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Banks to exchange currency for tourists

Banks to exchange currency for tourists

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has issued a memo allowing all banks and credit institutions to buy currency from foreign tourists, foreign lorry drivers in transit, foreign investors, diplomats residing in Iran, and representative offices of foreign banks, with written requests at prices announced daily by the CBI. They can sell the currency within the forex market regulations in Iran.

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The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

John is an American tourist who is visiting Iran for the second time. This is what he has posted on his Instagram page about the country: “I hope I can show everyone that Iran is not a scary place after I have traveled 3000kms in 75 days. More importantly, the people of this country are not terrorists. They may be terrible drivers, but in no way are they terrorists.”

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World youngest and fastest visitor on Kish Island

World youngest and fastest visitor on Kish Island

Taylor Demonbreun, 23-year old American tourist, is planning to have herself registered as the youngest and fastest person to visit all 195 sovereign countries in the world in the Guinness World Records reference book. She is currently visiting Kish Island on her travels.  

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Iran receives 24th int’l tourist train

Iran receives 24th int’l tourist train

The 24th international tourist train will enter Iran’s Sarakhs border town on the evening of 3 April 2018. The passengers will spend seven days visiting the Iranian provinces of Khorasan Razavi, Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Kerman.  

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Tourist attractions of Isfahan in Nowruz

Tourist attractions of Isfahan in Nowruz

Isfahan with 7,500 years of hidden history and its hundreds of historic monuments is known as “nesf-e-jahān" [half of the world]. It takes a lot of time to visit all these attractions and monuments. But this report only refers to the most famous sites and monuments of Isfahan.  

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New Iranian debit card for tourists

New Iranian debit card for tourists

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has announced a joint project with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) for a prepaid debit card for tourists traveling to Iran. Funds can be added to the card in return for their currency and converted to Iranian rials (IRR).  

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Tourists join halim stew cooking ritual

Tourists join halim stew cooking ritual

The halim cooking ceremony in Eghlid, Fars Province, is a family occasion to usher in the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, on the spring equinox. This is an old tradition that takes place beginning of March every year. The event was held in an old house in the city this year together with a display of Iranian handicrafts and joined in by tourists.

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More European tourists than pilgrims in Iran

More European tourists than pilgrims in Iran

While the highest number of foreign tourists in Iran is said to be religious tourists who often come to Mashhad from Arab countries, last year 110,000 more European tourists came to Iran from the previous years.

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Do not approach these dangerous sites in Iran

Do not approach these dangerous sites in Iran

There are sites in Iran hiding secrets at their heart and still wearing a shroud of mystery with the passage of time. Some of these are manmade, and others have been made by the life-giving Divinity. This report will take you on a safe tour of some of these sites.

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Neyshabur holds the world’s oldest turquoise mine

Neyshabur holds the world’s oldest turquoise mine

Neyshabur turquoise mine, located 53 kilometers northwest of Neyshabur, is among the general mines of this city and its visitors are not too many. Tourists can pay the amount of five thousand tomans and take a tour of this 7000-year old mine.

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