TravellingTwo: Bike Touring Inspiration
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SOUTHEAST ASIA: Everyone rides a bike here and the food is fantastic. It's a cyclist's paradise.UZBEKISTAN: Follow the Silk Road and taste some of the world's best bread.TIRES: Which ones should you choose for touring? A few bike shops give their suggestions.

Iran

Date: 05/01/2008
Size: 596 items
Every archway or gate has a carving like this
 
 
A camel brought as a present for the king
 
 
Close-up of engravings at Persepolis
 
 
Two rams as a gift for the king
 
 
These flowers are on everything at Persepolis
 
 
Vessels for the king
 
 
Columns, columns and more columns
 
 
How long did this take to carve?
 
 
Ornate columns
 
 
Such a great site, so few tourists
 
 
Ancient writing
 
 
Carrying a small deer, that must have been tough!
 
 
Ruined palaces
 
 
More carvings on doorways
 
 
A mythical creature
 
 
Loaded down with free food from a passing motorist!