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  • Visit 17th-century museum-like factory in Isfahan 2020-07-10 22:23

    Visit 17th-century museum-like factory in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – “Assarkhane” is a Persian word equivalent to a traditional oil-extracting factory where special mills are/were used to grind stuff such as stones, turmeric, and pepper. There were many Assarkhanes operational in every corner of Iran in the time of yore.

  • UNESCO-registered Yazd to develop children’s tourism 2020-06-27 18:22

    UNESCO-registered Yazd to develop children’s tourism

    TEHRAN – The historical oasis city of Yazd, which is a UNESCO World Heritage in central Iran, is aimed to develop needed infrastructure and prerequisites for becoming a top destination for children’s tourism as well.

  • A combination photo compares Hafezieh, the mausoleum of the illustrious Persian poet Hafez, full of visitors in March 2019 (R), with the one taken in March 2020 being deserted over coronavirus fears. Hafezieh is a major cultural and tourism spot in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2020-04-06 00:25

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Why Iran expects tourism boom after coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought travel to a standstill nearly all over the globe, including Iran, causing huge job and revenue losses.

  • Italy extends visa for Iranians up to 60 days 2020-03-13 18:44

    Italy extends visa for Iranians up to 60 days

    TEHRAN – The Italian government has agreed to significantly extend short-term visas for visiting Iranians, saying they will have “no problem” to stay up to 60 days more after their visa expiration dates, Tehran’s embassy in Rome has said, IRNA reported.

  • Iranian tour guides ‘messengers of peace and friendship’: minister 2020-02-23 18:50

    Iranian tour guides ‘messengers of peace and friendship’: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan has honored tour guides as messengers of Iranian peace and friendship to the world, saying they play a very strategic role when it comes to assess quality of the tours and tourist satisfaction.

  • German sightseers visiting Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province 2020-02-09 23:09

    German sightseers visiting Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province

    TEHRAN - A nine-member group of German sightseers has commenced an excursion to southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, which is amongst Iran’s lesser-known destinations.

  • 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.

  • Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri addresses the closing ceremony of the 6th Digital Marketing & Tourism Industry Conference, which was held at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel on January 17, 2020. 2020-01-18 18:45

    Intl. conference bears witness to Iran being a safe destination

    TEHRAN – Holding an international conference with the presence of leading figures in digital tourism marketing is an indicator that Iran is a safe destination to travel, deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri said on Friday.

  • Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri  in an undated photo 2020-01-14 19:52

    Iran rules out massive cancelation of inbound tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri on Monday ruled out speculations that inbound tours have been massively canceled in the wake of recent tragic incidents in the country.

  • One of the largest city squares in the world, Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Pattern of the World Square), is in the city of Isfahan, built in the early 17th Century. 2020-01-12 19:27

    Iran tourism will rebound despite suffering a severe blow: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Sunday said that the country’s tourism industry has suffered a major setback but it will certainly return to “normal”.

  •  File photo depicts a man visiting giant Kaluts of Shahdad, a major part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, in Kerman province, southeastern Iran. 2019-12-18 18:53

    Swiss traveler astonished by charms of Kerman province

    TEHRAN – Swiss globetrotter Lola Bernardoni, who has recently toured Kerman, says she was astounded to find such top tourist attractions across the southeastern Iranian province.

  • Kazakh ambassador to Tehran Askhat Orazbay speaks in an undated photo. 2019-11-24 20:44

    Kazakhstan considering to ease visa rules for Iranians

    TEHRAN - Kazakhstan is considering to ease visa rules for Iranian traders and travelers as of the next spring, Kazakh ambassador to Tehran Askhat Orazbay has said.

  • Foreign visits to Ardebil’s museums jump 97 percent 2019-11-17 10:00

    Foreign visits to Ardebil’s museums jump 97 percent

    TEHRAN – - The number of foreign visitors to Ardebil’s heritage museums jumped some 97 percent during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), corresponding to the same period last year.

  • 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.

  • Tourists visit the UNESCO-registered Imam Square (originally named as Naqsh-e Jahan Square) in Isfahan, central Iran, April 12, 2018. 2019-10-02 18:52

    Iran 2nd among world’s fastest growing tourist destinations

    TEHRAN – Iran has been introduced by United Nations World Tourism Organization as the world’s second fastest growing tourist destination in 2018, with 49.9 percent growth in arrivals year on year.

  • Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran Eduardo López Busquets in an undated photo 2019-09-30 18:26

    Iran is an amazing and wonderful country for tourists, envoy says

    TEHRAN – Iran is an amazing and wonderful country for tourists and [Some] ninety percent of Spanish cultural tourists are willing to visit the country at least for once, Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • The Best Travel Guides and Tips for Your Trip to Iran 2019-09-30 10:03

    The Best Travel Guides and Tips for Your Trip to Iran

    The Language and Religion: While Iran has a divergent population whose languages and dialects may vary from region to region, including Turkic, Kurdish, Luri, Arabic etc., the official language of Iran is Persian. The state religion of the country is Islam, while there are an outstanding number of people practicing other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.

  • UNESCO-invitees tour attractions in Hamedan 2019-09-27 17:41

    UNESCO-invitees tour attractions in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Participants to a UNESCO meeting, which was held in Hamedan, paid visits to several tourist attractions in the ancient Iranian city.

  • War tourism to be expanded in Khorramshah 2019-09-21 18:29

    War tourism to be expanded in Khorramshahr

    TEHRAN – War tourism, a kind of recreational travel to active or former war zones for purposes of sightseeing or historical study, is intended to be expanded in the city of Khorramshahr, a symbol of resistance during the 1980–1988 war against Iraqi invaders.

  • Over 300,000 visits to Kermanshah sites recorded 2019-07-26 22:35

    Over 300,000 visits to Kermanshah sites recorded

    TEHRAN – More than 300,000 travelers visited major historical sites across Kermanshah province during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).

  • People visit the 17th-century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture in Isfahan. 2019-07-09 20:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Is Iran safe for Americans to visit?

    TEHRAN – The matter of security in Iran is essentially considered as a complex question for any U.S. citizen willing to visit the Islamic Republic.

  • Iran sets sights on drawing 2 million Chinese tourists per annum  2019-07-01 19:50

    Iran sets sights on drawing 2 million Chinese tourists per annum 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism organization has set sights on attracting two million Chinese nationals per annum after the country approved to waive the visa requirement for Chinese travelers.

  •  File photo: A foreign traveler visits the historical Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan, central Iran. 2019-07-01 19:41

    Iran, Tajikistan stress expansion of tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran and Tajikistan have recently explored avenues to enhance tourism ties after the two nations experienced decline in the number of arrivals.

  • Iran ready to host Muslim tourists during Ramadan 2019-05-12 20:12

    Iran ready to host Muslim tourists during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – Iran is ready to provide warm hospitality to religious tourists, particularly the ones from Muslim countries during the fasting month of Ramadan, a senior tourism official has said.

  • Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz 2019-04-27 20:11

    Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A trip to Shiraz without a visit to Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Mosque), which is part of a bigger 18th-century ensemble, may be tantamount to a trip to Istanbul while missing the Blue Mosque.

  • Austrian nationals on tour of Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan 2019-02-25 19:58

    Austrian nationals on tour of Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – A group of Austrian travelers has commenced an eight-day tour of Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, which was once shunned by potential foreign travelers.

  • People visit the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran 2018-08-15 17:07

    Iran’s 4-month tourist arrivals up 38% y/y

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran surged 38 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, tourism chief has said.