Bushire is the capital city of Bushehr Province, Iran. It lies 1,218 km’s south of Tehran, in a vast plain running along the coastal region on the Persian Gulf coast. Its port is an important trade and commerce point in Iran. There was a human settlement located here in 2000BC, called ‘Rey Shahr’.
Bushire is known for it handicrafts such as carpets, felt, mats, baskets etc. This part of the Gulf is rich in natural splendour, and you can go in search of wildlife in the surrounding hills and mountains.
Things to See & Do
* The Old City
* Ruins of British Consulate
* Bushehr Museum
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Rial (IRR)
Language – Persian
Population – 228,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 98
Transport Links - There are international flights to Kuwait and Dubai and domestic flights to Tehran, Isfahan and Mashad.
A railroad has just been started from Shiraz. It will be finished in a few years.