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.
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.”
The CEO of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran has announced that a family shrine to shrine rally (Mashhad-Karbala) will take place 23-26 February 2018 along the route of Imam Reza (AS) Shrine to Imam Hussein (AS) Shrine.
The CEO of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran said: “The enrolment of undergraduates and graduates from all universities in the country will start next week as virtual tour operators for tourism products.”
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.
There are many small villages on the outskirts of Tehran which have now been turned into districts, such as Kan, which has kept its old fabric, trees, gardens, back alleys, and historic sites. Many of these are to be turned into tourist attractions on the outskirts of western Tehran, such as Haj Mohammad-Ali Bridge.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artist: Constantinople Band
Genre: World music
(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.