Canadian Ambassador Visits Abarkouh Attractions

January 31, 2002
TEHRAN - Philip McKinnon, the Canadian ambassador to Tehran, visited the sights of Abarkouh township in Yazd Province on Tuesday.

"Possessing such important historical and ancient monuments, this town can become a tourist center," the ambassador added. Seyed Masoud Azimi, the governor of Abarkouh, met with Ambassador McKinnon and stressed bilateral cooperation in the of fields tourism and the economy. Referring to the township's touristic attractions, Azimi expressed hope that the ambassador's visit will increase mutual cooperation in these two fields.

The Biroun and Jame' mosques, the Nezamieh minarets, stone domes, old houses, a 4,000-year old cypress tree, several castles and clergyman Ali Karam's tomb are among the attractions of the township.

There are over 250 historical and cultural monuments in Abarkouh.