• Photo shows a collection of Iranian potteries that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-09-16 18:15

    Iran’s handicraft exports hit record high in March-July

    TEHRAN – Handicrafts exports from Iran hit a record high over the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22, 2017) with 45.4 percent growth in contrast to the same period a year earlier, a tourism official says.

  • A view of the historical Hasht Behesht Palace in Isfahan. 2017-09-04 20:55

    Safavid-era palace undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – Several schemes of restoration work have recently been started on Hasht Behesht Palace, an exquisite Safavid-era (1501–1736) structure in Isfahan, central Iran, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life  2017-09-03 20:25

    Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life

    TEHRAN — Good nutrition and healthy food is our first defense against disease and our source of energy to live and be active.

  • A woman and two boys from the Polish people, which fled to the central Iranian city of Isfahan during WWII, pose in a photo by Iranian photographer Abolqasem Jala. 2017-09-03 18:24

    By Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Exhibits to premiere photos of WWII Polish refugees in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – Two exhibitions, which will be organized in Tehran and Isfahan during October and November, will premiere a collection of photos of the Polish people who took refuge in the central Iranian city of Isfahan from the atrocities of the Soviets’ labor camps during World War II.   

  •  The picture shows an artist’s rendition of the Isfahan Healthcare City in central Iran, whenever the massive project is fully completed. 2017-08-23 18:23

    Healthcare city aims to boost Iran’s medical tourism prospects

    TEHRAN – The first phase of an enormous healthcare city was officially inaugurated in the city of Isfahan, central Iran, on Monday as the country avidly seeks to surge its global share of the medical tourism market.

  • People revel in the peaceful atmosphere of Pol-e Khaju in Isfahan. The 17th-century bridge is lit by glorious colors at dusk. 2017-08-21 20:35

    Pol-e Khaju: Architecturally interesting, visually appealing

    TEHRAN - To experience Isfahan, a vibrant tourist city in central Iran, it is most magical to walk across Pol-e Khaju at sunset when the 17th-century bridge is lit by glorious colors.

  • Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical touris 2017-08-06 09:51

    Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran has signed agreements with 13 neighboring countries with the aim of developing and reorganizing its medical tourism sector.

  • Travelers sit overlooking the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. (Photograph: James Strachan/Getty/Robert Harding World Imagery) 2017-07-30 07:14

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, cozy and symmetrical

    TEHRAN – The 17th century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, central Iran, is one of the architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture.

  • کلیسای وانک در اصفهان 2017-07-14 16:25

    Dan Kovalik

    U.S. Hands Off Iran

    I just travelled to Iran where was I was invited to speak at the University of Tehran about human rights and “humanitarian intervention.” I put this term in quotes because I’ve rarely ever seen any intervention that was truly humanitarian or that produced humane results, but more on that later.

  • A view of the 17th-century Khaju Bridge, a main tourist destination of Isfahan, central Iran 2017-07-12 17:51

    Isfahan pushes private sector for tourism, heritage projects

    TEHRAN – Isfahan province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department promotes any public-private partnerships in restoring historical sites and carrying out tourism projects across the province.

  • environment 2017-07-12 13:58

    Green meetings seeking environmental consciousness

    TEHRAN — Environmentalists and NGOs can play a significant role in raising awareness and channeling efforts into promoting environmental values and protecting it.

  • A traditional marketplace in Rasht, northern Iran 2017-07-04 09:30

    Iran attends UNESCO annual assembly on creative cities

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Deputy Director Bahman Namvar-Motlaq participated in the 12th annual meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which was held in Enghien-les-Bains, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, from June 29 to July 2.

  • National Orchestra performs in Isfahan 2017-07-02 18:43

    National Orchestra performs in Isfahan

    Fereidun Shahbazian (R) conducts the National Orchestra during an open-air concert in the courtyard of Isfahan’s Chehel Sotun Palace on July 1, 2017. Singer Ali-Asghar Shahzeidi (C) also accompanies the orchestra that performed works by Ali Tajvidi and Hossein Dehlavi. The performance was repeated on Sunday night. (Mehr/Abbas Pustinduz)

  •  International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2017-06-30 18:34

    Children’s film festival opens in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opened in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Thursday night.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  •  Foreign traverses are seen during their visit to the Tabātabāei House, 19th-century tourist destination in Kashan, Iran. 2017-06-20 09:42

    Kashan tourist arrivals rise 62% y/y

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign tourists visiting the central city of Kashan rose 62 percent to 16,300 during April 4 to June 5 in comparison to the same period last year, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • A Westerner couple pose for a photo at the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan on November 9, 2016. The Safavid-era Ali Qapu Palace in seen in the background. 2017-05-25 14:17

    Isfahan marks monthly record for tourist visits

    Isfahan province hosted 123,000 foreign tourists in Ordibehesht - the second Iranian calendar month (April 21 – May 21) - the provincial tourism chief Rasoul Zargarpour said on Tuesday.

  • Wooden boxes handcrafted with marquetry ornaments 2017-05-23 09:33

    Tehran exhibit highlights Iranian handicrafts

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of Iranian handicrafts have been put on show at the headquarters of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in line with a scheme that pursues encouraging the skills at various workplaces.

  • An undated photo shows foreign travelers at Tavasolian eco-lodge in Natanz, Ishafan province 2017-05-17 18:06

    Tourism body pushes for quality as eco-lodges thriving across Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is stepping up efforts to improve the quality of countrywide eco-lodges that have been on the rise over the past couple of years.

  • UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai addresses the 105th UNWTO Executive Council in Madrid, Spain on May 12, 2017. 2017-05-13 18:44

    Spain willing to invest in Iran’s tourism infrastructure

    TEHRAN – Spain is willing to invest in tourism and hospitality infrastructures across Iran, IRNA quoted Matilde Pastora Asian Gonzalez, Secretary of State for Tourism of Spain, as saying on Friday.

  • A general view of the historical Abyaneh village in central Iran. 2017-05-11 07:04

    Abyaneh village, open-air museum of living traditions

    TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.

  • An undated photo depicts people visiting the UNESCO-inscribed Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. The 17th-century square is bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-s 2017-05-02 09:13

    Isfahan’s foreign tourist arrivals break 40-year-record

    TEHRAN – Some 85 thousand foreign travelers visited Isfahan during the first Iranian month of Farvardin (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20), setting a new record for the past 40 years, Isfahan Governor General says.

  • The ruins of Narin Qa’leh, a historical mud-brick fortress in central Iran 2017-04-30 09:14

    Parthian era citadel to be turned into museum

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is set to turn Narin citadel into a site museum, after a restoration project is fully implemented, CHTN reported on April 27.

  • دیدار تیم های فوتبال ذوب آهن و العین 2017-04-25 00:57

    ACL Matchday 5: Zob Ahan 0 – 3 Al Ain

    Al Ain guaranteed themselves a place in the Round of 16 of the 2017 AFC Champions League on Monday with a 3-0 win over Zob Ahan that ensures Zoran Mamic’s team cannot finish outside the top two in Group C.

  • Golden Eagle passengers arrive in Isfahan on April 12, 2017. 2017-04-18 12:18

    Intl. tourists aboard Golden Eagle visit World Heritage sites in Iran

    TEHRAN – On Saturday, a group of foreign tourists aboard a Golden Eagle luxury train, known as a 5-star hotel on wheels, visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites, which are scattered across Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran.

  • 2017-04-09 19:46

    By Marjan Golpira

    Technopreneurship Festival of Sheikh-Bahaei to kick off late April in Isfahan

    TEHRAN - The 13th Sheikh-Bahaei Festival, otherwise called Technopreneurship Festival, will be held in Isfahan Science and Technology Park (ISTP) on April 27-28, 2017.

  •  Bazaar of Isfahan 2017-03-04 18:59

    Book on Bazaar of Isfahan unveiled in England 

    TEHRAN – “The Bazaar of Isfahan”, a book written by British art historian Paul Olivier, was unveiled Thursday during a ceremony at the Oxford Brookes University in England.

  • Zayanderud River 2017-01-25 14:00

    Picture of the Day

    Dammed water once again started flowing in the Zayanderud River, central city of Isfahan, early Tuesday morning. The river was unfortunately completely dried up and it will run for 22 days for agricultural use. Photo: Mohammad Reza Sharif/ Mizan

  • The Seven Adventures of Rustam 2017-01-13 18:58

    Picture of the day

  • Iranian forces arrest MKO ringleader in Isfahan 2017-01-12 10:58

    Iranian forces arrest MKO ringleader in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – Iranian security forces on Tuesday arrested a ringleader of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the central city of Isfahan, IRIB reported.