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  • Zarghami denies Iran's withdrawal from ICOM, ICOMOS

    Zarghami denies Iran's withdrawal from ICOM, ICOMOS

    Tehran, IRNA –Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zarghami has denied fake news about Iran's withdrawal from the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and Historical Sites and Monuments (ICOMOS).

  • Iran plans to target millions of Chinese to visit country

    Iran plans to target millions of Chinese to visit country

    Tehran, IRNA - In a bid to entice millions of Chinese tourists to travel to Iran, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has arranged for 20 popular Chinese influencers to visit the country and see its landmark natural, historical and cultural attractions.

  • The 17th edition of Iran International Tourism and Related Industries

    Photo:Marzieh Mousavi

    The 17th edition of Iran International Tourism and Related Industries

    Exhibition is held in the capital Tehran on February 12-15. Representatives from 11 countries are taking part in the exhibition which takes place at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground. Foreign participants are from eleven countries, including Russia, Turkiye, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

  • Naybandan National Park in photos

    Photo: Erfan Samanfar

    Naybandan National Park in photos

    Located in Tabas City, South Khorasan Province, Naybandan National Park is the largest protected area in Iran. This area of 1 million 422 thousand hectares, which is located deep in the central desert, was put under protection as a national park in 2001. What makes Naybandan stand out is its complete remoteness and being surrounded by desert plains from all sides. Naybandan is a region with the least human presence and the least industrial and agricultural activities, and this has provided relatively pristine natural conditions for the animals living in the national park.

  • Rasht, the city which is always awake

    Photo: Mojtaba Mohammadi

    Rasht, the city which is always awake

    Rasht gained a prominent political, cultural, social and economic position as a city in northern Iran in 1557 after the arrival of Sultan Mohammad, who represented the Tahmasp I, the second shah of Safavid empire.The Municipality of Rasht holds events each year to mark the significance of the metropolitan city as part of a week of festivals that concludes on January 2.

  • Sassanid landscape one step closer to UNESCO list

    Sassanid landscape one step closer to UNESCO list

    Kermanshah, IRNA – Iran and Iraq will cooperate to inscribe the Sassanid cultural heritage shared between the two nations on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Iran's provincial official has said.

  • Iran to cancel visa requirements for visitors from 33 new countries: Minister

    Iran to cancel visa requirements for visitors from 33 new countries: Minister

    Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zarghami has said the Iranian Cabinet has decided to unilaterally cancel visa requirements for visitors from 33 more countries.

  • Autumn leaves in Pahlavanpur Garden

    Photo: Majid Jarrahi

    Autumn leaves in Pahlavanpur Garden

    The Pahlavanpur Garden, located in Mehriz, a city in the central Iranian province of Yazd, offers breathtaking scenery during autumn. Yellow and red leaves cover the whole ground as a stream flows through the garden.The Pahlavanpour Mansion, located at the heart of the garden, was built during Zand dynasty era in the 18th century and repaired in the following century during the rule of Qajars. The site is one of the nine gardens inscribed on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

  • Historical village of Masuleh in northern Iran

    Historical village of Masuleh in northern Iran

    The photos depict the beauties of historical village of Masuleh in northern Iran that is home to 350 historical houses dating back to 800 years ago. The village has been registered as a national heritages in Iran and is on UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage sites. Masouleh is located in Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman town of Gilan province. (IRNA photos published on November 14, 2023/ Mojtaba Mohammadi)

  • Beauties of Bisheh Waterfall in Iran's Lorestan

    Beauties of Bisheh Waterfall in Iran's Lorestan

    Bisheh is one of the beautiful waterfalls of Iran's Lorestan province. It is located in a mountainous area on the slopes of the Zagros mountain range. The height of the waterfall is about 48 meters. (IRNA photos/November 6, 2023, Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi)

  • Natural beauties of Iran's Mazandaran province

    Natural beauties of Iran's Mazandaran province

    The photo album depicts the natural beauties of Mazandaran province, northern Iran. November 5 is known as Mazandaran Day in the country. (IRNA photos/November 5, 2023, Ehsan Fazli Osanlou)

  • Iran's parliament facilitates importing cruise ships

    Iran's parliament facilitates importing cruise ships

    Tehran, IRNA – Lawmakers in the Iranian parliament have approved a plan that facilitates importing cruise ships in a bid to further develop tourism industry.

  • Grapes, apples harvest festival in western Iran

    Grapes, apples harvest festival in western Iran

    The first Grape and apple harvest festival was held on October 12, 2023, in Kandoleh village, Sahneh County, Kermanshah province, Iran. (IRNA photos/ Bahman Zarei)

  • “Mini World” theme park; Iran's Malayer tourist gate from Persepolis to Eiffel

    “Mini World” theme park; Iran's Malayer tourist gate from Persepolis to Eiffel

    Many miniature mockups of national and global historical monuments that are under construction at a “Mini World” theme park in Malayer, western Iran. “Mini World” theme park is the first entertainment and tourism complex in the Middle East in Malayer, Hamedan Province. (IRNA photos/Adel Bakhoda).

  • Damask rose harvest in northwest Iran

    Damask rose harvest in northwest Iran

    Harvesting Damask rose, known as Gol-e-Mohammadi in Iran, is an annual practice in Ansarood village in the northwestern Province of East Azarbaijan. (IRNA photos/Ali Hamed Haghdoust)

  • Daf playing festival in Iran's Mahabad

    Daf playing festival in Iran's Mahabad

    Photos published on June 26, 2023 show musicians playing the traditional Iranian instrument of daf on the final day of the second edition of the Navaye Rahmat daf playing festival in Mahabad, in northwestern Iran. (IRNA photos/Ali Arsalani)

  • Iran holds ceremony on Rashti cuisine

    Iran holds ceremony on Rashti cuisine

    Known as the creative city of gastronomy, Rasht in northern Iran hosted a ceremony on promoting the local cuisine, in-season products, and handicrafts on June 22, 2023. Located in the province of Gilan, Rasht is covered by UNESCO's Creative Cities Network program. (IRNA photos/ Mojtaba Mohammadi)