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  • Sarayan caravanserai restored to former glory 2021-09-21 18:29

    Sarayan caravanserai restored to former glory

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old Sarayan caravanserai, which is located in a barren landscape in eastern Iran, has gained its former state after years of restoration.

  • WCC-designated Malayer to open plaza dedicated to carved furniture 2021-09-05 19:03

    WCC-designated Malayer to open plaza dedicated to carved furniture

    TEHRAN – Private investors will be establishing a plaza dedicated to engraved furniture in Malayer, named as a global hub for woodcarving and carved-wood furniture by the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).

  • A view of the Constitution House in Tabriz 2021-08-14 22:02

    Tabriz: a perfect introduction to Iran

    TEHRAN - Tabriz is a big but relaxed city, filled with hospitable people and a UNESCO-listed bazaar to explore. It is the perfect introduction to Iran for sightseers crossing over the border from Armenia, or through the Gurbulak Bazargan border from Turkey.

  • Kashan: a living piece of history on the edge of harsh desert 2021-08-12 07:22

    Kashan: a living piece of history on the edge of harsh desert

    Kashan is home to many historical places, photogenic bazaars, mosques, madrasas, caravansaries, and centuries-old houses some of which transformed into cozy boutique hotels where you could experience the traditional life. 

  • Golestan Palace: one of the top things to do in Tehran 2021-08-07 18:48

    Golestan Palace: one of the top things to do in Tehran

    TEHRAN - One of the top things to do in the Iranian capital is visiting the most magnificent historical monument downtown; the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace.

  • Work starts to restore and protect ancient bazaar 2021-06-23 20:17

    Work starts to restore and protect ancient bazaar

    TEHRAN – A project has been launched to restore and protect one of the ancient labyrinth marketplaces of Iran: the Bazaar of Gheisariyeh.

  • UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex 2021-02-16 19:50

    UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex

    TEHRAN – A total of 200 shops have been restored in the UNESCO-designated bazaar of Tabriz during the current Iranian year (started March 2020), months after a blaze swept through the ancient site.

  • Public baths in Iran and interesting customs behind 2021-01-30 20:11

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Public baths in Iran and interesting customs behind

    Most people today have baths in their homes, but in the past, there were public baths that were not just for bathing but also a public place for family, social, business, and even political gatherings.

  • Neyshabour labyrinthine, historical bazaar to be restored 2020-11-04 18:36

    Neyshabour labyrinthine, historical bazaar to be restored

    TEHRAN – The labyrinthine and historical bazaar of the city of Neyshabour, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, is to be restored to regain its former glory.

  • 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.

  • Restorers launch project at Tehran’s UNESCO-tagged palace 2020-09-27 21:17

    Restorers launch project at Tehran’s UNESCO-tagged palace

    TEHRAN – A team of restorers and cultural heritage experts have commenced working on some tile work that covers the exterior walls of Golestan Palace located in downtown Tehran, adjacent to the Grand Bazaar of the Iranian capital.

  •  An Iranian bronze padlock in the shape of a ram 2020-09-04 18:32

    A brief history of locks, locksmiths in Iran

    TEHRAN – Available evidence suggests that locks have been made in Iran since at least the second millennium BC.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • In Focus: Grand Bazaar of Kerman 2020-07-19 19:38

    In Focus: Grand Bazaar of Kerman

    As one of the oldest trading centers in Iran, the grand Bazaar of Kerman embraces a variety of mazes, intersections, entrances, and passageways.

  • Potter makes miniature models of genuine elements of Iranian architecture 2020-07-11 21:30

    Potter makes miniature models of genuine elements of Iranian architecture

    TEHRAN – An Iranian potter has crafted miniature models of the genuine elements which are prevalent in the traditional Iranian architecture during a project that exercises an aesthetic approach rather than a technical and engineering one.

  • Visit 17th-century museum-like factory in Isfahan 2020-07-10 22:23

    Visit 17th-century museum-like factory in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – “Assarkhane” is a Persian word equivalent to a traditional oil-extracting factory where special mills are/were used to grind stuff such as stones, turmeric, and pepper. There were many Assarkhanes operational in every corner of Iran in the time of yore.

  • Travelers sit overlooking the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. 2020-06-01 19:09

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran’s trump cards to kick-start tourism in post-COVID-19 world

    TEHRAN – As you are well aware, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has plunged the travel and tourism industry in the global scene, disrupting life in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago.

  • A view of the Abr (“Cloud”) Forest near Shahroud 2020-06-01 18:41

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Shahroud, the land of five climates

    Shahroud is the city of my ancestors and the summer city, where most of my childhood and adolescence summers were spent. A city where forests, mountains, and deserts meet. This feature has given the city a special tourist status, called the “small continent”. In this article, I will introduce some of the tourist attractions of this small continent.

  • Coronavirus: Qazvin reopens historical bazaar as lockdown eases 2020-05-01 18:02

    Coronavirus: Qazvin reopens historical bazaar as lockdown eases

    TEHRAN – The historical bazaar of Sa’d-al Saltaneh, which is located in the city of Qazvin, west-central Iran, has recently been reopened as lockdown measures are relaxed in the country.

  •  Sometimes called “a city within another”, the Bazaar of Isfahan, like any other of its counterparts, is a maze of lanes, madrasahs, caravanserais and timchehs (domed halls or arcaded centers of a single trade, such as carpet vendors or coppersmiths). 2020-04-28 18:25

    Labyrinthine Bazaar of Isfahan may equal an endless charm for you!

    TEHRAN - One of Iran’s most historic and fascinating traditional marketplaces, the sprawling covered Bazaar of Isfahan (locally known as Bazaar-e Bozorg) is situated in a city of the same name.

  • Photo depicts domes and minarets of the holy shrine of Shah Abdol Azim in Rey, southern Tehran. 2019-10-04 19:43

    ‘Tehran Week’ tourism programs announced

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has announced its various tourism programs to mark Tehran Week, which comes to end on October 10.

  • From labyrinthine bazaars to nomadic landscapes: Feel Iran on walking tours 2019-07-19 19:21

    From labyrinthine bazaars to nomadic landscapes: Feel Iran on walking tours

    To offer tourists with new experiences and fresh points of view, a number of tour operators have developed a range of creative “off-the-beaten-track” tours and activities in Iran, in order to explore new tastes of the ancient land, ISNA reported in a recent article.

  • A firefighter approaches a fire inside the historic bazaar of Tabriz on May 8, 2019. The vaulted marketplace dates back 1,000 years, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010. 2019-05-11 20:08

    Fire incurs $1.3 million loss to historic bazaar of Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A blaze which erupted late on Wednesday at the historic bazaar of Tabriz, northwest Iran, is estimated to have caused about 200 billion rials ($1.33 million) to the UNESCO-registered site.