Arasbaran is a large mountainous area in the north of East Azerbaijan Province (encompassing the towns of Ahar, Calibar, Horand, Varzaghan, and Khoda-Afarin), stretching from the north of Mount Ghoushadagh in the south of Ahar to Aras River.
The handwoven carpet has long been regarded as a genuine Iranian art, since all Iranian ethnic groups have been connected to it one way or another in villages, cities, and tribes. Carpet has been deeply rooted in Iran, free from all colors and languages and religions.
The “Efaf va Hejab Cup” arm wrestling contest has taken place for the women’s clubs of Khomeini town. The contest took place in eight right-handed and eight left-handed categories among the town’s clubs.
Niaq Village is one of the important centers of grape cultivation in Qazvin Province, northwester Iran; but it owes its other reputation to a tall rock about which many myths have been created throughout history.
Aligudarz is a county in Lorestan Province, western Iran. In ancient times, its inhabitants had the custom of placing stone lion statues over the graves of their loved ones as a symbol of courage and gallantry. They came in different shapes and sizes according to the status of the departed in the tribe.
Pour-Ashraf Fort in Sheikh-Makān village is at a distance of 6kms in the southeast of Darreh Shahr village in Ilam Province, western Iran. It was built in 1916 during the Qajar era, under the orders of Mir Seyed Mohammad Khan Pour-Ahsraf. The materials used are mostly rocks; bricks have been used as ornaments. The Fort has been built on three floors, with five towers, and thirty rooms. It was used as a military-residential place.