Rick Steves' Iran
By Rick Steves
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Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own. At http://www.ricksteves.com/iran you will find a wealth of resources. Read Rick's Iran travel journal, an Iran almanac, and Middle East travel resources. Find air dates of Rick Steves' Iran on public television in your hometown, a comments board, and media coverage. A DVD of Rick Steves' Iran, complete with bonus features, is available for purchase at http://www.ricksteves.com/shop.
|1||VideoIran Part 7: Family Dinner, Persepolis, and Conclusion||Rick concludes his trip with a family feast, gratifying visit to the ruins at Persepolis, and reaffirmation that understanding Iran’s proud history, rich culture, and friendly, curious citizens is a step in the right direction toward elimination of fear||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoIran Part 6: Historic Sites in the Countryside and Shiraz||Stark countryside mixes with fertile river valleys where remnants of the Silk Road reveal the value and fragility of Iran’s heritage. In Shiraz, sprawling gardens provide tranquil corners for visitors to ponder the mystical brilliance of poetry written||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoIran Part 5: Esfahan's Martyr's Cemetery, Bazaar, and Riverbank||In Esfahan, families mourn loved ones in the Martyr’s Cemetery, the sprawling bazaar entices with things uniquely Persian flanking basics of daily living, and, as twilight approaches, friends gather along the river to savor the beauty of their city.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoIran Part 4: Esfahan's Major Sites and Religious Significance||Esfahan—one of the finest cities in Islam and the cultural heart of Iran--is an ideal place to better understand the complexities of politics mixed with religion.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoIran Part 3: Women's Issues, Wealthy Tehran, and Abyaneh||A mixture of modesty and vanity converge in Tehran, from the wealthy north end, to the cheap, colorful snack bars downtown. Miles away, in Iran's arid valley, picturesque Abyaneh offers a look at village life, complete with gender-specific door knockers.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoIran Part 2: Modern History and Theocracy||With the Islamic Revolution came a revolution of values still evident in Tehran today. Billboards and murals mix religion and patriotism, advancing the legislation of morality and ultimate authority held by Iran’s top religious official.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoIran Part 1: Tehran and its People||In this first installment, Rick explores the youthful, noisy capital city of Tehran, delves into the country's long and tumultuous history, visits the National Museum, and connects with locals, who are quick to smile, curious, and eager to talk.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Need more of this please
I enjoyed watching this very much and love to see more. I haven't been back to Iran since I came here and this was definitely a nice piece to see.
Rick Steve's Iran
Great programm and oustanding production. Mr. Steve goes into the heart of the Iranian people, its culture, its geography and its soul. Hopefully there will be more of these educational programms to enlighten the world about the Iranian culture and its people. Thank you Rick
very well done!
Rick Steves does an admirable job navigating the cultural and political minefield that this topic presents. This is truly citizen diplomacy, featuring real conversations with real people, as well as a noble effort to offer insight into the history and culture of Iran. This feels more like a real country than anything I've seen on news programs, which only want to present conflict. Well worth watching!