UNESCO World Heritage

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  • A view of Tabas Geopark 2018-02-16 11:50

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for Tabas Geopark

    TEHRAN – Tabas Geopark authorities keep an eye on possible inscription of the vast geological region on the UNESCO World Heritage list, its director says.

  • Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran 2017-12-13 20:17

    Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran

    TEHRAN – Arrays of harmonious sun-scorched domes, well-preserved and richly-ornamented facades and interiors and, above all, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility have all made the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble a must-see stopover for travelers to the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran. 

  • A general view of Rab’-e Rashidi in Tabriz, northwest Iran 2017-12-09 20:53

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for Rab’-e Rashidi

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body keeps an eye on possible inscription of the ruins of Rab’-e Rashidi, an educational complex dating back to the 14th century, on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2025.

  • Iranian horse-riding game, kamancheh arts win world heritage status 2017-12-08 15:08

    Iranian horse-riding game, kamancheh arts win world heritage status

    TEHRAN – Iran’s "Chogan, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling", won the UNESCO world heritage status on Thursday, while “the art of crafting and playing with Kamancheh” gained the tag jointly with Azerbaijan.

  • A view of a Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage in downtown Tehran 2017-12-06 20:23

    Centuries-old Indian offerings on show at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – A collection of exquisite Indian offerings to monarchs and courtiers of Qajar era [1785 to 1925] is on display at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

  • A general view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran. 2017-12-04 20:49

    Over 60 prehistoric tombs identified in Burnt City

    TEHRAN – A total of 66 burial chambers have recently been unearthed in the Burnt City, a weighty UNESCO World Heritage site in southeast Iran.

  •  A view of Naqsh-e Rostam, a lavish necropolis in southern Iran 2017-11-26 12:19

    Urgent restoration lifts threat to Achaemenid tomb

    TEHRAN – A potential threat of physical harm to Xerxes the Great tomb has been lifted after an urgent restoration plan assured its safety measures.

  •  A view of Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran 2017-11-13 20:59

    Saint Stepanos hosts 2,500 foreign travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Some 2,500 foreign tourists visited the UNESCO-inscribed Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017).

  • A view of Ardestan Jameh Mosque in central Iran 2017-11-06 20:10

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for Ardestan mosque

    TEHRAN – Ardestan congregational mosque ensemble in central Iran has been nominated for possible inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  •  A view of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage in southwest Iran 2017-10-27 13:19

    Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System: A clue to human genius

    TEHRAN - Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009 as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in southwest Iran is a destination for history buffs, nature lovers and travelers who eyewitness how the prehistoric yet homogeneous hydraulic system works.

  • A paragliding athlete is about to fly across an oasis landscape in Yazd province, central Iran. 2017-10-24 09:19

    Yazd to host air sports tourism event

    TEHRAN – The rugged landscape of Yazd province in central Iran will play host to a four-day festival of air sports tourism, which will start on October 31.

  • An undated picture released by irandoostan.com shows Western travelers posing for a photo at the premises of Chehel Sotoun, a Safavid-era pavilion in Isfahan, central Iran. 2017-10-19 08:00

    Overnight intl. visitors to Tehran on rise for sixth years in a r

    TEHRAN - The number of overnight international visitors to Tehran shows sixth years of consecutive growth, Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017 Report suggests. The figure is estimated to witness 0.9 percent of year-on-year rise by the end of 2017.

  •  A general view of Takht-e Soleyman, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its rugged landscape in northwest Iran. 2017-09-01 08:30

    Takht-e Soleyman: Harmonious sanctuary inspired by natural context

    TEHRAN – Overlooking a lake with a backdrop of a snowcapped mountain range in northwest Iran, lies the UNESCO-registered Takht-e Soleyman (“Solomon’s Throne”), an archeological and touristic site that bears testimony to various eras of the nation’s history.

  • Picture depicts the skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered historical city in central Iran. 2017-08-30 18:58

    Yazd revels in tourism surge

    TEHRAN – The central Iranian province of Yazd is on track to welcome more tourists by registering a major boost in the number of its ecolodges and inscribing its historical capital on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman 2017-08-08 08:43

    Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is following up on possible inscription of the Uraman cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2018, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • A view of the Dezful bridge constructed on Dez River, southwest Iran 2017-07-16 09:01

    Sassanid-era bridge in southwest Iran undergoes urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – A Sassanid-era bridge that its foundation dates back to roughly 1,700 years ago has underwent some vital restoration works in Dezful, southwest Iran.

  • UNESCO inscribes Iran’s Yazd on World Heritage list 2017-07-09 17:40

    UNESCO inscribes Iran’s Yazd on World Heritage list

    TEHRAN – The historical structure of the Iranian city of Yazd with a collection of public-religious architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Sunday.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-07-02 19:50

    UNESCO starts assessing Iran’s Yazd for World Heritage

    TEHRAN - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Sunday commenced assessing 35 nominees, including Iran’s historical city of Yazd, for possible inscription on the World Heritage list.