• A modern troglodyte in Maymand, a UNESCO-registered village in Kerman province 2017-11-07 09:20

    Tourist arrivals in Maymand on rise

    TEHRAN – The number of travelers visiting Maymand, a UNESCO-registered village in the southeastern province of Kerman, has risen in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017).

  • Rose 2017-05-10 11:21

    Rose harvest season in southern Iran

    Harvesting Damask rose, known as Gol-e Mohammadi in Iran, is an annual practice in Meymand, a city in the southern province of Fars.  The city produces over 10,000 tons of rose water out of the flower, accounting for over 60 percent of Iran’s rose water export.  Iranians use Damask rose in cooking, tea serving, and celebrations in its various forms, although it doesn’t play much part in the Western societies.  The flowers are also renowned for their fine fragrance, and are commercially harvested for extracting rose water and oil.

  • 10- میمند.jpg 2016-10-23 09:11

    Maymand, an exemplar manmade-cave dwelling

    TEHRAN - Thousands of years before Persepolis - the magnificent Achaemenid ceremonial capital - was made in southern Iran in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, residents of its eastward village named Maymand carved out rocky hillsides to take refuge from harsh climate of the Iranian Plateau.