Isfahan

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  • A glance at a lavishly decorated house in central Iran 2020-01-22 19:02

    A glance at a lavishly decorated house in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Photos depict scenes of the extravagantly decorated Mollabashi (Motamedi) house in Isfahan, central Iran, on January 20, 2020.

  • Commemoration of martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani in Isfahan 2020-01-05 09:34

    Photo: Abbas Poustindooz

    Martyrs Soleimani, al-Muhandis commemorated in Isfahan

    A ceremony was held on Saturday in Isfahan in commemoration of IRGC Quds Force commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and Iraq's PMU second-in-command Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were assassinated by US terrorist forces in Baghdad on Friday.

  •  A view of the 12th-century Jameh Mosque of Yazd (Masjid-e-Jameh Yazd) in central Iran. 2020-01-03 18:14

    Porticos, arches, domes and gardens, key elements of Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – Iran has inherited numerous architectural traditions over the course of history. The Elamite, Achaemenian, Hellenistic, and other pre-Islamic and Islamic-era dynasties have left striking stone testaments to their greatness, such as Chogha Zanbil and Persepolis—both of which were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.

  • “Laughter in the Dark” 2019-12-22 18:57

    Doc on Isfahan theater history to hit silver screen 

    TEHRAN – “Laughter in the Dark”, a documentary about the history of theater in Isfahan, will be screened at Iran’s Art and Experience Cinemas, which are dedicated to screening documentary and art films, on January 1.

  • Judiciary chief visits Esfahan’s UCF nuclear site 2019-12-06 18:44

    Judiciary chief visits UCF nuclear site

    TEHRAN – Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has visited the UCF nuclear site in Isfahan, central Iran, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • آلودگی هوا 2019-12-04 21:12

    By M.A. Saki

    Air pollution and the war of wills 

    TEHRAN - With the arrival of cold season air pollution spreads its shadow over cities, especially big ones.

  • Iranian, Chinese provinces seeking closer tourism ties 2019-12-03 18:48

    Iranian, Chinese provinces seeking closer tourism ties

    TEHRAN – The Iranian province of Isfahan and the Chinese province of Guizhou have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to lay the ground for deepening tourism ties.

  • A traveler poses for a photo during her visit to the atmospheric Mollabashi (Motamedi) house, Isfahan, central Iran.  2019-11-30 19:20

    Lavishly decorated house to be turned into boutique hotel

    TEHRAN – Private landlord of Mollabashi (Motamedi) house in the city of Isfahan is to turn the centuries-old mansion into a boutique hotel, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • People visit Stars Valley in Qeshm Island 2019-11-23 21:24

    Get the most out of a visit to Iran

    TEHRAN - It’s nice to visit must-see attractions, as much as you can, while traversing a country. When people start planning their travels to Iran, they mostly think of big cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz or ancient sights such as Persepolis or Jame Mosque of Isfahan.

  • New train tour launched to Iranian desert 2019-11-15 18:58

    New train tour launched to Iranian desert

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Raja Rail Transportation Company has launched a new weekly train tour to the central Iranian desert and its neighboring historical and natural attractions, Mehr reported.

  • A view of the UNESCO-tagged Persepolis, situated some 60 km northward of Shiraz, southern Iran 2019-11-08 19:05

    Indian journalists on fam tour across Iran 

    TEHRAN - A delegation of Indian journalists and media personnel has commenced a familiarization tour across Iran with the aim of getting acquainted with its medical tourism potentials, tourist destinations, natural landscapes, local people and their traditions.

  • A depiction of local costumes in the Kingdom of Ormus in 1670. Situated near the modern city of Bandar Abbas, the kingdom existed from the 10th to 17th century. 2019-11-01 19:24

    Iran’s Bandar Abbas, Sanandaj join UNESCO Creative Cities Network     

    TEHRAN – The Iranian cities of Bandar Abbas and Sanandaj have recently been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by the UN cultural body.

  • Gavkhuni wetland comes back to life 2019-10-23 12:10

    Gavkhuni wetland comes back to life

    Migratory birds have returned to Gavkhuni wetland once again as heavy rainfall has revived the long-dried wetland.

  • People visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-10-19 18:55

    By David Robie

    10 reasons why tourists must visit Iran

    I stumbled on the scene by chance. Our host family in Iran’s second city Mashhad, a modern and beautiful metropolis that would comfortably fit in New Zealand’s entire population, was taking us on a drive to the outskirts to visit the tomb of the famous poet and chronicler Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi.

  • Influencers reflect firsthand experience of Iran journey 2019-10-13 18:17

    Influencers reflect firsthand experience of Iran journey

    TEHRAN – A group of Instagram and Twitter influencers from Turkey, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, India and China have been visiting Iran for the past couple of days.

  • Swiss ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner in an undated photo. 2019-10-09 18:37

    Swiss people know Iran for its ancient civilization: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Swiss ambassador to Tehran has said people of his country know Iran for its ancient civilization and the significant role that the country plays in the Middle East.

  • UNDP supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city 2019-10-08 19:22

    UNFPA supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Municipality of Isfahan on Tuesday to support Isfahan for becoming an age-friendly city to better meet the needs of its older residents.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Imam Sq., Isfahan, central Iran, and the Ali Qapu Palace is seen on the right. 2019-09-27 17:41

    UNESCO-tagged Ali Qapu receives over 375,000 visitors in H1

    TEHRAN – The 16th-century Ali Qapu Palace, an element of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, welcomed over 375,000 visitors during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).

  • A woman sits in the prayer hall of the Nasir ol-Molk Mosque, which is nicknamed “the Pink Mosque” for its rosy-hued tiles, in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2019-09-18 19:10

    20 attractions you must see in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has proved to be an amazing destination for cultural travelers who bring only themselves and their desires to become part of the culture they visit, a type of journey that salutes to transformation in way of life.

  • European bikers on way to Isfahan, Shiraz 2019-08-18 18:46

    European bikers on way to Isfahan, Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A group of European bikers arrived in Iran late on Saturday to follow their rally itinerary that includes Isfahan and Shiraz in heartland of the ancient country.

  • Restored creamy tiles to be reinstalled on Iranian architecture masterpiece 2019-07-22 20:04

    Restored creamy tiles to be reinstalled on Iranian architecture masterpiece

    TEHRAN – Some two eighths of delicately floral tiles, which for centuries adorned the creamy dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, have been restored and are ready to be reinstalled on the monument that is widely known as a masterpiece of Iranian architecture.

  • Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more 2019-07-15 23:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more

    Well regarded for its hospitable people, handicrafts, and ancient qanats (manmade subterranean aqueducts that brings water from the mountains), Na’in dates back to nearly 2000 years, which makes it one of the oldest continuously settled towns in the Iranian plateau.

  • Eram Shiraz 2019-06-29 18:13

    Iran waives visa for Chinese tourists

    TEHRAN – The Iranian government waived the visa requirement for Chinese nationals willing to visit the country.

  • Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture 2019-06-24 23:00

    Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old Vank Cathedral (locally called Kelisa-ye Vank) is widely referred to as an everlasting masterpiece of architecture.

  • Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd 2019-06-21 19:53

    Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd

    TEHRAN – Following their visits to Shiraz, a group of Hungarian tour operators and travel associates toured Yazd, holding talks with local officials and fellows of the central Iranian province, which its historical capital of the same name is a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Zarif Cavusoglu 2019-06-21 19:27

    Zarif: Iran to start second phase of limiting nuclear commitments on July 7

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran will start a second phase of diminishing its undertakings under the 2015 nuclear deal, aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on July 7.

  • A poster for photographer Amanollah Tariqi’s exhibition “Isfahan’s Hollywood”. 2019-06-17 18:47

    50 years of photography by Amanollah Tariqi on display at Tehran showcase

    TEHRAN – An exhibition opening on Wednesday at Axkhaneh Shahr, Iran’s photo museum in Tehran, will observe 50 years of studio photography by Amanollah Tariqi, the founder of the Hollywood Photography House.

  • Some 70,000 artisans, craftspeople live in Isfahan province 2019-06-11 19:01

    Some 70,000 artisans, craftspeople live in Isfahan province

    TEHRAN – Some 70,000 artisans and craftspeople have so far been identified across the central province of Isfahan. 

  • A native of Abyaneh walks in the historical mountainous village, which is located in Isfahan province, central Iran. 2019-05-27 20:10

    Abyaneh: Stunning red adobe village

    TEHRAN – Picturesquely situated at the foot of Mt Karkas (3899m), the ancient village of Abyaneh is one of top tourism destinations in central Iran. It features crumbling red mud-brick houses with lattice windows and fragile wooden balconies, twisting lanes and hospitable people that still dress in the traditional outfits.