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The latest news and views about Iran’s Yazd province

UAE Attracting Tourists by Showing Off Persian Architecture

The Arabs states of the Persian Gulf, particularly the UAE, have been building elements of Persian architecture, particularly the Iranian wind-catchers, to turn their countries into attractive destinations for foreign tourists.
Iran Opens New Solar Power Plant in Yazd

Iran Opens New Solar Power Plant in Yazd

The first solar power plant in Iran’s Yazd province, jointly financed by Iran and Germany, was officially inaugurated on Saturday, February 3.

Italian Paper Hails Yazd as Shining Pearl of Iran

An Italian daily newspaper has described the historic city of Yazd in central Iran as one of the major cultural heritage sites registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Unique Votive Food Annually Cooked in Iran’s Yazd

In one of the relatively old neighbourhoods of Yazd, a special votive food offering (Nazri) is cooked and distributed among people.
Ecotourism, Major Attraction to Foreign Tourists Visiting Yazd

Ecotourism, Major Attraction to Foreign Tourists Visiting Yazd

Ecotourism has turned into a major attraction for foreign visitors travelling to the Iranian province of Yazd.

Henna Grinding: Ancient Iranian Profession, Tourist Attraction

Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.
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Iran Holds Special Tour of Mourning Ceremonies for Foreigners

Tour operators in the city of Yazd have organized a special tour of mourning ceremonies held in this city during the Islamic month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Mosques in Iran; Cultural Havens with Impressive Architecture

Iran has some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. However, aside from their splendour, mosques are also significant religious and cultural centres where people come together to socialize and acquire knowledge.

Iran’s Yazd, Home to Three Monotheistic Religions

The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran’s Parliament has pointed to the inscription of the central city of Yazd as a world heritage, and hailed the peaceful coexistence of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in this city.

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