tourism

  • Migratory dolphins in Hengam Island, Persian Gulf

    Migratory dolphins in Hengam Island, Persian Gulf

    Tehran, Nov 20, IRNA – Migratory dolphins come to the warm waters of Hengam Island, the Persian Gulf, in mid-fall and stay there until mid-spring.

  • Beauties of Tajrish, as an old district in north of Tehran

    Beauties of Tajrish, as an old district in north of Tehran

    Tajrish, an old and historic district located in the northern part of Tehran, has a favorable climate, especially in the highlands. It is also famous for its rural texture and gardens, the highly attractive shopping centers which are regarded as tourist attractions. It is numerous old and forest parks, shrines and mountainous routes (Darband, Darake, Tochal) are quite a big tourist destination in Tehran. Iran, November 19, 2019. IRNA/Abodollah Heidari. 6125**1416

  • Saffron harvest in northeast Iran

    Saffron harvest in northeast Iran

    Iranian Saffron known as the “red gold”, saffron is a magical ingredient in Persian culture, from aromatic foods and colorful desserts to the physical and spiritual medicine. The expensive spice has long been a high-demand commodity, Torbat Heidarieh, November 11, IRNA/Ali Hamed Haghdoust. 6125**2050

  • Iran, Oman call for expansion of tourism cooperation

    Iran, Oman call for expansion of tourism cooperation

    Tehran, Oct 23, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Cultural Heritage,Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan met on Wednesday with the Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah on expansion of relations and cooperation in tourism, health tourism, cultural heritage and handicrafts between the two countries.

  • Omani Minister says some concerned about Iran's return to its true position in tourism

    Omani Minister says some concerned about Iran's return to its true position in tourism

    Tehran, OCT 22, IRNA - Oman's tourism minister emphasized that there are those who are concerned about Iran’s return to its true position in the tourism sector, and said, if this happens it will overtake competitors and attract the most tourists.

  • Over 300% rise in number of Omani tourists to Iran

    Over 300% rise in number of Omani tourists to Iran

    Tehran, Oct 22, IRNA - The number of Omani tourists traveling to Iran during past six months has grown by over 360 percent. 

  • Iran's tourism minister visits Oman's National Museum, Royal Opera House

    Iran's tourism minister visits Oman's National Museum, Royal Opera House

    Muscat, Oct 21, IRNA - Iran’s cultural heritage minister visited Muscat National Museum and Royal Opera House as part of his trip to the neighboring Persian Gulf country. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iran's second national handicrafts & tourism exhibition in Shahrekord

    Iran's second national handicrafts & tourism exhibition in Shahrekord

    Iran's Second National Handicrafts and Tourism Exhibition opened by Pouya Mahmoudian, Deputy Director of Handicrafts and Traditional Arts affiliated to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and handicrafts and other provincial officials at the permanent site of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari International Exhibits. Shahrekord, October 1, IRNA / Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A trip to Shiraz cultural and historical sites

    A trip to Shiraz cultural and historical sites

    Shiraz, IRNA – Shiraz cultural and historical sites are considered the venue for the tourists coming to Iran. Shiraz, the city of orange blossom and poetry, is one of the best tourist attractions of Iran especially in Spring.

  • Tourism to bring people of Iran, Pakistan closer

    Tourism to bring people of Iran, Pakistan closer

    Islamabad, Sept 21, IRNA -- Each year thousands of Pakistanis visit Iran for religious and cultural purposes showing the people of two friendly countries can be brought further close to each other through promotion of bilateral tourism.

  • Tabriz, Treasure of Iranian Historical Houses

    Tabriz, Treasure of Iranian Historical Houses

    Tabriz, IRNA – The ancient city of Tabriz with several thousand years of history along with monuments and buildings, has beautiful, ancient and valuable historical houses that are a reminder of the rich culture and history of Azarbaijan province, especially from the Safavid and Qajar era and the Constitutional Movement culminated in 1906.

  • Aras Free Economic Zone joins World Tourism Organization

    Aras Free Economic Zone joins World Tourism Organization

    Tabriz, Sept 18, IRNA – "Aras Free Trade and Economic Zone became a member of the World Tourism Organization at the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly", Managing Director of Aras Free Zone Mohsen Nariman said on Wednesday.

  • Iran's Qeshm joins UNWTO

    Iran's Qeshm joins UNWTO

    Qeshm, Sept 17, IRNA - Qeshm Free Trade Zone joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the 23rd meeting of the organization which was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  • Singapore tourist convoy come to Iran via Bazargan border

    Singapore tourist convoy come to Iran via Bazargan border

    Orumiyeh, Sept 17, IRNA – A 29-member motorist convoy of Singapore tourists entered Iran from Bazargan border, West Azarbaijan province, to visit the tourist attractions of Iran, Director of Tourism Development of Maku Free Zone Organization Mehdi Abdollah Zadeh said on Tuesday.

  • Qazvin; Iran's city of reservoirs

    Qazvin; Iran's city of reservoirs

    Qazvin, Sept 17, IRNA –Qazvin is one of the most important historical cities of Iran. Its construction and prosperity have been attributed to Sassanid dynasty. The archaeological excavations in Qazvin plain, however, date back to the 7th millennium BC. In the Islamic era, Qazvin was introduced as one of the country's scientific centers and its prosperity doubled. Water resources limitation in Qazvin has created many reservoirs, Qazvin is called the city of treasure-trove.