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  • Some 150,000 craftspeople to get free insurance 2020-11-03 21:00

    Some 150,000 craftspeople to get free insurance

    TEHRAN – The Iranian government will offer free insurance coverage to around 150,000 craftspeople and artisans who live in small towns and villages across the country.

  • UNESCO-tagged Takht-e Soleyman boosts tourism infrastructure 2020-11-03 17:58

    UNESCO-tagged Takht-e Soleyman boosts tourism infrastructure

    TEHRAN – Tourism infrastructure at the UNESCO-registered Takht-e Soleyman, an ancient sanctuary in northwest Iran, has been reinforced through building a cobblestone road and parking space, as well as improving sanitary services.

  • Menar Jonban: they really shake! 2020-11-03 17:57

    Menar Jonban: they really shake!

    Visitors flock five times a day to this tiny Islamic monument for the sole purpose of watching as the caretaker ascends to one of the bizarre minarets and gives it a good shake. For some reason, the movement resonates through the whole building causing the other minaret to tremble soon after, to the surprising delight of the crowds who gather to watch.

  • Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran 2020-11-01 19:51

    Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran

    If you are drawn to destinations where echoes of ancient civilizations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. Some of history’s biggest names – Cyrus the Great and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their footprints here and the regions they conquered or ruled over are now among top travel destinations of the modern country.

  • Why rural tourism is important? 2020-11-01 19:49

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Why rural tourism is important?

    Let’s have a look at rural tourism as a globally important economic and socio-cultural phenomenon, seeing what is it all about?

  • Rasht museum documents 5,000 historical coins 2020-10-31 20:30

    Rasht museum documents 5,000 historical coins

    TEHRAN – A total of 5,000 historical coins being kept at Rasht Museum of Anthropology in northern Gilan province have been documented.

  • Hormuz Island: a stunning mix of golden beaches, awesome bluffs 2020-10-31 18:22

    Hormuz Island: a stunning mix of golden beaches, awesome bluffs

    TEHRAN - With its colorful soils, salt caves and mountains, and ocher-stained streams and beaches, Iran’s Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf packs a big punch. It resembles a salt dome—a teardrop-shaped mound of rock salt, gypsum, anhydrite, and other evaporites that have risen upward through overlying layers of rock.

  • Discover Neanderthal footprints at Iran’s Do-Ashkaft Cave 2020-10-30 17:53

    Discover Neanderthal footprints at Iran’s Do-Ashkaft Cave

    TEHRAN - In many ways, Neanderthals are still considered a mystery for many people. Neanderthals existed for about 200,000 years longer than we modern humans (Homo sapiens) have been alive. Evidence of their existence vanished around 28,000 years ago – giving us an estimate for when they may, finally, have died off.

  • The Cyrus Cylinder, seen from the back, during installation at the Getty Villa. Achaemenid, after 539 B.C. Terracotta, 22.9 x 10 cm. The British Museum 2020-10-28 23:26

    Cyrus Cylinder: the story of 2,600-year-old icon of freedom

    TEHRAN - The 2,600-year-old Cyrus Cylinder is a small barrel-shaped clay cylinder, almost the size of an American football, which was inscribed in enigmatic-looking cuneiform on the order of the Persian King Cyrus after he captured Babylon in 539 BC.

  • Iran forms national committee for gastronomy tourism 2020-10-27 21:26

    Iran forms national committee for gastronomy tourism

    TEHRAN – A national committee has recently been established for gastronomy tourism, which is globally known as a vital component of the traveling experience.

  • Farmers harvesting ‘red gold’ in northeast Iran  2020-10-27 11:46

    Farmers harvesting ‘red gold’ in northeast Iran 

    Photo depicts a farmer is pouring the newly-picked flowers of saffron crocus, commonly known as the red gold, into a sack in northeastern North Khorasan province, October 26, 2020. 

  • The Daria-e Noor (“Sea of Light”) Diamond from the collection of the Treasury of National Jewels; Weight: 182 carats (36.4 g); Color: Pale pink 2020-10-26 23:54

    Treasury of National Jewels: simply jaw-dropping!

    TEHRAN - For one who is not a fan of museums, their perceptions would be turned upside by this incredible place! Here is a selected comment made by a foreign visitor to the treasury: “Woooow! This place is just a wow! We were amazed! Speechless! I can’t put any comments… it’s something that if you visit Tehran it must be in the first place to visit.”

  • IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule 2020-10-25 19:00

    IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule

    TEHRAN – Iran-Europe flights operated by the Iranian flag carrier IranAir are currently running on a normal schedule again.

  • National handicrafts expo to be held online due to coronavirus 2020-10-25 17:51

    National handicrafts expo to be held online due to coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The 34th national handicrafts exhibition of Iran will be held online due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • Nomads are seen at a carpet production workshop outside Shiraz, southern Iran (Credit: The New York Times) 2020-10-25 17:49

    Persian carpet: a crossroads of intricate designs, lavish colors, and peerless artistry

    For millennia, Iran’s eminent carpets, which are adored for their intricate designs, lavish colors, and matchless craftsmanship, have been produced by hand along the nomad trail across the foothills and high plains of the ancient land.

  • Louvre, University of Tehran to conduct survey in ancient Faruj 2020-10-21 18:19

    Louvre, University of Tehran to conduct survey in ancient Faruj

    TEHRAN – Experts from the Louvre and the University of Tehran have been granted a license to conduct a new round of excavation in the historical town of Faruj, northeastern North Khorasan province.

  • Plate: the Sassanid king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag 2020-10-21 18:16

    Sasanians promoted Persian arts through trade, conquest, and diplomacy: experts

    TEHRAN - Under Sassanid rule (224 CE–651) Persian arts and architecture experienced a general renaissance. However, it made its way well beyond the vast borders of the longest-lived Persian dynasty, which at its greatest extent encompassed all of present-day Iran and Iraq and stretched from the eastern Mediterranean (including Anatolia and Egypt) to Pakistan, and from parts of southern Arabia to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • New properties in northeastern Iran added to National Heritage List 2020-10-21 11:08

    New properties in northeastern Iran added to National Heritage List

    TEHRAN- Six historical sites in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List.

  • 10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see 2020-10-21 11:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see

    Iran, one of the friendliest countries on Earth, was once the heart of the mighty Persian Empire which almost stretched from Greece all the way to China. And now, what we know as modern Iran is the inheritor of a land full of sites of high cultural values from corner to corner.

  • Tea tourism: experience the taste of a serene holiday 2020-10-19 22:38

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tea tourism: experience the taste of a serene holiday

    If you are the type of person who is looking for new travel destinations that are peaceful, pristine, and perfect for a picnic with loads of indigenous culture, you may consider a tea tour for your next excursion.

  • Russia says visa-free regime with Iran hinges on pandemic 2020-10-18 17:48

    Russia says visa-free regime with Iran hinges on pandemic

    TEHRAN – Russia hopes to finalize work on a bilateral visa-free regime for certain tourist groups with Iran in the near future, but says the time for its implementation depends on the situation of coronavirus pandemic in the two countries. 

  • Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan 2020-10-18 17:47

    Afshin Majlesi

    Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan

    In the tiny village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, one may feel an ancient magic inherited from preceding generations, a traditional technique to harness the wind power.

  • IranAir to resume Tehran- Cologne service as of Oct. 30 2020-10-17 20:00

    IranAir to resume Tehran- Cologne service as of Oct. 30

    TEHRAN – Iran’s flag carrier IranAir is scheduled to resume flights to Cologne, Germany, as of October 30.

  • Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran 2020-10-17 18:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran

    TEHRAN – Cascades of photogenic domes and minarets can be seen in every corner of Iran as inseparable elements of mosques some of which widely known as timeless benchmarks of the Islamic architecture.

  • Online courses aim to raise awareness of child safety travels 2020-10-14 17:08

    Online courses aim to raise awareness of child safety travels

    TEHRAN –The Touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran has formulated day-long educational courses focusing on safe traveling of children and young adults with an eye to challenges, hazards, demands, practical tips, and the threats of vehicle crashes.

  • A general view of the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Hydraulic System in southern Iran 2020-10-13 18:48

    800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

    TEHRAN – Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

  • Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran 2020-10-13 18:25

    Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran

    TEHRAN – Although potential travelers to Iran are mostly fascinated by tourism delights of Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz, they are unaware that almost every corner of the ancient land is home to astonishing attractions such as dusty labyrinthine bazaars, centuries-old monuments, colorful landscapes, scorching deserts, snow-capped mountains, eroded volcanic plateaus, long-abandoned castles, ancient river valleys, enigmatic places of worship, and above all, hospitable and welcoming people.

  • Alexander’s Prison (locally called “Zendaan-e Eskandar”), is a legendary place named after Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander of Macedonia, who overthrew the Persian Empire in about 330 BC. 2020-10-12 21:46

    The legend of Alexander’s Prison in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Passed down through generations, myths and legends are the traditional stories that hold distinct significance to a society or culture, particularly those which are deeply rooted in time. 

  • Ebrahim Pourfaraj 2020-10-11 21:45

    Iranian tour operators in talks to find new markets in Russia

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Tour Operators Association Ebrahim Pourfaraj on Sunday said that new rounds of negotiations have been commenced between Iranian tour operators, travel marketers, and their Russian counterparts.

  • Iranian envoy meets Russian deputy transport minister, proposes flights resumptions 2020-10-10 22:22

    Iranian envoy meets Russian deputy transport minister, proposes flights resumptions

    TEHRAN – On Saturday, Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali, met with Russian deputy transport minister, Aleksandr Neradko, putting forward a proposal to resume flights between the two countries.