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Tabriz is the most populated city in northwestern Iran, one of the historical capitals of Iran and the present capital of province. The population is over 1.73 million in 2016.The population is Azerbaijani, though Persian is spoken by residents as a second language. Tabriz has a humid continental climate with regular seasons . The city enjoys mild and fine climate in spring, […]


Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. Tehran features a cold semi-arid climate with continental climate characteristics and a Mediterranean climate precipitation pattern. It can be generally described as […]


Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. The population was 529,673 in 201. The historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO Since 2017. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the “City of Windcatchers. Yazd has […]

medical tourism

Iran medical tourism Health is one of the important matters in everyone`s life and we are all looking for the best and expert doctors. Medical tourism is one of the important tourism in world which attracts too many travelers. Iran is the center of medical tourism in Middle East and too many travelers from all […]

How to speak Farsi

How to Speak Farsi Hello, Hi salam سلام Good bye khodahafez خداحافظ Good morning Sobh bekheyr صبح بخیر Good night Shab bekheyr شب بخیر Good evening Asr bekheyr عصر بخیر Have a nice day Rooze khubi dashte bashi. روز خوبی داشته باشی Thank you Mamnunam ممنونم Your welcome Khahesh mikonam خواهش می کنم. How are […]

Iran currency

Iran currency Iran currency is Rial. But during your trip to Iran you will hear that people or shop keepers say Toman instead of Rial. This is what some travelers mostly have problem with. Toman is one tenth of Rial. For example a shoe cost 560.000 Rial but the shop keeper tells you 56.000 Toman […]

Iran dress code

Each city of Iran has their specified clothes with different colors. The type of their clothes depends on the culture and climate. The common questions for tourists especially ladies are, what to wear in Iran? Which color? Wearing clothes with different color is optional and there no limitation. For ladies; scarf (most of the hair […]

Iran Safety

`Do not travel to Iran` You may hear it over and over from the news and different books, so you decide that Iran is not safe. Now let us tell you a new sentence ` It worth to have a trip to Iran`. Iran is one of best destinations in Middle East for travelers with […]

About Us

Arshian Salar Tour and Travel Agency (ASTA) is a private persian travel agency located in Iran – Shiraz, issued by Iran Cultural Heritage and TourismOrganization. With the IATA code 33215276. Mrs. Fatemeh Shahcheraqi has been the Managing Director of Arshian Salar Tour and Travel Agency since 2001. Arshian Salar Tour and Travel Agency has elected as the Top Seller of Turkish Air line in 2011 and 2012. We […]