Saturday, July 2, 2022

South Khorasan Province

At least 21 killed in Iran train derailment

A deadly rail accident in Iran’s South Khorasan Province has killed at least 21 people and injured scores of others.

Iran’s Architecture in Photos: Qaen Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque of Qaen is an 1000-year-old architectural masterpiece in eastern Iran.

Iran to Fund Major Railway Project Using Russian Loan

Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says a loan of $5 billion that Russia has agreed to give Tehran will be used to fund a major railway project in eastern Iran.

Kal Namak River; Gorgeous Landscape in Tabas Desert

Kal Namak or the Salt River of Tabas is a beautiful river in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran.

Iran’s Esfahak Village Wins To Do 2020 Award

The historical village of Esfahak has won the TO DO 2020 Award of Germany, which is awarded annually to a project which focuses on participation in tourism, profits the local people, is environmentally friendly and avoids gender discrimination.

Iran Exports $146m Worth of Handicrafts in 8 Months

Iran has exported $146 million worth of handicrafts from mid-March to mid-November 2019, mainly to the Persian Gulf countries and Iraq, said a top Iranian official.

Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’

A plan envisaging the touring of the old quarter of the Esfahak village in the city of Tabas in central Iran has found its way to the final stage of the “To Do Award” contest.

Ancient Water Mills Still in Use in Eastern Iran

There are seven ancient water mills in the city of Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province, east of Iran, and interestingly, three of them are still working.

Iranian Woman Turns into Entrepreneur after Retirement

A retired Iranian lady has created jobs for more than 1,000 people by launching her own business, and is running a campaign against the US sanctions.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

People in Desert Areas Mark Yalda Night with Special Rituals

The Iranian people living in desert areas of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran mark the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year and the winter solstice, by holding various rituals like cooking special dishes and sweets.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.

Two Iranian Cities, One Village Registered by World Crafts Council

Two Iranian cities and a village have been officially registered by the World Crafts Council for their outstanding handicrafts, said the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

Iranian Art of Tobafi to Be Inscribed by World Crafts Council

The World Crafts Council is considering registering an Iranian fabric-weaving art known as Tobafi, which is one of the major handicraft skills and traditional arts of South Khorasan province in northeastern Iran.

Jujube Tea: Delicious Autumn Drink with Medicinal Properties

Jujube is a fruit with numerous therapeutic properties which can be used in different forms, particularly as tea mixed with other ingredients.

Nayband; A Unique Village in Heart of Iran Deserts

Nayband, a beautiful village located on the road that connects the city of Tabas to Ravar in Iran’s South Khorasan province, is one of the unique examples of the so-called “staircase architecture” in which the roof of a house serves as the yard of the other house.

Qurut; Special Dish Made in Eastern Iran

Qurut is a local dish with a special purple colour which is originally made in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. The food was inscribed on July 14 in the country’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

South Khorasan; Well-Known Centre of Diverse, Traditional Handicrafts

Iranian handicrafts and traditional arts, with a variety of about 300 types and a multi-thousand-year-old history, are among the most important tourist attractions of the country.

Khusf; Pre-Islamic Iranian City Immune to Earthquake

The city of Khusf, located 36 km west of the capital of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran, is one of the oldest cities of the province.

Korit Village; A Historical Attraction in Middle of Iran Deserts

Korit, also known as Lower Ebrahim-Abad, is a historical village in the Central District of Tabas County in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran.

Azmighan Village: A Picturesque Tourist Attraction in NE Iran

The Azmighan village in northeastern Iran is a marvel of nature and a unique tourist attraction.

Iran’s South Khorasan Hosts Local Games Festival

A festival of local games was held in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, on Friday. The festival included games like camel-riding, motorcycle racing, and parachuting.

Iran Taking Tourists on Tours of Saffron Harvest

Iran’s South Khorasan province annually hosts numerous foreign tourists during the season when saffron and barberry are harvested.

National Festival of Salt Statues in Eastern Iran

Over 30 groups of artists gathered in Iran’s eastern province South Khorasan to build and display their salt statues in a national festival held in the past weekend.

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