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  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-05 13:22

    Corona is a reality but it cannot stop traveling, tourism minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Tuesday said that it is true that the coronavirus pandemic is a [bitter] reality but it cannot bring traveling to a complete standstill.

  • A couple weaves a carpet with specific pattern on an old loom installed at their home in the small village of Jiria, Farahan county, central Markazi province, on July 9, 2020. 2020-07-13 04:45

    Carpet-weaving, most common home job in Jiria

    A couple weaves a carpet with specific pattern on an old loom installed at their home in the small village of Jiria, Farahan county, central Markazi province, on July 9, 2020.

  • Discover bizarre landscape most like horror, science fiction movies near Tehran! 2020-07-05 17:07

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Discover bizarre landscape most like horror, science fiction movies near Tehran!

    Not too far from Tehran, the mountainous village of Verdij welcomes tourists who come to regain energy and have fun. It’s an exceptional location at the Alborz mountain range that evokes memories of horror or science fiction movies. Some of its rocks look like skulls. According to legends, these were ghosts which turned into stones!

  • ‘Most extensive’ field research in central Iranian plateau yields 21 historical sites 2020-06-07 21:55

    ‘Most extensive’ field research in central Iranian plateau yields 21 historical sites

    TEHRAN – A total of 21 historical sites have recently been identified during what is called the ‘most extensive’ systematic field research so far conducted in the central Iranian plateau.

  • Dutch envoy visits tulips field near Tehran, calls it ‘breathtaking’ 2020-05-13 23:02

    Dutch envoy visits tulips field near Tehran, calls it ‘breathtaking’

    TEHRAN - Dutch Ambassador to Iran, Jacques Werner, has paid a visit to a vast colorful tulip plain near the Iranian capital, calling it ‘breathtaking’.

  • Petroglyphs hold clues to 14,000 years of human life in Iran 2020-04-27 22:24

    Petroglyphs hold clues to 14,000 years of human life in Iran

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have found prehistoric rock drawings near Natanz in central Iran which give clues about the rise of human presence that is rooted in 14,000 years of history.

  • Rural tourism workshop held online due to coronavirus 2020-04-12 21:30

    Rural tourism workshop held online due to coronavirus

    TEHRAN – A workshop on rural tourism in Tehran province was held online on Saturday due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

  • 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 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.