Seven natural properties in Golestan made national heritage

May 30, 2021 - 18:26

TEHRAN – Seven natural spots and landscapes across Golestan province have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list. 

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism announced the inscriptions on Sunday in a letter to the governor-general of the northern province, CHTN reported. 

Lamlich Falls, Lou Waterfall, an old plane tree, as well as habitats of the wild pistachio trees and sour pomegranate plants were among the properties added to the prestigious list. 

Golestan is reportedly embracing some 2,500 historical and natural sites, with UNESCO-registered Gonbad-e Qabus – a one-millennium-old brick tower – which is of high architectural importance as an exemplar and innovative design of the early-Islamic-era architecture.

Narratives say the majestic tower has influenced various subsequent designers of tomb towers and other cylindrical commemorative structures both in the region and beyond. The UNESCO comments that Gonbad-e Qabus bears testimony to the cultural exchange between Central Asian nomads and the ancient civilization of Iran.

Having an opulent tourist circuit with 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, of which the vast Hyrcanian Forest and Lut Desert are among the natural properties, Iran seeks to acquire a greater share of the global tourism industry by 2025.


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