90 properties added to Iran national heritage list

June 29, 2021 - 20:30

TEHRAN – A total of 90 historical sites, aging structures, and natural sites in Khorasan Razavi province have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts announced the inscriptions on Tuesday in a letter to the governor-general of the northeastern province, IRNA reported. 

Several mansions, ancient hills, remnants of castles, mosques, cisterns, petroglyphs, caves, public bathhouses, and cemeteries were among the properties added to the prestigious list. 

The provincial capital of Mashhad attracts hundreds of pilgrims each day from various Iranian cities, neighboring countries, and even across the globe; the raison d’être is the striking massive shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam. 

Dozens of five-star hotels and hostels are dotted across Mashhad. The city has also the highest concentration of water parks in the country, and it also embraces a variety of cultural and historical sites that are generally crowded. The metropolis is also a good place to buy top handwoven rugs and carpets, and it’s a staging post for travel to Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and little-touristic Khorasan regions.

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