Tourism Services Esfahan, The city of turquoise domes

Historians have come to record Espahan, Sepahan or Isfahan as a defense and military base. The security and protection of which was guaranteed by the increase of the number of castles, thereby, promoting the protection of the residents of the cities. These historical castles are Atashgah, Sarooyieh, Tabarok, Kohan Dej, Gard Dej etc. to name a few. The plain of Isfahan which is situated amidst the wilderness and the arid hills of central Iran from one side, and the importance of its position in relation to the extensive central plateau of the country, plays a vital part in its connection with the historical and archaic past of Iran. Isfahan province encompasses various sects. The majority of the people in the province are Fars, but Bakhtiaris, Armenians, Hebrews and to a certain extent Azari or Turks are also residents of this province.
The official language of the province is Farsi or the Persian, though the minorities abide by their own language such as Hebrew, Turkish or Lori. Isfahan province is noted for its reputed personalities such as writers, poets and other imminent figures who have been born and brought up or have lived in this territory.
The province of Isfahan is reputed for its handicrafts and can be considered as an important sector in this regard. Besides its own local products, specialties from other provinces of Iran are also produced here. Since this province is highly favored by tourists, it is an obvious fact that handicrafts play a vital part in this area.
The most important of these are the following: Carpet weaving, brocade weaving, kilim (or a coarse carpet), enamel work, khatam (inlaid work), engraving on metal, silver work, jewelry making, ceramic and tiles and types of sweetmeats, such as 'gaz' and 'souhan'.
The majority of the people in the province are Persian speakers, but Bakhtiari Lurs, Georgians, Armenians, Qashqais and Persian Jews also reside in the province. The official language of the province is Persian, though different ethnic groups and tribes abide by their own language such as Judeo-Persian, Armenian, Georgian, Qashqai Turkic or Bakhtiari Lurish.
Isfahan music teaching is one of the most famous Iranian schools of music, which has been blossomed in Safavid period, being the capital of monarch then. Due to the same fact one of the most famous Iranian musical divisions is known as 'Bayat of Isfahan'.
In addition to the same, in Christian locality of this province the Christian music is usually played in Jewish-Christian churches. Mention can also be made about other types of the music in Isfahan province which belong to the nearby vicinities of Isfahan, i.e., Bakhtiyari and Azarbayjani musics.
Special delicacies are prepared in both the urban and rural areas of the province. These are several kinds of soup or the traditional types of Aash, prepared with broth, leafy vegetables and lentils. Types of abgoosht or meat broth and lentils. A wide array of soups, side dishes, curries accompanied with rice, and pickles to mention a few.