The war-torn country has borrowed the Game of Thrones soundtrack to promote itself as a travel destination.
Many delights and surprises await the western traveller to Iran, the modern-day Persia.
It took a journalist five weeks and 140 emails to get permission to photograph The Valley of Kings.
Most people think of the Middle East as a stop over, but it's time to see it as the main destination.
Cheaper flights, longer stop overs but quicker flights; here's what the mega-jet means for travellers.