Aspects of Iran
History & Culture
Science & Technology
Behind The Scenes
Cultural links between Iranians and Armenians can be traced back to Zoroastrian times.
Historic Persian Architecture
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of Iran’s 18 ministries located in the heart of the country, on the Jomhoory Street in Tehran.
Tehran’s Golestan Palace
The lavish complex is considered a masterpiece of Qajar art and was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List back in 2007.
A Paradise for Book Lovers
Tehran's Book Garden is one of the greatest cultural projects in Iran and the biggest in the world.
Iran Is Great Project
In the recent years, a German Family has started the Campaign of “Iran Is Great” to promote the true image of Iran and Iranian People.
The rebirth of nature inspires Iranians to renew and cleanse their surroundings. Iranians believe everything has to be as fresh and new as spring when the New Year starts.
Have you ever wondered about urban sculptures and the purpose they serve? This report will try to answer that question.
Come with us for a tour of one of the most attractive and eye-catching performing arts complexes in Tehran!
Thrilling Fun in Tehran
What's your idea of having fun? If you are looking for some excitement, these parks in Tehran are just the right place for you to drop by.
Without doubt, there are a multitude of ways to be benevolent and to share love with humanity. This report highlights some.
Working Night Jobs
Many urban projects are carried out at night because it is quiet and there is less traffic. Watch this feature to see how people manage night jobs.
Qajar Cafes in Tehran
Iranian architecture displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic and this is probably why a handful of entrepreneurs have thought: “why not create a special place for visitors sit down and enjoy a nice cup of tea as well!”
In this feature, we introduce Lavasan as an elegant, beautiful small city, which is good for residing or visiting as it is less than an hour drive from Tehran over the mountains. We also see how the local council is helping Lavasan's environment progress and we take a look at the luxury villas there. By Samson Seez & Amir Hossein Pouresmaili - 2016
Tehran city is expanding and the residents need more facilities and utilities. Artists, architects and designers are all involved in the process of beautifying the Iranian Capital. By Samson Seez & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Tehran's Naser Khosro Street
One of the first streets that was constructed in Tehran; Naser Khosrow Street is full of historical buildings with beautiful architecture. Buildings and structures such as Darolfonoon school, Saraye Roshan, Shamsul Emareh and Marvi seminary. We travel through history without even leaving the present time. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Trees are considered sacred in Iranian culture which is why they celebrate Arbor Day by spending an entire week in tree planting events just a week before the Iranian New Year and the beginning of spring. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Spring in Tehran
One of the biggest festivities of Iran is Norooz, or New Year that begins on the first day of spring. Although Norooz starts from the first day of spring, rituals and traditions of this ancient festival start from weeks before and one of them is the beautification of all places, from homes to the cities which is taking place this year in a very large scale in the city of Tehran. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Tehran's Modern & Traditional Bazaars
Traditional bazaars in Iran have been around for thousands of years. Bazaar is not just a place for shopping but many important social and political events in Iran have their roots in traditional bazaars. Bazaar has its own rich and complex culture. In contrast modern shopping malls in Iran are relatively new phenomenon. They are not as culturally rich as bazaars but they are more accessible and they have items and displays that are somehow more attractive in modern-day life. By Sahriar Azimi &
Reaching out to Victims of Child Labor
In addition to the government, Iranian NGO, the Society of Students Against Poverty or Imam Ali Student Relief Society has been involved in reaching out to street children across the country. The student society receives the kids in special houses and provides them with educational courses, etiquette as well as warm meals and other services. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Puresmaili - 2015
Tehran in the Spotlight
In today's Tehran LED lights have become so much more than just a source of light. They range in colors usage and decoration. In many areas of Tehran these lights are being used to brighten better and radiate city bridges, buildings and parks. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
National Bank Museum
The national bank of Iran has a beautiful Museum that caters only to bank dignitaries, local and foreign government officials. Inside the Museum, you can see works of art ranging from paintings to vases from foreign countries. You can also see valued pieces from right here in Iran. Not only does the Museum have old antiques and rare art, the building inside and out is a marvelous work of art. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami - 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
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
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
Tehran is a bustling metropolis from construction sites to tunnels, bridges, towers and luxurious buildings. Each and every day things are going on. Bridges, tunnels, highways, the city is a modern day metropolis and there is a part of the city that's just for kitchens and modern living. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 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
Animals that live in the ocean come in all shapes and sizes. Reza Nayebi takes a look at a small group of fish that actually are used for medical uses. Then he takes us to the Milad Tower's Dolphinarium. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Tehran's Nature Bridge
With its magnificent massive steel structure, the Nature Bridge has become the new symbol of Tehran connecting not just two parks on the two sides of the one of the busiest highways in the Iranian capital but also the people. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Tehran: a gallery as big as a town
For 10 days images of artworks by renowned Iranian and foreign artists on display on Tehran’s billboards turned the entire capital into one giant art gallery. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid – 2015
Just south of Yazd and on the edge of one of Iran's main deserts, there is an area called Marvast. It is all about nature and greeneries!
Attractions of Kish Island
On the Island of Kish there is a walk-way known as the “Celebrities’ Road” where you can see the busts of 20 revered contemporary Iranian personalities.
Keramat & Velayat Decade
Religious celebrations and festivities have always been an integral part of the Iranian culture.
Cultural links between Iranians and Armenians can be traced back to Zoroastrian times.
Here is a closer look at the ancient Persian motif of paisley which has adorned Iran's artworks for thousands of years. This ancient desert stands for life, eternity and birth.
The Persian Ney
It is one of the oldest handmade musical instruments in the world. Some say that it’s actually the human spirit that shows one of its facades through its melodic sound.
Here, there are attractions both for the brave at heart and for those who enjoy quiet long walks in abandoned and secluded historic villages.
Going Back in Time
Join us to visit different religious sites all located on 30- Tir Street; a mosque, a church, a synagogue and a fire temple.
Wonders of Kish Island
Since its very first dawn, the Island of Kish has been watching over its natural wonders and precious wildlife.