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In Pictures: How Iranians Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the spread of the pandemic, the first advice to cut off the contagion chain is to stay home. In such circumstances, the place in which people live and the objects with which they are in touch are redefined, and will have a new and perhaps different meaning.

Kal Namak River; Gorgeous Landscape in Tabas Desert

Kal Namak or the Salt River of Tabas is a beautiful river in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran.

Matlab Khan; Largest Open-Air Mosque in Iran

Located in the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan Province, Matlab Khan mosque is known as the largest open-air mosque across Iran with unique architectural features.

Geopolitics of Nowruz: Saving Persian Culture From Elimination

Attempts to have Persian language eliminated will lead to exclusion of an important part of culture from the history of regional countries; including the Iranian New Year festival.

Qashqai Wedding; Unique Ceremony of Iranian Nomadic People

One of the happiest and most indigenous celebrations in Iran is the Qashqa'i wedding. The people of this tribe do their best to hold a glorious ceremony.

Tejarat Bank Museum Tied to Spirit of Old Tehran

The building of Tejarat Bank museum gallery, located in downtown Tehran, dates back to the Qajar dynasty era.

Shapoori House in Shiraz; Stunning Site for Visitors

The Shapoori House in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz has been built more than 80 years ago in the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Reza Abbasi Museum; A Treasure of Ancient Iranian Works

The Reza Abbasi Museum is a museum in Tehran, named after one of the greatest artists of the Safavid era. It is home to a unique collection of Persian art dating back to the second millennium BCE, from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras.

Nowruz; Centuries-Old Tradition Keeping People Together

If the underlying messages of Nowruz are promoted, disputes, cruelty and insatiable greed will die down in society.

Walnut Cookie; A Tehrani Sweet for Nowruz

Walnut cookie is one of the sweets usually served during Nowruz. It has been made at home since old times, especially by the residents of Tehran.

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.

In Iran, Felt-Making Has Roots in History

The art of making felt is an age-old tradition in Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari that was invented by the ancient people, since the region is a major producer of livestock and wool, the natural fabric used in the felt.

Haft-Seen: Permanent Fixture of Nowruz

A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft-Seen.

Dishes Served in Iran during Nowruz: Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

As a common practice among the people of different cultures or the first days of New Year, Iranians serve their traditional dishes, such as Sabzi Polo, on the initial days of Nowruz.

Asafoetida: A Wonder of Traditional Medicine

Asafoetida is an important medicinal herb with numerous health benefits. Asafoetida has an umbel inflorescence.

Laft Village, Port of Windcatcher in Iran’s Qeshm Island

Laft is a small, beautiful village in Iran's Qeshm Island, which is known as the port of windcatcher.

Tourian Village, Green Place in Iran’s Qeshm Island

Vegetable cultivation, sunflower farms and beautiful palm groves are among the tourist attractions of Tourian village in Iran's Qeshm Island.

Spring Cleaning for Nowruz in Northern Iran

Based on an old tradition, Iranian people all over the country clean their houses before the beginning of spring, and the Persian New Year holidays known as Nowruz.

Mangrove “Hara” Forests of Iran’s Qeshm Island

The Hara Forests in Qeshm Island are an important ecological resource, as well as a main tourist attraction of southern Iran.

Iran’s Qeshm Island; Major Hub of Tourist Attractions

Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub which has the capacity to absorb more domestic and foreign travellers.

Kashan: A Major Tourist Attraction in Heart of Desert

The Iranian city of Kashan is one of the major tourist attractions of the country, drawing large numbers of visitors each year.

Iran’s World Heritage Sites: Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil

The Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, located in Khuzestan province in south-western Iran, is a temple of the 13th century BCE that the Elamites had built for their gods.

Rosewater Has Unbelievable Healing Properties for Eyes

Rosewater is a fragrant liquid highly beneficial for human eyes but before any use, we should make sure about its purity.

Visiting Iran’s Beauties Changes German Engineer’s Life

After visiting Iran as a way to relieve the sorrow of his wife’s death, a German engineer left his prestigious job to be a full-time traveller.

Historical House of Boroujerdis in Iran’s Kashan

The central Iranian city of Kashan is home to several historical houses with beautiful architecture and decorations. These houses, including those of Boroujerdis, Tabatabaeis, and Abbasis, are among the most interesting tourist destinations in Kashan.

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