Category: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The world’s most incredible rail journeys; Ben Jones; CNN

Photo: Thomas Schulze

From Switzerland’s high alpine Bermina Express to the epic Australian Outback adventure of The Ghan, these are some of the world’s most extraordinary train rides.

Source: The world’s most incredible rail journeys

UNESCO’s Uraman registration contributes to sustainable tourism development; IRNA

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The registration of the Cultural Landscape of Huraman or Uraman, located in the heart of the Zagros Mountains in the provinces of Kordestan and Kermanshah, on the UNESCO list signifies the important role played by the region in the development of Iran’s tourism sector.

Source: UNESCO’s Uraman registration contributes to sustainable tourism development

Cleaning project implemented in Soltaniyeh Dome of Zanjan Province: Official; IRNA

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Director of Soltaniyeh Dome World Heritage Site Hossein Eidani said on Tuesday that on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites (April 18), also known as World Heritage Day, a cleaning project was carried out in Soltaniyeh Dome located in the city of Soltaniyeh, the northwestern province of Zanjan.

Source: Cleaning project implemented in Soltaniyeh Dome of Zanjan Province: Official

Tabriz; city of history and souvenirs; Mehr News Agency

Photo: MNA

Tabriz, one of the oldest cities of East Azerbaijan province, is the home of mystics and poets, the origin of grace and art and one of the important regions of Iran that enjoys many tourist attractions.

Source: Tabriz; city of history and souvenirs

One of the most scenic railways in the world spans Iran; Gulnaz Khan; National Geographic

Photo: Matthieu Paley

The UNESCO World Heritage Trans-Iranian railway crosses four distinct climates—and challenges stereotypes of this long isolated country.

Source: One of the most scenic railways in the world spans Iran

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque: A Famous Masterpiece of Iranian Architecture; Tasnim News Agency

Photo: Ali Khodaei

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the valuable treasures of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan- a historical square where every corner you look at is a masterpiece of Iranian architecture. It has already been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque: A Famous Masterpiece of Iranian Architecture – Tourism news – Tasnim News Agency

Visit attractions in Iran-Culture Trip; IranDestination; LinkedIn

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Visit attractions in Iran-Culture Trip

Many Iranians and those interested in Iran’s most famous historical and cultural attractions around the world in visit Iran. Besides, according to international scholars and historians, Iran is an ancient land with rich and valuable culture and history whose numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites should be protected like a valuable treasure.

Source: Visit attractions in Iran-Culture Trip

Cable car installation poses no threat to Hyrcanian forests, official says; Tehran Times

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Plan to install a cable car system in the northern province of Golestan poses no threat to the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian forests, a senior advisor to the tourism minister has said.

Source: Cable car installation poses no threat to Hyrcanian forests, official says

Cypress trees planted in UNESCO-tagged garden; Tehran Times

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A total of 100 cypress trees were planted in the UNESCO-designated Shazdeh Garden to mark National Tree Planting Day, the director of the World Heritage site has said.

Source: Cypress trees planted in UNESCO-tagged garden 

Permanent handicrafts market to open near UNESCO-designated Pasargadae; Tehran Times

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A permanent market for handicrafts is planned to be established near the UNESCO-designated Pasargadae, southern Fars province.

Source: Permanent handicrafts market to open near UNESCO-designated Pasargadae

UNESCO-registered Uramanat to launch research institute; Tehran Times

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The UNESCO-designated Uramanat seeks to launch a special research institute to conduct surveys across the vast rural landscape situated in western Iran.

Source: UNESCO-registered Uramanat to launch research institute

Workshop on UNESCO-tagged forest held in northern Iran; Tehran Times

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A workshop has recently been held to introduce local communities and tourists to Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian forests (also known as Caspian forests).

Source: Workshop on UNESCO-tagged forest held in northern Iran

Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’; Tehran Times

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A host of experts in the Persian qanat system started discussing ways to preserve the time-honored heritage during a three-day conference kicked off on Saturday in Kerman province.

Source: Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’

Tourism potential of Bam is still untapped, governor says; Tehran Times

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Despite having vast potential for tourism progress, the city of Bam is still somehow a lesser-known destination, the governor of the southern Iranian city has said.

Source: Tourism potential of Bam is still untapped, governor says

Picturesque of Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan; Mehr News

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Naghsh-e Jahan Square is one of the oldest squares in Isfahan province and one of the most beautiful monuments registered in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Picturesque of Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan

Permanent handicrafts market to open in Yazd; Tehran Times

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A permanent handicrafts marketplace will be launched in the historical texture of the UNESCO-listed Yazd, central Iran, Yazd’s deputy tourism chief has said.

Source: Permanent handicrafts market to open in Yazd

Uramanat home to over 700 ancient sites, estimates suggest; Tehran Times

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Preliminary archaeological assessments suggest the UNESCO-registered Uramanat region is composed of over 700 ancient sites, the director of the world Heritage said on Sunday.

Source: Uramanat home to over 700 ancient sites, estimates suggest

UNESCO-designated Persepolis launches UAV documentation; Tehran Times

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Authorities of Persepolis have launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) documentation project to help study and analyze the neighboring lands and properties, which encircle the UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran.

Source: UNESCO-designated Persepolis launches UAV documentation

Walkway to connect Cyrus the Great’s tomb to nearby caravanserai; Tehran Times

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Visitors to the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae will soon find a special walkway that connects the tomb of Cyrus the Great to a nearby caravanserai, the director of the World Heritage site has said.

Source: Walkway to connect Cyrus the Great’s tomb to nearby caravanserai

Experts from Iran, Germany hunt for archaeological clues in Uramanat; Tehran Times

Photo: Tehran Times

A team of archaeologists from Iran and Germany has carried out a field survey in Uramanat, an ancient rural region in western Iran, which earlier this year was named a UNESCO World Heritage.

Source: Experts from Iran, Germany hunt for archaeological clues in Uramanat

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