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Rick takes viewers beyond Europe to Iran, a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, and a small village, viewers will get a rare present-day look at some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, Rick Steves' Iran offers a rare, candid, and humanizing look at a powerful and perplexing nation.
No. Rick Steves' Iran is a travel special that explores the historical sites, major cities, small villages, and modern-day people and culture of this country. Viewers will see how the Iranians, three decades into their Islamic Revolution, are living. Rather than deal with the complex political issues that confront our governments, Rick Steves' Iran is a travelogue designed to introduce Americans to some of the faces and places of this proud nation of 70 million people.
Rick believes Iran is a poorly understood country. And during a time of tension between the US and Iran, Rick believes that, while there are no easy solutions to the problems facing our two countries, surely getting to know more about this culture is a step in the right direction.
Rick paid for all of the expenses himself. He did not receive funds from the Iranian or US governments.