Aspects of Iran
History & Culture
Science & Technology
Behind The Scenes
Morteza Motahhari in a Frame
Join us for a look at the life of one of the most influential figures in the contemporary history of Iran.
The Historic City of Bishapur
Among all the Kings of the Sassanian Empire (224 to 651 AD), three where called Shapur, a name that originated in Old Persia and means “son of king.”
Anthropology in Ashkezar
Join us to visit the old city of Ashkezar located in Iran’s central province of Yazd.
This symbol has adorned artworks, rugs and even buildings through the course of thousands of years.
Local Games of Aras
Games are a universal part of human experience and can be seen in all cultures around the globe.
The Burnt City
If you are a fan of history and archaeology, don’t miss watching this amazing land in the province of Sistan & Balouchestan.
Nowruz in Mazandaran
Nowruz is observed with a wide range of rites in Iran. Hamid Javani takes us to Mazandaran to give us a glimpse of the traditions practiced there during Nowruz holidays.
One of Iranians’ favorite rituals ahead of the Persian New Year is a fire festival on the eve of the last Wednesday of the outgoing Persian Year.
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.
Iran’s Salt Mummies
Have you ever heard about the Iranian Salt Men? Just outside the city of Zanjan, there is a mine where you can explore their history.
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
Fashion & Tradition
This feature is about fabric design and designers who have returned to traditional Iranian art, architecture and traditional methods in creating modern clothing. By Gilda Gazor & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
one this week's Iran Program we take you to Lorestan to see who the Lurs are and where they come from, we will talk about their dialect, traditional clothing and music. 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
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
Amir Kabir; An Iranian Patriot
Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani otherwise known as Amir Kabir was one of the most capable and noteworthy figures in the Qajar era. As Nasereddin Shah's chief minister, Amir Kabir is known as Iran's first reformer and a modernizer. He attempted to bring a gradual reform to Iran but was murdered. He was regarded as an inspiring character. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
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
The wonder box or perspective box was introduced to Iran in the late 18th century by Mozzafar Eddin shah. He was attending an international exhibition in France when we first saw the wonder box. The apparatus was a golden source of entertainment. In today's Tehran not only do they still exist, but they are also being hand made in certain areas of the city. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Planes are a huge part of modern transportation, but planes are so much more than just a means for transportation. In Tehran there are many things to do and see. One of them is the museum of Model planes and grounded planes. The museum contains over 60 model planes and there are over 15 grounded planes to see. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 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
Tehran in a Palace
In this feature, we visit a festival called "Tehran in a Palace". The festival has been organized to help introduce the culture and traditions of the people of Tehran in the old days. The festival takes place in Tehran's Qasr Museum. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh – 2015
Learning Farsi in Iran
The official language of Iran is Persian or Farsi as we rather call it today. These days there seems to be a growing interest in learning the language. Many foreigners are signing up in classes to learn Farsi. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2014
In this feature, we learn more about the ancient Persian Festival Yalda. We understand more about the roots of this tradition and why Iranians celebrate this night every year. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Rosewater in Kashan
Besides being known for its historical attractions, Kashan region is famous for its rose gardens and distilled products. Spring is not only the time for blossoming but a time for traditional feasts like the Rose Water Festival. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh – 2015
The Art of Glass Fusing
This unique technique enables the artist to use the unlimited potentials of glass and create masterpieces.
Sightseeing in Bandar Abbas
Today we’re going to travel to the hot and humid Province of Hormozgan along the southern shores of Iran.
This Iranian musical instrument was recently added to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Natanz City in Isfahan
Throughout history, the Silk Road has come to be known as the pathway of trade as well as dialog among cultures. In Ancient Persia, the Silk Road ran through the country’s central cities such as Natanz.
Fishing Industry in Southern Iran
Iran has excellent potential to expand its fishing industry due to its favorable environmental conditions along different sections of its coastline and in inland lakes and reservoirs.
Religious Sites in Hormozgan
Since time immemorial, people have built magnificent monuments to hold religious ceremonies and for worship.
Jashak Salt Domes in Bushehr
This extraordinary mountainous area is believed to be the site of the largest salt domes in Iran and across the Middle East.
Join us for a visit to the city of Roodsar in Iran’s northern Gilan Province and a tour of historical sites Temijan Bridge & Band-e Bon Castle.
Exploring History in Firoozabad
Today, we’re headed to a place in Iran’s Fars Province where the founder of the Persian Sassanian dynasty, Ardeshir Babakan, set the grounds for his empire.