• Museum of traditional sweets set to open in Yazd 2021-04-11 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.

  • Bahabad Castle 2021-04-05 15:46

    Entrance gate of Bahabad Castle restored 

    TEHRAN –Restoration of the façade of the entrance gate of Bahabad Castle in the central province of Yazd has been completed, a local tourism official announced on Sunday.

  • historical texture of Shahedieh 2021-04-04 19:33

    Historical core of Shahedieh made national heritage 

    TEHRAN – The historical texture of Shahedieh, a mudbrick town in Iran’s Yazd province, has been added to the national heritage list, the provincial tourism chief has said. 

  • post museum 2021-03-12 19:30

    Post & philatelic museum inaugurated in Yazd

    TEHRAN –A museum dedicated to the post and philatelic opened its doors to the public in the ancient city of Yazd on Wednesday. 

  • Juy-e Horhor 2021-02-28 22:08

    Yazd’s centuries-old cemetery restoration works begin

    TEHRAN-The centuries-old cemetery of Juy-e Horhor in the central province of Yazd has undergone some rehabilitation work, a provincial tourism official has said. 

  • qanat 2021-02-27 21:51

    Ancient qanat in central Iran brought back to life 

    TEHRAN – A restoration project has been completed on the historical qanat of Shahneh in the central province of Yazd, a local official has announced. 

  • water supply 2021-02-23 15:08

    Energy minister inaugurates 25 rural water-supply projects in Yazd

    TEHRAN- Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated 25 projects for supplying water to the villages of Yaz Province through video conference on Tuesday, IRNA reported.

  • yazd 2021-02-13 18:42

    Iranian sweets, crafts win national heritage status

    TEHRAN-A total of 18 cultural elements, which are practiced in the central Iranian province of Yazd, have been inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

  • Paragliding 2021-02-06 17:22

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Paragliding over desert, exciting yet terrifying activity one needs to try 

    The scorching deserts in the Iranian heartland have been always top tourist destinations for domestic and foreign travelers. 

  • Tourism projects 2021-02-05 17:48

    Tourism projects worth $15.3m to be inaugurated in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A total of 43 tourism-related projects, worth 645 billion rials ($15.3 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar), are scheduled to come on stream across the central Iranian province of Yazd on the occasion of Fajr cerebrations (Jan. 31- Feb. 10, marking the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution).

  • Amir Chakhmaq Mosque, Yazd. 2021-01-26 18:39

    Yazd selected as 2021 Capital of Sahifeh Sajjadieh

    TEHRAN – Yazd has been selected as Iran’s first city to represent the Capital of the Sahifeh Sajjadieh, a collection of prayers attributed to Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth Imam of the Shia.

  • Historical vaulted alley, adjoining houses undergo urgent restoration 2021-01-06 18:58

    Historical vaulted alley, adjoining houses undergo urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – A traditional vaulted alley and its adjoining mudbrick houses, which are altogether named a “darband” in the Iranian vernacular architecture, have been restored urgently in the historical texture of Ardakan in central Iran. 

  • Yazd 2021-01-04 18:07

    Pilot project to buttress tourism in UNESCO-tagged Yazd

    TEHRAN –A pilot project is planned to promote tourism in the UNESCO-listed Yazd, which is a major travel destination in central Iran. 

  • Archaeological evidence may reshape Yazd history 2020-12-14 20:25

    Archaeological evidence may reshape Yazd history

    TEHRAN – Recent archeological findings have shed new light on the history of Yazd, the UNESCO-registered oasis city in central Iran, proposing its antiquity may go down in time more than previously thought.

  • national heritage 2020-12-11 17:53

    Yazd mosques, temples made national heritage

    TEHRAN – Four mosques and Zoroastrian temples along with other historical properties, scattered across the central Iranian province of Yazd, have recently been added to the National Cultural Heritage list. 

  • Ab-Anbar 2020-12-07 23:16

    Experts restore historical cistern surmounted by windcatchers

    TEHRAN – Cultural heritage experts in Yazd have begun work to restore a historical Ab-Anbar (cistern) which is surmounted by two windcatchers, the city’s tourism chief announced on Monday. 

  • Seb Castle reigns magnificent again 2020-12-02 22:38

    Seb Castle reigns magnificent again

    TEHRAN – Seb Castle reigns magnificent again over an ancient Iranian village it is named after.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus: Iranian Zoroastrians observe Azargan online 2020-11-23 19:30

    Coronavirus: Iranian Zoroastrians observe Azargan online

    TEHRAN – With the coronavirus capsizing Azargan, Iran’s Zoroastrians on Monday observed the ancient ritual online, IRNA reported.

  • Yazd’s historical texture 2020-11-20 18:06

    Yazd’s historical texture being restored to original grandeur

    TEHRAN –Ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage, are being restored to their original glory.

  • Bahaeddin qanat 2020-11-13 20:30

    800-year-old qanat to turn into national museum

    TEHRAN – The 800-year-old Bahaeddin qanat (underground aqueduct) in the central city of Ardakan is planned to be repurposed into a national museum.

  • 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.

  • Air sports 2020-11-01 11:41

    Air sports in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Autumn is the best season for Paragliding in the city of Yazd in central of Iran, and the sportspersons have gathered in the city for the air sport.

  • Yakhchal (ice storage) 2020-10-30 16:23

    Historical ice storage in central Iran undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – A Qajar-era (1789–1925) conical mud-brick adobe traditional Yakhchal (ice storage) has undergone some rehabilitation works in the village of Hek, near the ancient town of Abarkooh, Yazd province, central Iran.

  • A Jewish pilgrimage: Harav Oursherga shrine in Yazd 2020-10-26 18:05

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq 

    A Jewish pilgrimage: Harav Oursherga shrine in Yazd

  • A glimpse of Persian handicrafts: Termeh 2020-10-19 22:39

    A glimpse of Persian handicrafts: Termeh

    Termeh is a fine and precious handmade cloth with traditional patterns or textures made of wool and high-quality natural or synthetic silk with tall fibers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Centuries-old cistern 2020-10-12 21:46

    Centuries-old cistern in Yazd renovated

    TEHRAN- The Safavid-era (1501–1736) Bagh Gandom Ab-Anbar (cistern) in the central province of Yazd has been renovated.

  • 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.