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  • 19th International Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival 2019-08-09 18:24

    Italian, Afghan experts to attend seminar on traditional theater in Kashan

    TEHRAN – Experts from Italy and Afghanistan are scheduled to attend a seminar, which will be organized on the sidelines of the 19th International Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival in Kashan. 

  • 19th Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival 2019-07-10 18:52

    19th Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival to open in Kashan

    TEHRAN – The 19th Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival will open in the central Iranian city of Kashan, director of the festival Davud Fat’halibeigi has said. 

  • Rosewater festivals attract travelers to northern Iranian villages 2019-06-15 21:26

    Rosewater festivals attract travelers to northern Iranian villages

    TEHRAN - Every year, by early June, rosewater festivals take center stage in Gildeh and several neighboring villages, attracting hundreds of travelers to Shaft county of the northern Gilan province.

  • 67 fields of handicraft being practiced in Kashan 2019-06-15 20:46

    67 fields of handicraft being practiced in Kashan

    TEHRAN – Of 290 fields of handicraft, which are known in Iran, 67 are currently being practiced in Kashan, tourism chief of the oasis city said on Thursday.

  • A view of Bagh-e Fin (Fin Garden) in Kashan 2019-06-08 19:35

    Over 31,000 visit Kashan in a day

    TEHRAN – Over 31,000 visited Iran’s historical city of Kashan on Wednesday, a public holiday celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

  • 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.

  • Rosewater festivals attract holidaymakers from home and abroad 2019-04-30 20:47

    Rosewater festivals attract holidaymakers from home and abroad

    TEHRAN – Every year, by late April, thousands of holidaymakers start to visit Kashan or its neighboring villages, where many local rosewater festivals take center stage in the central Iranian region.

  • Kashan 2018-10-23 18:45

    Kashan to host children’s book festival 

    TEHRAN – The central Iranian city of Kashan, Iran’s Book Capital of the Year, will host the First Festival of Books for Children and Young Adults opening on December 13.

  •  Tourism chief cuts ribbon on traditional guesthouses in Kashan 2018-10-06 21:30

     Tourism chief cuts ribbon on traditional guesthouses in Kashan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan inaugurated three traditional guesthouses during his visit to the central city of Kashan on Thursday.

  • Pathway to Tappeh Sialk, a prime archaeological site in central Iran 2018-07-05 12:08

    London conference calls for studies on Tappeh Sialk

    TEHRAN – Tens of international scholars, archaeologists and historians called for further studies on Tappeh Sialk, which is one of the oldest and richest archaeological sites in central Iran.

  • Untapped potential: $450m annual exports of medicinal plants 2018-05-29 20:22

    Untapped potential: $450m annual exports of medicinal plants

    TEHRAN – Exports of medicinal plants bring annually $450 million on average for Iran, however, the figure is low compared to the great potential of the medicinal plants market in the country, executive director of medicinal plants scheme affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture, has said.

  •  Rosewater festivals draw visitors to central Iran 2018-05-03 08:39

    Rosewater festivals draw visitors to central Iran

    TEHRAN – At this time each year, many rosewater distillation ceremonies are being commenced in central Iran, drawing thousands of visitors to Kashan and nearby cities and villages.

  • Kashan 2018-02-28 18:15

    Kashan named Iran’s 2018 Book Capital

    TEHRAN -- The central city of Kashan, famous for its rosewater, historical buildings, and carpets, was selected on Tuesday as Iran’s Book Capital for the Iranian calendar year of 1397 (March 20, 2018-2019).

  • Tehran-Abyaneh car rally to promote tourism 2018-01-23 09:04

    Tehran-Abyaneh car rally to promote tourism

    TEHRAN - The Touring and Automobile Club of Iran is organizing a vintage car rally, with an itinerary studded with a variety of tourist spots across Tehran and Isfahan provinces.

  • A view of newly-found prehistoric rock carvings in Isfahan province, central Iran 2018-01-17 19:52

    Isfahan a crossroads for ancient civilizations, traders: survey

    TEHRAN – Fresh archaeological survey on newly-found prehistoric rock carvings in Isfahan suggest the central Iranian province has been a crossroads for civilizations and traders since 5,000 years ago.

  • A view of Masjed-e Agha Bozorg, a 19th-century mosque in Kashan, central Iran 2017-11-15 20:51

    Masjed-e Agha Bozorg: Gorgeous blend of Islamic, Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – Masjed-e Agha Bozorg (Agha Bozorg Mosque) is simply one of many top destinations in central Iran that lure not only the faithful but travelers and architecture buffs.

  • carpet 2017-10-25 09:10

    Exquisite art of carpet weaving in Kashan

    A woman in the central Iranian city of Kashan weaves a handmade carpet. Kashan carpets are well-known for their longevity, lavish textures, strong colors, and elaborate designs. The traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan was registered on UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Iran exported 5,700 tons of handmade carpets worth $359 million in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017).

  • An undated photo depicts foreign travelers reveling in Maranjab desert in central Iran. 2017-10-22 08:44

    Ecolodge camp to cater for visitors to Maranjab Desert

    TEHRAN – A massive ecolodge camp adjacent to Maranjab Desert will be completed by late November to fuel tourism boom in the popular destination that lies in Isfahan province, central Iran.

  • A view of Hilal ibn Ali shrine in Aran-Bidgol near Kashan, Isfahan province, central Iran. 2017-10-18 20:29

    Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali: Well-worth destination while touring central Iran

    TEHRAN - Each day hundreds of devoted Muslims along with domestic and foreign travelers visit the magnificent shrine of Hilal ibn Ali, which is located in Aran-Bidgol near Kashan, Isfahan province, central Iran.

  • Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual observed in central Iran-- 3 2017-10-08 11:26

    Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual observed in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual which has passed down from generations to generations was enormously observed on Friday by hundreds of faithful Shia Muslims who came together in Khaveh village of Mashhad-e Ardehal near Kashan, central Iran.

  • A photo collection depicts parts of the interior and façade of Boroujerdi-ha House, a 19th-century merchant mansion in Kashan, central Iran. 2017-09-16 18:24

    Boroujerdi-ha House lures travelers with plenty of traditional charm

    A photo collection depicts parts of the interior and façade of Boroujerdi-ha House, a 19th-century merchant mansion in Kashan, central Iran.

  • Thespian acts in a scene from “Birds” performed in Paris in summer 2016. (Fanous/Reza Fattahi)  2017-09-05 18:41

    Franco-Iranian production “Birds” landing on stage in Kashan 

    TEHRAN – The French theater company La Nef - Manufacture d’utopies and the Fanous Art and Culture House from Iran have teamed up to stage a musical play based Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar’s allegorical masterpiece “The Conference of the Birds”.

  •  Foreign traverses are seen during their visit to the Tabātabāei House, 19th-century tourist destination in Kashan, Iran. 2017-06-20 09:42

    Kashan tourist arrivals rise 62% y/y

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign tourists visiting the central city of Kashan rose 62 percent to 16,300 during April 4 to June 5 in comparison to the same period last year, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • A man fills his sacks with damask roses he picks on the outskirts of Kashan May 3, 2017. 2017-05-17 19:52

    Rosewater festivals take center stage in central Iran

    TEHRAN - Each spring rosewater distillation ceremonies, known as Golab-giri, take center stage in central Iran, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Kashan and its neighboring towns and villages from early May to mid-June.

  • A general view of the historical Abyaneh village in central Iran. 2017-05-11 07:04

    Abyaneh village, open-air museum of living traditions

    TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.

  • Golden Eagle passengers arrive in Isfahan on April 12, 2017. 2017-04-18 12:18

    Intl. tourists aboard Golden Eagle visit World Heritage sites in Iran

    TEHRAN – On Saturday, a group of foreign tourists aboard a Golden Eagle luxury train, known as a 5-star hotel on wheels, visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites, which are scattered across Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran.

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    Bagh-e Fin, the very epitome of Persian Garden

    TEHRAN – The richly manicured yet historical Fin Garden or Bagh-e Fin is located in the city of Kashan, on the margins of central Iranian desert.

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  • Kasahn container ship 2016-10-18 19:44

    3rd all-Iranian container ship launched

    TEHRAN - Kashan, the third container ship fully designed and built by Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Company (ISOICO), was launched in the southern port of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday.

  • Qalisuyan rituals of Mashhad-e Ardehal 2016-10-01 20:43

    Qalisuyan rituals of Mashhad-e Ardehal

    Qalisuyan rituals are annually practiced in the central Iranian city of Mashhad-e Ardehal to honor the memory of Soltan Ali, a holy figure among the residents of Kashan and other nearby cities. Inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the ritual takes place on the nearest Friday to the seventeenth day of the Iranian month of Mehr, according to the solar-agricultural calendar.