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  • Massive hypostyle hall is seen inside the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2021-02-27 21:48

    A peek into core elements of traditional Iranian architecture

    TEHRAN – The history of Iranian architecture is very complex and time-stretched. The Elamite, Achaemenian, Hellenistic, and other pre-Islamic dynasties left striking stone testaments to their greatness, such as Chogha Zanbil and Persepolis—both designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.

  • UNESCO-registered sanctuary draws 60,000 visitors in year 2020-04-18 19:10

    UNESCO-registered sanctuary draws 60,000 visitors in year

    TEHRAN – Some 60,000 travelers visited Takht-e Soleyman (“Solomon’s Throne”), an ancient isolated sanctuary in northwest Iran, during the past Iranian year 1398 (ended March 20).

  • 25 new eco-lodges to be completed in Fars by yearend 2020-04-15 22:44

    25 new eco-lodges to be completed in Fars by yearend

    TEHRAN – A total of 25 eco-lodge units will come on stream in Fars province by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2021), provincial tourism chief has said.