• A Westerner couple pose for a photo at the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan on November 9, 2016. The Safavid-era Ali Qapu Palace in seen in the background. 2017-05-25 14:17

    Isfahan marks monthly record for tourist visits

    Isfahan province hosted 123,000 foreign tourists in Ordibehesht - the second Iranian calendar month (April 21 – May 21) - the provincial tourism chief Rasoul Zargarpour said on Tuesday.

  • Wooden boxes handcrafted with marquetry ornaments 2017-05-23 09:33

    Tehran exhibit highlights Iranian handicrafts

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of Iranian handicrafts have been put on show at the headquarters of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in line with a scheme that pursues encouraging the skills at various workplaces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 undated photo depicts people visiting the UNESCO-inscribed Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. The 17th-century square is bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-s 2017-05-02 09:13

    Isfahan’s foreign tourist arrivals break 40-year-record

    TEHRAN – Some 85 thousand foreign travelers visited Isfahan during the first Iranian month of Farvardin (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20), setting a new record for the past 40 years, Isfahan Governor General says.

  • The ruins of Narin Qa’leh, a historical mud-brick fortress in central Iran 2017-04-30 09:14

    Parthian era citadel to be turned into museum

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is set to turn Narin citadel into a site museum, after a restoration project is fully implemented, CHTN reported on April 27.

  • دیدار تیم های فوتبال ذوب آهن و العین 2017-04-25 00:57

    ACL Matchday 5: Zob Ahan 0 – 3 Al Ain

    Al Ain guaranteed themselves a place in the Round of 16 of the 2017 AFC Champions League on Monday with a 3-0 win over Zob Ahan that ensures Zoran Mamic’s team cannot finish outside the top two in Group C.

  • Golden Eagle passengers arrive in Isfahan on April 12, 2017. 2017-04-18 12:18

    Intl. tourists aboard Golden Eagle visit World Heritage sites in Iran

    TEHRAN – On Saturday, a group of foreign tourists aboard a Golden Eagle luxury train, known as a 5-star hotel on wheels, visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites, which are scattered across Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran.

  • 2017-04-09 19:46

    By Marjan Golpira

    Technopreneurship Festival of Sheikh-Bahaei to kick off late April in Isfahan

    TEHRAN - The 13th Sheikh-Bahaei Festival, otherwise called Technopreneurship Festival, will be held in Isfahan Science and Technology Park (ISTP) on April 27-28, 2017.

  •  Bazaar of Isfahan 2017-03-04 18:59

    Book on Bazaar of Isfahan unveiled in England 

    TEHRAN – “The Bazaar of Isfahan”, a book written by British art historian Paul Olivier, was unveiled Thursday during a ceremony at the Oxford Brookes University in England.

  • Zayanderud River 2017-01-25 14:00

    Picture of the Day

    Dammed water once again started flowing in the Zayanderud River, central city of Isfahan, early Tuesday morning. The river was unfortunately completely dried up and it will run for 22 days for agricultural use. Photo: Mohammad Reza Sharif/ Mizan

  • The Seven Adventures of Rustam 2017-01-13 18:58

    Picture of the day

  • Iranian forces arrest MKO ringleader in Isfahan 2017-01-12 10:58

    Iranian forces arrest MKO ringleader in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – Iranian security forces on Tuesday arrested a ringleader of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the central city of Isfahan, IRIB reported. 

  • Vank Cathedral 2017-01-08 09:21

    Vank Cathedral lit at sunset

    The dome, towers, and spires of the Vank Cathedral are lit at sunset in the Jolfa district of the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Dec. 31, 2016.

  • UNHCR 2016-11-23 17:46

    International bodies fall short of assistance to refugees in Iran: UNHCR

    TEHRAN — Financial supports offered by international bodies to Iran to assist refugees are not much compared to the costs Iran had to bear so far, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Representative in Iran said on Tuesday.

  • Picture of the day 2016-11-15 09:54

    Picture of the day

    Travelers visit the historical Vank Cathedral in the New Julfa district of Isfahan, central Iran, November 23, 2016.

  • Jameh Mosque in Isfahan 2016-11-13 07:53

    Jameh Mosque of Isfahan offers journey through Islamic architectural styles

    TEHRAN – Located in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, the Jameh Mosque, or Masjed-e Jameh in Farsi, is of deep architectural significance as it shows off designs employed for more than one millennium, starting in about 840 CE.

  •  the interior of the Safavid-era Chehel Sotoun pavilion situated in the heart of Isfahan 2016-11-09 18:10

    Chehel Sotoun palace: a former home of opulence

    TEHRAN - Chehel Sotoun, located in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, is a surviving 17th-century palace, which used to be part of the royal precinct that stretched between Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Sq. and Chahar Bagh Abbasi St.

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    Nazri distribution, a centuries-old tradition in Iranian village

    TEHRAN — According to a 300-year old tradition people of Bagh-Malek village, Isfahan province, play host to Arazi villagers who come to Bagh-Malek to perform mourning rituals.

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-10-09 19:17

    Picture of the day

    Children aged four to nine participated in various environmental activities arranged for them at the nature school in Najvan Park, Isfahan province, on Friday. (IRNA/ Zahra Bagheban)

  • Qalisuyan rituals of Mashhad-e Ardehal 2016-10-01 20:43

    Qalisuyan rituals of Mashhad-e Ardehal

    Qalisuyan rituals are annually practiced in the central Iranian city of Mashhad-e Ardehal to honor the memory of Soltan Ali, a holy figure among the residents of Kashan and other nearby cities. Inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the ritual takes place on the nearest Friday to the seventeenth day of the Iranian month of Mehr, according to the solar-agricultural calendar.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-10-01 17:46

    Isfahan on track to become a city of bicycles

    TEHRAN — Isfahan Municipality is arranging for the city to become a city of bicycles, an official with the Department of Environment has said.