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Ecotourism has turned into a major attraction for foreign visitors travelling to the Iranian province of Yazd.
Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Iranian lawmaker warned against the construction projects that endanger historical sites, particularly those in central Iranian city of Yazd which threaten an old structure due to be registered as a world heritage site.
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