Mashhad

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  • Poet Reza Afzali 2020-07-10 18:48

    Poet Reza Afzali dies at 72

    TEHRAN – Poet Reza Afzali died of a stroke in a hospital in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Thursday. He was 72.

  • holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) 2020-07-06 19:00

    Hotel occupancy rate plunges to 10% in Khorasan Razavi

    TEHRAN – The occupancy rate of hotels in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, one of Iran’s giant travel destinations, has plummeted to 10 percent, ILNA quoted Abolfazl Mokaramifar, the provincial tourism chief, as saying on Monday.

  • medical tourists 2020-07-03 16:45

    Coronavirus cuts medical tourists in Mashhad by 95%

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus pandemic has slashed the number of travelers visiting the city of Mashhad for medical purposes by 95 percent over the past few months, IRNA reported.

  • Dam spills out water after 21 years 2020-05-10 11:46

    Dam spills out water after 21 years

    Toroq Dam, which is one of the main sources of supplying drinking water to the metropolis of Mashhad, the capital of northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, has spilled for the first time since it was built 21 years ago thanks to heavy rainfalls in recent months. Some experts believe that Iran has entered a period of wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades as rainfall in the past three years has met normal and above normal levels.

  • Flashfloods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran 2020-04-21 23:22

    Flash floods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – An archaeological site has recently been unearthed on the outskirts of Torbat-e Heydarieh after torrential rains washed the soil away in the northeastern Iranian region.

  • 100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored 2020-04-13 19:55

    100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 pieces of historical ceramics and glazed pottery were restored in the laboratory of Khorasan Great Museum, northeastern city of Mashhad, during the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).

  • Leader 2020-03-10 18:11

    Leader’s New Year speech canceled over coronavirus outbreak

    TEHRAN — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s annual New Year speech at the Imam Reza holy shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad will not be held due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

  •  “Bowl with a Figure and Birds”; 10th century CE; excavated from Neyshabur, northeast Iran 2020-03-10 08:36

    A glimpse of The Met’s excavations at Neyshabur once home to many Iranian scholars, traders and artisans

    TEHRAN – Beginning in 1935, a team from the Department of Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “The Met”, excavated for several seasons at Neyshabur (Nishapur), which is one of flourishing towns of medieval times now situated northeast of modern Iran.

  • احسان حدادی 2020-03-01 15:55

    Hadadi assures of winning second Olympics medal

    TEHRAN – Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi says that he can win his second medal in the Olympic Games.

  • Wooden mosque at Choobin (“Wooden”) village near Neyshabur, northeast Iran. 2020-02-26 23:54

    Visit village where all structures are made of timber

    Serenely sprawling in a well-watered and fertile plain at the southern foot of the Binalud Mountains, Choobin (“Wooden”) village is a special tourist destination situated near Neyshabur, northeast Iran.

  • International Quran Competition 2020-02-26 18:38

    Intl. Quran Competition postponed until end of Ramadan

    TEHRAN – The 37th International Quran Competition has been postponed to a time after the holy month of Ramadan due to the new coronavirus epidemic in the country.

  • Colorful yurts at Noruz (Nowruz) festival 2020-02-24 19:37

    Iran-Turkmenistan border crossing to host Noruz celebration

    TEHRAN – Iran and Turkmenistan are scheduled to celebrate Noruz, the Persian New Year traditions shared between the two nations, during a joint event at their border crossing on March 27, CHTN reported.

  • narcotic 2020-02-23 18:32

    Police seize narcotic drugs in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Anti-drug police forces have seized illicit drugs after disbanding a gang of drug traffickers in the northeastern city of Mashhad, local sources announced on Sunday.

  • Religious tourism: Prophet Habakkuk and his tomb tower in Iran 2020-02-19 19:52

    Religious tourism: Prophet Habakkuk and his tomb tower in Iran

    TEHRAN – As you know religious tourism, which marks one of the oldest forms of traveling, is exclusively or strongly-motivated by spiritual reasons. It can also be referred to as faith tourism or spiritual tourism.

  • A view of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2020-02-10 06:59

    37 million Iranian pilgrims, travelers visit Mashhad in 10 months

    TEHRAN – Some 37 million Iranian pilgrims and travelers visited the shrine city of Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019).

  • Iranian troupe to perform folk dance at FITUR 2020-01-22 18:35

    Iranian troupe to perform folk dance at FITUR

    TEHRAN – A troupe of Iranian performers from northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, are scheduled to perform traditional dance at the 40th FITUR tourism trade fair, which opened in Madrid, Spain, on January 22 and will run till January 26.

  • سیل خروشان مردم تهران در مراسم تشییع شهید سپهبد سلیمانی 2020-01-06 20:59

    Farewell, Commander

    TEHRAN - Spectacular scenes were witnessed in the packed streets of Tehran on Monday as millions came out to bid a tearful adieu to their beloved commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and his comrades.

  • Funeral procession for martyrs Soleimani, al-Muhandis in Ahvaz 2020-01-05 22:38

    ‘General of the Hearts’ honored from southwest to northeast

    TEHRAN – Millions of angry mourners from all walks of life participated in separate funeral ceremonies held in the southwestern city of Ahvaz and the northeastern city of Mashhad on Sunday for Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani who was martyred in a U.S. air raid in Baghdad on Friday morning.

  • Mashhad 2020-01-05 14:38

    Holy Mashhad mourns Lt.Gen. Soleimani martyrdom

    MASHHAD, Iran - Hundreds of thousands of people are attending the mourning procession for Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani in the shrine city of Mashhad .

  • Urmia-Mashhad passenger train route launched 2019-12-29 18:38

    Urmia-Mashhad passenger train route launched

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways launched a passenger train route on Sunday, stretching some 1,650 kilometers from the northwestern city of Urmia to the holy city of Mashhad in the northeast.

  • Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March 2019-12-28 18:19

    Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March

    TEHRAN – International tourist arrivals in Iran’s north-central Semnan province rose 22 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), provincial tourism chief has said.

  • A woman prays during her visit to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad. 2019-12-14 18:32

    Azerbaijani airline to launch Mashhad-Baku flights

    TEHRAN – An Azerbaijani airline is slated to launch flights from the capital city of Baku to the Iranian city of Mashhad on Monday.

  • International arrivals in Iran reach 6.7 million since March 2019-12-04 19:29

    International arrivals in Iran reach 6.7 million since March

    TEHRAN – Some 6.7 million foreign nationals have visited Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), IRNA reported.

  • Iran starts issuing electronic visas for Pakistani citizens 2019-12-03 18:49

    Iran starts issuing electronic visas for Pakistani citizens

    TEHRAN - Iran has launched an e-visa system for Pakistani citizens in order to facilitate their travels through abolishing old-fashioned paper visas.

  • People visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-10-30 01:25

    By Seyedhossein Hosseiniseddiq,Faculty member at Islamic Azad University

    Honorary Service in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH)

    MASHHAD - As we approach the martyrdom of Imam Reza these days, I am eager to write about the success of my honorary service and to introduce various sections of the holy shrine complex.

  • Golden Eagle passengers on tour across Iran 2019-10-13 18:04

    Golden Eagle passengers on tour across Iran

    TEHRAN - A number of international rail travelers arrived in Isfahan early on Sunday on an excursion across Iran.

  • A Spanish couple poses for a photo during a visit to the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC). 2019-10-07 20:20

    30,000 Iranians obtained visas for Spain in 2018, envoy says

    TEHRAN – Some 30,000 Iranians got visas for Spain in 2018, Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran 2019-10-01 18:23

    Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Six eastern Iranian provinces are scheduled to discuss ways to expand tourism in a conference which will be held in the city of Mashhad on October 10, CHTN reported.

  • International travelers pose for a photo while visiting the holy shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), the sister of Imam Reza (AS), in Qom, central Iran. Women are clad in chadors, shapeless gowns that cover their entire bodies, to respect a dress code required for female pilgrims. 2019-09-22 19:01

    Iran and its enormous potential for religious tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran is growing into a major destination for religious tourism despite U.S. sanctions on its economy, some experts say. 

  • Eid al-Ghadir 2019-08-21 14:03

    Eid al-Ghadir celebrated nationwide

    People in the city of Mashhad celebrated Eid al-Ghadir, the day on which Imam Ali (AS) was appointed as successor to Prophet Muhammad (S), at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Monday August 19, 2019.  On this occasion, Iranians across the country held feasts by illumination of thoroughfares, streets and distribution of sweets among people.