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Yazd: City of Gourmet Traditional Foods

The city of Yazd in central Iran is mostly known internationally for its historical buildings. Nevertheless, local foods are also a major part of the city’s tourist attractions.
A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.

Sistan and Baluchestan: Home to Wide Variety of Traditional Bread, Pastry

Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran is one of the country’s most amazing and panoramic areas, and home to a whole variety of tropical fruits and local foods.
Iran Marks National Day of Village, Nomads

Iran Marks National Day of Village, Nomads

Iran annually marks the 15th day of Mehr (the first month of autumn) as the National Day of Village and Nomads with the aim of promoting the nomadic and rural culture and lifestyle.
Bandar Torkaman

Bandar Torkaman: A Must-See Port City in Northern Iran

Bandar Torkaman is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.
Sultana Production; A 1,000-Year-Old Career in Iranian Village

Sultana Production; A 1,000-Year-Old Career in Iranian Village

For nearly a millennium, quality sultanas (golden raisins) have been produced in an Iranian village which are unique and well-known throughout the country.
Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

The tradition of carrying torches on the eve of Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is annually observed in the Iranian city of Qom in commemoration of the fire that burned Imam Hussein's tent in Karbala tragedy.
Door Knocker; A Less-Known Part of Persian Architecture

Door Knocker; A Less-Known Part of Persian Architecture

Door knockers are among the symbols of Iranian culture that have remained on the doors of old houses in various parts of the country, particularly the Persian Gulf port city of Bushehr.
Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.
Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran's Karun River

Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran’s Karun River

Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.