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  • Iran pavilion hailed by visitors at Expo 2020 2021-10-02 20:46

    Iran pavilion hailed by visitors at Expo 2020

    TEHRAN - Iran pavilion at the prestigious Expo 2020 Dubai has been hailed by visitors, CHTN reported on Saturday.

  •  A traveler enjoys tranquil Iranian desert. (Photo credit:  TasteIran / Amin Karimi) 2021-09-03 17:47

    Colorful destinations: what to do in every season in Iran?

    TEHRAN - If you’re thinking about traveling to Iran whenever the coronavirus is finally behind us, you might wonder what time of year is best.

  • Imam Mosque: elegant, iconic, and visually stunning 2021-08-04 18:48

    Imam Mosque: elegant, iconic, and visually stunning

    TEHRAN – Imam Mosque, with its iconic blue-tiled mosaics and its perfect proportions, forms an elegant, visually stunning monument at the southern end of a UNESCO-registered square of the same name in the touristic city of Isfahan, central Iran.

  • The collapsing mudbrick houses of Kharanaq, Iran. ( Johannes Zielcke / Flickr ) 2021-08-03 18:56

    Kharanaq: a deserted, crumbling but dreamy destination

    TEHRAN - Serenely situated in a remote valley about 70km north of Yazd in central Iran, is the deserted and crumbling mud-brick village of Kharanaq.

  • Amir Chakhmaq: a drop-dead gorgeous destination in central Iran 2021-07-25 19:47

    Amir Chakhmaq: a drop-dead gorgeous destination in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Having a unique imposing façade and tranquil atmosphere, the 19th-century Amir Chakhmaq Complex is one of the drop-dead travel destinations in central Iran.

  • Prehistorical troglodyte homes to become tourist destination 2021-06-29 21:30

    Prehistorical troglodyte homes to become tourist destination

    TEHRAN – A series of prehistorical troglodyte homes and their rock-carved surroundings situated in northwest Iran will be prepared for sightseers.

  • Here are destinations near Tehran to escape summer heat 2021-06-27 18:44

    Here are destinations near Tehran to escape summer heat

    TEHRAN- Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere. It is great news for the sun-lovers flocking to beach resorts. But what about those who want to beat the heat? If cool weather and even cooler destinations are more to your taste, here are places around the Iranian capital where scorching heat will be nothing more than an afterthought!

  • A view of UNESCO-registered Arg-e Bam in southeast Iran. 2021-06-22 21:02

    10 Iran travel destinations you must see

  • A view of Mohammed Helal shrine near Kashan 2021-06-12 20:48

    Dream vacations: 12 most unique travel destinations in Iran

    TEHRAN – Embracing 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Iran is an amazingly underrated country with an immense history, sociable people, and magnificent architecture.

  • Top Iranian cities where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate 2021-05-30 20:41

    Top Iranian cities where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate

    TEHRAN – If you are drawn to ancient destinations, Iran could be your thing. The country bears some of history’s biggest names – Cyrus the Great and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their footprints and the regions they conquered or ruled over are now among top travel destinations of the modern country.

  • Blue Mosque of Tabriz: a forgotten masterpiece of Iranian architecture   2021-05-23 21:00

    Blue Mosque of Tabriz: a forgotten masterpiece of Iranian architecture  

    TEHRAN – Completed in the mid-15th century, the Blue Mosque of Tabriz (better known as Masjed-e Kabud) was among the most glorious buildings of the time. Once built, artists took a further 25 years to cover every surface with the blue majolica tiles and intricate calligraphy for which it’s nicknamed.

  • From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion 2021-04-14 10:45

    From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion

    TEHRAN – Hiking along the southern coasts of the Caspian Sea, discovering secret side streets in a tiny Iranian village, walking through labyrinthine bazaars, or roaming down a rain forest path to rural cottages are some of the most memorable experiences can happen only on foot.

  • Three historical objects discovered in Siraf port 2021-04-07 20:18

    Three historical objects discovered in Siraf port

    TEHRAN - Three historical objects have recently been identified in the ancient port of Siraf in southwest Iran.

  • Tabiat Bridge 2020-12-20 19:42

    12 unmissable destinations in Tehran 

    Tehran is such a bustling metropolis that some travelers love to hate as many avoiding a stay there altogether en route to Iran's more popular tourist destinations. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iran ranks tenth on UNESCO World Heritage list 2020-09-08 20:30

    Iran ranks tenth on UNESCO World Heritage list

    TEHRAN - Iran ranks 10th in the world in terms of the number of historical monuments and sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo in front of the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, a ruined Elamiate-era ziggurat in southwest Iran. 2020-04-06 23:45

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Susa, a top destination for history buffs

    Apart from what our goals for traveling could be, it lets us experience diverse wonders, cultures, history, foods and beauties from around the world. There’s history everywhere, but history buffs doe love specific destinations.

  • A traveler looks at the main portal of Imam Mosque in Isfahan, central Iran. 2020-03-13 18:46

    Imam Mosque: A grand, impressive jewel of Isfahan 

    TEHRAN – At the southern end of Isfahan’s main square stands the big, grand and impressive Imam Mosque, which is not only impressive because of its sheer size and incredible decorations, but also helps to get a good impression of the needs and challenges of always on-going restoration works.

  • Food and travel vlogger Mark Wiens in an undated photo 2019-12-08 18:59

    American travel-food vlogger takes social media by storm in Iran

    TEHRAN – Thailand-based American food and travel vlogger Mark Wiens has recently arrived in Tehran, tasting street foods and sending videos to hundreds of thousands of his followers on the social media.

  • A traveler takes a photo of the 18th-century Agha Bozorg mosque, which stands tall in the oasis city of Kashan, central Iran. 2019-11-17 10:00

    Iran is world’s 3rd fastest growing tourist destination: Afar magazine

    TEHRAN - Iran has been ranked 3rd among countries with fastest growing tourist destination by Afar, a U.S.-based award-winning travel magazine, next to Tajikistan and Ecuador in the first and second spots.

  • People visit Shahdad, a touristic part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, in Iran’s Kerman province. 2019-11-03 20:13

    A wild, remote adventure to tour Iran’s giant dunes

    TEHRAN – Shahdad, a major part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, has long been a destination for adventurers, nature lovers, off-roaders and trekkers.

  • Spark your wanderlust: how influencers can help? 2019-10-12 20:28

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Spark your wanderlust: how influencers can help?

    In the current fast-paced realm of advertising and marketing, travel influencers have changed the whole game as they have succeeded to materialize a totally new and self-directed channels to reach audiences in a more authentic and personal way, even influencing to shape their wanderlusts.

  • A walk in Iran’s first modern university 2019-09-18 23:01

    A walk in Iran’s first modern university

    TEHRAN - Photos depict Dar ul-Funun, a mid-19th century scholastic center in downtown Tehran, which marks the start of modern education in Iran.

  • A woman sits in the prayer hall of the Nasir ol-Molk Mosque, which is nicknamed “the Pink Mosque” for its rosy-hued tiles, in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2019-09-18 19:10

    20 attractions you must see in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has proved to be an amazing destination for cultural travelers who bring only themselves and their desires to become part of the culture they visit, a type of journey that salutes to transformation in way of life.

  • Foreign travelers visit Naqsh-e Rostam, an Achaemenid necropolis, which comprises massive rock–hewn tombs and scenic Sassanid-era bas-relief carvings. Naqsh-e Rostam is situated in southern Iran, nearing Persepolis, a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site northward Shiraz. 2019-09-14 19:20

    Iran ranks 1st globally as a pocket-friendly destination: WEF

    TEHRAN – The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Iran first in the world as a pocket-friendly destination.

  • Ray Cook is seen in his Land Cruiser opposite the Tehran Times headquarters in downtown Tehran, August 19, 2019. 2019-08-23 19:35

     By Afshin Majlesi

    Traveler recommends potential tourists to visit Iran before a “big influx”

    Many tourism associates believe that Iran is still somewhat of a lesser-known destination for many avid globetrotters, saying the country, despite having enormous potentials, has a long way to go to occupy a dominant position in world tourism market.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Yazd, which its historical structure is referred to as a “don't miss” destination by almost all of its visitors. 2019-08-13 19:56

    Foreign arrivals in Yazd jumps 29% in 4 months on year

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers visiting Iran’s Yazd province surged 29 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, a provincial tourism official has said.

  • Karim Khan Citadel, a top-rated tourist attraction in Shiraz 2019-08-10 19:11

    Karim Khan Citadel, a top-rated tourist attraction in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – Photos depict people visiting the centuries-old Karim Khan Citadel (locally known as Arg-e Karim Khan), a top-rated tourist attraction in downtown Shiraz, on August 10, 2019.