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The latest news and views about Iran’s Golestan Province

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Raheleh Ahmadi is an Iranian woman who has given up living in the city and departed for a remote village to turn it into an ecotourism destination, providing inspiration for the local women.

Jahan Nama Village; A Tranquil Summer Resort North of Iran

Jahan Nama, a village located in a protected area of the same name in Golestan province, northern Iran, is a beautiful place far from the uproar of the everyday urban life.

Tarseh Village; Hub of Paragliding in Iran

Tarseh village in Minoodasht County of Iran’s Golestan province in the north is the hub of paragliding in the country.

Strawberry Festival; Rural Party to Celebrate Good Harvest

The sixth edition of the Strawberry Festival was recently held in Golestan province in northeastern Iran, giving the farmers and their families an opportunity to celebrate their spring harvest and pray for a more fruitful year.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Handicrafts Market in Bandar Torkaman

A popular bazaar of handicrafts is held every Monday in the port city of Bandar Torkaman, north-eastern Iran.

Maash Pati Stew; Popular Dish in Northern Iran

Maash Pati or mung beans stew is one of the local dishes of Golestan province in northern Iran which is served in different seasons, but mostly in winter and spring.

Ancient Art of Woodcarving in Northern Iran

Woodcarving is among the oldest arts preserved in coastal provinces of Iran located in the southern side of the Caspian Sea. One of these provinces is Golestan where the abundance of wood has led to a form of woodcarving known as Laktarashi.

‘Nowruz Khani’ Ritual Heralds Advent of Persian New Year

Every year, a few days before the beginning of the New Persian Year, traditional singers known as Nowruz Khans herald the arrival of spring in the villages of northern Iran by singing and playing their instruments.

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