Caspian Sea

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  • Sea trips in Iran grow over Noruz holidays 2021-04-05 20:00

    Sea trips in Iran grow over Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN – Maritime trips ramped up over the recent Iranian New Year (Noruz) holidays as some 1.4 million maritime excursions were made over the two-week period.

  • Iran to allocate some $240,000 for Great Wall of Gorgan restoration 2021-03-08 19:27

    Iran to allocate some $240,000 for Great Wall of Gorgan restoration

    TEHRAN – Iran will set aside ten billion rials (some $240,000 at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) for the restoration of the Great Wall of Gorgan, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Sunday.

  • جنگل 2021-03-05 15:22

    Half a million Hyrcanian saplings being planted in Mazandaran

    TEHRAN – On the occasion of National Tree Planting Day, some half a million saplings endemic to Hyrcanian forests are being planted across the northern province of Mazandaran, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Mazandaran overnight stays cut by 58 percent due to virus 2021-03-03 18:17

    Mazandaran overnight stays cut by 58 percent due to virus

    TEHRAN – Overnight stays in Mazandaran province, one of the most touristic Iranian provinces owing to vibrant lush green landscape and an attractive stretch of coastline, has plunged 58 percent over the past 12 months.

  • Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran 2021-03-02 21:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, various categories of hydro tourism have attracted the attention of potential investors across Mazandaran province, which is bounded by the Caspian Sea.

  • Conservation plan for Gorgan Bay approved 2021-02-27 17:31

    Conservation plan for Gorgan Bay approved

    TEHRAN – A seven-year plan to revive Gorgan Bay in the Caspian Sea has been approved by the government at the suggestion of the Department of Environment (DOE), First Vice-President Is’haq Jahangiri announced on Saturday.

  • Persian handicrafts: Chamush of Gilan 2021-02-22 20:30

    Persian handicrafts: Chamush of Gilan

    TEHRAN - Chamush is a kind of traditional footwear that has long been crafted in some northern regions of Iran, particularly in the province of Gilan.

  • A scene from the documentary “Amir” shows Iranian veterinarian Amir Shirazi and a Caspian seal.  2021-02-21 18:58

    Doc depicts Iranian environmentalist’s attempts to save Caspian seal from extinction

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Experimental and Documentary Film Center (EDFC) is producing a documentary depicting Iranian veterinarian and environmental activist Amir Shirazi’s attempts to save the Caspian seal from extinction.

  • Intl. Festival of Tribes Culture wraps up in northern Iran 2021-02-01 21:33

    Intl. Festival of Tribes Culture wraps up in northern Iran

    A nomad ensemble performs during the closing ceremony of the 14th International Festival of Tribes Culture in Gorgan, the capital of Iran’s northern province of Golestan, on January 31, 2021.

  • Fishing museum 2021-01-22 16:59

    Fishing museum to be established in Gilan

    TEHRAN –A fishing museum will be established in the city of Paresar in Iran’s Gilan province, which is bounded by the Caspian Sea. 

  • Gilan province expects to meet rural employment goals by fostering tribe tourism 2021-01-12 21:31

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Gilan province expects to meet rural employment goals by fostering tribe tourism

    TEHRAN – Gilan authorities expect to maximize sustainable employment of rural households by the means of expanding tribe tourism across the northern Iranian province.

  • Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook western Iran 2021-01-05 11:09

    4.1 magnitude quake strikes Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN- An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday morning in the Caspian Sea, shaking nearby regions in Iran and other littoral countries.

  • Caviar museum 2021-01-04 22:09

    Caviar museum to be established in Gilan

    TEHRAN – A caviar museum will be established in Iran’s Gilan province, which lies next to the Caspian Sea, a rich source for sturgeon species of fish such as salmon, steelhead, trout, lumpfish, and whitefish. 

  • Entrance to Tamtama Cave, a Paleolithic-era shelter for the hunter-gatherers, is seen near Lake Urmia, northwest Iran. 2020-12-13 22:16

    Carleton S. Coon and first systematic cave explorations in Iran

    The seeds of civilization

    TEHRAN – Paleolithic sites in Iran are known primarily from caves and rock shelters in the central Zagros mountain range along with a few sites on the Caspian Sea coast and scattered sites on the desert plateau. They were predominantly attractive living places for the hunter-gatherers and early cave-dwelling man.

  • Gorgan Bay: a late solution to speed up valuable reserve’s demise 2020-11-16 18:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Gorgan Bay: a late solution to speed up valuable reserve’s demise

    TEHRAN – The latest assessment of the National Cartographic Center shows that more than one hundred square kilometers of the Gorgan Bay has dried up, and delay in finding a solution will accelerate the destruction of the valuable reserve.

  • Remains of Stone Age artifacts unearthed in northern Iran 2020-11-13 18:02

    Remains of Stone Age artifacts unearthed in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of handmade tools, dating back to the Paleolithic era, also called the Old Stone Age, have recently been discovered in an archaeological survey in northern Iran.

  • Iran’s first tourism farm inaugurated 2020-11-09 21:22

    Iran’s first tourism farm inaugurated

    TEHRAN – The first tourism farm in Iran, measuring five hectares in area, has been created in a scenic fertile land adjacent to a dense forest in the northern province of Golestan.

  • Iran-Russia environmental working group holds meeting 2020-10-18 21:00

    Iran-Russia environmental working group holds meeting

    TEHRAN – Following a previously signed memorandum of understanding between Iran and Russia, the two countries held their second meeting of the joint environmental working group through a video conference.

  • A view of Rudkhan Castle in northern Iran 2020-10-06 23:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Rudkhan Castle: a blend of nature, history and culture       

    Iran is home to hundreds of prehistorical, ancient, and medieval castles, fortresses, and strongholds each boasting their own eye-catching architecture. One of the largest military ones, Rukhan Castle occupies an area of about 50,000 square meters.

  • A traditional rustic cottage in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2020-10-02 19:15

    By Afshin Majlesi

    What are the opportunities for rural tourism in Iran?

    Dotted with tens of thousands of ancient villages, rural tourism perfectly suits the trend of many inbound and even domestic vacationers who are seeking unique natural experiences, unspoiled landscapes, stay in authentic accommodation, and feel local lifestyles.

  • 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.