Tourism Industry

Mild weather lures more tourists to northern, northwestern Iran

As the weather gets milder in the final days of the spring, more tourists flock to the beautiful nature of Gilan and Ardabil, two adjacent provinces in northern and northwestern Iran.

Data: 1.4 million foreign tourists visited Iran in past 3 months

The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran in the first three months of this year on the Iranian calendar, starting on March 21, surpassed 1.4 million, according to the international tourism organization, UN Tourism.

Iran tourism: Chamim wildlife, Khuzestan Province

“Chamim" is a village in Hamidiyeh, in the southwestern Iranian Khuzestan Province, where visitors find desert sands, river water and forest trees together.

Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, a dream of tourists

The Nasir al-Molk Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz and arguably the most exquisite mosque in terms of architecture.

Spring nature of Churat Lake in Sari, Iran’s Mazandaran Province

Churat Lake is located 10 kilometers from Churat Village in the Chahardange district of Sari, in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

Iran’s Hidden Gem: Bisheh, a Paradise Nestled in the Heart of Zagros, western Iran

Nestled amidst the majestic landscapes of Zagros lies the enchanting village of Bisheh, a true haven boasting an array of natural, cultural, historical, social, and economic treasures in the western Iranian province of Lorestan.

Australian couple driving through Bean car from Europe to Australia

An Australian tourist couple, who travel from England to Australia with a Bean vintage car, entered Iran on their way.

Miracle in the making: Lake Urmia reborn after years of drought

In a remarkable turn of events, Lake Urmia, once a symbol of environmental devastation, is now experiencing a miraculous revival. After years of suffering from crippling drought, the lake is bursting with newfound vitality, thanks to the abundant rains of last winter and this spring.

Iran tourism: Tarom, a piece of paradise in spring in Zanjan

The Iranian city of Tarom in Zanjan province in western Tehran, perched on top of the country, is and a complete package of a natural attractions for tourists.

IAEA chief tours Iran’s historic Khaju Bridge

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, who is in Iran to hold technical talks with Iranian officials and attend a nuclear conference, visited the historic Khaju Bridge in Iran’s central city of Isfahan.

Iran’s Zrebar Lake overflows after recent downpours

The level of water in the Zrebar Lake in western Iranian city of Marivan has reached its highest point due to the rainfalls in the past few days.

Tourist village in Iran’s Kurdistan hosts huge number of people for historical festival

The Hezar (1,000) daf ceremony was held on Friday evening in the presence of a large number of people and officials as well as daf players from all over Iran in the tourist and historical village of Palangan, in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

Iran’s Karaj hosts tulip festival

A tulip festival is underway in the Iranian city of Karaj, near the capital Tehran, which showcases the largest carpet flower in West Asia.

Spring blossoms in orchards of Golestan province, northern Iran

With the beginning of spring, fruit trees have blossomed and created unique landscapes in the gardens and fields of Iran's Golestan province.

Iran tourism: Salasel castle and Darion creek, hidden gems in Khuzestan

In the heart of Khuzestan province in southern Iran, lie two captivating treasures waiting to be explored: Salasel Castle and Darion Creek.

Tehran’s Milad tower hosts Nowruz holidaymakers

The Iranian capital Tehran’s landmark Milad Tower, or arguably the second landmark after the Azadi tower, welcomes visitors from the capital and other parts of the country during Nowruz holidays.

Iran’s natural wonder: Mud volcano in north

Naftalijeh mud volcano is one of the natural places of Golestan province, which is located in Gomishan city in the east of the Caspian.

Bandar-e Torkman, Nowruz holidays destination in Iran’s north

The Iranian port city of Bandar-e Torkman, which is known as one of the most important ports in the country’s north, hosts tourists during the Nowruz holidays.

Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran’s Isfahan charms Nowruz tourists

Isfahan is one of the most visited and frequently cited historical cities in central Iran that captives tourists throughout the year, especially during the 13-day holidays of the Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Cheshmeh Kileh bridge in Iran’s Tonekabon, a tourist spot for Nowruz

The Cheshmeh Kileh historical bridge in Iran’s northern Tonekabon city is a valuable cultural heritage asset.

Revival of lake Urmia welcomes tourists as water levels reach new highs

In a significant turn of events, Lake Urmia, a once-depleted natural wonder in Iran, is making a remarkable comeback, attracting tourists with its improved conditions. Recent measures implemented in the catchment area and satellite wetlands, coupled with favorable rainfall, have led to a substantial rise in the lake's water levels.

Iran tourism: Tarikdareh, smallest but spectacular ski slope

The Tarikdareh ski slope is the closest piste to the center of the city of Hamedan in western Iran.

Iran tourism: Naneh Massoumeh Alley in Iran’s Bushehr shows off appealing paintings

Naneh Massoumeh, Persian for Grandma Massoumeh, is the name of an alley in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, along Persian Gulf, which stands out because of its colorful paintings on the walls.

Tehran International Exhibition of Tourism underway

The 17th Tehran International Exhibition of Tourism and Related Industries has opened, bringing together representatives from the tourism industry from 11 countries, namely Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

President Raisi says tourism industry can rid Iran of dependence on petrodollars

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the necessity to enhance the tourism industry to diversify the sources of national income and diminish the country’s reliance on oil.

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