Jul 7, 2014, 4:10 PM
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Kermanshah hosts foreign tour leaders

Tehran, July 7, IRNA -- A group of tour leaders from Germany, Italy, Austria and Brazil visited the historical attractions of the western province of Kermanshah.

Tuesday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily quoted Mohammad Reza Setayeshfar, the deputy head of Kermanshah's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department, as saying the aim of inviting foreign tour guides is to boost tourism cooperation with well-known travel companies.

He noted that the tour leaders constitute the second group that has traveled to Iran in the past four months.

"Although some Iranian provinces such as Kermanshah are not very well known to foreign tourists, Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization plans to introduce these tourism destinations," he said.

Setayeshfar noted that foreign tourists have recently showed interest in new tourism spots of Iran, hence the province’s tourism potentials can attract more tourists.

Kermanshah province is one of the ancient regions of Islamic civilization. The province boasts beautiful and pristine nature, appropriate climate, numerous tourist attractions, countless historical monuments and hospitable people.

Home to over 600 historical monuments, Kermanshah province is a top tourist destination.

Iran has long been the cradle of civilizations. Given its natural and geographical features, the Iranian plateau has bridged the divide between the civilizations of the East and the civilizations of Mesopotamia.

Due to this reason, the Iranian civilizations have rendered valuable services to mankind throughout history. Among these civilizations, greater significance has been attached to the civilization of western Iran. Kermanshah is considered as the hub of civilizations.

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