In a travel piece written for Paris news magazine L’Obs, Jean-Claude Guillebaud shares his reflections on his recent visits to Iran, where he was shocked at the vast gulf between the media representation of the country and the reality which he found. His viewpoint, which speculates on the reasons for this, was covered by Mehr [in Farsi] and translated from the original French by IFP.
Iran has devised plans for a sixteen-fold rise in the number of tourists coming from China, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Masoud Soltanifar said.
Seyed Ali Riyaz, an Iranian dentist, believes that the Islamic Republic has a great potential to attract health tourists and cab make as much money as $7bn if proper investments are made.
Head of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) Hossein Mohammadpour Zarandi hopesthat the upcoming international conference on urban economics will prepare a ground for developing urban tourism.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye toured Iran's National Museum on Tuesday evening.
Different flowers and plants are showcased in Tehran International Flower Exhibition which holds annually by Tehran Municipality
The Municipality aims to mount 120 smart bike corrals around the city which 60 ones will become operational until the late spring.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to help expedite the revival of the Silk Road and activate its capacity, vice-president and head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said Saturday.
The biggest Neurosciences Research Center in the world is being constructed in Tehran under supervision of Professor Majid Samii, a renowned Iranian neurosurgeon.
Planning Manager of the International Super Marathon said the completion will be held from April 30 to May 8 in the Lut Desert in Shahdad region of Kerman, adding that 35 foreign runners will compete in Iran’s Silk Road International Super Marathon.
“Many people are fond of Iran’s mountains, but still there are many others who don’t know how they can get there. They don’t even know that a journey to Iran’s mountains is much cheaper than many other countries.”
The neurosciences research center, which is 80,000 square meters, is being constructed in 11 floors. It is twice bigger in size than International Neuroscience Institute (INI) in Hanover.
Hamid Reza Momeni told Iran’s state news agency IRNA on Tuesday that the consortium sought to improve the odds of the island in attracting foreign tourists; “Moscow had hosted the first consortium where participants tentatively discussed establishing of an executive body for consortium; a part of agreements included establishment of a company in the Qeshm Free Zone to take the responsibilities of the executive body by private sector as a partner,” he told the press.
Iran has sent a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for international registration of Chovgan (polo).
People across Iran are celebrating Sizdah-Bedar, the traditional Persian festival of nature, on Friday by spending time outdoors.
An advisor to Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization said that attraction of foreign tourists is a priority to develop the industry nationwide including in northwestern Aredebil province.
A young Iranian man makes a film of selfies he has taken at different historical sites and his video goes viral on the Internet.
Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf has multiple attractions to absorb more domestic and foreign tourists.
Baghali Polo, rice mixed with fava beans and dill, can be either served with chicken or meat.
In traditional Iranian restaurants, Dizi is still served in small clay pots with a number of truly delicious side dishes.
Yalda is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran which marks the longest night of the year.