• 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.

  • A view of Espinas Palace Hotel with a Tehran’s skyline in the background 2019-07-13 21:32

    Hacking your way to book a hotel room in Iran

    TEHRAN – In spite of U.S. trade and economic sanctions, it still seems easy to get the best hotel deal for your stay in Iran.

  • Domestic travelers set up their tents in visits to Mazandaran province, northern Iran. 2019-06-01 20:16

    New tourism destinations should be made known: official

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy chief of tourism has suggested that lesser-known travel destinations should be properly introduced to people in order to have a balanced domestic tourism.

  • 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.

  • Lipar, a small lake in pink 2019-03-17 10:30

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Lipar, a small lake in pink

    TEHRAN – Lipar, a small lake which usually turns pink, is an off-the-radar tourist destination in Iran, which has never been introduced completely!

  • Poets’ Mausoleum, a prime cultural destination 2019-03-11 22:20

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Poets’ Mausoleum, a prime cultural destination

    TEHRAN – Poets’ Mausoleum or Maqbaratoshoara is a prime cultural destination for travelers to Tabriz. It attracts a great number of Iranian and foreign visitors interested in literature and art.