Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Iran in Pictures

Iran tourism: Gerdabben lake freezing

Following a sharp drop in temperature in Iran’s Charmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Gerdabben lake in the provincial capital, Shahrekord, froze, creating a spectacular and beautiful scenery.

People celebrate snowfall with snowman festival in Iran’s Hamedan

People in Iran’s northwestern province of Hamedan join a snowman festival as heavy downpours cover the region in white.

Iran tourism: Akhlamad Frozen Waterfall in Khorasan Razavi

The Akhlamad tourist resort is in the city of Chenaran, some 80 kilometers northwest of the Iranian city of Mashhad.

Heavy snow blankets Tehran 

Heavy snowfalls on Sunday caught urban service authorities unawares and icy roads slowed the traffic across the Iranian capital.

Iran tourism: East Azarbaijan’s beautiful nature

Azarbaijan-e-Sharghi (East Azarbaijan) Province of Iran was called Azarbaijan-e-Khavari before the 1979 Islamic revolution. Both Khavari and Sharghi are Persian words for East or Eastern.

Picturesque foggy forests in northern Iran

The proximity to the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountain range are considered to be the main reasons for the survival of the forests in the northern part of Iran.

Snow blankets northern Iranian tourist village

Javaherdeh Village near the northern Iranian city of Ramsar was covered with snow on Monday morning after temperatures fell below zero.

Christians in Iran celebrate New Year at Tehran church

Iranian Christians celebrate 2023 New Year at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, an Armenian Apostolic church, in the capital, Tehran.

Christmas shopping in Tehran on eve of New Year

According to the religious calendar of Iranian Armenians, Jesus Christ’s birthday is celebrated on January 6. But while Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, some shops and stores in Tehran sell pine trees and other symbols and statuettes just days before that date.

Iran nature and tourism: Zrebar Lake birds

The reeds of Zaribar Lake in Marivan, in Iran's Kurdistan Province, have turned into a refuge for native and migrant birds and a very safe place for aquatic and waterside birds of the wetland.

Yalda Night shopping in Rasht, northern Iran

Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda) or Chelle Night is one of the most ancient Iranian festivals celebrated each year on the winter solstice. On the last evening of Autumn, Iranian families get together to celebrate the occasion.

Iran Tourism: Nations Art Museum

If you happen to be in the Iranian capital and like to enjoy seeing paintings dating back to more than 50 years ago, make sure to visit Mellat Palace Museum in northern Tehran.

Mountainous regions of northern Iran blanketed in snow

Heavy snowfall has continued in the mountainous regions of Iran’s northern Gilan Province.

Iranians observe last solar eclipse in 2022

People across Iran observed on Tuesday afternoon a partial solar eclipse, which was the last of its kind in 2022.

Iran Tourism: Flower and Bird Museum of Shiraz

One of the places that has recently been added to the tourist attractions in Shiraz, the capital city of the southern Iranian province of Fars, is the Flower and Bird Museum of Shiraz.

Historical mosques in Iran’s Ardebil Province

Mosques in Iran’s northwestern province of Ardebil, which have a history of several hundreds of years, are counted as a major tourist attraction in the region.

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.

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