• Abyaneh village: a forum of living ancient traditions 2021-02-13 20:17

    Abyaneh village: a forum of living ancient traditions

    TEHRAN – Serenely situated at the foot of Mt Karkas in central Iran, the ancient village of Abyaneh is a warren of steep, twisting lanes and crumbling red mud-brick houses with lattice windows and fragile wooden balconies.

  • intangible cultural heritage list 2021-02-12 23:59

    Traditional arts in Isfahan inscribed on intangible cultural heritage list

    TEHRAN – The skill of designing silver accessories and the art of making handmade knives along with four more skills and arts, all practiced in the central province of Isfahan, have been registered in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

  • Photo captured by German telegraphist Ernst Hoeltzer (1835 – 1911) depicts a view of Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan. 2021-02-12 22:27

    Ernst Hoeltzer and his shots of 19th-century Isfahan

    TEHRAN - Ernst Hoeltzer (1835 – 1911), who was a German telegraphist and photographer, who shot many photographs of the then Isfahan during his life and mission in Persia (Iran).

  • Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture   2021-02-08 21:06

    Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture  

    TEHRAN – At the southern end of the UNESCO-registered Imam (Naghsh-e Jahan) Square stands the big, grand, and imposing Imam Mosque in the touristic city of Isfahan, central Iran.

  • اصفهان 2021-02-03 09:33

    Iran names candidate for Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

    TEHRAN – The city of Isfahan has been awarded the Child-Friendly City candidacy logo, representing Iran in the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI).

  • tourism-related projects 2021-01-31 22:00

    Isfahan province to boost tourism infrastructure

    TEHRAN - A total of 22 tourism-related projects are scheduled to be inaugurated soon across the central province of Isfahan on the occasion of Ten-Day Dawn (Jan. 31- Feb. 10, marking the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution).

  • international handicrafts festival 2021-01-26 21:16

    Intl. festival to create vivid, deep image of Iranian handmade products 

    TEHRAN –A vast international handicrafts festival is scheduled to be held in Isfahan in May to promote magnificent Iranian handicrafts through a vivid and deep outlook. 

  • Turkish Airlines 2021-01-25 17:59

    Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Isfahan after almost one-year halt

    TEHRAN –Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines resumed its flights to Isfahan on Sunday after almost a year of suspension over the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • historic bazaar of Kashan 2021-01-13 19:48

    Restoration work begins on centuries-old bazaar in Kashan 

    TEHRAN –The historic bazaar of Kashan, an oasis city in Iran’s Isfahan province, is going through an extensive restoration. 

  • Bagh-e Fin 2021-01-09 19:30

    UNESCO-registered garden, other properties demarcated in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The UNESCO-recognized Bagh-e Fin, a Persian garden, along with 16 other properties across Isfahan province, have recently been demarcated, IRNA reported on Saturday. 

  • Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for millennia-old petroglyphs 2021-01-09 18:38

    Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for millennia-old petroglyphs

    TEHRAN- Iran will put forward clusters of its millennia-old petroglyphs as a candidate for inclusion in UNESCO’S World Heritage list.

  • Isfahan 2021-01-03 20:42

    Isfahan reopens tourist sites after 45-days coronavirus shutdown

    TEHRAN- Museums and other cultural heritage sites in Isfahan have been allowed to reopen doors to the public after 45 days of closure resulting from soaring numbers of confirmed coronavirus infections in the central Iranian province. 

  • Si-o-Se-Pol 2020-11-29 22:15

    Majestic Si-o-Se-Pol to be brighter by new lighting system 

    TEHRAN – A new lighting system will be installed at Si-o-Se-Pol, the 17th-century arch-bridge widely known as a masterpiece of Persian architecture in Isfahan, central Iran.

  • Hakim Mosque: elegant, iconic with perfect proportions 2020-11-28 18:33

    Hakim Mosque: elegant, iconic with perfect proportions

    TEHRAN - This elegant mosque, with its iconic blue-tiled mosaics and its perfect proportions, forms a visually stunning monument near the bazaar of Isfahan, one of the top touristic cities in Iran.

  • Court rules to stop construction opposite centuries-old bridge 2020-11-27 22:08

    Court rules to stop construction opposite centuries-old bridge

    TEHRAN – An Iranian court has ruled that the construction of a multi-story building should be stopped opposite the 17th-century Khaju Bridge in Isfahan.

  • Pol-e Khaju 2020-11-21 18:47

    Skeleton frame raises dispute over visual landscape alternation

    TEHRAN – A dispute has arisen by some cultural heritage fans who believe the visual landscape of the 17th-century Pol-e Khaju has been tarnished by the vista of a skeleton frame recently being erected nearby in Isfahan. 

  • A view of the 17th-century Hasht Behesht palace and garden in Isfahan 2020-11-09 21:22

    Virtual Isfahan tourism: a gift by the festival to the audience

    This year, for the first time, no guests traveled to Isfahan to attend the Isfahan International Film Festival for Children and youth. Instead, Isfahan hosted its national and international audience. The Tourism and Urban Marketing Committee of the 33rd Festival, led by Nafise Hajati, a specialist journalist in the field of heritage and tourism, produced videos introducing the lesser-known attractions of Isfahan. During these video narrations, the relationship between Isfahan and the Festival was shown to the local, domestic, and international audiences.

  • A centuries-old pavilion at the UNESCO-recognized Fin Garden, Kashan, central Iran 2020-11-08 21:51

    Under travelers’ eyes: Kashan and its surrounding jewels

    TEHRAN - Many travelers to the central Iranian plateau opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd, but this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir (aka the Great Salt Desert) is one of the most alluring destinations.

  • 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.

  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque 2020-10-30 16:23

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque to be restored once again 

    TEHRAN – Parts of the creamy dome of the 17th-century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a masterpiece of Iranian architecture in Isfahan, are scheduled to be restored once again as the low-quality rehabilitation works last year caused a lot of criticism by experts and authorities.

  • Try to conjure up a picture of life in the past 2020-10-28 23:22

    Try to conjure up a picture of life in the past

    Photo depicts a mudbrick gate inside a 19th-century architectural complex, which is situated in a desert oasis in Isfahan province, central Iran, October 27, 2020.

  • Potash salt waterfall 2020-10-27 20:00

    Potash salt village, a must-see tourist attraction in Iran

    TEHRAN- Potash salt village, near the city of Khur, central Isfahan province, is one of the most beautiful and must-see tourist attractions in the country.

  • Hasht Behesht Palace 2020-10-27 18:04

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Hasht Behesht Palace, a gateway to the paradise of color and art

    Hasht Behesht Palace, meaning “Eight Paradises”, is literally a gateway to the paradise of color, art, light, and surprising beautifulness.

  • National Heritage list 2020-10-25 18:28

    Relics dating from 6,000 years ago to Islamic eras on National Heritage list

    TEHRAN – Nine historical moveable properties dating from 6,000 years ago to early Islamic eras in Isfahan province have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage list.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A glimpse of Persian handicrafts: Termeh 2020-10-19 22:39

    A glimpse of Persian handicrafts: Termeh

    Termeh is a fine and precious handmade cloth with traditional patterns or textures made of wool and high-quality natural or synthetic silk with tall fibers.

  • 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.

  • 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.