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Get to know Iran’s Maldives

Iran boasts spectacular scenery across the country. However, in the southern water of the Persian Gulf and western side of the Hormozgan Province lies an island, which has come to be known as “Iran’s Maldives”.

Iran’s ban on arrivals does not apply to air passengers

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage has said a 15-day ban imposed on foreign tourists does not apply to those entering from the air borders.

Winter Nature of Iran’s Lake Urmia Islands

Kaboudan Island (Quyun Daghi) and Ashk Island are the largest islands of Lake Urmia in West Azerbaijan, which were declared protected areas by the Environmental Protection Organization in 1967 and then became a national park in 1976.

Yaldā Night rituals from north to south of Iran

Yalda Night is a multi-thousand-year tradition which is commemorated by Iranian ethnicities from the north to the south to the east to the west of the country each year.

Yalda celebrated at Tehran brick kilns

Volunteer groups have visited brick kilns in the southern suburbs of the capital Tehran to celebrate with children on the occasion of the last day of the autumn, known as Yalda Night.

“Reshteh Polo”, Yalda Night’s dinner in old Tehran

Perhaps many among the current residents of Tehran do not know that Reshteh Polo, or Persian noodle rice, has been a regular dinner for old residents of Tehran, who were both gastronomes and good-timers, but at the same time easygoing and frugal, on Yalda Night.

Welcoming Yalda 1400

This year, we will celebrate Yalda Night after a very long period of coronavirus restrictions and social distancing.

Tajrish Bazaar on the eve of Yalda Night

Yalda Night is one of the most important Iranian customs and celebrations that's several thousand years old.

Yaldā Night with Covid

In Iranian culture, Yaldā is a symbol of being together on the last night of autumn and a warm reminder of the beginning of the cold season: winter.

Iran Calligraphy Heritage in Malek Musuem

The 16th session of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris has recognized the “National Program to Safeguard Traditional Art of Calligraphy in Iran” as an intangible heritage.

Old mansion and maritime museum side by side in Bushehr

The Persian Gulf Sea and Maritime Museum was established at the Kolah Farangi Mansion of the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr in 2008.

Persian Gulf Hosting Seagulls

During autumn, the decline in the driving heat in Iran’s south heralds the arrival of migrant guests for the people of Bushehr port.

“Kalaneh”, a reason for getting together in Iran’s Sardasht

One of the good customs in the Iranian city of Sardasht, which has its roots in popular beliefs there, is getting together for different reasons. And making traditional food is one of the main reasons for people to assemble socially. One of these traditional dishes is "Kalaneh".

Shur River: A miracle in the heart of Iran desert

When it comes to deserts, few people can imagine a river or even a pond in them.

Owner of Tehran’s first pizza restaurant dies

The owner of Tehran’s oldest pizza restaurant has died. Davoud Faraji Pour launched Tehran’s, and perhaps Iran’s, first pizza restaurant in 1961 in Neauphle-le-Château Street in downtown Tehran.

Shahreza back to ancient tradition of cooking Samanu

Preparing the Iranian traditional sweet paste, Samanu, is part of the country’s ancient heritage and provides a time for families to get together in the city of Shareza, in the central province of Isfahan.

Bakhtiari kebab: Mouth-watering Persian dish favorite with tourists

Tourists traveling to the Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province in southwestern Iran do not hesitate to order “Bakhtiari kebab” when they go to a restaurant.

Iran: No decision to stop issuing tourist visas because of Omicron

Iran has not stopped issuing tourist visas amid a surge in the new variant of the Covid cases in some countries.

Foggy autumn of Deraz-e-Now Village, Golestan province

Deraz-e-Now is a summer and mountainous village in the highest altitudes of Kordkuy in Iran’s Golestan Province, which welcomes many tourists and travelers in all four seasons due to its beautiful and pristine natural environment.

Iran carpet business no longer a main export earner, annual sales drop to $72mn

Iran has lost hundreds of millions in annual revenues from exports of hand-woven carpets as a major businessman blame the huge loss on current exchange regulations and US sanctions.

Iran ethnicity festival kicks off in Tehran

A festival of Iranian ethnic groups has opened at Tehran's Imam Hussein (AS) Square on the occasion of Basij commemoration week.

Marzban 1000-year-old village in northern Iran

Marzban village is a tourist attraction in Iran’s northern province of Golestan which dates back to 1000 years ago. The village is located on the suburbs of the city of Azadshahr and at the foot of the mountain.

Mazandarn’s Colorful Autumn

The Hyrcanian Forests next to the Caspian Sea in the northern Iranian Province of Mazandaran has put on yellow clothes in autumn, creating an atmosphere full of peace and energy for people.

First group of migrant swans travel to Iran

The first group of migrant swans has touched down in Sorkhroud pond in the northern Iranian countyof Mahmoudabad in Mazandaran Province.

Iran wildlife refuge home to various species of animals

Footage recorded by a trap camera in a protected area in northern Iran shows leopards, eagles, bearded vultures, foxes and martens feeding on the carcass of a wild goat.

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