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Three Iranian Handicrafts Nominated for UNESCO Award

At least three handicrafts from southern Iranian province of Khuzestan have been nominated for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts.

Kerman Province; Popular Destination at Heart of Iranian Deserts

Kerman, the largest province in Iran with an ancient history, is home to numerous world heritage sites which annually attract millions of visitors.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Shazdeh Mahan Garden

Shahzadeh Mahan Garden, also known as the Shazdeh Garden, is one of the most beautiful Persian gardens in Iran, located in the hillside of Tigran Mountain, about 2 kilometres away from Mahan in Kerman province.

Iran’s Kerman Province Home to Globally-Registered Qanats

Kerman province in southeastern Iran is home to hundreds of qanats through which underground waters have long been extracted by local people.

UNESCO Accepts Polo as Iranian Game

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) accepted Chogan as an Iranian horse-riding game on the world body’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Book on Iran’s Lut Desert Hits Shelves

Book on Iran’s Lut Desert Hits Shelves

Iran has published a book depicting the tourist attractions and geographical features of the Lut Desert, also known as Dasht-e Lut, in the east-central part of the country.

UNESCO to Register Iranian Polo, Kamancheh as Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO is to officially register an Iranian sport and a traditional Persian musical instrument on its list of intangible cultural heritage in a month’s time.
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Persian Qanat Amazing but Less-Known Attraction: Italian Tourist

An Italian tourist says Persian Qanats are amazing attractions, but unfortunately are not much known to the world despite being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Iranian Felt-Making Art on Road to UNESCO List

Felt is one of the traditional handicrafts commonly made by nomadic people in Iran. Shahrekord in the country’s southwest, as the hub of felt-making in Iran, is going to be registered by UNESCO as the world’s felt-making city.
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Historical City of Yazd Inscribed as World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the historical structure of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.

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