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Kotal Bandoon; A Traditional Ritual to Mourn the Dead

Kotal Bandoon is a ritual held at the time of the death of senior members and warriors of the Iranian Baktiari ethnic group coupled with a special ceremony and musical performance.

Kurdish Iranians Pray for Rainfall in Sanandaj

Over 2,000 people have gathered in the Western Iranian city of Sanandaj to hold a traditional ceremony where they pray for rainfall ahead of summer.

Vaziri Cave Museum in Suburban Tehran

Photos of Vaziri Cave Museum whose sculptures represent Iranian folklore.

Afshari Chicken Stew: A Gourmet Persian Food

The Afshari chicken stew is a superb Iranian dish which has long been served to guests in mourning or wedding ceremonies.

Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors

A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.

A Unique Tourist Attraction in Iran: Cow Works Only When Owner Sings!

Haaj Ebrahim’s cow moves only when it hears him singing, which has turned into a tourist attraction in the town of Varzaneh in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.

Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Moaven-ul-Molk Tekyeh

The Takieh of Moaven-ul-Molk in western Iranian city of Kermanshah is the country's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

Marble Palace in Northern Iranian City of Ramsar

The Marble Palace in Ramsar is one of the historic buildings and royal residences located in Ramsar, a city on the coast of the Caspian Sea in Mazandaran province.

Kalpouregan – The Only Living Pottery Museum in the World

Kalpouregan in Sistan and Baluchestan province is the only living pottery museum in the world. Female Baluchi artists have saved and kept the art of pottery from generation to generation for nearly 7000 years.

Palace of Ardeshir: A Unique 3rd-Century Structure in Southern Iran

The Palace of Ardeshir Babakan (Papakan) in Fars province, southern Iran, dates back to the Sassanid era.