Most people in Iran live along the edges of a high plateau that runs through the middle of the country.
Meet their inhabitants and immerse yourself in their culture - Discover weird and wonderful wildlife.
An early producer of paper, gunpowder, and silk, China is today a leader in the manufacture of the world's retail goods.
The move that began in the 1970s from a centrally planned economy toward a market-oriented one resulted in more private, entrepreneurial businesses and foreign investment—and propelled the rise of a vibrant middle class.
This strategic position—and its access to the Persian Gulf in the south—have made Iran an important country throughout its history.
Much of Iran is cut off from the outside world by a beautiful but often lonely landscape.