Friday, August 19, 2022

Iran in Pictures

Iran tourism: Gorgeous sunflower fields of North Khorasan Province

Sunflower fields are among the tourist attractions that catch the eyes of any visitor to the North Khorasan Province.

Iran tourism: Time Museum in northern Tehran

The Time Museum in the Iranian capital Tehran has been registered as a national monument of Iran.

Storks return to Marivan, Kurdistan Province

Storks are among the migratory birds that migrate to the southern warmer areas when the winter begins in the northern latitudes.

Iran nomadic tribes start migration ahead of summer

In Iran’s East Azerbaijan, nomadic tribes start migrating from Kishlak (wintering place) to Yaylak (summer highland pasture) from mid-spring and end it toward the end of the summer.

Iranians begin harvests of borage flowers in northern mountains

The mountainous areas and margins of the roads in Iran’s northern Mazandaran Province have been covered by red and purple flowers these days.

Festival honors traditional cultivation, drinking of tea in Iran’s north

A tea festival has been held in Iran’s northern Caspian-littoral Gilan Province, which is home to the country’s largest tea estates, and where the Iranian tea drinking ritual runs deep.

Spring on road to Prophet Khaled

When spring begins, colorful wild flowers fill the plains and pastures north of the city of Gonbad Kavous and along the shrine of the Prophet Khaled ibn Sinan (Prophet Khaled). The region, in Iran’s northern province of Golestan, is unique thanks to its beautiful and gorgeous green hills and its tranquility.

Tehran’s 18th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants

The 18th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants, Park Equipment and Related Industries is under way in Tehran's Goftegou Park.

Iran tourism: Estakhrgah village, the hidden paradise near Rudbar

Estakhrgah is a small village in the Iranian province of Gilan. It is known as the hidden paradise.

Iran tourism: National Festival of Citrus Aurantium in Shiraz

The National Festival of Citrus Aurantium was held in Shiraz, the capital city of the southern province of Fars, with an emphasis on the importance of the fruit in the city and its prominent role in the tourism attraction.

Iranian plain abounds with snake’s head flowers

Fritillaria, more commonly called snake’s head or leper’s lily, is one of the most unique plants local to Iranian mountains. A genus of spring flowering herbaceous bulbous perennial plants in the lily family, it is bell-shaped and bends downward, hence its name in Persian Laleh Vazhgoon (upside down tulip).

Iranian Garden: Capital city’s little paradise

People in the Iranian capital Tehran have the chance to visit “Iranian Garden” park which is replete with colorful tulips within green space.

Iran tourism: Qasr-e Qand, Green jewel of Balouchestan

In his book “Balouchestan and its Ancient Civilization”, Iranian writer and poet Iraj Afshar quotes Etemad al-Saltaneh as saying, “Qasr-e Qand is in fact the capital of all Makran (the coastal region of Baluchistan); it is home to a strong fortress, is on a high hill, and is the residence of the ruler".

Symbolic polo game played in Isfahan’s iconic field

Symbolic polo competitions have been held at Naqshe-Jahan, a major square in the central Iranian city of Isfahan to commemorate Nowruz, which marks the beginning of the Persian New Year.

‘Carnival of Joy’ marks Nowruz across Iran’s Semnan Province

A festive carnival, called the Carnival of Joy, has been travelling across Iran’s north-central province of Semnan, as Iranians are celebrating the start of spring and the Persian New Year.

Iran tourism: Golestan Province in full spring bloom

These days, every corner of the northern Iranian Province of Golestan is covered with pink, blue, purple, yellow and green blooms and scents of trees are everywhere in the air.

Nowruz in Kurdistan’s Poloureh Village

Poloureh is a village in the Sarshiv area of Marivan County in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

Iran tourism: Chabahar’s Martian Mountains

Chabahar’s Martian or Miniature Mountains, which are called Kalani or Aria in the local dialect, are located 35 to 40 kilometers off the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar.

Iran’s capital celebrates start of New Year with fireworks

Firework displays have been held at several landmarks across the Iranian capital, Tehran, to celebrate the start of Nowruz or the Persian New Year.

Nowruz feast for working children

A Nowruz feast was held for working children in brick kilns near Shahr-e-Rey, southern Tehran.

New Year shoppers throng Grand Bazzar of Tehran in last-minute shopping sprees

Iranians are getting ready to ring in the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Shopping centers, in particular, are seething with people, who are bustling around stores to buy the items they need.

Iranians on shopping sprees as countdown to Persian New Year begins

With the Persian New Year, Nowruz, just around the corner, Iranians go on shopping sprees and spend much time outdoors at bazaars and markets.

Chaharshanbe Suri and spoon-banging-Hamedan

Chaharshanbe Suri is one of the most ancient and beautiful traditional festivals of Iran. This festival has been celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year since ancient times up until now. Chaharshanbe Suri is very popular among Iranians and is marked across the country.

Nowruz Global Ritual held in western Iran

A ceremony dubbed Nowruz Global Ritual has started in the tourism route of western Iran aimed at introducing the customs of this ancient occasion in the presence of different Iranian ethnic groups and guests from UNESCO in Hamadan as the capital of Iranian history and civilization.

Iran’s Kurdish village welcomes spring

Locals in the western Iranian village of Palangan, in Kurdistan Province have held their annual spring festival to mark the coming of the Persian New Year.

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