• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Bagh-e Fin, the very epitome of Persian Garden

    TEHRAN – The richly manicured yet historical Fin Garden or Bagh-e Fin is located in the city of Kashan, on the margins of central Iranian desert.

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  • Kasahn container ship 2016-10-18 19:44

    3rd all-Iranian container ship launched

    TEHRAN - Kashan, the third container ship fully designed and built by Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Company (ISOICO), was launched in the southern port of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday.

  • 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.