Hamedan

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  • Visiting Hamedan? Consider a rail route 2019-07-15 22:02

    Visiting Hamedan? Consider a rail route

    TEHRAN – The first exclusive tourist train connecting Tehran to Hamedan was inaugurated on Friday, making it easy for sightseers to get around one of the ancient world’s greatest cities.

  •  A view of Imam Khomeini Sq. in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2019-06-02 19:29

    Six places to visit in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – The west central Iranian city of Hamedan, never falls short of offering cultural heritage sites to its visitors. Scenic natural landscapes, traditional restaurants, public gardens and colorful outdoor markets and more importantly, its hospitable people make for an unexpected slice of the city.

  • An archaeologist uncovers historical remains from an ancient underground “city” located in Salehabad district of Hamedan province, west-central Iran. 2019-05-25 19:52

    Doors of ancient underground “city” opened to archaeologists 

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has commenced an extensive research on a centuries-old underground “city”, which is located in Salehabad district of Hamedan province, west-central Iran, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • Minister offers condolences over assassination of cleric 2019-04-30 21:01

    Minister offers condolences over assassination of cleric

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Monday expressed his condolences over the assassination of a cleric in the city of Hamedan.

  • Rainfalls bring back vulture to western Iran 2019-04-17 09:55

    Rainfalls bring back vulture to western Iran

    TEHRAN-- A vulture has returned to a protected area in western Iran after 2 decades following recent downpours that have revived over 40 wetlands in the country.

  • First Tehran-Hamedan passenger train inaugurated 2019-03-13 21:43

    First Tehran-Hamedan passenger train inaugurated

    TEHRAN – The first passenger train from Tehran to Hamedan was inaugurated on Wednesday, establishing a new link between the two Iranian cities, ISNA reported.

  • Prehistoric human remains, coffins, potteries unearthed in Hamedan 2019-03-10 09:59

    Pre-historic human remains, coffins, potteries unearthed in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently unearthed pre-historic human remains, coffins and potteries during an urgent excavation in Hamedan, west-central Iran.

  • Es’haq Jahangiri 2019-02-05 20:20

    VP inaugurates industrial, health projects worth $176.5m

    TEHRAN- In his one-day journey to the west-central province of Hamedan, Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated several industrial and health projects at the value of around $176.5 million in the province, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Ancient hill rescued form destruction 2019-01-21 21:47

     Ancient hill rescued from destruction

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body has recently defined new boundaries for Negar-Khatun hill in order to protect the ancient site from deliberate destruction.

  • Iran’s grape agricultural heritage gains worldwide fame 2018-12-03 21:08

    Iran’s grape agricultural heritage gains worldwide fame

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Jowzan Valley traditional grape cultivation system has formally been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System, during a meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group, which was held in Rome from November 28 to 30.

  • This combination photo shows scenes from “Extraordinary Voyage” (L), “Thirsty Crow Returns” (C) and “A Story of a Man and His Shadow”, which will be performed during the 25th International Theater Fes 2018-11-17 18:49

    Troupes from Italy, India, Germany to perform at Iranian children’s festival

    TEHRAN – Three troupes from Italy, India and Germany will be performing during the 25th edition of the International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults in Iran.

  • Four new provincial governors appointed 2018-11-15 11:03

    Four new provincial governors appointed

    TEHRAN – The governors of Hamedan, Kerman, Zanjan and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces were appointed during a cabinet session on Wednesday.

  • UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili addresses the opening ceremony of the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session on November 12, 2018. 2018-11-14 20:48

    Hamedan talks raise awareness of high-techs in support of tourism

    TEHRAN – The city of Hamedan hosted a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) session this week, which highlighted harnessing cultural tourism by the means of cutting-edge technologies.

  • A general view of the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session in Hamedan, central Iran, November 12, 2108. 2018-11-12 20:21

    UNWTO chief sees Iran as a safe, peaceful destination

    TEHRAN - The visiting United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) secretary general on Monday said “We are willing to introduce Iran to the world as a safe and peaceful destination.”

  • Hamedan takes on appearance of the “capital of Asian tourism in 2018” 2018-11-03 20:45

    UNWTO elects new affiliate members from Iran

    TEHRAN –The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has elected Hamedan Municipality and Kish Free Trade Zone as its latest affiliate members from Iran. 

  • People visit Ganjnameh tourist resort complex in Hamedan province.  The site is home to Achaemenid-era rock carvings and natural attractions. 2018-10-13 21:53

    Hamedan to host travel, handicrafts startups

    TEHRAN – Hamedan will play host to an expo of travel and handicrafts startups in November concurrent with the 40th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Plenary Session of the Affiliate Members.

  • Tuyserkan holding walnut, woodcarving festivals 2018-10-08 19:25

    Tuyserkan holding walnut, woodcarving festivals

    TEHRAN - Tuyserkan, nicknamed Iran’s city of walnut, is playing host to walnut festival as its farmers are celebrating an end of the walnut-picking season.

  • ACD conference opens in Hamedan 2018-08-27 17:54

    ACD conference opens in Hamedan

    A photo collection depicts the opening ceremony of “Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Tourism Capital, 2018”.It is an international conference that brought together representatives from member states in Hamedan, an ancient city in western Iran. The ceremony was attended by Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan, ACD Secretary General Bundit Limschoon and invitees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Georgia, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Spain.Tehran Times / Reza Zanganeh

  • Hamedan 2018 Tourism Capital 2018-08-27 17:28

    Asia Cooperation Dialogue meeting opens in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Amid hopes to provide ample opportunities for development of tourism in Hamedan, the conference of Asia Cooperation Dialogue, titled “ACD Tourism Capital, 2018”, opened in this ancient city in western Iran on Monday.

  •  Travelers visit the popular mausoleum of Avicenna in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2018-08-21 00:38

     Tourism in Hamedan is on the upswing

    Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization sees a bright future for Hamedan province that attracted a substantial number of visitors in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).

  • Hamedan to host Asia Cooperation Dialogue conference 2018-07-24 09:28

    Hamedan to host Asia Cooperation Dialogue conference

    TEHRAN – Hamedan will be hosting a tourism summit of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue from August 27 to 29.

  •  A poster for the 3rd International Troglodytic Architecture Conference 2018-07-15 09:09

    Intl. conference to address troglodytic architecture in Iran

    TEHRAN – Tens of experts, researches and academia will discuss arenas of troglodytic architecture in Iran during an international conference, which will be held in Hamedan in October.

  • Prehistoric artifacts seized from smugglers 2018-06-14 14:35

    Prehistoric artifacts seized from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have seized 54 prehistoric objects, which was kept unlawfully at home of a smuggler in a Nahavand, Hamedan province, west-central Iran.  

  •  A view of Ganjnameh inscriptions near Hamedan, Iran 2018-04-14 11:28

    Ganjnameh: A can’t-miss in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Prehistoric rock carvings of Ganjnameh is a can’t-miss destination when you are traveling to Hamedan, an ancient city in west-central Iran.

  •  CHHTO deputy director Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei (R) and UNWTO chief Zurab Pololikashvili shake hands on March 8, 2018. 2018-03-10 20:32

    Hamedan to host UNWTO session in November

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Hamedan will play host to the 40th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Plenary Session of the Affiliate Members from November 12 to 14.

  • A view of Tehran with the towering snow-capped mountains in the background 2018-02-17 19:48

    CHHTO to arrange special package tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is designing a range of promotional cheap package tours, which will be offered to Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey nationals in the span of March 16 to April 4.

  • CAPTION: Close-up detail shows a typical Malayer carpet 2018-02-05 19:24

    Malayer carpets to go on show at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – A collection of antique and rare carpets handcrafted in Malayer, west-central Iran, will be put on display at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

  • CHTHO hosting potteries, ceramics exhibit 2017-12-19 09:04

    CHTHO hosting potteries, ceramics exhibit

    TEHRAN – A collection of potteries and ceramics is on display at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization in Tehran.

  • Antique relics seized in Hamedan 2017-12-14 12:50

    Antique relics seized in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Three historical objects have been confiscated in an anti-smuggling operation in Hamedan, west central Iran, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • A troupe of thespians performs at the opening ceremony of 24th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults in Hamedan on November 30, 2017. (Mehr/Reza Zanganeh) 2017-12-01 18:29

    Hamedan intl. children’s theater festival opens 

    TEHRAN – The 24th edition of the International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults opened Thursday in Hamedan, Iran.