Historical core of Bushehr undergoes restoration 

May 16, 2022 - 20:30

TEHRAN – The second round of restoration work has recently commenced on the historical texture of southwestern Bushehr province, the provincial tourism chief has said. 

A budget of 100 billion rials ($345,000) has been allocated to the project, which is being carried out under the supervision of the experienced restorers and cultural heritage experts, Esmaeil Sajadimanesh explained on Monday. 

The project aims at reviving and restoring the texture to attract more tourists to the region, the official added. 

Back in January, a province’s tourism official said that the historical texture of Bushehr holds the potential to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

However, before developing a dossier, the historical texture needs to be revived and restored properly, the official added. 

Such places, which are usually significant tourist attractions as well, are meant to keep culture and customs alive around the world, he noted.

The historical texture of Bushehr is one of these unique areas and with the full cooperation of its residents and related organizations and departments, it would be qualified to be registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list in the future, he explained. 

With over 6,000 years of history and significant monuments from the Elamite, Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanid eras, Bushehr is one of Iran’s most important historical centers.

Besides its cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and lush palm groves make it an attractive destination for world travelers.

The historical and architectural monuments of Bushehr include Islamic buildings like mosques and praying centers, mansions, old towers, castles, as well as gardens.

When it comes to cultural attractions, there are many historical mounds in Bushehr including Tall-e Khandaq with Sassanid architectural style, Tall-e Marv located near an Achaemenid Palace, and Qajar era Malek al-Tojar Mansion. Qajar era Kazeruni Mansion, which has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, is another attraction that world travelers love to see among various ancient sites.

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