tourism

  • Ostad Shahriar Museum of Tabriz; Tourist resort in northwestern Iran

    Ostad Shahriar Museum of Tabriz; Tourist resort in northwestern Iran

    Shahriar’s home has been turned into a museum which houses his personal affects including the instruments he played, his calligraphy work and photos are displayed at the museum. Shahriar was born in 1906 in Tabriz and died on 18 September 1988, in a Tehran hospital, and his body was transferred to Tabriz and was laid to rest in 'Maghbarat-o Shoara' (Cemetery of Poets). His poems are mainly influenced by Hafez. "The Blessing Bird of Good Omen', which is about Imam Ali (peace be upon him), is just one of his many other noteworthy poetry. Tabriz, Iran. Sept 21, 2020. IRNA/Kazem Yousefi.

  • MP: َAnother airport in Chabahar to enhance investment, tourism in region

    MP: َAnother airport in Chabahar to enhance investment, tourism in region

    Chabahar, Sept 19, IRNA - An Iranian parliament member from Sistan and Balouchestan province stressed that construction of another airport in Chabahar Port will boost tourism and investment in this southeastern province and play an important role in the development of the Makran Coast.

  • Govt exempts tourism companies from paying rent for lockdown period

    Govt exempts tourism companies from paying rent for lockdown period

    Tehran, Sept 7, IRNA – Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday that Government has decided to zero the rent of the tourist sites for the tourist companies for lockdown and recess of the tourism activities until the end of 1399 (20 March, 2021).

  • Foreign tourist arrival to Isfahan 7-folded in seven years: official

    Foreign tourist arrival to Isfahan 7-folded in seven years: official

    Isfahan, Sept 2, IRNA – Foreign tourists who visited Isfahan over the past seven years made seven-fold growth compared to the preceding periods, the head of provincial department of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Isfahan said on Wednesday.

  • World's largest indoor bazaar in Tabriz

    World's largest indoor bazaar in Tabriz

    The photo album depicts the morning time of the world's largest covered market in Eastern Azarbaijan, northwest of Iran. Tabriz Bazaar is one of the oldest and the most significant commercial and economic heart of Tabriz as a historical market. August 18, 2020. IRNA/ Ali Hamed Haghdoust

  • Iran heralds brilliant prospects for tourism revenues

    Iran heralds brilliant prospects for tourism revenues

    Tehran, August 18, IRNA - Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Mohammad Hossein Talebian on Tuesday heralded bright prospects for Iran's tourism revenues in light of the figure of eight million tourists visited Iran last year (ended on March 20, 2020).

  • Foreigners interested in co-sponsoring exhibits on antiquities with Iran

    Foreigners interested in co-sponsoring exhibits on antiquities with Iran

    IRNA - Deputy Minister for Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Mohammad Hossein Talebian said on Monday that foreigners are interested in co-sponsoring exhibits on antiquities with Iran.

  • Eye-catching scenery of Dashtak in Iran

    Eye-catching scenery of Dashtak in Iran

    The photo album depicts some photos of the outstanding scenery of Dashtak village in Dorudzan District, Marvdasht County, Fars Province, Iran. Eye-catching and natural attractions in Dashtak village are part of the tourist attractions of this region. August 16, 2020. IRNA/ Reza Ghaderi

  • Semnan Bazaar; Tourist attraction in central Iran

    Semnan Bazaar; Tourist attraction in central Iran

    Bazaars are one of the oldest places in Iranian architecture. Semnan's cross-shaped covered-bazaar marks the heart of the city. It was constructed in the early period of Qajar Dynasty and comprises of two sections, named as the northern and western sectors. Semnan, Iran. July 22, 2020. IRNA/Ali Akbar Bandari.

  • Asef Mansion Bath; Tourist attraction in Sanandaj western Iran

    Asef Mansion Bath; Tourist attraction in Sanandaj western Iran

    In the southwest of the Asef Vaziri mansion complex, there is a small bathroom, which is one of the most beautiful baths in the west of Iran. This ancient building is in the style of Isfahani architecture and like other baths in Kordestan province, but it is built on a smaller scale and has six stone columns with rope decorations.Sanandaj, Iran. July 11, 2020. IRNA/Mosleh Pirkhezranian.

  • Mehr Garden alley in Semnan; central Iran

    Mehr Garden alley in Semnan; central Iran

    Semnan Gardens and Semnan's old water distribution system said to be more than 700 years old, have created an alley of beautiful gardens in the heart of the Semnan desert city. Semnan, Iran, July 8, 2020. IRNA/Mohammad Nazem Razavi.

  • Colorful Saturday market buildings in Anzali

    Colorful Saturday market buildings in Anzali

    The photo album depicts new tourist attraction by the painting of Saturday market buildings in Anzali, Gilan Province, northern Iran. June 11, 2020. IRNA/Reza Akbari Katamjani

  • World Handicrafts Day; Chaleshtar Carpet

    World Handicrafts Day; Chaleshtar Carpet

    June 10 is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. Chaleshtar in the central district of Shahrekord, the provincial capital of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is Iran's first carpet village. Chaleshtar in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari carpet is one of the world's leading industries due to the authenticity of Dumotox paint, which has been approved by UNESCO. Shahrekord, Iran. June 9, 2020. IRNA/Maryam Almomen.

  • Iranian tourism agencies resume working as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    Iranian tourism agencies resume working as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    Tehran, June 8, IRNA – Tourism agencies operating across Iran resumed working on Monday as restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has begun to ease, according to a senior tourism official.

  • Salt mines of Garmsar

    Salt mines of Garmsar

    Garmsar salt mines are one of natural resources and touristic attractions of Semnan province. Many of these mines are located in the mountains and underground. They are extended in a winding tunnel in the heart of the earth. The city has a region with 92 salt mines with the employment of about 400 people. The purity of salt in many of these mines is over 98%, and this feature distinguishes salt of Semnan province from other regions. June 8, 2020. IRNA/Amin Rahmani

  • Kish Island can be Iran's gateway to world tourism during pandemic

    Kish Island can be Iran's gateway to world tourism during pandemic

    Kish, June 8, IRNA – The coronavirus pandemic has affected tourism and economy of Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, but the island can turn into Iran's input and output gateway for tourists by observing health protocols.

  • "Bidakan" waterfall, beauty of nature on suburbs of Shahrekord

    "Bidakan" waterfall, beauty of nature on suburbs of Shahrekord

    "Bidakan" waterfall is situated in Laran district of Shahrekord city and southwest of Harouni village of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. May 31, 2020. IRNA/ Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi

  • Tourist attractions in Shiraz reopen

    Tourist attractions in Shiraz reopen

    Photos depict some tourist attractions in the Iranian Fars province which have been reopened after a three-month closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Hafez Tomb, Saadi Tomb as well as Eram Garden could be regarded as popular places for all Iranians. May 28, 2020. IRNA/ Reza Ghaderi

  • Mongolian historians tour Iran's monuments

    Mongolian historians tour Iran's monuments

    Sabzevar, Jan 27, IRNA – A group of historians from Mongolia in a one-day tour visited ancient sites and monuments in Joveyn and Joghatay in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

  • Iran attends Dublin tourism show

    Iran attends Dublin tourism show

    London, Jan 25, IRNA – Iran attended Ireland’s Dublin Holiday World Show for the first time to introduce its tourist attractions and capacity.

  • Iranian tourism companies attend FITUR 2020 Madrid

    Iranian tourism companies attend FITUR 2020 Madrid

    Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – Dozens of Iranian tourism companies on Wednesday attended the opening session of the 45th International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain.

  • Motamedi (Mollabashi) historical house in Isfahan

    Motamedi (Mollabashi) historical house in Isfahan

    Mollabashi Historical House is registered on the National World Heritage list. This house is placed in the cultural-context near the other Isfahan Historical Houses.Stained glass windows and mirrored walls are part of the outstanding architecture of this house. The remarkable stucco decoration among the colorful tiles decorating the ceiling gives the House a marvelous look.Isfahan, Iran, January 21, 2020. IRNA/Rasoul Shojaei.

  • Greece welcomes expanding tourism ties with Iran

    Greece welcomes expanding tourism ties with Iran

    Athens, Jan 20, IRNA – Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Athens welcomed expanding cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of tourism.

  • Foreign tourist arrival in Mazandaran grows 38 percent

    Foreign tourist arrival in Mazandaran grows 38 percent

    Sari, Jan 13, IRNA – A Mazandaran province tourism official said that a greater number of foreign tourists have arrived to the province in recent months, indicating a 38 percent growth in foreign visits in comparison to the same period last year.

  • Direct flight links Isfahan to Muscat

    Direct flight links Isfahan to Muscat

    Isfahan, Jan 5, IRNA – A new direct flight will link the city of Isfahan in central Iran to Oman's capital, Muscat.

  • Supporting tourism industry tops Iran's intelligence ministry's agenda, minister says

    Supporting tourism industry tops Iran's intelligence ministry's agenda, minister says

    Ardebil, Jan 1, IRNA – Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that his ministry will seriously support tourism industry by creating a secure environment for investment in the tourism sector.

  • ECO tourism investment opportunity forum kicks off in Kish

    ECO tourism investment opportunity forum kicks off in Kish

    Kish, Dec 11, IRNA - ECO Investment Opportunities Forum commenced in Kish Island with an approach to tourism investment attended by Iranian tourism industry activists, ambassadors and representatives of ECO member-states.

  • Tourists to be fascinated by visiting Lilliput village

    Tourists to be fascinated by visiting Lilliput village

    IRNA – Any tourist will be fascinated with travel to Makhunik Village, on eastern Iran, by seeing life-style of the people in the absolute nature.

  • Number of tourists visiting Iran via Astara increases

    Number of tourists visiting Iran via Astara increases

    Astara, Dec 2, IRNA – Some 577,882 foreign tourists arrived in Iran via Astara land border over the past eight months, up by 45.5 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last year, said Director-General of Gilan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department on Monday.

  • Iran calls for Chinese investment in tourism industry

    Iran calls for Chinese investment in tourism industry

    Beijing, Nov 30, IRNA - Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali Asghar Mounesan on Saturday called for the Chinese investment in Iran’s tourism industry.