The country has been praised for its outstanding natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and ancient culture, leading the European Council on Tourism and Trade to select it out of 31 countries as this year's top holiday spot.
Maybe it's me, or maybe I just have a weak spot for Iran, but no other destination in the world touches my soul that deeply. This year, I had the opportunity to spend a full week in country and it reinforced my obsession for this marvelous ancient wonder.
Journey through more than five millennia of history of the Armenian Plateau, the legendary landing place of Noah’s Ark, where you will learn about one of the earliest civilizations in the world, referred to by many as one of the cradles of civilization. Visit monasteries precariously perched on mountains; ruins of once imposing castles and fortresses; the largest collection of khachkars or stone crosses, and vishaps, ancient megaliths dating from 1500 BC unique to the Armenian Plateau.
Though people of various cultures have lived on the Arabian Peninsula over a span of more than 5,000 years, the harsh climate historically prevented much settlement, except in major oases. Most of the great empires of the ancient world traded with the Arabian Kingdoms that commanded the important spice trade routes in the peninsula
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