Fars province


  • The ruins of Sassanid-era Bishapur Royal Palace in Fars province 2017-05-27 18:55

    UNESCO experts to assess Iran’s natural, historical sites

    TEHRAN – A delegation of the UNESCO World Heritage specialists is scheduled to travel to Iran in summer in order to assess Arasbaran Protected Area in the northeast and the Ensemble of Historical Sassanid Cities in the south of the country.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rustam in Fars province. Located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, the historical necropolis embraces rock-hewn royal tombs and bas-relief carvings associated with the Achaemenid 2017-05-25 22:37

    Fars province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 42% y/y

    TEHRAN – Fars province attracted over 165,000 foreign tourists in the first two months of the current calendar year (March 21 – May 21), up 42 percent from a year earlier, the provincial tourism chief announced on Monday.

  • New evidence puts man in southern Iran 35,000 years ago 2017-04-27 07:30

    New evidence puts man in southern Iran 35,000 years ago

    TEHRAN - Radiocarbon tests and archaeological findings of unearthed objects in Rostaq, a rural district in the southern province of Fars, indicate humans inhabited the region at least 35,000 years ago, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • A general view of Hasanabad-e Tall Kamin, an archaeological site on the outskirts of Marvdasht in southern Iran. 2017-04-20 11:13

    Iranian, German archeologists begin surveys in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and German archeologists and researchers on Wednesday commenced research at Hasanabad-e Tall Kamin, a prehistoric site located on the outskirts of Marvdasht in the southern province of Fars.

  •  Iran’s women’s alpine skiing 2017-04-12 15:22

    Women's alpine skiing held in Dizin 

    Fars Province finished in first place in the Iran’s women’s alpine skiing held in Dizin resort on Monday.  The competition brought all age groups together in Dizin resort, in the Alborz Mountains north of Tehran. The two-day event was held in two disciplines Slalom and Giant Slalom.  Dizin resort has been around for 47 years and is recognized by the International Ski Federation (FIS). 

  • An undated photo shows travelers visiting Sadi mausoleum in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province 2017-04-04 08:22

    Visits to Fars historical sites up 7% during Noruz 

    TEHRAN - Various historical sites across the southern province of Fars attracted over 1.6 million visitors during Noruz holidays from March 15 to April 2, up seven percent from the same period in the year earlier. 

  • A historic house in Lar, a city in Fars Province 2017-04-04 08:22

    Owner demolishes two historic houses 

    TEHRAN – Two historic houses in Lar, a city in Fars Province, have been illegally razed to the ground by their owner, ISNA reported on April 1. 

  • Flood 2017-02-18 18:30

    Devastating flood hits southern Iran

    TEHRAN — Heavy flood has stricken the southern provinces of Bushehr and Fars, causing large scale damages and tremendous devastation since Friday.

  • Khonj earthquake 2017-01-07 09:18

    4 Afghans killed as earthquake hits southern Iran

    TEHRAN — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Khonj village, southern Iran, on Friday morning, leaving four dead and four injured.