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Sistan & Baluchistan coast tourism
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Sistan & Baluchistan coast tourism

Sistan & Baluchistan is a border province of Iran with a beautiful natural landscape. At one point in time, this was Iran’s gate to neighboring countries. Iran has many potentials for tourism including, among others, natural, cultural, and historical attractions together with over 2500 kilometers of coastal line, 300kms of which is in Sistan & Baluchistan Province.

80% Growth in tourism to the city of Yazd
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80% Growth in tourism to the city of Yazd

Mayor of the world city of Yazd announced that there has been an 80% growth in tourism to the city of Yazd and added: “As a city registered by Unesco and one that is also celebrating its global status by the end of the year, Yazd Council intends to take protective measures along with infrastructure measures to safeguard the historical works which have survived from the past.”

Anahita Temple: lost or listed
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Anahita Temple: lost or listed

Anahita Temple is the name of a site in Kangavar in Kermanshah, attributed to the deity Anahita, dating back to the Ashkanid Parthian times. It has been waiting to be registered as a Unesco registered site for years now. But, the slow process of renovations has popstponed this.

Exquisite Christian books exhibited at Christmas
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Exquisite Christian books exhibited at Christmas

Iran’s National Library has placed its collection of exquisite documents and a Bible manuscript on display for Christmas. Christmas is celebrated in Iran on 25 December not only by Christians, but Muslims also join them to usher in the New Christian Year. Apart from churches and certain streets in Iran, governments centers also organize Christmas events. This year, the National Library has organized an exhibition of its priceless Bible manuscript and other books on Christianity at its Book and Archives Museum from Christmas Day for two weeks.  

Hamedan – Tourism Capital of Asia
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Hamedan – Tourism Capital of Asia

At the first meeting of the steering board for “Hamedan – Tourism Capital of Asia”, the Head of Marketing for Iran’s Tourism said: “The Tourism Capital of Asia is a pilot program which is being implemented for the first time in Hamedan in 2018. Hamedan has been chosen because it is the oldest city in Iran.”  

Khorasan handicrafts welcomed in Kazan
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Khorasan handicrafts welcomed in Kazan

The hand arts of Khorasan Province have been greatly welcomed at the Iran pavilion for handicrafts and halal foods in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Twenty stands displaying handicrafts and halal foods were setup in Kazan, where Khorasani hand arts included everything stones, mosaic works, enameling, copper works, handwoven kilims and carpets, silverwork and turquoise, precious stones, inlay works, and much more.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.