The Islamic Republic Of Iran requires women
to wear loose fitting below the knee length garments and a head scarf.
Legs and arms must be covered. The 'uniform' can be purchased for 10 to
15 dollars in hotels and shops. Men must wear trousers (No Shorts) and
shirt sleeves at to the elbow. No formal clothing is needed. A light
woolen sweater may be needed in the cool of dry climate washed clothes
dry in a couple of hours. Have a pair of good walking shoes and a hat is
is an elevated country, Tehran,
Esfahan, Shiraz and Kerman are all at about 5000ft. The climate is dry
and the October the temperature will range from 20 to 30 degrees C.
Evening are cool.
The bazaar at Esfahan and Shiraz offer a
great range of quality Persian handicrafts. Fine carpets are reasonably
priced (after serious bargaining) and some dealers offer credit ( pay to
an external account latter). Persian miniature paintings, Khatam fine
inlay work, hand printed materials, unique pottery, tribal rugs and
horse and camel trapping plus all manner of antiques will temp the
shopper. Film is readily available.