oasis city

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  • Millennia-old Iranian village nominated for UNWTO label 2021-09-01 18:53

    Millennia-old Iranian village nominated for UNWTO label

    TEHRAN – Iran’s millennia-old village of Kharanaq has been nominated for the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ label, which will be granted to a selection of rural destinations by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • Shazdeh Garden 2021-08-29 19:05

    UNESCO-designated garden reopens after two-month closure amid coronavirus pandemic

    TEHRAN – Shazdeh Garden, which is an enigmatic green oasis in the heart of a desert in the southeast Kerman province, reopened on Sunday after being closed for two months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Kashan: a living piece of history on the edge of harsh desert 2021-08-12 07:22

    Kashan: a living piece of history on the edge of harsh desert

    Kashan is home to many historical places, photogenic bazaars, mosques, madrasas, caravansaries, and centuries-old houses some of which transformed into cozy boutique hotels where you could experience the traditional life. 

  • No threat to ancient Narin fortress, official says 2021-07-18 21:17

    No threat to ancient Narin fortress, official says

    TEHRAN – No potential threat poses Narin Qa’leh, an ancient mud-brick fortress, which is located in the city of Meybod, Yazd province.

  • Virtual reality to turn spotlight on water tourism in Yazd 2021-06-19 21:30

    Virtual reality to turn spotlight on water tourism in Yazd

    TEHRAN - If the purpose of heritage museums is to build a bridge between the past and present, then virtual reality (VR) is undeniably one of the most innovative construction tools at their disposal.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • A centuries-old pavilion at the UNESCO-recognized Fin Garden, Kashan, central Iran 2020-11-08 21:51

    Under travelers’ eyes: Kashan and its surrounding jewels

    TEHRAN - Many travelers to the central Iranian plateau opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd, but this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir (aka the Great Salt Desert) is one of the most alluring destinations.

  • Try to conjure up a picture of life in the past 2020-10-28 23:22

    Try to conjure up a picture of life in the past

    Photo depicts a mudbrick gate inside a 19th-century architectural complex, which is situated in a desert oasis in Isfahan province, central Iran, October 27, 2020.

  • A traditional rustic cottage in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2020-10-02 19:15

    By Afshin Majlesi

    What are the opportunities for rural tourism in Iran?

    Dotted with tens of thousands of ancient villages, rural tourism perfectly suits the trend of many inbound and even domestic vacationers who are seeking unique natural experiences, unspoiled landscapes, stay in authentic accommodation, and feel local lifestyles.

  • Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod 2020-08-30 18:27

    Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod

    TEHRAN – A cultural heritage committee has been set up tasked to lay the ground for safeguarding ancient cisterns, watermills, public bathhouses, and qanats (subterranean aqueducts), which are scattered in and around the oasis city of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • 400-year-old cistern restored in Isfahan 2020-08-17 20:30

    400-year-old cistern restored in Isfahan

    TEHRAN - The historical Tudeshk cistern, a vast subterranean reservoir for storing water in Isfahan province, has been fully restored and is ready to be toured by visitors, researchers, and architecture enthusiasts.

  • Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism 2020-05-30 18:42

    Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism

    TEHRAN – An underground ancient watermill, which is said to be the biggest of its kind in Iran, has been restored by the private sector after decades of abandonment as a new destination for sightseers and history buffs.

  • A view of the Stone Garden in Iran’s Kerman province 2020-04-11 23:39

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Meet the most peculiar Iranian garden in desert

    TEHRAN - Originally, it was a way to protest against the government policies but the genius plan led to the construction of something wonderful that invites thousands of visitors every year.

  • Visit majestic Ameri House while making excursion to central Iranian oasis, desert 2020-02-12 19:38

    Visit majestic Ameri House while making excursion to central Iranian oasis, desert

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to Ameri House (also called “Khaneh-ye Ameriha), which in fact constitutes one ring of a circle of historical mansions in Kashan, say it is a must-see destination while making an excursion to the oasis city that lies on the margins of a central Iranian desert.

  • Regional crafts, arts, souvenirs and rituals on show in Yazd 2019-12-07 19:19

    Regional crafts, arts, souvenirs and rituals on show in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Tens of tribespeople, crafters and folk artists from various Iranian provinces have come together in Yazd to showcase their traditional lifestyle, arts, cuisine, handicrafts and souvenirs.