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Hyrcanian Forests a new  UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hyrcanian Forests a new UNESCO World Heritage Site

On 5 Jul 19, during the meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage (UNESCO) Committee in Baku, Iran’ Hyrcanian forests were registered as  Iran's second natural site and the 24th site inscribed in UNESCO's world heritage list. The first natural heritage of Iran is Lut Desert that was recorded a few years ago. Hyrcanian woods are the only surviving from ice age in the world dates back 25 to 50 million years ago. The largest part of these valuable forests, with about 2 million hectares is in Iran stretching east...
Iran announces visa waiver for Chinese

Iran announces visa waiver for Chinese

Very good news for Chines tourists who like to visit Iran! Now traveling to Iran is easier than ever before. Chinese will no longer need Iran visa to enter Iran. No difference they are traveling in a group or individually. Iran aims to host two million Chinese tourists per year discovering our country's numerous tourist attractions.  Another announcement who released earlier is the Iran government decision to not stamp the passports of foreign tourists to help them skip the U.S. travel ban. Recenlty Iran visa has been very easy for passengers who visit Iran. They can either obtain it in advance or a...
The Discovery of The Third Underground City of Hamedan Province

The Discovery of The Third Underground City of Hamedan Province

The discovery of the third underground city of Hamedan province, which is about 2 km south of Salehabad, is a new incident in the field of cultural heritage of Hamadan and Iran, which once again brought archaeologists to work. The underground city of Saleh Abad, located 2 km south of Saleh Abad, dates back to the Seljuk and Ilkhan era (the 6th and 7th centuries solar hijri calendar) with the extent of more than 5 hectares. The accurate size isn’t discovered yet. In the first phase of the exploration, 6 spaces and several corridors w...
Essential Farsi (Persian) Phrases and Words To Know When We are Traveling in Iran

Essential Farsi (Persian) Phrases and Words To Know When We are Traveling in Iran

When we are getting ready to travel to a new destination, this is really helpful to know some main words and phrases in their own language. Not only is it useful in various situations to handle our affairs, but also it helps us to socialize more easily with the local people there. Moreover learning new languages even a bit, while traveling to other countries, and is an amusing part of a travel and a memorable part of the experience. Farsi (Persian Language) is the main language of Iran (As you may know Iran is a multicultural country when...
Why should we visit Iran in Ramadan?

Why should we visit Iran in Ramadan?

Due to religious customs and exaggerated news, the month of Ramadan has always been when the number of visitors to Iran and other countries of the region decreased. Lately and because of the flexibilities in the laws, the month of Ramadan is one more month for tourists who visit Iran. Restaurants and cafes on the highways will continue to serve drinks and meals to travelers. The restaurants of the hotels in all the cities of Iran will be open during the day to receive the tourists. And when it gets dark all the restaurants and cafes will open to welcome people who want to en...
Nowruz - The beginning of Spring

Nowruz - The beginning of Spring

Finally its here! I mean the Spring, when nature is reborn showing its beauty and making us remember that life continues and hope increases. Nowruz, exactly on March 21, is when the Persians around the world celebrate the first day of the year. This habit of Persian New Year comes from millennia ago when the Zoroastrians celebrated the end of winter and darkness.During Nowruz, families usually go from one house to another to visit family members and congratulate that day. Due to the traditions, the minor members of the family usually receive gifts from the older members. The most radiant symbol...