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  • An aerial view of the ruined Alamut Castle, which stands perched on Alborz Mountains, northern Iran. 2020-03-14 21:19

    On the track of Iran’s ‘Assassins’ in once impenetrable mountainous castle

    TEHRAN – Nested on top of a hill in a relatively remote village amidst the northern Iran’s Alborz Mountains, a well-fortified castle was sheltering the followers of Hasan-e Sabbah (1070–1124), spiritual leader of Islam’s heretical Ismaili sect, known as ‘Assassins’.

  • Wooden mosque at Choobin (“Wooden”) village near Neyshabur, northeast Iran. 2020-02-26 23:54

    Visit modem village where all structures are made of timber

    Serenely sprawling in a well-watered and fertile plain at the southern foot of the Binalud Mountains, Choobin (“Wooden”) village is a special tourist destination situated near Neyshabur, northeast Iran.

  • Ali-Asghar Mounesan in an undated photo 2020-01-28 18:35

    Three Iranian cities, one village registered by World Crafts Council

    TEHRAN – Three Iranian cities and one village have recently been named as world craft hubs by the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), tourism minister announced this morning.

  • A typical cave residence in the UNESCO-registered village of Maymand, southeast Iran 2020-01-11 19:29

    Maymand: A very old village of troglodytes

    TEHRAN - The term “cave dwellers” conjures up prehistoric images in your mind when caves served as one of the earliest dwellings for human beings. Here we want to take a look at Maymand, an exemplar manmade-cave dwelling in southeast Iran, where people made a living about five or six millennia ago.

  • 3,000-year-old silk spinning still practiced in Iran 2020-01-04 18:53

    3,000-year-old silk spinning still practiced in Iran

    TEHRAN – There are silk makers in different parts of Iran, mainly in northern Gilan and northeastern Khorasan Razavi provinces, that still practice the trade their ancestors did some 3,000 years ago.

  • Tourism minister opens 11 eco-lodges in eastern province 2019-12-31 21:09

    Tourism minister opens 11 eco-lodges in eastern province

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Monday inaugurated eleven eco-lodges during his visit to the eastern South Khorasan province.

  • WCC experts visit weavers, workshops in Iranian village 2019-12-27 18:16

    WCC experts visit weavers, workshops in Iranian village

    TEHRAN - World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region Director Ghada Hijavi along with her fellow experts arrived in Qassemabad village on Wednesday to follow up on their assessment to name the northern Iranian rural area a world hub of handicrafts.

  • Newly-excavated site yields pre-historic to Islamic-era relics in Iran 2019-12-24 19:27

    Newly-excavated site yields pre-historic to Islamic-era relics in Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists and researchers has recently unearthed pre-historic to Islamic-era relics and fragments of objects from a piece of land, which is speculated to be once a historical cemetery, in Asiabsar village, northern Mazandaran province.

  • Iran seeks to foster ‘art tourism’ in partnership with handicrafts 2019-12-09 19:05

    Iran seeks to foster ‘art tourism’ in partnership with handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to strengthen bonds existing between handicrafts and tourism in order to foster “art tourism”, deputy tourism minister Pouya Mahmoudian has said.

  • Kandovan 2019-11-20 19:08

    Discover Kandovan, the lesser-known fellow of Cappadocia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s historical village Kandovan, which is situated in Osku county of East Azarbaijan province, pretty much resembles the Turkish fellow Cappadocia. However, Kandovan is lesser-known when it comes to tourism.

  • A view of Esfahak, a rural landscape in Tabas county, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. 2019-11-18 21:32

    Esfahak rural landscape nominated for TO DO Award

    TEHRAN – Esfahak rural landscape and its cultural heritage has become a nominee for the TO DO Award, which is presented by the German Institute for Tourism and Development.

  • Eco-lodges thriving in Iran’s Golestan province 2019-09-23 22:52

    Eco-lodges thriving in Iran’s Golestan province

    TEHRAN – The idea of staying at an eco-lodge has been welcomed by thousands of travelers to Golestan province, northern Iran.

  • Bakhtiari region 2019-07-23 12:24

    Photo: Maryam Rezaei

    Bakhtiari region

    Located in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province, Koohrang city and adjacent villages is one the most beautiful regions of Iran with its intact nature. Most of its residents are from Bakhtiari tribe boasting ancient rich culture living as nomads in foothills and beside rivers. The nomads of this region are known for producing meat, dairy, wool and handicrafts. Bakhtiari tribe has several rituals for death anniversary, wedding ceremony. The region hosts different large rivers like Karoon and Zayandehroud, which create several forests and pastures in the region. However, the residents at the region face depravity due to impracticable and inappropriate roads to meet their needs in providing water and electricity.

  • Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation provides financial stability in Charmahl and Bakhtiari province 2019-07-23 12:03

    Photo: Mehri Jamshidi

    Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation provides financial stability in Charmahl and Bakhtiari province

    Close to southwest Iran, in Charmahl and Bakhtiari province, almost 530 kilometers from the Iranian capital of Tehran, there are rich nature and culture around the rural remote landscapes of Chelgerd city, the center of Koohrang Country. Although the roaring Koohrang river – the source of Karoon and ZayandeRood rivers, two significant rivers of Iran – flows the ZardKooh mountain range, there are still devastating result of impracticable roads. Some residents struggle with the high cost of the living. The governmental organization – Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation – is one of the organizations which provide support to these deprived regions to give the resident financial stability. Some of these supports include founding to enrich the farming and cattle breeding which is the main occupation of the Bakhtiari resident of Koohrang City.

  • Tea harvest festival brings travelers, nature lovers together  2019-07-15 21:48

    Tea harvest festival brings travelers, nature lovers together 

    Farmers, clad in colorful traditional outfits, are seen during a tea harvest festival in Darbaq village, northern Iran, July 14, 2019. 

  • Summer festival to highlight rural heritage in Gilan 2019-07-10 19:29

    Summer festival to highlight rural heritage in Gilan

    TEHRAN – Gilan province is to hold a summer festival, which turns the spotlight on rural heritage, traditions, arts and architecture in the northern province.

  • Kandovan village and breathtaking rocky landscape 2019-06-30 13:43

    Kandovan village and breathtaking rocky landscape

    Kandovan is a historical village in Iran's East Azarbaijan province, near the city of Tabriz. It is one of the three rocky villages in the world and the beauties of this village have made it one of the strangest villages of the country, according to Mehr news agency.

  • Mazandaran villages ready to host Noruz holidaymakers 2019-03-10 09:58

    Mazandaran villages ready to host Noruz holidaymakers

    TEHRAN – Necessary arrangements for hosting travelers during Noruz (New Year holidays, starting March 21) have been made in 208 villages across Mazandaran province, northern Iran, a local official has said, IRNA reported.

  • New Iranian cities, village named world craft hubs 2018-11-26 21:42

    New Iranian cities, village named world craft hubs

    TEHRAN – An Iranian village and two cities have been named world craft hubs by the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), Iran tourism chief announced on Monday.

  • Detail of a wood-carved panel being crafted at a workshop in Abadeh, southcentral Iran   2018-07-24 09:31

    New national cities, villages of handicrafts selected

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has recently named 11 new national cities and villages of handicrafts, Mehr reported. 

  • village administrators 2018-06-12 08:46

    Some 2,400 female village administrators in Iran

    TEHRAN – Women make up 2,393 out of a total number of 36,165 village administrators in Iran, deputy director of the municipalities and village administration organization said on Friday.

  • A boy stands by a tiny house in Makhunik 2018-06-11 21:55

    Project aims to revive tourism in Iran’s village of little people

    TEHRAN – Months of ongoing restoration work in Makhunik is seen as a step forward to put Iran’s village of little people on the map of sightseers.

  • Makhunik, Iran’s mysterious village of little people 2018-06-01 11:29

    Makhunik, Iran’s mysterious village of little people

    TEHRAN – In an easternmost region of the Iranian soil, near the border with Afghanistan, is situated Makhunik, a mysterious village commonly known as the country’s ‘Lilliput’.

  • A view of the pulpit at Lat-Qazi mosque 2018-05-29 12:05

    Centuries-old engraved pulpit unveiled in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – A Centuries-old pulpit bearing engraved decoration was unveiled on Monday at a mosque in Arangeh village, northern Alborz province.

  • Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran 2018-05-10 08:25

    Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran

    TEHRAN –The first phase of a tourist village project in Khansar county, central Isfahan province, came on stream on Tuesday. 

  • 10 western Iranian villages have gained national heritage status 2018-03-10 20:25

    10 western Iranian villages have gained national heritage status

    TEHRAN – A total of ten ancient Iranian villages, scattered across the western Kurdestan province, have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their stay at Arg-e Radkan, a traditional inn in Radkan Village, Khorasan Razavi province. 2018-01-06 20:04

    Iran allocates $600m to develop rural crafts, tourism

    TEHRAN – The Iranian administration has approved a bill allocating 24 trillion rials (some $600 million) to empowering rural areas and small towns in arenas of handicraft-associated jobs, ecotourism and hospitality industry.

  • Sar-e Aqa Seyyed 2017-12-25 10:08

    A mountain village built on rooftops

    Sar-e Aqa Seyyed is a village in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiyari province, western Iran. Earth-colored houses are stacked on top of one another so that the roof of one house forms the pathway for the next.

  • Villages of Vardij and Varish 2017-12-12 17:00

    Villages of Vardij and Varish

    Vardij and Varish villages are two tourist spots located in the mountainous Kan district, northwest of Tehran. Deep valleys, lush gardens and fresh air are among the distinctive features of the rural area. Gradual erosion of rocks in the region has shaped some unusual forms known to people as “rocky ghosts”. Nearly 450 households live in the two villages. IRNA/ Abdollah Heydari

  • Potters carry their handicrafts in Kalpourgan village, southeast Iran. 2017-11-23 12:08

    Kalpourgan to celebrate becoming world village of pottery

    TEHRAN – Kalpourgan, a village located in southeastern Iran, will be named a world village of pottery in a ceremony which is scheduled to be held on December 14.