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  • New study tells tale of shipwreck found in northern Iran Yesterday 18:39

    New study tells tale of shipwreck found in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – A fresh scientific study has shed a new light on the fate of a centuries-old shipwreck, which was found in 2005 in northern Iran.

  • Constructors agree to cut one story for sake of UNESCO site  2020-11-21 19:30

    Constructors agree to cut one story for sake of UNESCO site 

    TEHRAN – Owners of a multi-storey building, which is being constructed adjacent to the famed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran, have ultimately agreed to eliminate one floor to preserve the endangered visual landspade of the UNESCO-registered site. 

  • Darugheh House bears hallmarks of Russian architecture 2020-11-21 18:35

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Darugheh House bears hallmarks of Russian architecture

    If you take a tour of the back alleys of Mashhad, you will discover myriads of attractions hidden behind in the northeastern Iranian metropolis. The 19th-century Darouqeh House may dazzles you with its seductive appearance. Covering some 1,100 square meters in area, it bears the hallmarks of Russian architecture, which sets it apart from many other ones. The historical mansion bagged a UNESCO conservation award in 2016. According to UN cultural body, the conservation of Darugheh House was reinstated a significant component of the historic townscape in Mashhad.

  • Russia to offer e-visas to Iranian tourists as of early 2021 2020-11-20 21:02

    Russia to offer e-visas to Iranian tourists as of early 2021

    TEHRAN –Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan has said Iran his country will be offering electronic visas to travelers from Iran as of February 2021.  

  • Protective roofs covering ‘city of the mouthless’ 2020-11-18 19:04

    Protective roofs covering ‘city of the mouthless’

    TEHRAN – Several protective roofs, supported by steel and concrete columns and bases, are being constructed over the ancient Shahr-e Yeri, an archaeological site and cemetery referred to as the “city of the mouthless”.

  • Iran to extend travel restrictions as of Nov. 21 2020-11-16 23:37

    Iran to extend travel restrictions as of Nov. 21

    TEHRAN – Iran will extend restrictions on non-essential travels as of November 21, attempting to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

  • A view of Shah-e Cheragh (“King of Light”) --- a major mausoleum and pilgrimage site in the touristic city of Shiraz, southern Iran. 2020-11-16 23:33

    Coronavirus cuts Iran tourist arrivals by 72%: UNWTO

    TEHRAN – International tourist arrivals to Iran plunged 72% during the first eight months of the year when compared to 2019, the World Tourism Organization reported, highlighting the severe impact of COVID-19 as the main factor.

  • Corona tests compulsory for travelers as of Nov. 18 2020-11-14 20:00

    Corona tests compulsory for travelers as of Nov. 18

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has issued a directive, based on which corona tests will be mandatory as of November 18 upon entry and exit for passengers during air, land, and sea travels.

  • National Museum of Iran launches guided virtual tours on early human relics, history 2020-11-14 18:36

    National Museum of Iran launches guided virtual tours on early human relics, history

    TEHRAN – With regard to restrictions on museums due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Museum of Iran has launched guided virtual tours on early human relics and history.

  • Visa-free access, direct flights a privilege for Iran, Venezuela: tourism minister 2020-11-10 19:02

    Visa-free access, direct flights a privilege for Iran, Venezuela: tourism minister

    TEHRAN - Visa-free access and direct flights are the two important advantages for Iran and Venezuela to develop tourism cooperation, the Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.

  • Iran’s first tourism farm inaugurated 2020-11-09 21:22

    Iran’s first tourism farm inaugurated

    TEHRAN – The first tourism farm in Iran, measuring five hectares in area, has been created in a scenic fertile land adjacent to a dense forest in the northern province of Golestan.

  • UNESCO-registered qanat undergoes restoration 2020-11-06 19:44

    UNESCO-registered qanat undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – Restoration work has begun on qanat of Ebrahim Abad, which is situated in Arak, central Iran. The monument is one of the country’s aqueducts registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage.

  • Tribe tourism gaining momentum in Iran 2020-11-04 18:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tribe tourism gaining momentum in Iran

    Tribe tourism, also known as ethno-tourism or ethnic tourism, lays the ground for you to feel indigenous people by living with a nomad or rural family or enjoying an independent stay.

  • Some 150,000 craftspeople to get free insurance 2020-11-03 21:00

    Some 150,000 craftspeople to get free insurance

    TEHRAN – The Iranian government will offer free insurance coverage to around 150,000 craftspeople and artisans who live in small towns and villages across the country.

  • Menar Jonban: they really shake! 2020-11-03 17:57

    Menar Jonban: they really shake!

    Visitors flock five times a day to this tiny Islamic monument for the sole purpose of watching as the caretaker ascends to one of the bizarre minarets and gives it a good shake. For some reason, the movement resonates through the whole building causing the other minaret to tremble soon after, to the surprising delight of the crowds who gather to watch.

  • Vali Teymouri 2020-10-31 18:44

    Support package approved for corona-affected tourism businesses

    TEHRAN – Iran’s National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has approved a new support package to pay loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Cyrus Cylinder, seen from the back, during installation at the Getty Villa. Achaemenid, after 539 B.C. Terracotta, 22.9 x 10 cm. The British Museum 2020-10-28 23:26

    Cyrus Cylinder: the story of 2,600-year-old icon of freedom

    TEHRAN - The 2,600-year-old Cyrus Cylinder is a small barrel-shaped clay cylinder, almost the size of an American football, which was inscribed in enigmatic-looking cuneiform on the order of the Persian King Cyrus after he captured Babylon in 539 BC.

  • IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule 2020-10-25 19:00

    IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule

    TEHRAN – Iran-Europe flights operated by the Iranian flag carrier IranAir are currently running on a normal schedule again.

  • Nomads are seen at a carpet production workshop outside Shiraz, southern Iran (Credit: The New York Times) 2020-10-25 17:49

    Persian carpet: a crossroads of intricate designs, lavish colors, and peerless artistry

    For millennia, Iran’s eminent carpets, which are adored for their intricate designs, lavish colors, and matchless craftsmanship, have been produced by hand along the nomad trail across the foothills and high plains of the ancient land.

  • Plate: the Sassanid king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag 2020-10-21 18:16

    Sasanians promoted Persian arts through trade, conquest, and diplomacy: experts

    TEHRAN - Under Sassanid rule (224 CE–651) Persian arts and architecture experienced a general renaissance. However, it made its way well beyond the vast borders of the longest-lived Persian dynasty, which at its greatest extent encompassed all of present-day Iran and Iraq and stretched from the eastern Mediterranean (including Anatolia and Egypt) to Pakistan, and from parts of southern Arabia to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • New properties in northeastern Iran added to National Heritage List 2020-10-21 11:08

    New properties in northeastern Iran added to National Heritage List

    TEHRAN- Six historical sites in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List.

  • 10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see 2020-10-21 11:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see

    Iran, one of the friendliest countries on Earth, was once the heart of the mighty Persian Empire which almost stretched from Greece all the way to China. And now, what we know as modern Iran is the inheritor of a land full of sites of high cultural values from corner to corner.

  • Russia says visa-free regime with Iran hinges on pandemic 2020-10-18 17:48

    Russia says visa-free regime with Iran hinges on pandemic

    TEHRAN – Russia hopes to finalize work on a bilateral visa-free regime for certain tourist groups with Iran in the near future, but says the time for its implementation depends on the situation of coronavirus pandemic in the two countries. 

  • Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan 2020-10-18 17:47

    Afshin Majlesi

    Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan

    In the tiny village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, one may feel an ancient magic inherited from preceding generations, a traditional technique to harness the wind power.

  • 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.

  • Online courses aim to raise awareness of child safety travels 2020-10-14 17:08

    Online courses aim to raise awareness of child safety travels

    TEHRAN –The Touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran has formulated day-long educational courses focusing on safe traveling of children and young adults with an eye to challenges, hazards, demands, practical tips, and the threats of vehicle crashes.

  • A general view of the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Hydraulic System in southern Iran 2020-10-13 18:48

    800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

    TEHRAN – Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

  • 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.

  • Ebrahim Pourfaraj 2020-10-11 21:45

    Iranian tour operators in talks to find new markets in Russia

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Tour Operators Association Ebrahim Pourfaraj on Sunday said that new rounds of negotiations have been commenced between Iranian tour operators, travel marketers, and their Russian counterparts.

  • A view of Rudkhan Castle in northern Iran 2020-10-06 23:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Rudkhan Castle: a blend of nature, history and culture       

    Iran is home to hundreds of prehistorical, ancient, and medieval castles, fortresses, and strongholds each boasting their own eye-catching architecture. One of the largest military ones, Rukhan Castle occupies an area of about 50,000 square meters.