Iran Travel & Tourism News – Tourism is one of the fields that can help Iran get rid of an oil-dependent economy, and boost its non-oil revenues by encouraging foreign tourists to visit its diverse historical and natural attractions. The “Tourism” section in IFP News tries to offer a true image of the country’s beauties and tourism industry, and the opportunities for foreign investment in the field.
Iran tourism: Spring face of nature in Tuyserkan
Tuyserkan is the fourth largest city in Iran’s Hamadan Province. It is a mountainous city with a moderate climate in western Iran.
Iran deputy culture minister slams arrests of Hafezieh officials over viral proposal video
The Iranian deputy minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts criticizes the arrests of two cultural officials in Shiraz after a video went viral of a young man proposing to a woman without mandatory hijab near the tomb of the 14th century poet Hafez.
Iran tourism: Breathtaking oak forests of Lorestan Province
Lorestan Province, which sits in the middle of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran, is covered with 1.2 million hectares of spectacular oak forests, making the region, along with its other unique characteristics, a popular tourist attraction.
Iran tourism: Rig-e Zarrin sand desert in Yazd
The Rig-e Zarrin sand desert is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Yazd Province of Iran.
Tourist visits to Iran increased four times in 2022: Tourism body
Figures released by the World Tourism Organization show a 315-percent rise in the number of tourist visits to Iran last year.
Iran tourism: Saqalaksar in Iran’s littoral spells visitors
Saqalaksar Village, 15 kilometers to the south of the Iranian city of Rasht, in Gilan Province, has a particular feature. An embankment dam in the village in northern Iran, has provided an exquisite tourist attraction, looking almost like a natural lake.
Iran tourism: Behind the dam, an island
Shahid Abbaspour Dam, or Karoun 1 Dam, is one of Iran’s biggest, built on the Karoun River in Khouzestan Province in southwestern Iran.
Iran tourism: World’s largest fresh water spring in Marivan
Marivan, a city in Iran’s western province of Kordestan, is home to the world’s largest fresh water spring.
Iran tourism: Nomadic migration festival
The first festival of Shah Savan nomads was held on Friday evening (May 8, 2023) in the presence of Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Seyyed Ezzatullah Zarghami and ECO ambassadors in Jafarabad Moghan, Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran.
Harvest of roses in north-central Iran
Every spring, harvest of pink roses begins in May and goes until the end of the season in Iran’s north-central and central regions.
Iran tourism: Izeh, city of ancient stone inscriptions, rock-carvings
The historical background of the city of Izeh, located in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, goes back to the Elamite period (3000 - 323 BC).
Iran tourism: Qajar-era Chah-Kouran Caravansary in Kerman
The city of Ravar in Iran’s Kerman Province is home to many historical caravanserais due to its location on the road to the holy city of Mashhad, which hosts the Shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam.
Iran tourism: The Rural Heritage of Gilan Museum
The Rural Heritage of Gilan Museum is Iran’s first eco-museum and is built over some 263 hectares of land.
Iran tourism: Zaras village, Khuzestan Province
Zaras village is located near Dehdez, a city near Izeh, and is one of the tourist attractions of the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan.
Iran tourism: Shidvar, “Iran’s Maldives” in the Persian Gulf
Among the beautiful southern islands of Iran is one called Shidvar which is located in Hormozgan Province along the Persian Gulf.
Iran tourism: Tulip Festival in Araak, central Iran
Nearly one month into the current Persian calendar year’s spring, the 6th Tulip Festival has started in the Iranian city of Araak’s industrial zone, in central Iran.
Lake Urmia’s good days return after being partly inundated
Good days are back for Lake Urmia in Iran's West Azerbaijan Province after the opening of a canal that will transmit water from Kani Sib region to the lake.
Bright nights of Iran’s capital
As people fast during the day in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, many prefer to take a tour of the Iranian capital after the Iftar time in the evening.
Beautiful sunset of Iran’s West Azerbaijan’s blue jewel on the horizon for boat riders
Lake Urmia, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, has been waiting for its water level to rise for years, so that in the tumult of the waves, the blue jewel of Azerbaijan can present its sunset’s beauty to visitors.
Chehel-Payeh Caravansary in Iran’s Tabas
Chehel-Payeh Caravansaray, which dates back to the Safavid era, is located in the southernmost part of Tabas County in Iran’s South Khorasan Province.
Nowruz tourists along Zayandeh Rud, Iran’s Isfahan
Zayandeh Rud is the largest and most watery river in Iran’s central plateau.
Historical sites in Iran’s Birjand attracts many Nowruz tourists
The northeastern city of Birjand, situated in Iran’s South Khorasan Province, has been hosting many tourists during New Year holidays thanks to its many historical monuments and natural attractions.
Nowruz tourists at Eram Garden and Hafizieh in Iran’s Shiraz
The historical city of Shiraz in southern Iran is hosting huge numbers of visitors during the Nowruz holidays.
Iran’s Kish Island: Pearl of Persian Gulf
During New Year holidays, tens of thousands of Iranians are visiting Kish Island, a beautiful tourist resort that sits off the country’s southern coast in the Persian Gulf.
Keeyow Lake, a natural marvel in Khorramabad, western Iran
Keeyow Lake is a natural lake in the northwest of the city of Khorramabas in Iran’s Lorestan Province. The lake covers an area of 7 hectares and it is 3 to 7 meters deep. There are an amusement park and other recreational facilities next to Keeyow Lake.