Gilan province

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  • 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.

  • Downpour in northern Iran 2017-10-04 15:33

    Downpour in northern Iran amid drought forecast for southwest

    TEHRAN — While Iran’s Climatological Research Institute has projected drought for six southwestern provinces for the current water year, starting on September 23, torrential rain has shut down schools in Ramsar, northern province of Mazandaran.

  • A poster for the Rasht Cultural Nights in Tehran on Sept. 23 and 24, 2017 2017-09-11 19:02

    Milad Tower to host Rasht Cultural Nights

    TEHRAN – Rasht Cultural Nights will be held at the foot of Milad Tower in Tehran on September 23 and 24 to turn the spotlight on the rich history, traditions and charms of the northern city.

  •  A poster for “Iranian Cuisine, Tourism Culture” festival 2017-07-25 09:10

    Gorgan to host culinary festival

    TEHRAN – Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province in northern Iran, will host a culinary festival from August 2 to 4.

  • An Iranian woman shepherds a small herd of cows in the mountainous Sarash Village in the central district of Lahijan County, Gilan Province on June 6, 2017. 2017-06-11 10:03

    Sarash Village home to warm, hospitable people

    An Iranian woman shepherds a small herd of cows in the mountainous Sarash Village, northern Gilan province, on June 6, 2017.

  • Borage 2017-05-30 12:05

    Borage harvest season in northern Iran 

    TEHRAN- Borage, also known as a starflower, is a medicinal herb and now it is in season. Local farmers in Gilan province that lies along the Caspian Sea in northern Iran are busy harvesting it. 

  • Land of affection - Gilan 2017-04-09 14:38

    Olasbelangah: Green countryside on rolling hills

    An aerial video depicts portions of Olasbelangah village that is nested on foothills of the Alborz mountain range. Teeming with timeless yet spectacular sceneries, wooden cottages and sounds of birds, the picturesque area is sometimes referred to as a lost paradise in northern Iran. The countryside can be reached via a 30-kilometer-long curvy road commences from Masal, itself a popular tourist destination in Gilan Province.

  • Iran Czeck 2017-03-06 19:28

    Tehran, Prague agree on building 20MW waste-to-energy plant in Iran

    TEHRAN- Iran and Czech Republic agreed on signing a contract for the construction of a 20 megawatt waste-to-energy plant in the Iranian northern province of Gilan, the portal of Iranian Energy Ministry reported.

  • Roudsar Persian leopard in torment 2017/02/13

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Roudsar Persian leopard in torment

    People exert noticeable impacts on biodiversity in several ways. As long as there are greedy and uncaring people, there will be change in relative abundance of species. Namely hunting is estimated to have caused 33% of the extinctions of mammals.

  • Astara Steel Lake welcomes wintering birds  2016-12-28 15:22

    Astara Steel Lake welcomes wintering birds 

    The first group of wintering birds including pelicans, seabirds, gulls, terns, quails, great cormorant, little cormorant, and heron has entered steel protected area in Astara, northern province of Gilan. 

  • snow 2016-11-23 09:05

    Picture of the day

    Heavy snowfall has blanketed the historical city of Masouleh, northern Iran, on the first days of the last month of autumn. (IRNA/ Morteza Rafikhah)

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-09-28 17:29

    Picture of the day

    Farmers in the northern province of Gilan are gathering rice from paddy fields in the early days of autumn. (Tasnim/ Mohammad Ranjbar)

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-09-17 09:56

    Picture of the day

    The second sheep-washing local festival was held in Kelisham village, northern Gilan province, on Wednesday. Sheep-washing is traditionally held in mid-September annually at Khalashkuh riverbank prior to sheep-shearing. Women in the village are used to knit wool socks, gloves, shawls, etc. of the fleece using spinning wheels. (IRNA/ Abouzar Hamidi-Jirandeh)