Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word "Mehr" (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, love, light and friendship.
Abbasi Hotel: The Glorious Architecture of Iran
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The glorious architecture of Iran, like a piece of gem, has been constantly glittering among other architectural monuments of the world and has occupied a worthy place in the world of art. It was in the reign of the Safavids, that the city of Isfahan reached such a renown and elegance which was called "half of the world".
Monday, July 18, 2011
Dowlatabad Garden located in Yazd, central Iran, is a Persian architecture jewels. The Garden is an authentic Iranian garden that annually attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists. Dowlatabad garden is regarded as one of the sites worth visiting due to verdant gardening skill in landscape architecture, irrigation method, and in the richness of architectural design.
Persian Gardens on World Heritage List
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Persian garden was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision to register the property on the list was made during the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee, which opened in Paris on June 19.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
There are places of worship throughout the world that can claim to be extraordinarily beautiful in design and form. The Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar is just such a holy site.
Festival of Rose and Rose Water
Monday, May 23, 2011
Every year during the second half of May, festival of Rose and Rose Water is being held in Kashan. Many people from different parts of the country and abroad visit Kashan, the hub of Mohammadi Rose in Iran.
Badab Sourt Natural Spring
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Between the world’s largest lake and the Alborz mountain range lies the beautiful Mazandaran province that attracts millions of Iranian and international tourists to its eye-catching nature scenery and fine weather. The Badab Sourt Natural Spring is located south of Sari and is considered one of the most incredible sights of its region.
Cones of Kandovan
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Kandovan is an ancient village tucked away in the northwest corner of Iran at the foothills of Mount Sahand and near the city of Tabriz. The historical village of Kandovan is one of the three rocky villages of the world. Houses in this village look like beehives built in the heart of mountains.
Happy New Iranian Year
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Norouz is a relic of ancient times. A memory of old tales and epics, a celebration of rebirth and rejuvenation. Spring has arrived and the previous year with all its events, good or bad, has passed. Noruz is a strong testimony to Iranian rich civilization, national characteristics and history. It proves how a nation with its irreversible determination to endure, and even flourish, through periods of devastation, political chaos, hardship and oppression. It is a story that stretches far back in time, yet even as you read this, that story is still being written.
Persia Cradle of Science, Technology
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Persia was a cradle of science in ancient times. Persian scientists contributed to the current understanding of nature, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy. Persians made important contributions to algebra and chemistry, invented the wind-power machine, and the first distillation of alcohol. Trying to revive the golden time of Persian science, Iran’s scientists cautiously reach out to the world. Many of the today’s concepts in Science including Helio-Centric model of solar system, finite speed of light, and gravity were first proposed by Persian scientists.