Saturday, May 25, 2024

Iran in Photos

Iran tourism: Miqan among 10 major wetlands in the country

The Miqan Wetland, located 16 kilometers northeast of Arak in central Iran, has special ecological features, including its hosting a large number of migratory birds each year, among which some rare and protected species can be seen. 

Siberian seagulls, cherished guests of Iran’s Shiraz

Every year in the winter, Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, welcomes black-headed gulls from Siberia.

Saint Mesrop Church, a less known monument in Iran’s Mashhad

The northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad is globally known for hosting the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia imam. But even the locals might not be aware that the city is home to a church with historical and architectural values.

Christians in Iran gearing up for New Year

As the year transitions from the birth of Christ to the advent of 2024, Armenian communities across Iran embrace the New Year's arrival with fervor.

Armenians ready for festive celebrations at Vank Church in Iran’s Isfahan

Amidst the vibrant cityscape of Isfahan, in central Iran, the Jolfa neighborhood is set to become a beacon of cultural celebrations as Iranian Armenian compatriots gear up for the New Year and Christ's birth.

Tehran streets festive for Christmas preparations

Christmas is already in the air in the Iranian capital Tehran with Christians, mainly from the Armenian descent, are on a shopping spree to celebrate the birth of the Jesus Christ and the start of the New Year.

Iran tourism: Taq-e Bostan in autumn                                                   

Taq-e Bostan or Bostan Arch is one of the most valuable historical monuments of in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah, bordering Iraq.

Autumn in Hyrkanian Forests, northern Iran

The forests of northern Iran are among the most beautiful ones in the world, where there are more than 80 species of trees and shrubs.

Iran tourism: Mohtasham Garden’s statues in Rasht, northern Iran

City Park or Mohtasham Garden is the oldest park of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, the capital of Guilan Province. Statues made out of trees and reshaped by artists have been put in the park.

Iranian museum flaunts exquisite carpets

The Carpet Museum of Iran, with its dazzling beauty, is one of the tourist spots located in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Iran tourism: Bisheh waterfall lures tourists from across world

The Bisheh waterfall is one of the natural attractions in the province of Lorestan in western Iran.

Essence of autumn: pomegranate harvesting in western Iran

Ahmad Riyahi Dehkordi’s captivating picture report brings to life the vibrant essence of Mashayekh village's deep connection with pomegranates, a beloved autumn fruit interwoven into the locals' livelihoods for generations.

Iran tourism: Chalus Road, along the top pass to the Caspian Sea

The road connecting the Iranian capital Tehran to the northern city of Chalus, along the Caspian Sea, is one of the world’s top four beautiful roads.

Artistic tapestry of felting: Mahmoud Hallajian’s legacy in Iran’s Ramsar

In the picturesque city of Ramsar in the Mazandaran province, a tale of artistry and heritage was woven into the fibers of felt.

Iran’s Bushehr holds third tourism festival 

Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, with a long coastline along the Persian Gulf, is holding the third tourism festival in the tourist village and Shoghab Beach Park in the provincial capital. 

Iran tourism: Al-Khalaj dam in East Azerbaijan impresses tourists

An embankment dam near the northwestern Iranian city of Bostanabad in East Azarbaijan Province, has been a splendid tourist spot.

Iranian nomads: hardworking, brave people with no fixed abode

Nomadic life is completely different from that in villages and cities in Iran. Bakhtiari nomads are one of the nomadic tribes living in Iran. They live in the southwestern province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and are stockbreeders.

Iran’s Azini Wetland, a winter abode for endangered birds

The Azini Wetland in the southeast of the Hormuz Strait is one of the most amazing tropical wetlands in Iran.

Iran tourism: Haft Ghar in Iran’s Neyshabur, a beauty on earth

Haft Ghar valley is located in the Ghar village, on the outskirts of Neyshabur city in Iran’s Khorassan Razavi Province and has seven valleys or seven gorges. Haft Ghar (Seven Caves) is one of the tourist attractions of Neyshabur city and is located north of the city.

Kariz in Iran’s Kish Island, underground city with natural beauty and Iranian art

Kariz on Kish Island is a famous underground city that is world famous today and boasts a combination of Iranian art and the beautiful nature of the island. These features have become the reason for many domestic and foreign tourists to travel to the island in the south of Iran along the Persian Gulf. It is a city with a depth of 16 meters that dates back to 2500 years ago. The aqueduct is built with the marl mud layer at a height of 45 meters, which makes it unique on Kish Island.

Tehran Wildlife Clinic treating stray animals

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic at Pardisan Park located in the northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran, admits lost animals which have been strayed from their natural habitats due to unfavorable geographical conditions or smuggling.

Perseid meteor shower lights up Iran’s sky

The annual Perseid, one of the biggest meteor showers, reached its peak this week in southwestern Iranian province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and sent bright trails of light streaking across the night sky.

Iran tourism: Beautiful beach of Pozm Bay in Sistan and Baluchestan

One of the beautiful beaches in the south of Iran is Pozm Bay. This is located on the shores of the Sea of Oman and the city Konarak, in southeastern Iran.

Ali Qapu; Unique Historical Palace in Heart of Iran

The historical palace of Ali Qapu in Iran’s Isfahan province dates back to the beginning of the eleventh century AH and is unique in its architectural and decorative arts.

Bee Breeding in Lorestan, western Iran

Honey is a sweet and expensive liquid that bees and some other insects produce.

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