Thursday, June 20, 2024

Iranian-Islamic Architecture

Kashan: A Major Tourist Attraction in Heart of Desert

The Iranian city of Kashan is one of the major tourist attractions of the country, drawing large numbers of visitors each year.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Historical House of Moshir-ol-Molk

The historical house of Qajar minister Moshir-ol-Molk Ansari in Isfahan is a masterpiece in the history of Persian architecture.

Iran’s World Heritage Sites: Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil

The Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, located in Khuzestan province in south-western Iran, is a temple of the 13th century BCE that the Elamites had built for their gods.

Shushtar Hydraulic System; Epitome of Persian Architecture

Images of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in the southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzestan.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Grand Mosque of Farah Abad

The Grand Mosque of Farah Abad in Sari, Mazandaran province, is part of Farah Abad historical complex built at the time of Shah Abbas Safavi (In around 1791).

Yazd Commits Itself to Promoting Adobe Structures

The central Iranian city of Yazd, which is known as the world’s first adobe city, has given the UNESCO a commitment to promote construction of adobe buildings and structures both inside the city and in other parts of the world.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Rocky Mosque of Azarshahr

Azarshahr Mosque, located in East Azarbaijan province in north-western Iran, is one of the unique structures of Iran which annually attracts thousands of visitors to the region.

Tajabad Caravanserai; Unique Structure in Iran’s Hamadan

Tajabad Caravanserai, one of the rarest circular caravanserais of Iran, is located in the village of Tajabad in western Hamadan province.

Biglar Beigi Tekyeh; Fabulous Hall with Mirror Works

Biglar Beigi Tekyeh is a valuable building in the historical neighbourhoods of the ancient and beautiful city of Kermanshah in western Iran.

Iran’s Yazd Home to World’s Third Tourist Library

The only fixed tourist library of the world that dates back to 250 years ago, is located at the heart of the Iranian central city of Yazd.

Iran’s Beauties: World’s Oldest Arch Dam

Kebar dam, the world’s oldest arch dam, has been built on a river with the same name in southwest of the central city of Qom.

Bayazid Bastami’s Tomb; Tourist Attraction in Iran’s Semnan

The tomb of Bayazid Bastami in Iran’s Semnan province is one of the attractions of city of Bastam. It is a large complex with different spaces from the third to fifth century AH.

Iran Tourist Attractions: Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili’s Shrine

Sheikh Safi al-Din’s Shrine is the tomb of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili located in Iran’s northwestern Ardabil province. Sheikh Safi was an eminent leader of an Islamic school established by the Safavids.

Iran Attractions in Photos: Yazd Mirror Palace

Mirror Palace mansion (Qasr-e Ayeneh) in Iran’s central city of Yazd is one of the country’s tourist attractions that dates back to the first Pahlavi era. The mansion is known as Museum of Mirrors and Lighting since 1998.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Pahneh Bath Museum in Semnan

The Pahneh Bath, or the Hazrat Bath, is among popular historical sites of the central province of Semnan, luring thousands of domestic and foreign tourists each year.

House in Tehran; Historical Hostel for Tourists

The Pahlevan Razzaz guesthouse, a historical building in downtown Tehran, has been turned into a hostel for foreign tourists.

House of Amir Bahador; 200-Year-Old Site in Downtown Tehran

The House of Amir Bahador in Moniriyeh Square, southern Tehran, is one of the most magnificent houses of the Qajar era which belongs to two centuries ago.

Some Old Bridges Withstand Severe Flooding in Northern Iran

Some historical bridges in northern Iran have withstood recent flooding while some new ones have caved in, which shows how robust ancient bridges are.

Iranian-Armenian Painter Combines Western Art, Eastern Mysticism

Combining western arts with eastern mysticism is one of the leading features of the paintings of Iranian-Armenian artist Sonia Balassanian.

Italy Prevents Iranian Artist from Taking Part in L’Aquila Reconstruction

Iranian graphic artist Carmel Maleki, who was expected to represent Iran in an international event to reconstruct the quake-hit city of L'Aquila in Italy, has been denied a visa to visit the European country.

Researchers Use Bacteria to Make Self-Healing Concrete

Researchers in Iran and New Zealand, in a joint project, have made a self-healing concrete made of nanoparticles and a certain type of bacteria.

Attractive but Pricey Idea of Designing Your House in Persian Style

The Persian House is a model that has been developed in recent years and drawn many visitors, but its high price has put off the enthusiasts.

Iran’s Hamadan Picked as Asia’s Hub of Tourism in 2018

The Iranian city of Hamadan has been chosen as Asia’s hub of tourism in 2018 by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

Persian Architecture in Photos: Yazd Water Museum

Kolahdoozha House or the Water Museum of Yazd is famous for its astonishing Qajari architecture and other unique features.

Austria Interested in Learning How to Build Iranian Mud Building: Envoy

The Austrian ambassador to Tehran Stefan Schulz says some workshops will be set up to transfer the traditional knowledge of Persian architecture to Austria.

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