The Rudkhan Castle, also known as the "Thousand Stairs Castle”, is a historical structure in the northern Guilan Province of Iran, which has been built using millions of bricks. Some experts have estimated the construction date of the Rudkhan Castle to be during the Sassanid era, coinciding with the Arab invasion of Iran, and rebuilt during the Seljuk period.
The Gavmish Goli hot spring in Sareyn is the largest mineral hot spring in Iran, always visited by people who believe they can treat their illnesses like rheumatism and skin diseases by swimming in the spa springs.
Gahar Lake is a tourist attraction in Luristan Province, western Iran, the beauty of which has earned it the nickname “Lake of Iran”. This is a permanent sweet water lake at the heart of the Zagross Mountain Range, on the foothills of Oshtoran Peak. It has become an attraction of Luristan Province and the entire country. Gahar Lake has an area of 85 hectares; it is 1700 meters long, on average 500 meters wide, and 2360 meters above sea level. This beautiful lake is a 35km drive on Doroud town main road.
The “Bitaraf” oil extraction mill in Shahreza, capital of Shahreza County, Isfahan Province, Iran, is one of the Qajar era buildings remaining in the city. The oil extraction workshop, or Assarkhaneh as it is called in Persian, is a two-storey building where the foundations are made mostly of limestone and rocks, and the walls are constructed mainly with clay bricks. The city of Isfahan has 17 oil extraction plants of which 13 were sadly demolished in the past century. Among the four remaining ones, the oldest is the mill in the Jewish district of the city which remains intact.
Sayena was born in 2003 with Down’s syndrome. Treatments began when she was diagnosed at four months old. With the relentless efforts of her mother, she is now enrolled in an ordinary school alongside other students in ninth grade and intends to study art and painting. The hard work and support of Sayena’s mum in taking her to music and art classes has meant that she is skilled in painting and playing the piano.
The avant-garde mosque of Iran’s capital is stirring controversy these days for its distinct architecture; while its critics identify it with the manifestations of the Jewish religion, its architects give voice to its resemblance to the simplicity of the advent of Islam. Valiasr Mosque has been built next to the City theater in Tehran without a dome or minarets. It has been equipped with a library and amphitheater. Its designers are Reza Daneshmir and his spouse Catherine Spiridonoff.
The Louvre in Tehran exhibition was officially inaugurated today, 5 March 2018, by the French Foreign Minister who is on a visit to Iran. Fifty-five masterpieces have been brought over to Tehran, selected from the different departments of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The largest adobe house in the world is situated near the city of Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, in southeastern Iran. It was a landmark on the verge of destruction. But, it will open soon following extensive restorations.
“Rageh” valley is a natural phenomenon in Kerman Province, southeastern Iran, and an untapped tourist attraction located on the route of the two ecotourism areas of Meimand village and the “Kalout” sand structures of Shahdad.
Pir Taghi Suspension Bridge is one of the numerous tourist attractions of Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran, located in the deep and beautiful valleys of Hashjin in Khalkhal County. The suspension bridge is 70 meters long, 60 meters high and one meter wide; it has been built over the confluence of Givi Chai and Qizil Üzan rivers.
The art of doll making transfers the rich culture of countries around the world, and the dolls of the village of Tajmir bear the signs of the rich culture of Sarbisheh in Nehbandan region. During the making of dolls, the valuable native treasure trove of lullabies, poems, and memories of village life led by the nomads is also revealed. Dolls are not made solely for playing, but they create a small version of the local community culture; as dolls also introduce clothes, ornaments, stories and other native customs.