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  • iran brazil co-op Today 13:06

    Iran, Brazil agree for an uplift in health co-op

    TEHRAN -- Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi and his Brazilian counterpart Ricardo Barros signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday to boost cooperation in the health sector.

  • A prehistoric Iranian gold griffin-headed armlet dating back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550 – 330 BC). Today 11:20

    Iranian goldsmiths show off skills at Florence Jewelry Week

    TEHRAN – Several Iranian goldsmiths are promoting their delicate expertise at the Florence Jewelry Week, which opened on May 24 in the very heart of the Italian city, the “Oltrarno” district near Santo Spirito Square.

  • A general view of Dombkouh archeological site in southeast Iran. Yesterday 17:40

    Archaeological probe finds prehistoric gravestones in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has bumped into 5000-year-old gravestones during its probe into an ancient necropolis in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.

  • leopard injured in Paband national park 2017-05-23 20:05

    Leopard trapped in snare released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard which had been trapped in a snare and injured on May 12 in the Paband National Park, the northern Mazandaran province, was released back to wild last week, Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch website reported.

  • city council 2017-05-22 21:25

    Women win highest ever seats in Tehran council election

    TEHRAN – Six women have been elected to Tehran’s 5th city council election, registering a record high out of the total 21 members.

  • Tourists walk through the Persepolis archeological site in southern Iran. It was a ceremonial capital of Persian Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC). 2017-05-22 20:31

    Travelers find absolute bargains whilst trekking in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran is extraordinarily easy on the wallet since travel costs including the ones for food, accommodation and transportation are fairly low.

  • Travelers pose for a photo with a picturesque landscape of Iran’s Kurdistan province in the background. 2017-05-22 19:36

    Biological diversity vast potential for tourism thrive, job creation: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran’s considerable wealth of biological diversity and changing landscapes provide local communities with high potentials for creating jobs through attracting more travelers, an expert affiliated with the Department of Environment says.

  • wildlife conservation 2017/05/21

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Canine distemper virus wildlife mortal enemy

    Diseases are parts of life, but in a well-balanced ecosystem virulent epidemics are rare. Disease can even be beneficial to a population, weeding out old or weak animals. Problems occur when a population of animals is exposed to a new disease to which it has not had a chance to build up natural immunity.

  • Handmade jewelry crafted by Iranian Turkmen nomads 2017-05-20 20:12

    Tehran exhibit features handmade Turkmen jewelry

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of exquisite jewelry crafted by Iranian Turkmen nomads opened to the public at the Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran on May 18, which marks the International Museum Day.

  • An undated picture released by Fars news agency shows a clergyman offering cookies to foreign travelers in the 17th-centuy Imam Mosque of Isfahan. 2017-05-20 17:04

    Iran lures more travelers from Spain

    TEHRAN – The visit of Spaniards to Iran has raised by more than double over the past four years, an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts organization says.

  • A man fills his sacks with damask roses he picks on the outskirts of Kashan May 3, 2017. 2017-05-17 19:52

    Rosewater festivals take center stage in central Iran

    TEHRAN - Each spring rosewater distillation ceremonies, known as Golab-giri, take center stage in central Iran, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Kashan and its neighboring towns and villages from early May to mid-June.

  • An exterior view of the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran 2017-05-17 19:28

    Tehran exhibit features rarely-seen historical relics

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has put on show a rarely-seen collection of its treasure trove in a month-long exhibit that opened to the public on Wednesday.

  • nature school 2017-05-17 19:28

    Iran’s nature schools create 500 jobs: official

    TEHRAN – Nature schools across Iran have created about 500 jobs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the chief of the department of environment announced on Tuesday, IRIB reported.

  • An undated photo shows foreign travelers at Tavasolian eco-lodge in Natanz, Ishafan province 2017-05-17 18:06

    Tourism body pushes for quality as eco-lodges thriving across Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is stepping up efforts to improve the quality of countrywide eco-lodges that have been on the rise over the past couple of years.

  • cooking 2017-05-16 19:10

    By Setareh Behroozi

    From Garlic to Onion: All about Iranian-style cooking

    Undoubtedly, the Iranian-style cooking and Persian cuisine is one of the attractions for those who visit Iran.

  • Iran to host 2017 ICOM-ASPAC Conference in autumn 2017-05-16 09:09

    Iran to host 2017 ICOM-ASPAC Conference in autumn

    TEHRAN – The upcoming edition of the ICOM-ASPAC Conference and General Assembly will be held in autumn in Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian in an undated photo 2017-05-15 20:58

    Iran allots $2.4m to restore overseas cultural heritage sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has allocated 90 billion rials (around $2.4 million) to conserve some of its cultural heritage sites that are scattered across the globe.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-05-15 18:18

    Southern coasts to tap Iran maritime tourism potential

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to take advantage of southern coasts to make the best use of its maritime tourism potential by means of developing hospitality infrastructures, diversifying sea routes, and drawing private sector investors.

  • Termeh, a wolf kept in captivity in Pardisan park 2017/05/15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Wolves’ precarious future in Iran

    Over the last two weeks, two children from Zanjan Province were attacked by wolves. On 13 May one of these wolves was shot dead. This is the sad story of wolves in Iran. Wherever wolves come into contact with people, the animals are regarded as dangerous pests who will- given the chance- kill people and livestock. They are poisoned, trapped and shot not only for their conviction, but also for human fear.

  • شرایط سخت مردم روستاهای زلزله زده بجنورد 2017-05-14 18:58

    Magnitude 5.7 quake leaves 2 dead, 400 injured

    TEHRAN – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the northeastern province of North Khorasan on Saturday night claimed two lives and left more than 400 injured.

  • New rates set for eco-lodges in Iran 2017-05-13 18:44

    New rates set for eco-lodges in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Association of Eco-lodges in conjunction with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has fixed new rates for eco-lodges that are scattered across the country.

  • UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai addresses the 105th UNWTO Executive Council in Madrid, Spain on May 12, 2017. 2017-05-13 18:44

    Spain willing to invest in Iran’s tourism infrastructure

    TEHRAN – Spain is willing to invest in tourism and hospitality infrastructures across Iran, IRNA quoted Matilde Pastora Asian Gonzalez, Secretary of State for Tourism of Spain, as saying on Friday.

  • ‘ECO puts tourism boost atop agenda’ 2017-05-12 18:00

    ‘ECO puts tourism boost atop agenda’

    TEHRAN – The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has placed a high priority on the expansion of tourism industry amongst the member states, the visiting ECO deputy secretary-general Ahsan Ali Mangi said on Wednesday.

  • A general view of the historical Abyaneh village in central Iran. 2017-05-11 07:04

    Abyaneh village, open-air museum of living traditions

    TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel, which has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd. 2017-05-10 20:37

    Private investments in cultural heritage restoration surge

    TEHRAN – The sum of private investments in restoration of cultural heritage structures have witnessed a staggering 449% rise over the past four years compared to the previous records.

  • yurt mine 2017-05-10 18:19

    Mine blast one week on: 43 bodies recovered, rescue efforts underway

    TEHRAN -- Rescue operations are still underway after 43 corpses recovered from a coal mine that exploded in the northeastern province of Golestan on May 3.

  • A poster for the Second Iranian Woman Tourism Rally 2017-05-10 17:23

    All-women tourism rally flags off in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The first leg of an all-women tourism rally kicked off early on Wednesday during an official ceremony which was held at the foot of Azadi Tower in western Tehran.

  • mostafa rahmandoost 2017-05-09 18:04

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘You invited your child to your home, so be a perfect host!’

    Parents invite their children to their home so they should spend time with them and be patient toward them, the Iranian renowned children author Mostafa Rahmandoost said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • People visit the 14th-centuruy Mausoleum of Oljaytu, a UNESCO site located in Soltaniyeh, Zanjan province 2017-05-08 21:26

    Mausoleum of Oljaytu reveals 14th-century Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – A UNESCO World Heritage site, the 14th-century Mausoleum of Oljaytu is highly recognized as an architectural masterpiece particularly due to its innovative double-shelled dome and elaborate interior decoration.

  • A view of Malham Darreh, a touristic village in the northwestern Hamadan province 2017-05-08 18:16

    Ecotourism growth suggests solution for village-city migration

    TEHRAN – The expansion of ecotourism contributes to regional development while lessens irregular migration from rural areas to major cities, a top tourism official has said.