• Tunisia cancels visa requirements for Iranian tourists

    Tunisia cancels visa requirements for Iranian tourists

    Tehran, IRNA – The Ministry of Tourism of Tunisia has declared the cancellation of visa requirements for Iranian and Iraqi tourists.

  • Blue Nissan

    Photo: Fatemeh Abedi

    Blue Nissan

    Many villages of Lorestan province are located in the Zagros highlands, the people of these villages who live among these mountains spend some months of the year as nomads in black tents and some cold months of the year in their houses and live in the village. To reach the city, they have to go through winding roads. The access route of many villages is on dirt roads and it is not easy to access these areas, hence the vehicle that is used mostly in these areas is Nissan. In addition to being able to carry passengers, Nissan is also used to carry goods and solves the commuting problems of the villagers in all seasons of the year.Nissan drivers believe that this car is the most valuable vehicle in this area and does not leave anyone on the roads even in the worst weather conditions.

  • Lahijan tea

    Photo: Ali Hamed Haghdoust

    Lahijan tea

    Tea is the most popular hot drink among Iranians. Lahijan’e spring tea is the best Iranian tea in terms of aroma and taste, and its aroma can be smelled from everywhere in this city in the spring season with its unique aromatic greens. Lahijan is regarded as the most important center of Iranian tea cultivation, production and processing, and it has vast tea farms and factories on its surrounding hills. This city has good conditions for the cultivation of this plant due to its fertile lands and extremely humid climate. Green tea leaves are harvested every year in spring, summer and autumn. According to statistics, there are more than 55,000 tea growers in Gilan and Mazandaran provinces who produce a total of 135,000 tons of tea leaves annually. About 30,000 tons of dry tea is extracted from this product.

  • Iran reports 43% surge in tourism arrivals in 2023

    Iran reports 43% surge in tourism arrivals in 2023

    Tehran, IRNA -- Tourism arrivals in Iran rose by 43% last year, allowing the country to ascend in the global ranking of top destinations by six places, according to data released by the United Nations tourism agency (UNWTO).

  • Spring Nature of Kordestan

    Photo: Seyed Mosleh Pirkhezranian

    Spring Nature of Kordestan

    Kordestan province is a mountainous region, which is one of the highest provinces in the country with an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level. The average annual rainfall in the province is 500 mm, and the height difference between the highest and lowest parts of the province is about 2,400 meters. Mount Shahou in the southwest of the province with a height of 3,300 meters is the highest and Alot area in Baneh with a height of about 900 meters is the lowest point of the province.This height difference has led to different climates, and this issue is important from the point of view of tourism, because in terms of climate diversity and the presence of natural and topographical effects, Kordestan province has diverse and valuable attractions. Undoubtedly, Kordestan province has many natural and tourist attractions. which prompts travelers to travel to this beautiful province to watch the rainbow of spring colors in the beautiful season of nature's awakening and enjoy its beauty.

  • Iran's tourism industry grew by 21% in 2023: WTTC

    Iran's tourism industry grew by 21% in 2023: WTTC

    Tehran, IRNA - The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 21 percent growth in Iran's tourism industry in 2023, with Turkish tourists being in the second place to enter the Islamic Republic after Iraqis.

  • Tourism grew 18 times during current gov’t: Iran minister

    Tourism grew 18 times during current gov’t: Iran minister

    Tehran, IRNA – Iran's Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Shalbafian has said that foreign investment in the field of tourism in his country has grown 18 times during the current government under President Ebrahim Raisi.

  • Sanandaj Day commemorated on April 25

    Photo: Mosleh Pirkehzranian

    Sanandaj Day commemorated on April 25

    The city of Sanandaj dates back to before Christ, this city was damaged several times due to political developments such as numerous wars, as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes and was re-established in 1046 AH. According to the available documents, the city of Sanandaj was built on the 30th of Dhu Qadah 1046 AH, corresponding to the 6th of Ordibehesht of 1016 in Iranian calendar year by the order of Suleiman Khan Ardalan.

  • Snakeshead lilies in Kuhrang plain

    Photo: Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi

    Snakeshead lilies in Kuhrang plain

    Fritillaria or snakeshead lily is a rare plant species normally found in mountainous areas of Iran’s Zagros region. With an area of 3,600 hectares, the Kuhrang Plain in central Iran is the largest habitat of the flower which many believe is on the verge of extinction. Tourists visits, picking the flower for plantation in small gardens, trampling, excessive grazing and periods of drought have accelerated the extinction process for snakeshead lily in Kuhrang Plain. However, authorities have imposed restrictions on tourist visits to the site in the past five years, helping to rejuvenate the Plain and leading to new germinations of the plant.

  • Maharlou lake; natural mirror

    ٍPhoto: Erfan Samanfar

    Maharlou lake; natural mirror

    Maharlou Lake is located 25 km southeast of Shiraz and is one of the most important sources of edible and industrial salt in Fars province. Maharlou is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran. A lake that is pink in some months of the year and reflects everything like a mirror. This lake in the south of the country is one of the main habitats of flamingos and different species of birds.

  • Tourists visiting Iran's largest glass suspension bridge

    Photo: Mosleh Pirkehzranian

    Tourists visiting Iran's largest glass suspension bridge

    The largest glass and suspension bridge in the Middle East in the tourism target village of Nagal in Kordestan province welcomes Nowruz tourists during the New Year holidays. This glass suspension bridge is 450 meters long and is considered the first and largest project in the field of recreational tourism in Kordestan.

  • Naftelijeh mud volcano

    Photo: Mohammad Ataei

    Naftelijeh mud volcano

    The Naftelijeh mud volcano, which is located near the city of Gomishan on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, is among the natural attractions of Golestan Province, in northern Iran. Appearing in pink most of the time, this mud volcano is as high as 8 meters and has a diameter of 500 meters. To the top of the volcano, there is a small lake out of which salty water accompanied by gases and clay comes out with pressure. The clay existing in Naftelijeh is used for the treatment of neurological diseases as well as muscle cramps and the early stages of vasoconstriction, among others. Taking a bath in mud volcanos is said to be useful as well.

  • Nowruz 1403 tourists in Isfahan's Naqsh Jahan

    Photo: Rasoul Shojaei

    Nowruz 1403 tourists in Isfahan's Naqsh Jahan

    One of the most important travel destinations in Iran is the city of Isfahan. In addition to many tourist attractions; Naqsh Jahan Square, as the most important tourist attraction, has always been the choice of Nowruz visitors.