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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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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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Iran to attract 20 million tourists by 2025

Iran to attract 20 million tourists by 2025

The Head of Iran’s Tourism Organization, Ali-Asghar Munesan, has said that his country aims to attract 20 million tourists by 2025 by mobilizing all its facilities with an eye on the importance the government and parliament attach to tourism in order to give Iran its rightful place in the industry.  

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Thousand and one nights tourist train

Thousand and one nights tourist train

Three years ago, the first tourist train arrived in Iran with 150 American and European passengers. Today, the Thousand and one nights luxury train drove into the city of Yazd with 57 American and European passengers.  

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