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  • Bakhtiari nomads migration in Iran

    Bakhtiari nomads migration in Iran

    Migration is the term that explains thousands of years of 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, October 22, 2019. IRNA/Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi.

  • Some 419 foreign tourists visit Shushtar

    Some 419 foreign tourists visit Shushtar

    Ahvaz, Oct 23, IRNA – The head of Shushtar Cultural Heritage, handicrafts and Tourism Department Ali Mohammad Chaharmahali said on Wednesday that some 419 foreign tourists visited the city's monuments in October this year.

  • Tehran, Muscat to expand ties on health tourism

    Tehran, Muscat to expand ties on health tourism

    Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan in Muscat, Omani capital, discussed ways to promote health tourism with Oman in his meetings with the Omani officials.

  • Iran's Maranjab Desert; Opportunity to touch the sky

    Iran's Maranjab Desert; Opportunity to touch the sky

    Maranjab desert is one of the most beautiful parts of the Iranian deserts. High dunes and forests arch are the attractions of this region. Most of the vegetation consists of Halophyte plants such as Tamarix trees, Haloxylon trees and Zygophyllum bushes. Animal coverage area consists of animals such as wolf, jackal, hyena, fox sand, sand cat, lizard, chameleon, a variety of lizards, snakes, scorpions, dull-yellow partridge, eagle, hawk and others cause of lots of food and water.Kashan,, Oct 21, IRNA/ Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi.

  • Hedayat historical school in Iran's Urmia

    Hedayat historical school in Iran's Urmia

    The building of "Hedayat" school which is of prime historical value was founded by Shahriar-khan in the city of Orumiyeh, capital of the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan. It has two indoor and outdoor yards and 8 residential units. The central core of this school is a great alcove verge to indoor yard. Decorative elements of school are brick arches and columns, multicolor tiles, and ORSI windows with colored glasses. The yard of a nearby historical mosque is connected to the school’s yard. The antiquity is related to The Qajar era.,Urmia, Oct 21, IRNA/Mehdi Rahnavard.

  • Barberry farms in North East Iran; Agri Tourism destination

    Barberry farms in North East Iran; Agri Tourism destination

    Birjand, IRNA – Barberry is best cultivated in areas that are over 1500 meters above sea level, production of seedless barberry as a garden product is confined to South Khorasan province in Iran, however, seeded barberries grow in various parts of the world.

  • Birthday Party for French tourists in Eram Garden Shiraz

    Birthday Party for French tourists in Eram Garden Shiraz

    Eram Garden located in Shiraz is among the most beautiful Persian gardens of Iran. It is such a unique and gorgeous garden that is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. French tourists on Tuesday evening at the Eram Garden Cafe in Shiraz were surprised to see Paula and Anton Birthday Party. Shiraz, Iran, October 16, 2019. IRNA/Shiva Attaran.

  • Glory of Iranian architecture of Ganjalikhan Bath in Kerman

    Glory of Iranian architecture of Ganjalikhan Bath in Kerman

    Ganj-Ali Khan Historical Complex, including a spectacular bathhouse with the same name, is one of the most beautiful historical sites in Iran’s southeast Kerman province. The Ganjali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of Kerman. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. Kerman, Iran, October 14, 2019. IRNA/Abooza Ahmadizadeh.

  • Hazrat Masumeh Shrine hosts 53.600 foreign tourists and pilgrims

    Hazrat Masumeh Shrine hosts 53.600 foreign tourists and pilgrims

    Qom, Oct 15, IRNA - Hazrat Masoumeh (AS) Holy Shrine hosted 53, 600 foreign tourists and pilgrims in the past six months, the head of the International Affairs Department of the Holy Shrine on Tuesday.

  • Rate of tourists' arrival in Iran increases by 26%

    Rate of tourists' arrival in Iran increases by 26%

    Referring to the 26% increase in the rate of tourists' arrival in Iran in the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21 2019) compared to the same period last year, deputy minister of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran Vali Teymouri said on Monday concluded that Iran's tourism balance remains positive.

  • Visit Hormuz Island: Mystery of Persian Gulf

    Visit Hormuz Island: Mystery of Persian Gulf

    Qeshm, Oct 14, IRNA – Southern Iran is attractive destination for fall and is known as the mystery of Persian Gulf in terms of beautiful landscape and sightseeing, let's say Hormuz Island is fundamentally different from the other islands.

  • Golden Eagle tourist train in Isfahan

    Golden Eagle tourist train in Isfahan

    The 29th Golden Eagle International Tourism Train, passing through the Silk Road (North-South Corridor), arrived at Isfahan Railway Station on Sunday.

  • Golden Eagle tourist train arrives Isfahan

    Golden Eagle tourist train arrives Isfahan

    Isfahan, Oct 13, IRNA – The 29th Golden Eagle International Tourism Train, passing through the Silk Road (North-South Corridor), arrived at Isfahan Railway Station on Sunday.

  • Saint Thaddeus Church ; world’s first ever church

    Saint Thaddeus Church ; world’s first ever church

    Kara Kelisa, also known as the St. Thaddeus Church, in Chaldoran County, northwestern Iran is one of the oldest and most notable surviving Christian monuments of Iran that carries great significance for the country's Armenian Orthodox community. Armenians hold that Qara Kelisa is the world's first church and was constructed in 68 BC by one of the apostles of Jesus, Saint Thaddeus, who traveled to Armenia, then part of the Persian Empire, to preach the teachings of Christ. Urmia, Oct 13, 2019. IRNA/Mehdi Rahnavard.

  • The Stone (Haft-Tanan) Museum in Shiraz

    The Stone (Haft-Tanan) Museum in Shiraz

    Haft Tanan (seven figures) is an old garden in Shiraz built on orders from Karim Khan. It is named after the seven religious philosophers buried there. There are stone one-piece columns inside, supporting the ceiling which is covered with five paintings of a famous Zandid era artist. Nowadays, this building is used as the museum of historical rocks and inscriptions., Shiraz, Oct 13, 2019. IRNA/Morteza Aminorayayie.

  • Sar Yazd Castle (Qal’eh Sar Yazd)

    Sar Yazd Castle (Qal’eh Sar Yazd)

    Sar Yazd Castle (Qal’eh Sar Yazd ) is a historical castle built during Sassanid Dynasty in Sar Yazd village, Mehriz county, Yazd province. The castle has been one of the oldest and largest bank safe-deposit boxes in Iran and the world where cereals, treasure of money, gold and jewelry were kept during invasions. The castle has nested concentric walls with impregnable high towers that is surrounded by a moat . The moat has a width of 6 meters and a depth of 3 to 4 meters. The castle has two doors: One is a main gate and another is a guardian door. The castle has three floors that are made with mud-brick. Sar Yazd Castle was registered in national index by the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization under code number 1084 in 1975 Yazd, Oct 13, 2019. IRNA/ Shahla Heidari

  • Iran, Armenia to cooperate to revive Caucasian leopard

    Iran, Armenia to cooperate to revive Caucasian leopard

    Tehran, Oct 12, IRNA - Deputy Head of Iranian Environmental Protection Organization and the First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia in a meeting emphasized mutual cooperation on conservation, management and restoration of Caucasian Leopard species.

  • Iran Georgia's second homeland

    Iran Georgia's second homeland

    Tehran, Oct 12, IRNA - Georgia's ambassador to Iran noted that Tehran's Christian cemetery of  Dolab is important to Georgians because people buried in the cemetery have called Iran their second homeland and have said farewell to life here.

  • Pasargadae World Heritage

    Pasargadae World Heritage

    Pasargadae covers the archaeological remains of the first capital of the Persian Empire, dating from the 6th century BC. Its most important monument is the tomb of "Cyrus the Great", the founder of the Achaemenid Empire who went on to conquer much of the ancient Near East, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, Shiraz, Oct 12, 2019. IRNA/ Reza Ghaderi.

  • 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.