When coming to Iran, there is a good chance that you are going to want to get out and about and go shopping. If you do, you will find it comforting to know there are several great places to shop and purchase some of the items you are looking for.
Are you wanting to purchase a nice Iranian rug or piece of Iranian carpet? If so, you can rest easy knowing there are several places that sell these types of products. You will, however, want to make sure that you are purchasing Iranian carpet that has been completely handmade.
Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world, with 90 percent of the world’s supply coming from Iran, meaning you can purchase it here for a cheap price. The saffron industry here is very well regulated, meaning when you buy it here, you can be sure that you are purchasing the real thing. Since saffron is so popular in Iran, you will find it at a vast selection of stores.
When it comes to shopping around for souvenirs, the best places to go shopping are Esfahan and Shiraz. You will be able to negotiate the prices you spend on the souvenirs you buy, and you will have a delightful selection of items to choose from. Some of the most popular Iranian souvenirs are glassware and jewelry. If you find an item that you really want to purchase but the price seems too high, you should always ask the seller if he will come down on the price.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Iran.