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The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Naghsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan
It is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The center of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, “Zahedan” is one of the youngest commercial and cultural provincial capitals in Iran.
Sistan & Balouchestan
This ancient land is home to some of Iran’s oldest and most magnificent historical landmarks.
Kashan is one of the best tourist destinations in Iran and every year tourists from around the world fly in to enjoy Kashan's beauties and marvel at its great culture and civilization.
Noor in Mazandaran
The city of Noor is located in the Mazandaran Province right by the Caspian Sea in the north of Iran. Noor is also very close to the Hyrcanian forests which are the oldest forests in the world.
Royan in Mazandaran
This city is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in northern Iran. Specially, its ancient Hyrcanian forests, waterfalls and sea coasts are phenomenal.
History in Mazandaran
Located in the north of Iran, this province is renowned for both its picturesque nature and historical monuments.
In this feature, we will take you to an ancient city in central Iran, with a history older than the adjacent city of Yazd.
Yazd Wind Towers
This central Iranian city is undoubtedly a living museum that holds a precious architectural treasure in every corner.
They give you big smiles and curious looks. Always migrating, for them "change" is when they feel at home. Join us and look closer at the lives of these friendly folks.
Named the city of Persian pomegranates and located southwest of Tehran, Saveh is also known for its ancient historical monuments.
Qazvin Tourist Attractions
This city is home to many historic sites and is full of great attractions that are worth visiting.
Varkaneh: A Historic Village in Hamedan
The province of Hamedan in western Iran is populated with over one thousand villages, most of which make for good getaway destinations.
Qazvin Historical Sites
This historic city is like a museum that narrates the story of one of Iran's former capitals.
Iran’s Green Coastal Strip
The northern Mazandaran province is a popular tourism destination among Iranians thanks to its lush forests, vast beaches and subtropical climate.
Saveh, a city about an hour’s drive southwest of Tehran, is famous for its rich agriculture, specially high-yield orchards that produce some of Iran’s best pomegranates.
Located in the west of Iran, this city is renowned for multiple historical monuments, picturesque nature and premium quality walnuts.
Iran’s Rural Dwellings
The architecture in rural Iran varies from one place to another, depending on the local climate and geographical location.
Hafshejan; A Historic City in West of Iran
A fan of history and nature? Stay tuned to get a glimpse of both in this report.
Attractions in Malayer
This time, we are traveling to the city of green vineyards, packed full of great attractions.
Mazandaran Natural Attractions
In this feature, we will take you to one of Iran's top tourist destinations in the north of our ancient land. Join us as we show you the glamorous nature of this province.
Bojnourd Historic Sites
Watch this report for a glimpse into some of Iran's most mysterious historic sites, one being Belgheys, an ancient town named after the Queen of Sheba.
Sightseeing in North Khorasan
This part of Iran is noted for its untouched nature, with its forests, rivers, plains and valleys having mostly survived the destruction that goes hand in hand with development projects.
Shahr e Kord Attractions
If you are interested in historic places, travel with us to discover more about this alluring land in western Iran.
A Peek into History
Zanjan, in northwestern Iran, is a city with a rich history and many ancient sites to explore.
Iran’s Kormanj Nomads
North Khorasan Province is an ancient land which has preserved many of its valuable historic and cultural legacies.
Shirvan: The Land of Culture & History
The second largest city in Iran’s North Khorasan Province has numerous historical and cultural attractions that are worth exploring.
This place is home to many natural and historic sites that are definitely worth seeing.
This northwestern Iranian province has a lot to offer, from its picturesque natural scenery to splendid historic sites.
Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai
If you happen to be in Iran's Qazvin City, don't miss out on a visit to this historical attraction with its unique Qajar Dynasty architecture.
Ardal County in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
In this feature, we will visit natural beauties of Ardal county in the province of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. We will also see the handicrafts of the region. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
More than anything else Qazvin city presents itself with a special vibrancy. Its people, its architecture, its shops and vine trees hanging from walls in old neighborhoods have each turned into symbols of the city. By Amir Mehdi Kazemi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Farsan City in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the city of Farsan in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari to visit Pir-e Ghar area which is famous for its historical stone inscriptions. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Here we go to see what surrounds the pretty city of Lavasan. We will visit the famous Dam of Lavasan, which is one of the main sources of water for Tehran metropolitan region. Then we go on a mountain walk up to Dasht-e-havij, which is a famous tourist spot for some mountain trekkers. By Samson Seez & Amir Hossein Pouresmaili - 2016
Boroujen & Lordegan in Chaharmahal & Bakhtyari
In this feature, we will visit the cities of Boroujen and Lordegan in the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. We start our journey with a visit to the small and less known town of Boldaji to see the production of its famous sweet called Gaz. Road trips in Iran can be a lot of fun specially with a lot of food stands on the side of the roads selling fresh, organic and locally grown fruits! We will also visit some historical sites of the province. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Kerman Historical Sites
In this feature, we take you to the outskirts of Kerman to see Shahdad Desert where once was the hottest place on earth. Also you will visit the heavenly garden of Shazdeh in Mahan City and its nearby mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali. We drive few more kilometers to visit the Rayen Citadel which became well-known after the famous Bam Citadel destroyed by earthquake. We also show you a Zoroastrian temple and museum, Kerman's anthropology museum in Harandi Garden and Stone museum inside the magni
Historical Sites in Kerman
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the historical city of Kerman to visit some historical sites such as Ganjali Khan Bathhouse, local bazaar, the city's Jameh Mosque, Kerman's anthropology museum and Ganjali Khan Complex. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Here in Isfahan Aquarium, tourists and Isfahani residents can view the rarest types of fish, both from the side and from below, experiencing the conditions that scuba divers experience 35 meters below the surface of the ocean. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Lorestan has a stunning beautiful nature. In this feature, Ali Rashid gives us a taste of what Lorestan has to offer when it comes to natural attractions. He will show us the breathtaking waterfalls of Nojian, Afrineh and Bisheh. By Ali Rashid & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Historical Sites in Lorestan - part II
In this feature, we visit some historical sites in Lorestan, including two historical mosques, where they are located and what they are being used as today. Ali Rashid explains more. By Ali Rashid - 2016
A day trip is a perfect way to spend a day off without traveling too far and staying within your budget. Baraghan village, located just outside the city of Tehran, is the perfect place to feel like you have traveled while barely leaving your own backyard. By Gilda Gazor & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Historical Sites in Lorestan
Lorestan is a stunning province with rich history and unique culture in west of Iran. In this feature, Ali Rashid takes us to some historical sites in Lorestan; sites such as Falak-ol-Aflak Castle. By Ali Rashid & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Tourist Attractions in Khuzestan
Khuzestan is the land of flowing and permanent rivers and of course fertile soil. These natural resources provide some great opportunities for the local people of this land which are mostly Arabs, to have hectares of sugarcane farms, produce one of the best quality dates in the world, breed camels and the famous Arab horse. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Shushtar & Dezful in Khuzestan
Cities of Dezful and Shushtar in Khuzestan province are famous for their water sources and rivers that are flowing through these cities. Underground water canals, water mills, famous and old bridges in addition to some other structures were all built around the water sources of these two cities. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Shadegan & Shoosh in Khuzestan
In this program we take you to two of the most amazing and significant attractions of the Khuzestan province. Both are registered by UNESCO and it shows the importance of these places. Shadegan wetland, its mesmerising sceneries and the lifestyle of its people is our first stop. Then we move to the ancient city of Susa where we mainly visit the famous castle of De-Morgan, Chogha zanbil and ruins of Darus castle. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Kharg Island is famous because most of Iran`s crude is exported from there. Kharg has a small indigenous population. Additionally the Island hosts thousands of people who work on the island`s oil facilities and its surrounding oil platforms. But this sensitive part of Iran has another side to it next to energy supply. The island has its unique natural and historic places which are very much unknown even to the majority of Iranians. The reason is due to the travel restrictions for non Islanders a
Babol City in Mazandaran Province
A big part of tourism in Iran is its Northern Provinces. One in particular is the Mazandaran province and the largest city located in Mazandaran is the city of Babol. It's filled with neat people, places and things.Reza Nayebi will give us a glimpse of the city in this feature. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Everyday Life in Arvand
In this feature we focus on Abadan and show historical and cultural elements of this city which is also considered as the capital of Arvand Free Zone. We will talk about football and how it entered Iran through this city. We show you Naft theatre which is among the first theatres in Iran and tell you how important the theatre culture was and still is in this city. This is the city where different faiths and cultures have been living together peacefully for many years. By Shahriar Azimi & Hosse
In the village of Kandelous is the one the only private museums of Iran. It is a multi floor museum that contains rare artifacts from all over the world. The view from the outside of the museum resembles an old castle. Yet inside; you find an array of rare objects. There are several rooms inside and each room has its own distinct flair and style. Reza Nayebi tells us more. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Khorramshahr & Abadan
In this feature, Shahriar Azimi visits the war museums in Khoramshahr and Abadan. Then he continues with what people do today and how the normal traditional life is moving on. He also visits some villages and shows their lifestyles, hospitality and traditions. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Iran is filled with beautiful places to see. One of them is the village of Kandelous located in the province of Mazandaran. What the village lacks in size it makes up for in beauty. From stone walkways to nostalgic houses embedded right next to each other. There are mountains you can drive up on that will take 1500 meters above sea level.There is a holy shrine and a ton of paths and trails you can walk and sight see on. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Arvand Free Zone
Arvand free zone is a very significant and strategically important area because of its access to the Persian Gulf through rivers and its closeness to countries like Iraq and Kuwait. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Agricultural Products in Birjand
South Khorasan Province is Iran's largest producer of barberries and saffron. Pomegranates are also among the main agricultural products of this region. We were lucky to arrive when farmers were busy picking saffron and witnessed the painstaking process of producing "Red Gold"! By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
The Silk Road
This feature takes us from the north east part of Iran to the north west corner of the country. Here we visit three major cities of Khorasan province; Mashhad, Neishabur and Sabzevar. These cities are located on the ancient Silk Road and have played important roles in the cultural, economical and social exchanges between the East and the West. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Cheese Cave in Semnan
Semnan Province consists of many small villages that offer you a taste and a glimpse of how people live their everyday life. There's no hustle and bustle you see in big cities. Semnan is famous for its tasting breads, cheeses, caves, local folklore and lots of hospitality. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Birjand; City of Castles
There are over 20 castles, citadels and fortresses in South Khorasan province. The main reason is because it has always been a strategic region for the central government. Soldiers were trained and prepared to fight invaders. This is the reason why there are also many “Zour-khaneh” or traditional gymnasiums in the region. The sport itself called “Varzesh-e Bastani” (which means ancient sport) is still quite popular. We went to one of them to take look and learn more. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata
Nature School in Mashhad
The idea of Nature Schools started here in Mashhad and nowadays it exists in many different Iranian cities. Children in this school have the opportunities to live in nature and with nature and learn by experimenting. At nature school, children get a lot of chances to be creative and make things from wood pieces, clay, sand and stone. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Birjand; the City of Culture
In this feature we will be telling you about a people who are fond of knowledge. Iran’s third modern school was opened in this city. Over 30 well-known Iranian scientists come from the city of Birjand. The city itself has a very unique architecture which includes structures called wind towers that are designed to allow light and air inside the buildings. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Enjoy a quick peek into our amazing country with exclusive reports on Iran's art, history and culture.
Enjoy a quick peek into our amazing country with exclusive reports on Iran's art, history and culture - 2015
Puppet & Toy Museum in Kashan
Our young days were filled with the time we spent with our toys and how we adored them, precious little dolls and all different kinds of toys that we cherished throughout the years. In this feature, we visit a toy museum in Kashan, where we get the chance to see a variety of toys from decades ago and also from different parts of the country. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Tehran's Masoodiyeh Palace
The Masoodiyeh Palace, situated in downtown Tehran, is a magnificent attraction that lures many in because of its great architecture. This building was constructed in the 19th century, during the reign of Nasseredin Shah Qajar. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Caravanserais or inns have been around forever. In the city of Semnan, there are several old stone inns. The inns were a place where caravans traveling from China to Europe, would use a resting place. What is also unique about the inns is that they are located in and between the Silk Road. The Silk Route is an old road used by travelers that would go back and forth from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Razi Cultural Center
In this segment, the reporter explores Park-e-Razi, a 25 hectare park with a Cultural Center, outdoor and indoor sports grounds, a library, a handicraft market, a lighthouse, an amusement park, an inline skating rink and a huge 3 hector artificial lake. The complex hosts activities, completions, educational courses etc. It offers plenty of fun and activities all within a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The aim of the complex is to bring families and friends together. By Reza Golzadeh & Vahid Shafi
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the city of Najafabad in Isfahan to introduce some popular edibles in Najafabad and a couple of historical sites. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Tourist Attractions in Najafabad
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the city of Najafabad in Isfahan Province to take a look around a neat museum of anthropology, a couple of old water distribution systems and Assar-khaneh or oil extracting house in the distant past. By Behrouz Najafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Tehran's Khaanaat Caravanserai
In this feature, we learn more about caravansaries, their history, origin and function. We get to learn a few things about their architecture and also pay a visit to Tehran's Khaanaat Caravanserai. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
The 3rd largest city in Isfahan province, Najafabad lies to the west of the world- famous city of Isfahan. The people in the city have a reputation nationwide for being fair and offering all kinds of goods at quite reasonable prices. It has lots of things to offer including a variety of exquisite handicrafts and agricultural products. It also houses a number of ancient monuments and historical sites. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Tehran's City Park/ Park-e-Shahr
In this adventure, the reporter takes us to Tehran's City Park to visit its beautiful scenery along with its various features such as the Peace Museum, Plant Pathology and a mock UN Conference . By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2015
In this feature, we introduce you to the Persian Garden that has its roots in history. The Persian Garden is the symbol of heaven and the elements installed there all create a sense of value and beauty to the place. We visit Tehran's Persian Garden and learn more about this unique place. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Niavaran Palace is a historical complex situated in the northern part of Tehran. The complex consists of several buildings and a museum. In this feature, we take a short trip to this magnificent site, full of beauty and splendor. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami – 2015
A garden full of stories of the past. With its rich architecture and glorious sites, the Negarestan Garden is a must see in the capital. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
German Tourists in Iran / Iran Is Great
Despite warnings from some friends and family members as well government officials about traveling to Iran, the Ivan family, a family of four with German, Romanian and French ancestry, came to Iran and traveled around the country in five months. They fall in love with Iran and Iranian people so they started a campaign called “Iran is Great” to show the true image of this country to the rest of the world. By Shahriar Azimi & Alireza Raziyee – 2014
Tehran's Chitgar Park
Chitgar is one of the greatest and most popular parks in Tehran. It has wonderful things to enjoy, from a manmade lake to a great park for picnicking and a wonderful bike track for speed enthusiasts. It is actually a forest park that covers over a dozen square kilometers of land. It has a horseback riding ranch, a long cycling ramp and much more, all within easy access because of the subway station leading right to it. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Raziyee - 2014
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
The Lovely Mashhad
Recently Mashhad has been considered as the Islamic capital of Iran. It is not only a famous religious destination, but also a historical city.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.