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Some 34 historical and natural sites in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list, ISNA reported.
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A group of ten French and British sightseers have commenced a ten-day tour across Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.
Shahr-e Sukhteh is a lost jewel in Iran which archeologists consider it as the world’s first city in terms of urban texture, population and urban planning. It is the remains of an ancient city and archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age in southwestern Iran.
Sistan-Baluchestan, a southeastern Iranian province, is more and more attracting tourism investors in particular in its ecotourism and hospitality sector, the provincial tourism chief says. A Dubai-based Iranian individual aims to invest $500 million in building a tourism town in the region, ISNA quoted Kambiz Moshtaq-Gohari as saying on Wednesday.
The tourism hub will be constructed on the outskirts of Tis, an ancient village near the port city of Chabahar, Moshtaq-Gohari added without giving further details.
Iranian tourism authorities seek to put a new face to the province in a bid to turn the vast region into a tourist destination.
“Given what’s out there [in the media] about Sistan, the province needs to completely revamp its image,” Sistan-Baluchestan Governor Ali-Osat Hashemi said on March 8.
TEHRAN – Iranian tourism authorities seek to put a new face to Sistan-Baluchestan Province in a bid to turn the vast southeastern region into a tourist destination.
The province has long been shunned by potential foreign travelers though it is home to several distinctive archaeological sites and natural attractions, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites, namely Shahr-e-Soukhteh (Burnt City) and Lut Desert, shared between it and Kerman Province.
“Given what’s out there [in the media] about Sistan, the province needs to completely revamp its image,” Sistan-Baluchestan Governor Ali Osat-Hashemi said in a press conference on Mar. 8.
“Showcasing the differences is [amongst] our efforts to enhance tourism in Sistan-Baluchestan Province,” the official said, adding “The province has turned into a heaven for archaeological excavations in the country.”