Five cultural elements added to national heritage list

January 21, 2022 - 19:0

TEHRAN – A total of five cultural elements, which are practiced in North Khorasan, have recently been added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts on Thursday announced the inscriptions in an official document it submitted to the governor-general of the northeastern province, CHTN reported.

The skills of making local food of Qormeh Shur and the skill of baking Torta bread as well as the talent of Chuli-bafi, a kind of traditional wickerwork were among the elements added to the significant list.

Though North Khorasan province may not be the first choice of travelers, its tourism is getting momentum.

According to Lonely Planet, most foreign tourists pass straight through North Khorasan in transit between Mashhad and Gorgan, but if you have time to explore, it's worth diverting south from the capital, Bojnurd, towards Esfarayen, famed for its wrestling tournaments, the remarkable citadel of Belqays and the partly preserved stepped village of Roein some 20km north. Although a lot of new buildings spoils the effect in parts of the village, Roein is considered Khorasan’s answer to the well-known Masuleh and is a possible starting point for hikes to little-visited mountain villages.


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