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A collection of reports and photos of Iran’s tourist attractions

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What Foreign Tourists Say about Iran’s Culture

Iran is one of the world’s top 10 countries in terms of archaeological and cultural sites with plenty of ancient monuments in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. However, the country's allure lies in its people's reputation for hospitality and culture.
Oroumiyeh

Nature in Oroumiyeh

Picturesque sceneries of nature in Bouralaan region near the city of Maku in West Azarbaijan province with a view of the Ararat Mountain in the background.    
Iran Pottery

Two Iranian Cities Gain World Fame for Gems and Pottery

The Iranian cities of Mashhad and Lalejin have been designated as global cities of precious stones and pottery, respectively, the deputy head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, announced.
Kristina Paltén - Iran

Sweden’s Ultra-Runner Makes Movie about Her Running in Iran

Kristina Paltén, a Swedish runner, says three things inspired her to pick Iran for running: its beautiful nature, the long distance, and her ambition to change the image of Iran and other Islamic countries.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran

Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, officially known as Imam Square, is a square situated in Iran’s central city of Isfahan. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical attraction in Iran, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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Isfahan’s Assarkhaneh Shahi

Constructed during the reign of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty, Isfahan’s historical oil-extracting house Assarkhaneh Shahi is one of the most important cultural, social and historical monuments of the ancient city.

Dreamy Village in Northern Iran

Iran’s northern province of Gilan is full of exquisite mountains and hidden villages. “Olasa Blanga” village is one of the most picturesque, located at the heights of Talesh, 25km northwest of Masal.    

Mountain Hiking in Iran is Both Attractive and Cheap: Mountaineer

“Many people are fond of Iran’s mountains, but still there are many others who don’t know how they can get there. They don’t even know that a journey to Iran’s mountains is much cheaper than many other countries.”
Village in South Khorasan restored 38 years after quake

Village in South Khorasan restored 38 years after quake

Cultural heritage experts have reconstructed Esfahak Village, 35km from Tabas, in South Khorasan Province, 38 years after it was devastated by an earthquake.

Aminabad Caravanserai

Aminabad Caravanserai lies south of Shahreza, Isfahan province, and is a Safavid dynasty era structure and a major tourist attraction.