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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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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.
MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical 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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Ancient Festival of Sadeh in Southern Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Shavaz: An Old Village in Central Iran

Shavaz village is located in southwest of Yazd Province in central Iran. The village is bounded by a mountain in the back and an open plain in the front. It is one of the oldest...

The Stunning Architecture of Yazd

Yazd, a desert provincial capital, is home to its own unique Persian architecture. The historical city is nicknamed the “City of Wind-Catchers” (Shahr-e Badgirha) due to its ancient wind towers, which make use of...

Sadé festival in Kerman, Yazd

Sade festival is celebrated 40 days after winter solstice in Iran. The festival is observed by Iranian Zoroastrians to celebrate the emergence of fire. The festival is held as a gathering of a city's dwellers where...
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Kharanaq, a shaking adobe minaret in central Iran (PHOTOS)

The adobe minaret dates back to the Sassanid era.
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Chak Chak, a Zoroastrian shrine in central Iran (PHOTOS)

Chak Chak is very popular with both Zoroastrian pilgrims and Muslim tourists. But between June 14 and 18 each year, it is only open to Zoroastrian worshipers.

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