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Red Willow Production Cuts Unemployment in Iranian Village

A small village named Bezijan, located near the city of Arak in Iran’s Markazi Province, has come under the spotlight for its success in ending unemployment using red willow.

Imam Khomeini’s House Turns Khomein into Tourism Hub

The historical house of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, in the central Iranian city of Khomein in Markazi province, has turned his hometown into a major attraction for tourists.

Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.  

Kahak Cave: Ideal Choice for Adventurous Cavers

Kahak cave is one of the most attractive ones in Iran. The cave’s wonderful scenes and its massive chambers makes it an ideal choice for adventurous ecotourists who love to get the adrenaline going every now and then.

Thousands of Cranes Convene in Iran’s Meighan Wetland

Between 30,000 and 40,000 migratory birds, including about 15,000 wild gray cranes, come to the Meighan Wetland in central Iran every year. Due to the gathering of cranes in this wetland on November 6, the day has been called the National Day of Cranes.

Iran’s Largest Motocross Track Opens in Arak

The largest motocross track of Iran, which was recently launched in the city of Arak in Markazi province, has been warmly welcomed by local athletes.

Quince & Walnut Broth: A Yummy Traditional Iranian Food

The quince and walnut broth is a local Iranian food cooked in central Markazi province and highly recommended for autumn.

Newly-Discovered Rock Carvings Prove Ancient History of Boxing in Iran

Researchers have recently found some ancient engravings in the city of Khomeyn in Iran’s Markazi Province that show boxing competitions used to be held in Persia thousands of years ago.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Bazaar of Arak

The historic bazaar of Arak in Iran’s Markazi Province was built as the main marketplace of the city of Arak by Yusef Khan-e Gorji, during the reign of Fat’h-Ali Shah Qajar (1772–1834) when he founded the city of Soltan Abad, the modern-day Arak.

Tulips Festival Underway in Iran’s Markazi Province

A festival of tulip flowers is being held in the Iranian city of Arak in Markazi province.

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