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  • Shiraz to resume holding Pars intl. tourism exhibit 2017-11-22 20:04

    Shiraz to resume holding Pars intl. tourism exhibit

    TEHRAN – After a five-year halt, the southern Iranian city of Shiraz will host the 9th Pars international tourism exhibition from December 10 to 13.

  • A view of Masjed-e Agha Bozorg, a 19th-century mosque in Kashan, central Iran 2017-11-15 20:51

    Masjed-e Agha Bozorg: Gorgeous blend of Islamic, Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – Masjed-e Agha Bozorg (Agha Bozorg Mosque) is simply one of many top destinations in central Iran that lure not only the faithful but travelers and architecture buffs.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • A view of the 17th-century Khaju Bridge, a main tourist destination of Isfahan, central Iran 2017-07-12 17:51

    Isfahan pushes private sector for tourism, heritage projects

    TEHRAN – Isfahan province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department promotes any public-private partnerships in restoring historical sites and carrying out tourism projects across the province.

  •  A view of Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Kerman province 2017-06-23 10:36

    NGOs helping restore historic sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of historical places scattered across the southern province of Kerman has been or being restored to their heyday glory by the assistance of non-governmental organizations, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • An exterior view of Vakil Caravansary in Kerman province, southern Iran. 2017-06-10 19:05

    Historical lodgings can buttress Iranian hospitality industry

    TEHRAN – Abundant historical mansions scattered across Iran, if restored properly as tourist lodgings, can bolster hospitality industry of the country that is steadily becoming a hot tourist destination.

  • A man fills his sacks with damask roses he picks on the outskirts of Kashan May 3, 2017. 2017-05-17 19:52

    Rosewater festivals take center stage in central Iran

    TEHRAN - Each spring rosewater distillation ceremonies, known as Golab-giri, take center stage in central Iran, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Kashan and its neighboring towns and villages from early May to mid-June.

  • A general view of the historical Abyaneh village in central Iran. 2017-05-11 07:04

    Abyaneh village, open-air museum of living traditions

    TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.

  • ICCROM Director-General Stefano De Caro (L) speaks with CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour during a meeting in Tehran, May 3, 2017. 2017-05-06 20:30

    ICCROM expertise to help Iran preserve historical sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization aims to cement collaboration with the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), in a bid to accelerate preservation of numerous historical sites scattered across the country.

  • Clusters of natives and travelers mark the national Shiraz Day during their visit to Hafezieh where Hafez, an illustrious 14th-century Persian poet, is laid to rest in the southern Iranian city on May 2017-05-05 21:03

    Iran marks national Shiraz Day

    Clusters of people mark the national Shiraz Day during their visit to Hafezieh where Hafez, an illustrious 14th-century Persian poet, is laid to rest in the southern Iranian city on May 5, 2017.

  • Iranian tourism official Mohammadreza Pouyandeh (L) shakes hands with Spanish Paradores official Juan Carlos Sanchez Gavez in Tehran on May 1, 2017. Spanish Ambassador Eduardo Lopez Busquets is seen i 2017-05-05 12:22

    Spanish company to put extra sparkle to Iranian heritage sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Revitalization and Utilization Fund for Historical Places has inked a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish hospitality company Paradores in a bid to refurbish some historical structures across Iran and repurpose them into lodging facilities.

  • A detail of an ancient citadel in Belqeys historical city, northeast Iran 2017-05-02 09:04

    Archaeological probe seeks to cast new light on Belqeys historical city

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archeologists has commenced a detailed survey in the historical city of Belqeys in a bid to shed new light on the northeastern Iranian mudbrick site.