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Styles of travel in Iran

Styles of travel in Iran

Rahman Mehraby writes in Destination Iran that some people prefer a fast-paced tour while others enjoy a slow-paced tour. Everyone’s traveling style could be different. What you read here is from my experience of traveling with international clients and organizing trips for them. I recommend you to read this post before you choose your traveling style in Iran.

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Is Iran a safe destination for tourists?

Is Iran a safe destination for tourists?

One of the most important questions on the minds of tourists interested in traveling to the Orient, especially to Middle Eastern countries, is whether these are safe destinations. Iran is a special country with a wide range of natural and cultural attractions. Its high, barely seen tourism potentials make it a perfect destination for tourists.

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Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

The ancient Persian feast of Tirgan has been celebrated on 6 July, at the same time as the National Mount Damavand Day, at the university of Rineh city in Amol, northern Iran. The celebrations were attended by people from across Iran.

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Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering

Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering

One of the attractive places to visit in Iran is Shushtar town in Khuzestan Province. There, you can see the waterfalls of Shuhstar (Sika) which were built to generate hydraulic power for the industrial mills in the Sassanid era.  

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London conference decision on Tappeh Sialk

London conference decision on Tappeh Sialk

At the end of a two-day conference in London organized by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) in association with The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) on “Tappeh Sialk and Ancient Kashan Revisited”, a unanimous decision was made to set up an advisory committee of experts, scholars, and archaeologists for the protection of this historic region of Iran. IHF in England, The National Museum of Iran, and the Louvre in France will be working together towards this goal.  

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Iran tries to stop Christie's auction

Iran tries to stop Christie's auction

The news of the sale of four Iranian historical artifacts at Christie's auction in London has been published. Meanwhile, the Legal and Properties Director General of Iran Cultural Heritage Organization announced an attempt to stop the auction and return the historical objects to Iran.  

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Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

The Persian language has been going strong for a thousand years in Pakistan. It has been a language used in the administrative affairs of the sub-continent and many of the written and cultural works of Pakistan are in Persian. But things are different today and the Persian language is nowhere to be seen in books and teachings.

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