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Iranian Cleric Promoting Book-Reading among Children in Deprived Areas

An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan (2)

Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan

Shawl and Pastak weaving is one of the oldest handicrafts in Kurdistan province, especially the border city of Baneh. These shawls are woven with the wool of a particular goat.
Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’ (2)

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.
Iran to Host Int’l Rural Tourism Conference Next Year

Iran to Host Int’l Rural Tourism Conference Next Year

A senior Iranian official says the country will host an international conference on rural tourism next year.

Iran: The Land of Curious Villages

There are many villages in Iran which are known for being unusual in some ways.

Zonuzaq Village: An Architectural Marvel in Iran

The Zonuzaq village in Iran boasts a unique architecture as the yard of a house above serves as the roof of the house below.

Tehran Hosting Exhibition of Villagers, Nomads’ Capabilities

The forth Exhibition of Iranian Villagers and Nomads’ Capabilities is currently underway at Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

Story of Pottery Entrepreneur Who Started from Ground Zero

A creative Iranian entrepreneur has created dozens of jobs in his pottery business and exports his products to different countries.

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.

Story of Two Swiss Women Who Went Missing in Iran

Two Swiss women cyclists, who had been trapped in snow at night in the mountainous areas of Gilan province in northern Iran, tell the story of how they were ultimately rescued by villagers a few weeks ago.