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Rosewater Extraction

Qamsar, Hub of Rosewater Extraction in Iran

Special ceremonies are annually held in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.
Niavaran Palace in Tehran

Persian Architecture in Photos: Niavaran Palace

The Palace of Niavaran in Shemiranat, northern Tehran, is an important example of Persian architecture in the 20th century.
Iran's Wildlife

Iran’s Wildlife in Photos: Persian Fallow Deer

Persian fallow deer is an endangered species which has been reproducing in the wildlife sanctuary of Dasht-e-Naz in northern Iran for more than 50 years.
Vali Castle in Western Iran

Vali Castle in Western Iran, Iconic Symbol of Indigenous Culture

The Vali Castle is a major tourist attraction in Iran’s western province of Ilam as the site has turned into a museum since a decade ago.
Persian Architecture in Photos: Atigh Grand Mosque of Shiraz

Persian Architecture in Photos: Atigh Grand Mosque of Shiraz

The Atigh Grand Mosque of Shiraz is one of the city’s oldest mosques, registered in the Iranian national heritage list in 1932.

Takht-e Soleyman, Mysterious Historical Site in Northwestern Iran

Since Takht-e Soleyman was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, efforts have been made to unravel its mysteries.
Mughan Plain

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Mughan Plain

Full of stunning natural landscapes, Mughan Plain is located in Ardabil province, north-western Iran.
Mehrabkooh Mountain 18

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Mehrabkooh Mountain

Mehrabkooh is the name of a mountain with interconnected soaring cliffs in Lorestan province, western Iran.
Tis Mosque, Millennium-Old Building in Southeastern Iran

Tis Mosque, Millennium-Old Building in Southeastern Iran

Tis Mosque is located in Chabahar, southeastern Iran. The interior of this building, which is similar to Pakistani and Indian mosques, has been built 1,000 years ago.
Castle of Zahhak in East Azarbaijan

Iran in Photos: Castle of Zahhak in East Azarbaijan

East Azarbaijan province in northwestern Iran is known as the land of forts, including the one named after Zahhak, an evil figure in Persian mythology.