Shiraz

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  • Bagh-e Narenjestan: an element of ‘surprise’ while in a city of poets and nightingales 2021-04-15 08:51

    Bagh-e Narenjestan: an element of ‘surprise’ while in city of poets and nightingales

    TEHRAN – Named after the bitter oranges (called “Narenj” in Persian) that line the courtyard, Bagh-e Narenjestan is one of the most admired destinations in Shiraz.

  • From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion 2021-04-14 10:45

    From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion

    TEHRAN – Hiking along the southern coasts of the Caspian Sea, discovering secret side streets in a tiny Iranian village, walking through labyrinthine bazaars, or roaming down a rain forest path to rural cottages are some of the most memorable experiences can happen only on foot.

  • Sarab-e Qandil: a puzzling Sassanid bas-relief in southern Iran 2021-04-14 10:32

    Sarab-e Qandil: a puzzling Sassanid bas-relief in southern Iran

    TEHRAN - Sarab-e Qandil (literary meaning “Ice-cold Spring”), is one of many reliefs in southern Iran, which may still bear untold stories. Its isolation from frequented roads might explain its excellent state of conservation: it was not accessible for vandals.

  • Dar ul-Funun has potential to turn into school of traditional arts: minister 2021-03-07 21:53

    Dar ul-Funun has potential to turn into school of traditional arts: minister

    TEHRAN – Dar ul-Funun, which is a symbol for the start of the modern education era in the country, holds the potential to be turned into a school of traditional arts, Iran’s tourism minister said on Sunday.

  • Persepolis 2021-03-05 18:08

    New light shed on Persepolis

    TEHRAN – An archaeological discovery lately been made in the vicinity of Persepolis has shed new light on the once ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid empire. 

  • Gigantic kilim carpet unveiled in southern Iran 2021-02-22 19:05

    Gigantic kilim carpet unveiled in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A gigantic handwoven kilim carpet was unveiled on Sunday during an official ceremony held in the town of Ghirokarzin, southern Iran.

  • Dar ol-Salam 2021-02-22 18:20

    Archaeologists to restore ancient cemetery in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists and cultural heritage experts will restore an ancient cemetery in Shiraz, southern Iran. 

  • Mohsen Jafari, martyr of order and security, laid to rest 2021-02-19 13:47

    Photo: Amin Berenjkar

    Mohsen Jafari, martyr of order and security, laid to rest

    In a ceremony on Friday morning, the body of Mohsen Jafari, who was martyred along with two of his comrades in the fight against armed gangs on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in border province of Sistan-Balouchestan, was lied to rest at Martyrs Cemetery in Shiraz, capital of Far Province. The funeral ceremony, attended by Provincial law enforcement and security officials as well as Shirazi people, was held at the Shah-Cheraq shrine. Jafari has got the title of “martyr of order and security”.

  • Ruins of majestic royal gateway unearthed near Persepolis 2021-02-08 21:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ruins of majestic historical gateway unearthed near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – The ruins of a majestic historical gateway, built upon the order of Cyrus the Great, who was the founder of the mighty Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 – 330 BC), have been unearthed near the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran, Iranian researchers said on Monday.

  • Discover puzzling royal bas-relief in southern Iran 2020-12-04 18:46

    Discover puzzling royal bas-relief in southern Iran

    TEHRAN - Sarab-e Qandil (literary meaning “Ice-cold Spring”), is one of many reliefs, which may still bear untold stories.

  • Thieves’ Castle was once was home to a gang of robbers infamous for spreading fear and panic in the 19th century. 2020-12-02 22:38

    By Afshin Majlesi

    12 off-the-beaten-track destinations even Iranians don’t know about

    Welcome to some hidden gems you never thought to visit, but really should if you’re planning a trip across Iran.The ancient country is home to thousands of historic and architectural beauties on offer in famed cities like Isfahan and Shiraz, Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Yazd in such a way that its diverse landscapes could be easily overlooked.

  • Cultural-rich Fars province takes step to boost agritourism 2020-11-25 19:47

    Culturally-rich Fars province takes step to boost agritourism

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Fars province, globally renowned for its vibrant cultural, historical, and archaeological gems such as Persepolis and Pasargadae, aims to jump-start agritourism as it is home to vast changing natural landscapes as well.

  • Hossein Khanzadi 2020-11-21 23:57

    Navy to receive Shiraz surveillance warship in months

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Navy chief has said a homegrown surveillance warship, dubbed “Shiraz”, will be delivered to the Navy’s fleet next calendar year, which starts on March 21, 2021.

  • relics 2020-11-18 17:40

    Iranian police seize ancient relics from smugglers

    TEHRAN –A number of historical objects have recently been confiscated from three smugglers in Shiraz, southern Fars province, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  • Kilwa Kisiwani 2020-11-14 18:45

    Legacy of Iranians in Africa on the verge of destruction

    TEHRAN –Kilwa Kisiwani, a historical island in Tanzania, which was ruled by Iranians in the 11th century, is on the verge of destruction.

  • Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran 2020-11-01 19:51

    Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran

    If you are drawn to destinations where echoes of ancient civilizations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. Some of history’s biggest names – Cyrus the Great and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their footprints here and the regions they conquered or ruled over are now among top travel destinations of the modern country.

  • Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran 2020-10-13 18:25

    Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran

    TEHRAN – Although potential travelers to Iran are mostly fascinated by tourism delights of Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz, they are unaware that almost every corner of the ancient land is home to astonishing attractions such as dusty labyrinthine bazaars, centuries-old monuments, colorful landscapes, scorching deserts, snow-capped mountains, eroded volcanic plateaus, long-abandoned castles, ancient river valleys, enigmatic places of worship, and above all, hospitable and welcoming people.

  • Happy Hafez Day 2020-10-11 12:15

    Photo: Amin Berenjkar

    Happy Hafez Day

    Iran’s Hafez Day is celebrated on October 11 this year. Hafez, in full Shams ad-Din Muhammad Hafez (ca. 1325-1389), is the most popular of Persian poets. If a book of poetry is to be found in a Persian home, it is likely to be the Divan of Hafez. Many of his verses have become proverbial sayings, and there are few who cannot recite some of his lyrics, partially or totally, by heart. Among the many partial English translations of the Divan of Hafez are those by Gertrude Bell and H. Wilberforce Clarke.

  • Persepolis 2020-10-09 17:12

    Center for paleography established in Persepolis

    TEHRAN- A center for paleography and studying historical inscriptions has been launched in the UNESCO-registered site of Persepolis, southern Fars province.

  • Shiraz 2020-10-05 18:22

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Iran’s Shiraz applies for World Book Capital 2022

    TEHRAN – Shiraz, the hometown of Persian poets Hafez and Sadi that is Iran’s 2020 Book Capital, has applied for the title “World Book Capital” in 2022, Shiraz Mayor Heidar Eskandarpur has announced. 

  • Iranian, Indian travel experts discuss Shiraz history, tourism, and culture 2020-09-29 03:00

    Iranian, Indian travel experts discuss Shiraz history, tourism, and culture

    TEHRAN – A number of travelers, tour operators, and marketers exchanged views on Shiraz, its history, culture, and unique travel destinations during a webinar held on Monday evening.

  • Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran 2020-08-18 19:43

    Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran

    TEHRAN – Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it is scheduled to resume its flights to Tehran and four other major Iranian cities in September.

  • Iran’s first handicraft town to make debut  2020-08-14 20:30

    Iran’s first handicraft town to make debut 

    TEHRAN – The first handicraft town in Iran is being established in the city of Zarqan, southern Fars province, in a bid to bring more prosperity to the domestic handicraft industry.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Rome’s ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone in an undated photo 2020-08-08 19:32

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Italian embassy responsible for depicting Tehran-Rome ‘so deep and complete’ cultural ties: envoy

    Italian ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone has said that his embassy is highly responsible for depicting the richness of so deep and so complete cultural ties, which have long been developed between the two nations.

  • Shiraz 2020-08-05 21:30

    Over $78 million invested to renovate Shiraz historical texture

    TEHRAN- Some 3,300 billion rials (over $78 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been invested to renovate the historical texture of Shiraz, aiming at developing tourism in the city as the capital of Fars province.

  • Qatar Airways increases Doha-Shiraz flights 2020-08-02 21:03

    Qatar Airways increases Doha-Shiraz flights

    TEHRAN – Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, has increased its Doha-Shiraz flights from four times to seven times a week.

  • 160 tourism projects worth $660m underway in Fars province 2020-07-31 21:00

    160 tourism projects worth $660m underway in Fars province

    TEHRAN – A total of 160 tourism projects, worth 28 trillion rials (some $660 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are being implemented in Fars province, which is a top tourist destination in southern Iran.

  • auto parts 2020-07-29 13:52

    Shiraz hosting intl. auto parts exhibit

    TEHRAN- The 19th edition of international auto parts exhibition kicked off on Tuesday in Shiraz, the center of Fars Province, IRNA reported.

  • Czech globetrotters visit South Khorasan province 2020-07-26 21:24

    Czech globetrotters visit South Khorasan province

    TEHRAN – A group of globetrotters from the Czech Republic arrived on Friday in Ayask, an ancient town in Sarayan county, eastern South Khorasan province.