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  • Saad Al Saltaneh Caravanserai in Iran's Qazvin

    Saad Al Saltaneh Caravanserai in Iran's Qazvin

    Saad al-Saltaneh Caravanserai which is located in Qazvin, was built in Qajar era by Saad al-Saltaneh, the ruler of Qazvin, The most significant part of this landmark is the Chahar Sough. Being covered by an enormous tiled dome, it creates a lavishing view to every visitor's eye. Four half-domes surrounding the main dome adds more to this view, Qazvin, Oct 12, 2019. IRNA/Amin Rahmani.

  • Semnan tourist attractions offered in foreign languages

    Semnan tourist attractions offered in foreign languages

    Semnan, Oct 12, IRNA -- Deputy Director of Semnan province Department for Tourism, Investment of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, Hamid Reza Doost Mohammadi said on Saturday that that the provincial department gave preference to attract foreign tourists by promoting the tourist sites in foreign languages including the Chinese language.

  • Bakhtiari nomads migration in Iran

    Bakhtiari nomads migration in Iran

    Migration is the term that explains thousands of years of "Lurs" traditional life in the mountain-sides of Zagros. "Malkanon" is the most important life matter of the nomads, In addition, Malkanon reminds the most significant Bakhtiari tribe's piece of music. Malkanon is the ancient historical tradition of Bakhtiari nomads and is the beginning of the nomads' migration. In Bakhtiari culture, "migration" is associated with hardship and effort, and Bakhtiari men and women take the plunge by travel through maintains and rushing rivers, Oct 12, 2019. IRNA/Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi.

  • Hasht Behesht Palace; Tourist attraction in Iran's Isfahan

    Hasht Behesht Palace; Tourist attraction in Iran's Isfahan

    Hasht Behesht Palace (The Eight Heavens) is an example of palaces of the last Safavid kings that was built during Shah Soleiman era. Tiles with pictures of different animals, birds, wild animals, and reptiles are countless monuments of this palace. Not much of the vast garden of “Hasht Behesht” has remained. However, the historical palace of it is still a precious and interesting monument and a park is built around it after Revolution. Hasht Behesht Palace was one of the impressive monuments of its time that was appreciated by European tourists.This historical palace was registered with the registration number 227, Oct 12, 2019. IRNA/Morteza Aminoroayayi

  • Tehran, global standard metropolitan city

    Tehran, global standard metropolitan city

    Today is called "Tehran Day". It is now the global standard metropolitan city. Agha-Mohammad Khan from Qajar dynasty selected Tehran as the desirable and pleasant place to live making it the capital of the country. Historians say that 230 years ago, Agha-Mohammad Khan of Qajarid put the throne on his head at Golestan Palace and declared Tehran as capital of Iran.

  • Rudkhan Castle; Tourist attraction in Northern Iran

    Rudkhan Castle; Tourist attraction in Northern Iran

    Rudkhan Castle is one of a few castles that is located in the forest. Rudkhan Castle or Hesami Castle is the name of a historical castle, 20 kilometers from the south west of Fuman in Gilan Province. Some experts believe that the castle was built in Sassanid period. This castle is located at a height between 665 to 715 meters from the sea level and a river with the same name runs beside it.This castle was recorded in the list of national and historical monuments of Iran. Gilan, Oct 8, 2019. IRNA/ Mosleh Pirkhezranian.

  • Mausoleum of Omar Khayyam in Iran Neyshabur

    Mausoleum of Omar Khayyam in Iran Neyshabur

    Snapshots of the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam, a famous Persian poet who was born and laid to rest in Neyshabur. Omar Khayyam Neishabouri was a Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet who lived in the Saljuqid era. The mausoleum of the famous poet in Neyshabur, Khorasan Razavi Province, is a tourist attraction in his hometown, Neyshabur, Oct 8, 2019. IRNA/ Davoud Ghahrdar.

  • Kordestan province, historical and natural attractions for tourists

    Kordestan province, historical and natural attractions for tourists

    Korderstan province of Iran is a tourist hub in northwestern Iran. The mild climate, pristine nature, rich culture and diverse monuments such as "Emarate Vakil, Sanandaj Jame Mosque, Lake Zaribar Marivan and the historic village of Palangan are among the tourist attractions of the province. Many foreign and domestic tourists visit the province annually, Sanandaj, Oct 8, 2019. IRNA/ Seyed Mosleh Pirkhezranian.

  • Iran ranks second in terms of fast growing tourism
  • "Narin Castle" in Meybod, Yazd province

    "Narin Castle" in Meybod, Yazd province

    In the center of Meybod city, crumbling Narin castle rises imposingly above the town that has grown up around it. Revealing three layers of construction, the oldest foundations suggest some kind of settlement was built as early as 4000 BC. Legend has it that the castle belonged to King Solomon and was built by jinns (spirits), but whatever the original provenance of the castle's foundations, most of what can be seen today dates from the Sassanid era. Yazd Province, Oct 6, 2019. IRNA/ Amin Rahmani.

  • Iran repairs Kara Kelisa; world’s first ever church

    Iran repairs Kara Kelisa; world’s first ever church

    Orumiyeh, Oct 5, IRNA - Iran repairs Kara (Qare) Kelisa (meaning black church), known as the first church built in the world after the martyrdom of Saint Thaddeus over his tomb. It is located about 20 kilometers from the town of Chaldoran in northwestern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan.

  • Iran ranks second in terms of fast growing tourism

    Iran ranks second in terms of fast growing tourism

    Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA – Iran ranks the second fastest-growing country in terms of attracting foreign tourists, with 49% growth after Ecuador, according to a new report from the World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourist sites of city of Khoy in western Iran

    Tourist sites of city of Khoy in western Iran

    Khoy in West Azarbaijan province is one of the tourist sites of Iran with a moderate climate. The city of Khoy located 807 km from Tehran. According to the records, Khoy was a branch of the Silk Road connecting the East to the West. The Silk Road used to pass through this city in pre-Islamic ages. Khoy historical bazaar is one of the most beautiful and historical monuments in West Azarbaijan province. Orumiyeh, northwest Iran, October 5, 2019. IRNA/Mehdi Rahnavard.

  • Ameriha historical house in Kashan, a manifestation of unique Iranian architecture

    Ameriha historical house in Kashan, a manifestation of unique Iranian architecture

    Ameriha historical house in Kashan is one of the largest historical houses in the city dating back to the Zandieh period (dynasty) and this building was extended during the Qajar era.This house has more than 80 rooms and seven courtyards. Kashan, Oct 2, 2019. IRNA/Alireza Hakimian.

  • Isfahan historical monuments

    Isfahan historical monuments

    City of Isfahan is the place for magnificent historical monuments. The ancient city has many historical and ancient centers spectacular for tourists. Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Shahrestan Bridge, Chahar Bagh School, Shah Abbas Hotel, Qeisarieh Bazaar, Mosques and unique minarets with beautiful Islamic architecture made Isfahan popular place for foreign tourists.October 2, IRNA /Zahra Baghban.

  • Iranian artist to weave carpet of Olympic Games 2020

    Iranian artist to weave carpet of Olympic Games 2020

    Orumiyeh, Oct 1, IRNA – Iranian artist Feridoun Naghilou has undertaken to weave the carpet of Olympics 2020 depicting the design unveiled in presence of the Olympic Museum officials for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

  • Urmia Lake; Iran's tourist attraction

    Urmia Lake; Iran's tourist attraction

    Urmia Lake has spent the tumultuous days of the swimming season. As the lake's water cools down due to the gradual lowering of the air temperature at the autumn season. The number of domestic and foreign tourists on the shores of the lake in the East and West Azerbaijan provinces, many people from neighboring cities watch and swim there. Urmia, Oct 1, IRNA / Ali Hamed Haghdoust.

  • Austrian official says Iran unique collection of tourist attractions

    Austrian official says Iran unique collection of tourist attractions

    Tehran, Sept 30, IRNA - Alexander Rieger, deputy ambassador and cultural affairs officer at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran, referring to his numerous trips to various parts of Iran in different seasons, described Iran as a beautiful land with an incredible array of natural beauties with ample of historical and cultural tourist attractions.

  • Thousands of foreign tourists visit Soltanieh dome

    Thousands of foreign tourists visit Soltanieh dome

    Zanjan, Sept 30, IRNA – Some 2,689 foreign tourists visited the Soltanieh dome on Zanjan neighborhood in the first six months of Iranian year compared to 2,368 tourists in the the same period last year.

  • Iran Tourism Movement on the World Rail

    Iran Tourism Movement on the World Rail

    Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA – Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan says that namig September 27 as International Tourism Day and marking a week with this name in our country indicates the importance of this growing industry on a national and international scale. Last year, the momentum of the Iranian tourism wheel on the global rails of the industry has become more smooth.

  • 4 million tourists visited Iran this year

    4 million tourists visited Iran this year

    Zahedan, Sept 28, IRNA - Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said on Saturday that last year some 7 to 8 million tourists visited Iran ignoring a very tough economic sanctions while four million tourists have entered the country since the beginning of this Iranian calendar year.

  • 700,000 Iraqi tourists visit Arvand Free Zone

    700,000 Iraqi tourists visit Arvand Free Zone

    Abadan, Sept 28, IRNA - Some 700,000 Iraqi tourists visited Arvand Free Zone in the first six months of the current Iranian year, indicating an increase of 30% compared to the same period last year, Deputy head of Arvand Free Zone for Social and Tourism Affairs said on Saturday.

  • Classic Cars in Tehran Streets

    Classic Cars in Tehran Streets

    Classic cars move around the city of Tehran to mark " Tehran, the capital of Islamic Iran", October 6th, Tehran, Sept 28, IRNA/Davoud Ghahrdar.

  • Classic Cars Rally Tour in Iran's Semnan

    Classic Cars Rally Tour in Iran's Semnan

    The Classic Car Rally Tour coincides with World Tourism Day, beginning at Niavaran Tehran complex and ending in Semnan, Mehdishahr and Shahmirzad cities.Semnan, Sept 28, IRNA/Abed Mirmasoumi.

  • A group of European tourists arrive in Iran via Bazargan border

    A group of European tourists arrive in Iran via Bazargan border

    Orumiyeh, Sept 27, IRNA – A 24-member group of European tourists arrived in Iran on Friday from Bazargan border, announced the Director of Tourism Development of Maku Free Zone Organization Mehdi Abdollah Zadeh.

  • 80,000 Iraqi tourists enter Iran through  Khosravi border

    80,000 Iraqi tourists enter Iran through Khosravi border

    Kermanshah, Sept 27, IRNA – Director General of Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Omid Ghaderi said on Friday that only in the first half of this year (Iranian Calendar) some 80,000 Iraqi tourists entered Kermanshah through Khosravi border crossing registering a remarkable growth in tourism industry in the province.

  • Tehran-Istanbul Train to resume service this year

    Tehran-Istanbul Train to resume service this year

    Tehran, Sept 25, IRNA - The head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) expressed the hope that Tehran-Istanbul train would resume service by the end of this Iranian calendar year (March 19th, 2020).

  • Tabriz museums evoke 3,000 years of civilization

    Tabriz museums evoke 3,000 years of civilization

    Tabriz, Sept 24, IRNA –Tabriz museums have housed corners of the civilization of Iran's ruling dynasties and the 3,000-year history of this ancient city, associating it with a glorious past to tourists.