Gilan province

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  • masuleh 2019-12-31 14:53

    Masuleh, the most beautiful stairs village in Iran

    The stairs village of Masuleh where roofs and streets become one is located in the middle of green mountains of Gilan, northern Iran. Stairway with a specific architecture, the houses of the village are built on each other and the roof of each house is the courtyard of his upper Neighbor. It is one of the most stunning stairs villages in the country.

  • Iran celebrates Hyrcanian Forests becoming World Heritage 2019-12-27 18:21

    Iran celebrates Hyrcanian Forests becoming World Heritage

    TEHRAN – Iran on Thursday held a ceremony to officially celebrate Hyrcanian Forests for being designated as a World Heritage site. Experts say that parts of the woodland date back some 50 million years.

  • WCC experts visit weavers, workshops in Iranian village 2019-12-27 18:16

    WCC experts visit weavers, workshops in Iranian village

    TEHRAN - World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region Director Ghada Hijavi along with her fellow experts arrived in Qassemabad village on Wednesday to follow up on their assessment to name the northern Iranian rural area a world hub of handicrafts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A view of the touristic village of Masuleh in Gilan province. It features earth-colored houses that are stacked photogenically on top of one another like giant Lego blocks, clinging to a mountainside so steep that the roof of one house forms the pathway for the next. 2019-08-16 18:09

    Foreign arrivals in Gilan province jump 93% in 3 months on year

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign arrivals in Gilan province soared 93 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, a provincial tourism official has said.

  • Festival of local games held in Javaher Dasht 2019-07-27 18:32

    Festival of local games held in Javaher Dasht

    A traditional festival of local games was held in the northern village of Javaher Dasht on July 25 and 26, 2019, highlighted by various outdoor games, competitions, and entertaining programs.

  • Tea harvest festival brings travelers, nature lovers together  2019-07-15 21:48

    Tea harvest festival brings travelers, nature lovers together 

    Farmers, clad in colorful traditional outfits, are seen during a tea harvest festival in Darbaq village, northern Iran, July 14, 2019. 

  • UNESCO is to assess Iran’ Hyrcanian Forest for World Heritage 2019-07-02 20:27

    UNESCO is to assess Iran’s Hyrcanian Forest for World Heritage

    TEHRAN – On June 30, the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee kicked off in Baku, Azerbaijan, to assess 36 nominees, including Iran’s Hyrcanian Forest, for possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

  • Rudkhan Castle, marvelous stronghold on peak of mountain 2019-05-09 00:59

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Rudkhan Castle, marvelous stronghold on peak of mountain

    TEHRAN - Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. It is 30 km away from the city of Fuman and just nearby its hiking starting point, lays the village of Rudkhan. To reach the castle, there are hundreds of stairs to climb and that is one of the reasons this castle is also known as “The Thousand Step Castle”.

  • Eco-park opened in northern city of Astara  2019-02-16 11:56

    Eco-park opened in northern city of Astara 

    TEHRAN — A wildlife eco-park was inaugurated in the northern city of Astara, Gilan province, on Friday, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Iron-Age skeleton, objects unearthed in Gilan 2019-01-16 19:06

    Iron-Age skeleton, objects unearthed in Gilan

    TEHRAN – A human skeleton and objects, dating from the Iron Age, have recently been unearthed from an ancient graveyard in Rostamabad, Gilan province, northern Iran.

  • Iranian craftswomen weave traditional baskets during a national mat weaving festival at Fashtakeh village, Gilan province on September 6, 2018. 2018-09-08 10:02

    Gilan hosts national mat weaving festival

    Iranian craftswomen weave traditional baskets during a national mat weaving festival in Fashtakeh village, northern Gilan province, on September 6, 2018. 

  • Picture depicts a view of Olasbelangah, a mountainous landscape near the city of Masal, northern Iran, August 5, 2018. 2018-08-07 08:21

    Olasbelangah, a piece of heaven on Earth!

    Picture depicts a view of Olasbelangah, a mountainous landscape in the province of Gilan, northern Iran, August 5, 2018.

  • Photo depicts a view of Estil Lagoon in Astara, northern Iranian province of Gilan, July 8, 2018. 2018-07-10 08:15

    A peek into Estil Lagoon

    Photo depicts a view of Estil Lagoon in Astara, northern Iranian province of Gilan, July 8, 2018.

  • Archaeology team probe Amlash settlements  2018-06-26 10:25

    Archaeology team probe Amlash settlements 

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists and researches have resumed exploration activity in the Amlash region to find further clues about its ancient culture.

  • CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum 2018-05-22 11:18

    CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization on Sunday broke ground on an archeology and anthropology museum in the city of Masal, northern Gilan province.

  •  An Iron-Age gold cup excavated from Marlik 2018-05-16 12:24

    Iron-Age collection takes center stage at Rasht museum

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of Iron-Age artifacts, known as Marlik collection, has opened its doors to the public at a museum in the city of Rasht, northern Gilan province.

  • Photo by Mojtaba Mohammadi 2018-04-15 21:28

    On the degradation of Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN – There are many reasons behind Anzali Wetland’s degradation in recent years among which one can refer to poor waste management policies and locals’ lack of knowledge regarding benefits of the wetland.

  • Ecuadorian ambassador Germán Alejandro Ortega Almeida is holding binoculars and watching birds in a wildlife refuge in Gilan province with Kaveh Madani deputy chief of environment standing next to him 2018-03-10 09:37

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No waste: Want a change? start with yourself

    Seeing garbage strewn around is a common scene for many of us while walking down the street to get to work or even during holidays when we are trying to spend a day out in the nature picnicking by the riverside.

  • No human cases of avian flu reported in Iran 2018-02-17 09:21

    No human cases of avian flu reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Despite the outbreak of avian flu among the birds in the northern province of Gilan and also Tehran, no human cases of avian flu has been reported in Iran, head of communicable diseases department of the Ministry of Health has said.

  • Photo depicts some migratory birds particularly at Sorkhrud wetland on January 7, 2018. (Credit: Mehdi Mohebipour/Mizan Online) 2018-01-25 13:24

    Sorkhrud wetland, a refuge for migratory birds

    TEHRAN - Flocks of migratory birds particularly geese have taken refuge at Sorkhrud wetland in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

  • colorful iran 2018-01-08 19:56

    Colorful Iran

    Gahvareh-bandan ritual in Gilan

    Gahvareh-bandan ritual is held on the tenth day after the birth of a baby in Gilan province, northern Iran.

  • Men’s costume in Gilan Province 2017-12-03 09:10

    PERSIAN STYLE

    Men’s costume in Gilan Province

    Men living in highlands and lowlands of the northern province of Gilan wear very different outfits.

  • women costume in Gilan Province 2017-11-28 19:21

    PERSIAN STYLE

    Women’s costume in Gilan province

    In Gilan province, northern Iran, women traditionally cover their head and hairs with ‘lachak’, which is a kind of scarf.

  • Roudsar leopard released back to wild  2017-11-05 20:00

    Roudsar leopard released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A Persian leopard that had been severely injured by getting caught in snare in February was fully recovered and released back to wild on Sunday.

  • Wooden fruit bowls are seen in a file photo 2017-10-17 08:37

    Tehran exhibit features wooden handcrafted vessels, utensils

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of wooden vessels and utensils, handcrafted by Iranian artisan Sajjad Badkoubeh, has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization in Tehran.