Yazd

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  • Thieves’ Castle was once was home to a gang of robbers infamous for spreading fear and panic in the 19th century. 2020-12-02 22:38

    By Afshin Majlesi

    12 off-the-beaten-track destinations even Iranians don’t know about

    Welcome to some hidden gems you never thought to visit, but really should if you’re planning a trip across Iran.The ancient country is home to thousands of historic and architectural beauties on offer in famed cities like Isfahan and Shiraz, Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Yazd in such a way that its diverse landscapes could be easily overlooked.

  • Coronavirus: Iranian Zoroastrians observe Azargan online 2020-11-23 19:30

    Coronavirus: Iranian Zoroastrians observe Azargan online

    TEHRAN – With the coronavirus capsizing Azargan, Iran’s Zoroastrians on Monday observed the ancient ritual online, IRNA reported.

  • Yazd’s historical texture 2020-11-20 18:06

    Yazd’s historical texture being restored to original grandeur

    TEHRAN –Ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage, are being restored to their original glory.

  • Bahaeddin qanat 2020-11-13 20:30

    800-year-old qanat to turn into national museum

    TEHRAN – The 800-year-old Bahaeddin qanat (underground aqueduct) in the central city of Ardakan is planned to be repurposed into a national museum.

  • 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.

  • Air sports 2020-11-01 11:41

    Air sports in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Autumn is the best season for Paragliding in the city of Yazd in central of Iran, and the sportspersons have gathered in the city for the air sport.

  • Yakhchal (ice storage) 2020-10-30 16:23

    Historical ice storage in central Iran undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – A Qajar-era (1789–1925) conical mud-brick adobe traditional Yakhchal (ice storage) has undergone some rehabilitation works in the village of Hek, near the ancient town of Abarkooh, Yazd province, central Iran.

  • A Jewish pilgrimage: Harav Oursherga shrine in Yazd 2020-10-26 18:05

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq 

    A Jewish pilgrimage: Harav Oursherga shrine in Yazd

  • 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.

  • Centuries-old cistern 2020-10-12 21:46

    Centuries-old cistern in Yazd renovated

    TEHRAN- The Safavid-era (1501–1736) Bagh Gandom Ab-Anbar (cistern) in the central province of Yazd has been renovated.

  • 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. 

  • Mehregan celebrations called off across Iran due to coronavirus 2020-10-02 19:12

    Mehregan celebrations called off across Iran due to coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Almost all Mehregan celebrations have been canceled across Iran due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory 2020-09-14 20:30

    Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory

    TEHRAN – A restoration project has been commenced on ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Children’s tourism company makes debut in Iran 2020-08-30 18:32

    Children’s tourism company makes debut in Iran

    TEHRAN – The first company in Iran specialized in children’s cultural tourism has been registered in the UNESCO-tagged city of Yazd aiming to pay more attention to children and make them happier.

  • Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod 2020-08-30 18:27

    Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod

    TEHRAN – A cultural heritage committee has been set up tasked to lay the ground for safeguarding ancient cisterns, watermills, public bathhouses, and qanats (subterranean aqueducts), which are scattered in and around the oasis city of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • Travelogues: tapping into the past hearing Muharram rituals from Europeans visiting Persia 2020-08-27 02:09

    Travelogues: tapping into the past hearing Muharram rituals from Europeans visiting Persia

    TEHRAN – Travelogues, inscribed by European travelers to Persia (Iran) over the past centuries, is a good source to hear about Muharram mourning ceremonies from the point of view of Westerners, experts say. 

  • Isfahan 2020-08-19 19:30

    Tens of projects to promote tourism, handicrafts in central Iran 

    TEHRAN- A total of 95 tourism-related projects are scheduled to be inaugurated across central Iranian provinces of Yazd and Isfahan on the occasion of the Government Week (August 24-30).

  • Nakhl Gardani, Yazd 2020-08-18 19:30

    (Part 1/8)

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    TEHRAN - Every year, people in different parts of Iran hold rituals to commemorate Muharram mourning season gloriously in public. The commemoration of the battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura (10th day of Muharram) and the epic passion and courage of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 loyal companions who were all martyred (in 680 CE) is annually honored by Iranians.

  • Restoration of Nezamieh minarets complete by 75 percent 2020-08-15 22:44

    Restoration of Nezamieh minarets complete by 75 percent

    TEHRAN - Restoration of Nezamieh minarets, which are striking specimens of the indigenous Islamic architecture of the time, is complete by 75 percent after less than two months of work.

  • yazd 2020-08-10 22:29

    Coronavirus shuts Yazd’s museums, historical sites once again

    TEHRAN- All museums and historical sites of six cities in the central province of Yazd have gone on lockdown again until further notice following the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, an official in charge of the province’s museums and historical properties has said.

  • Pigeon towers significant but strange buildings of ancient times 2020-08-02 21:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Pigeon towers significant but strange buildings of ancient times

    Pigeons are many times deemed as mere nuisances especially by city dwellers. However, they were quite valuable in ancient Iran, mostly for their droppings!

  • tomb of Setti Fatemeh Khatun 2020-08-01 20:00

    Sole Teymurid-era fluted dome in Yazd being restored to former glory

    TEHRAN-   A restoration project has recently been commenced on the dome of the tomb of Setti Fatemeh Khatun in the central province of Yazd, a local tourism official has said.

  • Yazd 2020-07-31 19:00

    Coronavirus cuts tourists visiting Yazd by 99%

    TEHRAN – Just 20,000 domestic tourists and 66 foreign tourists visited the historical province of Yazd during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20), equaling just one percent of the figure for the last year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Yazd 2020-07-29 19:00

    New properties in Yazd registered on National Heritage list

    TEHRAN- A total of 22 historical structures and sites, which are scattered across the central Iranian province of Yazd, have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage list, CHTN reported.

  • Restoration work of historical Narin castle restarts 2020-07-29 18:33

    Restoration work of historical Narin castle restarts

    TEHRAN – A fresh season of restoration work has been commenced on the ruins of Narin castle, which is a gigantic ancient mud-brick fortress in the town of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • windcatcher 2020-07-25 19:30

    Massive windcatcher, reminiscent of genius architecture in oasis, being restored

    TEHRAN – The main and the tallest badgir (windcatcher) of the Qajar-era (1789–1925) Nematollahi mansion in the central province of Yazd has undergone some rehabilitation works, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Firouzeh 2020-07-22 18:34

    Yazd, Qom, Firouzeh to join national cities of handicrafts

    TEHRAN- Yazd, Qom, and Firouzeh are planned to be named the national cities of jewelry, ring, and turquoise respectively, CHTN reported on Tuesday.

  • Yazd 2020-07-20 22:49

    Over 100 historical monuments restored in Yazd

    TEHRAN- Over 100 historical buildings and structures have been restored across the central province of Yazd since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20), though the coronavirus outbreak has brought the country’s tourism to a standstill.