Caspian Sea

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  • Masuleh, a scenic village where roofs and yards become one 2020-09-16 19:28

    By Afshin Majlesi 

    Masuleh, a scenic village where roofs and yards become one

    With at least a millennium of history, Masuleh is one of the most famous and spectacular villages in Iran.

  • Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today 2020-09-09 01:00

    Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today

    TEHRAN – A 5-star train will resume service between Rasht and Mashhad on Wednesday evening. The train is scheduled to leave Rasht at 19:00 local time towards the holy city of Mashhad, which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS).

  • Ancient human settlement found in Qazvin 2020-08-30 18:26

    Ancient human settlement found in Qazvin

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have discovered a human settlement, believed to be prosperous during the medieval Islamic times (6 to 7 AH), in Qazvin, west-central Iran.

  • A succession of teahouses, restaurants and fruit-conserve stalls are seen in the rocky village of Darband, northern Tehran. 2020-08-12 23:29

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Beat summer heat in these cool destinations near Tehran

    For many people in Tehran, summer vacation may mean to beat the heat at the beach particularly along the Caspian Sea, inside an air-conditioned museum or at a water park, or taking refuge to a cool nearby countryside. For the latter, here are places around the Iranian capital where scorching heat will be nothing more than an afterthought!

  • Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management 2020-08-10 17:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management

    TEHRAN – Waste management in the Caspian Sea is on the verge of crisis and seriously threatens the Sea’s environment, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the marine environment, said.

  • Over $2m earmarked to revive Gulf of Gorgan 2020-07-31 18:09

    Over $2m earmarked to revive Gulf of Gorgan

    TEHRAN – A budget of 9 trillion rials (nearly $2.1 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been earmarked to revive the Gulf of Gorgan in the Caspian Sea, northern Iran.

  • Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere 2020-07-28 19:07

    Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere

    In a magnificent and serene atmosphere, Estil Lagoon, which is sandwiched between towering mountains and Caspian Sea coast, offers its visitors a relaxed memorable stay in cozy cottages with vistas of roiling clouds of steam, floating trees and lush green rice paddies.

  • fishery department 2020-07-22 23:41

    Old fishery buildings to turn into museum

    TEHRAN- The old buildings of the fishery department in the northern Ashuradeh Island in Golestan province, neighboring the Caspian Sea, will be turned into a museum, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • An Iranian craftswoman makes a final inspection on traditional handmade necklaces in her home, which is also house to a small family workshop for crafting personal ornamentations, in Turkmen Sahra, a region in the northeast of Iran near the Caspian Sea, June 30, 2020.  2020-07-04 23:02

    Photo: IRNA / Raheleh Hesari

    Passed down from generation to generation: Turkmen jewelry designs 

    An Iranian craftswoman makes a final inspection on traditional handmade necklaces in her home, which is also house to a small family workshop for crafting personal ornamentations, in Turkmen Sahra, a region in the northeast of Iran near the Caspian Sea, June 30, 2020. 

  • درخت 2020-06-30 19:20

    Voluminous Taxus baccata spotted in Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – The thickest-ever Taxus baccata L. (European yew) in Iran, which is said to be one of the most voluminous in the world, has been found in the northern Hyrcanian Forest.

  • Political will required to protect Caspian Sea environment, Iran says 2020-06-10 17:48

    Political will required to protect Caspian Sea environment, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The Caspian Sea littoral states must have enough political will to preserve the marine environment and ecosystem of this waterbody, Issa Kalantari, head of the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Photos depict rice seedlings freshly planted at paddy fields, which are sandwiched between green hills in Zirab county, northern Mazandaran province, May 24, 2020. (Photo credit: Masoud Hossein / Tehran Times)  2020-06-01 11:05

    Rice planting starts at paddy fields in Mazandaran

    Photos depict rice seedlings freshly planted at paddy fields, which are sandwiched between green hills in Zirab county, northern Mazandaran province, May 24, 2020.

  • Caspian Sea water level sinks to lowest in 25 years 2020-05-20 18:08

    Caspian Sea water level sinks to lowest in 25 years

    TEHRAN – The Caspian Sea water level has reached its lowest level since 1995, mainly because of a recent drop in the water level of the Volga River, which supplies most of the sea’s water, by about 22 percent.

  • More tourists visit Mazandaran province and spend more 2020-05-06 23:07

    More tourists visit Mazandaran province and spend more

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists visiting the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran rose by 81 percent during the past Iranian year 1398 (ended March 19) while spending rose by almost a quarter, according to a senior provincial official.

  • Foreign arrivals in Mazandaran surge 38 percent 2020-01-14 19:13

    Foreign arrivals in Mazandaran surge 38 percent

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign visitors arriving in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province surged 38 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), compared with the same period last year, provincial deputy tourism chief has said.

  • 22 tourism projects worth $60m inaugurated in Mazandaran 2020-01-13 21:45

    22 tourism projects worth $60m inaugurated in Mazandaran

    TEHRAN – A total of twenty two tourism projects, worth 2,515 billion rials (some $60 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been inaugurated in northern Mazandaran province during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019).

  • Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared 2019-12-30 19:23

    Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts is preparing a comprehensive plan for developing tourism around coastal areas and forests in the country.

  • Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, is a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. 2019-12-18 18:52

    Birdwatching can propel tourism growth in Caspian Sea island

    TEHRAN – Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, and its surrounding wetlands constitute a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. However, birdwatching has remained somehow an untapped potential for tourism growth in the coastal region.

  • Travelers visit the historical Rudkhan castle in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2019-12-13 18:12

    Gilan province selected to start Iran’s comprehensive tourism plan

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Gilan has been selected as the first province to start the country’s comprehensive tourism plan, which is to be developed under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • The magic of falling autumn leaves is a delight to the eye in the prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest, Golestan province, northern Iran, December 1, 2019. 2019-12-10 21:15

    President Rouhani invited to Hyrcanian Forest World Heritage celebration

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate registration of Hyrcanian Forest as a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Khanzadi 2019-12-10 17:28

    Iran, Caspian Sea littoral states to stage naval drill in near future 

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Navy commander has announced that his forces and navies from the Caspian Sea littoral states will stage a joint drill in the near future to enhance their cooperation to counter possible threats. 

  • Adverse environmental effects may occur as Caspian Sea is shrinking: expert 2019-12-10 15:55

    Adverse environmental effects may occur as Caspian Sea is shrinking: expert

    TEHRAN – Caspian Sea water level is shrinking and, if the trend continues, adverse environmental consequences may occur in the coastal areas of the country, Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) director has warned.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) that spans from the south of Azerbaijan to about 850 km eastward to the Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. 2019-11-29 18:48

    Iran’s prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest still unknown to many

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), dating back some 50 million years, is a unique place that is still unknown to many.

  • Travelers tour the Anzali wetland in northern Iran. 2019-11-22 17:57

    Anzali hosts over five million travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Over five million travelers visited Iran’s Bandar-e Anzali, a port city located in the northern Gilan province, during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019).

  • New postal stamp marks UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest 2019-11-13 19:55

    New postal stamp marks UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – Iran has issued a new commemorative postal stamp to mark UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest, which form a green arc of jungle, separated from the Caucasus to the west and from semi-desert areas to the east.

  • Migratory birds arrive in Gulf of Gorgan, Ashuradeh Island 2019-11-10 18:28

    Migratory birds arrive in Gulf of Gorgan, Ashuradeh Island

    TEHRAN – The Gulf of Gorgan, the largest Gulf in the Caspian Sea in northern Iran, is hosting flocks of migratory birds once again which have flown long distances to spend the cold season.

  • Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran 2019-11-09 19:31

    Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran

    TEHRAN – Amongst wanders of the nature is sudden climate change when you pass Iran’s northern Mazandaran province for Semnan in its south. Here the Owpart region acts like an elevated natural barrier, dividing lush jungles from the harsh, sun-scorched desert lands.

  • President Rouhani officially welcomed by Ilham Aliyev 2019-10-25 13:00

    Tehran ready to boost ties with Baku in Caspian Sea

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is ready to boost its relations with the neighboring Republic of Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea region, noting that the two courtiers’ ties currently stand at a satisfactory level.

  • Fishing season starts in northern Iran 2019-10-22 14:57

    Fishing season starts in northern Iran

    Fishing season has just started in the Caspian Sea provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan, northern Iran. The fishing season starts routinely in mid-October and lasts for about six months. Roughly four thousand people in the two coastal provinces are engaged in fishing during the period.

  • Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10% 2019-08-28 18:19

    Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10%

    TEHRAN – Foreign arrivals in the northern province of Gilan has increased by 10 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), from the corresponding period a year earlier.