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Depths of History in World’s Biggest Urban Caravanserai

The 135-year-old Caravanserai of Sa’d al-Saltaneh is the world’s biggest urban caravanserai located in Iranian city of Qazvin.

Sun Palace; Monument from 18th Century in Northeastern Iran

The Sun Palace is located in Kalat Naderi near the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran.

Religious Ceremony of Carpet Washing Held in Central Iran

The religious Carpet Washing Ceremony, one of the rituals of Shiite Muslims, is annually held in Mashhad-e Ardehal, near the central city of Kashan.

Safavid Monuments; Hidden Gems in Iran’s Qazvin

Qazvin contains several notable edifices from the Safavid era, dating back to the period in which it was capital of Persia.

Gomishan, Less-Visited Destination in North-eastern Iran

Very few people visit Gomishan city in Golestan province, north-eastern Iran, despite its interesting historical houses.

Iran in Photos: Sun Palace in Kalat Naderi

Originally built as a royal residence and treasury, the Sun Palace in Kalat Naderi, north-eastern Iran, has turned into a museum.

Tomb of Seyyed Gholam Rasoul in Iran’s Chabahar

The tomb of Seyyed Gholam Rasoul, which dates back to the 11th century AD, has white walls and Indian-style architecture.

Windmill: Original Iranian Experience of Industrial Structure

The widespread availability of wind has made it possible for Iranians in desert areas to use the windmills.

Stepanos Church in Western Iran

The ancient church of Stepanos has now turned into a museum in Hamedan.

Iran in Photos: Underground City of Nooshabad

Nooshabad, known as Ouyi to locals, is an underground city with many passages and chambers in Isfahan Province in central Iran. It is one of the world's most remarkable underground cities and dates back to the pre-Islamic era.

Iran’s Most Dangerous Cave in Photos

Images of Parau Cave, Iran's deepest and most dangerous cave in Kermanshah province, west of country.

Old Telegraph House in Chabahar

The Telegraph House is the oldest modern building in Chabahar which was built by the British in 1864 to promote sailing and trade.

Iran in Photos: Jashak Salt Dome

Images of Jashak Salt Dome in the southwestern Iranian Province of Bushehr.

Banmasity Caves of Chabahar, Southeastern Iran

These caves seem to have served as either a shelter or a place of worship. At the entrance to these caves, there is a platform that seems to have been used for religious rituals.

Portuguese Castle in Southeastern Iran

Located in southeastern Iran, the Portuguese Castle dates back to 16th century; when the Portuguese intended to conquer the world.

Iran Architecture in Photos: Ancient Forg Castle

Forg Castle is located in a namesake village in eastern province of Southern Khorasan. It is one of Iran's attractions that date back to the Afshar era.

Feeling of Inferiority; Self-inflicted Violence against Women

One of the most extreme forms of self-inflicted violence experienced by some Iranian women is that they sell themselves short and become blind followers of imported aesthetic standards.

Pigeon Houses, Iranian Architectural Elegance

Pigeon houses represent a perfect example of humans and nature working together for mutual benefits.

Women and Jewelry; From Conservatism to Adventurism

Prominent Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli has shared his thoughts on the relationship between women and jewelry.

Burnt City, Iran’s 17th Entry on World Heritage List

Shahr-e Sukhteh- the Iranian Burnt City- finally makes it to the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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