Tourist

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  • 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.

  • CHHTO Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) visits a permanent handicrafts market in Oud Lajan, downtown Tehran, July 10, 2018. 2018-07-12 12:48

    ‘Oud Lajan has potential to become an attractive tourist destination’

    TEHRAN – Oud Lajan neighborhood in downtown Tehran has a considerable potential to become an attractive tourist destination, Iran’s tourism chief has said.

  • Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran 2018-05-10 08:25

    Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran

    TEHRAN –The first phase of a tourist village project in Khansar county, central Isfahan province, came on stream on Tuesday. 

  • A view of Tehran with the towering snow-capped mountains in the background 2018-02-17 19:48

    CHHTO to arrange special package tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is designing a range of promotional cheap package tours, which will be offered to Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey nationals in the span of March 16 to April 4.

  • In Isfahan, Menar Jonban highly prone to vibration! 2018-02-16 11:51

    In Isfahan, Menar Jonban highly prone to vibration!

    TEHRAN – Standing in Isfahan, Menar Jonban has long been a rather strange attraction of the central Iranian city. Its dual minarets are vastly prone to vibration!

  • An exterior view of Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan 2018-02-04 08:37

    Ali Qapu to regain former glory after extensive restoration

    TEHRAN – A long-lasting rehabilitating project on Ali Qapu Palace has entered its final stage as scaffoldings are to be removed from the façade of 16th-century monument in Isfahan, central Iran.

  • A view of Daniel mausoleum in Shush, southwest Iran 2018-01-28 11:48

    A brief look at biblical tomb in Iran

    The tomb of the biblical prophet, Daniel, in southwestern Iran is daily revered by great numbers of domestic pilgrims including the Jewish community.

  • A file photo depicts Iranian children going a sightseeing tour  2018-01-27 20:31

    Tourist camps planned for children, young adults

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to set up tourist camps special for children and young adults across the country with the aim of fostering a wider tourism culture that entails the role of younger generations.

  • Campaign for proper handicrafts packaging unveiled 2018-01-04 13:08

    Campaign for proper handicrafts packaging unveiled

    TEHRAN – Isfahan’s cultural heritage chief on Tuesday called for a new look towards presenting handicrafts to foreign travelers as he initiated a campaign for designing elegant packs for handmade products.

  • Iran sees a decline in health tourist influx 2017-12-30 22:03

    Iran sees a decline in health tourist influx

    TEHRAN – The number of medical tourists traveling to Iran is estimated to fell some 10 percent in the current Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018) in comparison to the previous year, IRIB reported on Thursday.

  •  A general view of the Carpet Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran 2017-12-23 20:50

    Carpet Museum draws 6,500 foreign travelers in 9 months

    TEHRAN – Some 6,500 overseas tourists toured Carpet Museum of Iran over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21.

  • An undated photo shows a rock climber ascending the frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan Razavi province, northeast Iran. 2017-12-11 20:28

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Akhlamad retains charm in winter

    TEHRAN – Though not a water-rich country, Iran still boasts a considerable number of waterfalls and cascades that are fairly popular amongst domestic sightseers.

  • Qasr-e Khorshid: A must-see tourist destination in northeast Iran 2017-11-27 19:05

    Qasr-e Khorshid: A must-see tourist destination in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – Qasr-e Khorshid (literally ‘the Sun Palace’), is an 18th-century iconic monument which is currently used as a museum of anthropology in Kalat County, Khorasan Razavi province, northeast Iran.

  • Ali Sadr Cave: Stepping into Jurassic era! 2017-11-23 09:07

    Ali Sadr Cave: Stepping into Jurassic era!

    TEHRAN – Each day tens of domestic and foreign sightseers set foot in Ali Sadr Cave, a gigantic water-filled cavern wieldy believed to date from Jurassic era.

  • An undated photo depicts travelers walking across the scenic Shahdad Desert in Kerman province. 2017-11-16 11:05

    Kerman’s H1 foreign tourist arrivals up 30% y/y

    TEHRAN - International tourist arrivals in Iran’s southeastern Kerman province rose 30 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017) from a year earlier.

  •  A view of Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran 2017-11-13 20:59

    Saint Stepanos hosts 2,500 foreign travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Some 2,500 foreign tourists visited the UNESCO-inscribed Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017).

  • Iran’s tourist attractions in limelight at London event 2017-11-07 09:24

    Iran’s tourist attractions in limelight at London event

    TEHRAN – A cluster of Iranian exhibitors and tour operators are attending the 38th World Travel Market (WTM), which opened its doors to the public in London on Monday.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, in southern Iran. 2017-10-16 20:25

    Booming small businesses can buttress tourism in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – Empowering small businesses can be used as an initiative which can consequently cater to boom in the country’s travel and hospitality sectors, said Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.