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The latest news and views about Iran’s Markazi province

Jirya-Iranian Village Globally Known for Its Carpets (30)

Jirya; Iranian Village Globally Known for Its Carpets

Jirya is the name of a small village in Markazi province, central Iran, where a unique carpet with international reputation is woven.
Sarooq carpets of Iran

Sarooq Rug: A Hand-Woven Persian Rug Popular among Western Buyers

The Sarooq rug is a kind of hand-woven Persian rug and a handicraft with international reputation.
Arak, Iran

Arak; A Tourist Hub in Central Iran with Picturesque Sites

The city of Arak in central Iran is home to numerous tourist attractions which draw large numbers of visitors every year.
Zalian Village, Iran

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Zalian Village

The Zalian village is located in the western part of the city of Shazand, 60 km from Arak, the capital city of Markazi province in central Iran.
250 Major Energy Projects to Be Launched across Iran by Year-End

250 Major Energy Projects to Be Launched across Iran by Year-End

Iranian Energy Minister says 250 key water and electricity projects worth about $12 billion will get under way this year.
Iranian Teenage Girl Converts Minibus into Lovely Bookstore (21)

Iranian Girl Converts Minibus into Lovely Mobile Bookstore

A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.
Iranian Food

Pumpkin Soup; Suitable Dish for Autumn

Pumpkin Soup is a traditional dish of Iran’s Markazi Province. In ancient times, people in this region tried to strengthen themselves by using soups that provided the necessary energy.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Ancient Village of Chenaghchi

The village of Chenaghchi Oliya is located in Zarandieh town, 45 kilometres northwest of the city of Saveh in central Iran. The history of the village dates back to hundreds of years ago, with some estimates saying it belongs to the Safavid dynasty.

Agh-Gol Wetland Hosting Colourful Flamingos

Filled with water after the late spring downpours, Agh-Gol wetland on the border of Iran’s Hamadan and Markazi provinces is hosting flamingos that preferred this western Iranian habitat to Lake Urmia and Bakhtegan lake for incubation.

80 Ancient Relics Confiscated in Central Iran

Iranian police forces have confiscated at least 80 pieces of ancient relics in Shazand County in Markazi province, central Iran.