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  • 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!”

  • 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”.

  • Kermanshah exports of handicrafts surge 40 percent, hit $15 million 2020-01-04 19:49

    Kermanshah exports of handicrafts surge 40 percent, hit $15 million

    TEHRAN – Handicrafts exports from western Kermanshah province reached some $15 million in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), showing 40 percent growth year on year.

  • Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared 2019-12-30 19:23

    Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts is preparing a comprehensive plan for developing tourism around coastal areas and forests in the country.

  • Step into the ‘House of Hercules’ in western Iran! 2019-12-28 19:02

    Step into the ‘House of Hercules’ in western Iran!

    TEHRAN – Iran’s western Kordestan province is teemed with hundreds of historical sites, many of which well worth a visit. One of the most famous is the Caves of Karaftu, a series of chambers carved into a cliff facing a mountain. The caves are formed naturally but have been modified by inhabitants over the past centuries.

  • Iran considering to give Russian tourists visa-free entry to help boost visitors 2019-12-27 18:28

    Iran considering to give Russian tourists visa-free entry to help boost visitors

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to allow Russian tourists visa-free entry into the country to boost tourism, after it granted same privilege for some other nationals including Chinese and Omani passport holders.

  • Travelers look at the polychrome dome of the Jameh Mosque of Yazd (Masjid-e-Jameh Yazd) in and undated photo. Soaring above the ancient UNESCO-tagged city, the mosque is graced with a lavishly decorated entrance portal (which is one of the highest in Iran), flanked by two raised minarets. Exquisite mosaics and tilework, intricate stucco and mirrorwork along with masterpieces of Persian calligraphy are amongst charms of the 12th-century structure to name a few. 2019-12-25 19:19

    Iran’s civilization, history deserve to be seen, Italian tourism expert says

    TEHRAN – A senior Italian tourism expert who has recently embarked on some tours across Iran believes that a gap exists between reality in Iran and the media image of the country worldwide, emphasizing that the country’s civilization and history deserve to be seen.

  • Ali-Asghar Mounesan in an undated photo 2019-12-25 19:17

    Iran to unveil national brand name for tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister has said that the national brand for tourism will be unveiled on February 11, 2020.

  • A view of Si-e Tir St. in downtown Tehran 2019-12-22 21:11

    Tehran’s tourist street to become more accessible for people with disabilities

    TEHRAN – A follow-up plan is being formulated to ensure Tehran’s Si-e Tir historical street and its surrounding museums, travel destinations and historical monuments will be more accessible for the physically challenged people.