"Tourism in Iran.
This picture was taken in Gonvad e-Kabus, a small town in Golestan Province.
Besides a few Persian cities, Iran is not famous international touristic destination.
Or, at least, not yet.
However, the whole Iran is a real hot touristic destination for local tourists.
Many places you go all over the country, are filled with local tourists coming from all over the country.
In the touristic places, there are plenty of souvenir shops, over-priced restaurant and hotels. There is a pretty developed touristic infrastructure.
Is this something bad? No, it is not.
This means that Iranians love to travel. If their passport allowed them, I am sure that you would see loads of Iranian tourists everywhere because, unlike in other developing countries, in Iran, you are continuously meeting locals with a real hunger of discovering the world. "