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  • Museum of traditional sweets set to open in Yazd Yesterday 20:03

    Museum of traditional sweets set to open in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A museum dedicated to confectionery and traditional sweets is set to be launched in the UNESCO-registered city of Yazd, which is famed for its local foods and edible souvenirs.

  • Venezuelan minister to Visit Tehran to discuss tourism cooperation   2021-02-19 20:04

    Venezuelan minister to visit Tehran to discuss tourism cooperation  

    TEHRAN – Venezuelan Tourism Minister Alí Padrón Paredes will visit Iran in the next few days to discuss tourism cooperation, Caracas’ Ambassador to Tehran Carlos Antonio Alcala Cordones has said.

  • Discover outstanding example of Iranian bathhouse 2021-02-14 17:45

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Discover outstanding example of Iranian bathhouse

    In earlier times, bathhouses or hammams were not only places for bathing and cleaning up in Iran. They were also venues where people socialized, shared humor and news; a peaceful place for exchanging views about politics and everyday life.

  • Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture   2021-02-08 21:06

    Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture  

    TEHRAN – At the southern end of the UNESCO-registered Imam (Naghsh-e Jahan) Square stands the big, grand, and imposing Imam Mosque in the touristic city of Isfahan, central Iran.

  • First ‘house of handicrafts’ makes debut in Alborz province 2021-02-07 20:53

    First ‘house of handicrafts’ makes debut in Alborz province

    TEHRAN – A ‘house of handicrafts’, which according to cultural heritage officials is first of its kind in Alborz province, was officially inaugurated on Sunday in the city of Karaj, the capital of the northcentral Iranian province.

  • Sistan-Baluchestan loses $34.2 million in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19 2021-02-05 18:10

    Sistan-Baluchestan loses $34.2 million in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province has lost 1,440  billion rials ($34.2 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) in earnings from tourism as many potential visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, according to  Alireza Jalalzaei, the provincial tourism chief.

  • Over 3,000 smuggled relics returned to Iran since August 2017: minister   2021-02-02 18:42

    Over 3,000 smuggled relics returned to Iran since August 2017: minister  

    TEHRAN – More than 3,000 historical objects that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran decades ago have been returned home since August 2017, when Presiden Hassan Rouhani began his second administration, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.

  • Vast permanent center for handicrafts to be inaugurated near Tehran   2021-01-22 20:53

    Vast permanent center for handicrafts to be inaugurated near Tehran  

    TEHRAN – A massive permanent center for the craftsmanship and trade of handicrafts is being constructed in Alborz province, northcentral Iran.

  • No harm to Hormozgan historical sites by quake 2021-01-17 19:37

    No harm to Hormozgan historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN – A medium-sized 5.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Hormozgan on Saturday caused no damage to historical structures and sites across the southern Iranian province.

  • All historical sites in need of restoration in Shushtar 2020-12-27 21:00

    All historical sites in need of restoration in Shushtar

    TEHRAN – Nearly all historical sites and monuments, which are scattered across the ancient town of Shushtar and its outskirts, are in need of restoration work, tourism director of the southwestern Iranian town has said.

  • Why lodging at a caravanserai is a must-do in Iran? 2020-12-08 18:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Why lodging at a caravanserai is a must-do in Iran?

    Imagine a place so serene in the heart of the ancient Silk Road(s) where you can plunge into a forgotten age while staying for a day or two.You may conjure up the hustle and bustle of the merchants selling their goods, bargaining on prices, telling their long-lived journey to one another while their animals chew on hay amid massive portals, elevated load-bearing walls, rooms encircling the courtyard, a heavy-doored gateway, and the tranquility of the surrounding nature!

  • The disabled and fresh start for corona-hit tourism 2020-12-04 18:51

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The disabled and fresh start for corona-hit tourism

    Booking services, airports, transport facilities, hotel rooms, restaurants, public places, equipment rentals, and tourist attractions, or dealing with an untrained travel-related staff, all could be tough and time-consuming for people with disabilities who are left behind in many tourism destinations.

  • Travel startups and efforts to survive coronavirus 2020-11-15 23:48

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Travel startups and efforts to survive coronavirus

    We are all aware of the impact of the novel coronavirus on tourism yet we know that the sector has proven giant, successful tracks of resilience before.

  •  Masjed-e Jameh Kerman: an old mosque with exclusive tiling 2020-11-10 21:00

     Masjed-e Jameh Kerman: an old mosque with exclusive tiling

    TEHRAN - The congregational Masjed-e Jameh of Kerman, which boasts four lofty iwans (porticos), and loads of exemplar tilework, stuccowork, and masonry, is a must-see when you are in Kerman, southeast Iran.

  • Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran 2020-10-17 18:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran

    TEHRAN – Cascades of photogenic domes and minarets can be seen in every corner of Iran as inseparable elements of mosques some of which widely known as timeless benchmarks of the Islamic architecture.

  • Alexander’s Prison (locally called “Zendaan-e Eskandar”), is a legendary place named after Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander of Macedonia, who overthrew the Persian Empire in about 330 BC. 2020-10-12 21:46

    The legend of Alexander’s Prison in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Passed down through generations, myths and legends are the traditional stories that hold distinct significance to a society or culture, particularly those which are deeply rooted in time. 

  • 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.

  • Ashgabat exhibit featuring handicrafts, tourism potentials of Iran 2020-09-28 18:26

    Ashgabat exhibit featuring handicrafts, tourism potentials of Iran

    TEHRAN – A select of handicrafts and tourism potentials of Iran are being showcased at an exhibition which opened its doors to the public in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, on September 27, concurrent with the World Tourism Day.

  • 'Achaemenid-era embankment dams still source of inspiration for modern architects, engineers' 2020-09-27 21:17

    'Achaemenid-era embankment dams still source of inspiration for modern architects, engineers'

     TEHRAN – An Iranian archaeologist believes that embankment dams constructed in the country during the Achaemenid era (c. 550 – 330 BC) and their role in water management is still a source of inspiration for modern architects and engineers.

  • Islamic-era tomb-chamber, skeleton discovered in northwest Iran 2020-09-20 23:19

    Islamic-era tomb-chamber, skeleton discovered in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A human skeleton has recently been discovered by a team of archaeologists while conducting a demarcation survey across Geoy Tepe in northwest Iran.

  • Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols 2020-09-19 19:36

    Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Cave and Speleology Association has requested nature lovers and ordinary people not to enter caves on the Clean Cave Day, September 23, saying, this year the occasion will be observed under strict health protocols by experienced cavers.

  • Iranian tourism, ancient civilization on show at China exhibit 2020-09-12 19:47

    Iranian tourism, ancient civilization on show at China exhibit

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Iranian crafters and tour operators are attending China International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE), promoting tourism destinations, arts, and rituals of the ancient land to visitors. 

  • IranAir to resume Tehran-Madrid flights after 17 years   2020-08-18 21:30

    IranAir to resume Tehran-Madrid flights after 17 years   

    TEHRAN – The Iranian embassy in Spain has announced that the country’s flag carrier IranAir will resume flights after 17 years between Tehran and Madrid.

  • 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.

  • UNESCO provides financial support to restore ancient caravansary in Iran 2020-07-26 21:33

    UNESCO provides financial support to restore ancient caravansary in Iran

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has provided financial support to restore an ancient caravansary, which is located in Savojbolagh county, Alborz province, northern Iran.

  • Tabas Geopark moves closer to possible UNESCO registration 2020-06-23 22:33

    Tabas Geopark moves closer to possible UNESCO registration

    TEHRAN – An extensive dossier, which is an essential prerequisite for possible UNESCO inscription of a site, has almost been completed for the gigantic Tabas Geopark, which is situated in east-central Iran.

  • Qeshm Geopark could lose UNESCO tag 2020-05-29 21:59

    Qeshm Geopark could lose UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN – Iran’s southern Qeshm Geopark could lose its UNESCO status due to years of large-scale shrimp hatchery operations that could be referred to as an example of environmental mismanagement in the country.

  • A view of the modest mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran. 2020-05-27 21:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Explore mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai

    The purported burial site of Purim’s Persian queen and a pilgrimage site for Iranian Jews

    TEHRAN – The mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai is a Jewish shrine in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran, where, according to Judeo-Persian tradition is the burial site of the two cousins who played a pivotal role in the Book of Esther (also known as the Megillah).

  • A total of six clay vessels, which believed to date back to the fifth millennium BC, have recently been unearned in Moushelan Tepe, a significant archaeological site 65 km west of Tehran. 2020-05-20 21:25

    Seven-thousand-year-old clay vessels unearthed in Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of six clay vessels, which believed to date back to the fifth millennium BC, have recently been unearned in Moushelan Tepe, a significant archaeological site 65 km west of Tehran. 

  • Ancient castles and fortresses in Iran: Zahhak Castle 2020-05-17 18:38

    Ancient castles and fortresses in Iran: Zahhak Castle

    Even though Iran is better known for foreign tourists by magnificent mosques, labyrinthine bazaars, madrasas, wind-catchers, ancient cities like Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, the nation does have a large number of rather forgotten historical heritages like tens of ruined castles.