Diversity of natural environment and ethnical combination of Iran have caused the appearance of diverse forms of ancient rural settlements different in different aspects. Amongst rural settlements in Iran, there exist some unique types, which cause wonder in every viewer; villages, which portray an interesting, and wonderful visage of old Iranian civilization.
Among hundreds of wonderful villages in Iran, only a few ones like Masooleh, Kandavan, and Abyaneh are introduced and gained worldwide reputation. The number of these villages, which each of them at least holds one wonderful monument, reaches to 500 types. These villages are interesting for their geographical situation, architectural style, and multiplicity of historical monuments and places of pilgrimage. The villages of Eshtobin, Saghandal in East Azarbaijan; Ghara Kelisa (Black Church) and Nosrat Abad in West Azarbaijan; Karkhoran and Anar in Ardebil; Ghaleh Sangi and Niasar in Isfahan; Gisoo Bala, Bazangan, and Jajarm in Khorasan; Arjan, Shahsavar, and Gatvand in Khuzestan; Chelgard, Shalamzar in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari; Garmab and Tashvir in Zanjan; Shahmirzad, Faroomad, and Mehman Doost in Semnan; Chanof, Tabas, and Boog in Sistan and Baluchistan; Eaje, Sarmashad, and Shostegan in Fars; Hamzeghan and Aveh in Qum; Hararil, Sinan, and Gazorkhan in Qazvin; Ourman Takht and Negel in Kurdistan; Ali Sadr and Darjazin in Hamedan; Shahdad and Anar in Kerman; Bisotoon and Ravansar in Kermanshah; Margoon and Landeh in Kohgilooyeh and Boirahmad; Masooleh and Hasan Kyadeh in Gilan; Kamandan and Malavi in Lorestan; Yoosh, Kandlaus and Ryneh in Mazandaran; Khorheh, Dodehak, and Meshed Ardhal in Markazi; Looza, Basaidoo, and Laft in Hormozgan; Khormoj and Ahrom in Boushehr; and Ghotrom, Khormiz, Zaidabad, Mansha Ezzabad in Yazd are amongst the wonderful villages of Iran which visiting of them is unforgettable and memorable.
The museums of Iran are the treasury of cultural, historical and natural heritage of this land. There are some museums in the large and old cities of Iran, which have demonstrated numerous antique, artistic and natural vestiges of ancient Iran.
The museums of Tabriz, Maragheh Orumyeh, Khoy, Kashan, and Miandoab in Azarbaijan, Museums of Kashan and Chehel Sotoon in Isfahan, Kermanshah museum, Museums of Reza Abbasi, Carpet, Decorative Arts, Contemporary Arts, Glass and Earthenware, National Arts, Iran Bastan, and Anthropology in Tehran; Toos and Naderi in Khorasan; Susa, Haft Tappeh, and Abadan in Khuzestan; Falak-olaflak in Lorestan; Ganjali Khan in Kerman; and museums of Qazvin, Zanjan, Shahrood, Semnan, Zahedan, Rasht, Gorgan, Hamedan, Persepolis, and Sanandadj are amongst the rich museums of Iran. In some cities especially in Tehran, there are established several palace-museums, which are worth seeing places of these cities.
Some Natural History museums have been established in the large cities some of which may be pointed out: the Natural History Museums of Orumyeh, Isfahan, Tehran and Shiraz. These museums are the important centers for research activities on human sciences and arts and are memorable.