gilan mountains, Qaleh Rudkhan, Esfahan bazaars, Babak Castle, Kashan, skiing and local cuisine.
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This book provided more historical insights than the guides I've hired or interacted with, especially for Persepolis, Emam Square, and the many odd religious sites such as the Armenian church in Esfahan and the Zoroastrian fire temple in Yazd.
It's written in almost a narrative format, like someone's travel blog. You can almost imagine wandering around the streets of Iran reading this guide. What's lacking is the details and directions as to how to wander and perhaps a map of the route one should walk to have the tour. There also isn't any rankings as to which sights are more important to see when pressed for time. The guide makes it seem like almost everything is worth seeing and assumes the reader has unlimited time to spend wandering in Iran.
Also, the names for many attractions are only in romanized Farsi pronunciations. Something like `Bagh-e Fin` would have been much more helpful if it was written as `Fin Garden - pronounced "Bagh-e Fin" (Farsi here for the taxis)`. It was a nightmare to find some of the smaller points of interests because Google isn't very helpful and the locals and taxi drivers have no idea what I'm saying.
The list of hostels and budget accommodations are incomplete, especially in Tehran. A lot of hours for major attractions are assumed to be 9AM-5:00PM Sunday-Wednesday even though many do stay open later and on weekends as well.
Also, ask locals or use TripAdvisor and Foursquare for restaurant recommendations. This guide lists some of the most touristy restaurants with very average food.
Take this book as it is probably the closest thing to a usable travel guide but do your own research before heading on the trip. Get a SIM card so you have Google with you because the printed maps are quite hard to use.