Iran Ranks 2nd in World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destination, UNWTO Reports

Iran Ranks 2nd in World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destination, UNWTO Reports شنبه 13 مهر 1398 - 12:57

United Nations World Tourism Organization has announced Iran as the world’s second fastest growing tourist destination in 2018.

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Tehran Museum Holds Muharram Rituals

Muharram rituals, which were held during Qajar era (1789–1925), have been held at Glass and Ceramic Museum of Tehran.

Lahijan IAU Student Poetic Work Selected Top at 3rd Int’l Festival of Fakhteh

The poetic work of Lahjan Islamic Azad University student has been selected as the top work at the 3rd international festival of Fakhteh.

Marjan Ahmadi

Experience Magical Moments in Alimestan Forest/ In Photos

Locating in Amol city, Mazandaran Province, Alimestan Jungle is known for its beautiful scenery, which attracts scores of Iranian and international nature photographers. This green forest has two 10-meter deep meteorite impact craters. Alimestan Forest is part of the ancient Hyrcanian Forests from the Ice Age.

Bust Sculpture of Avicenna to be Unveiled Inside and Outside the Country

On the occasion of Avicenna Commemoration Day, Avicenna Cultural and Scientific Foundation will unveil the statue of this Persian Muslim physician-philosopher.

IAU Researcher Discovers the Thought Behind Iranian 1500-Years Animation

A researcher from Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran branch, has discovered the thought behind the Iranian 1500-years animation.

Photo: Marjan Ahmadi

Persian Art of Glassblowing, the Great Art with Thousands of Years/ In Photos

Iranians were among the first glass blowers in the world. They started to make things from glass about 3,000 years ago. In other words, Iran is the world's third civilization in producing glasswares. A lot of glass creations, dating back to different periods of history, have been unearthed across the country, which are evidence to the long history of glass blowing in Iran.

Mostafa Taghazaei

Worth a Quick Look at Malek National Library and Museum/ In Photos

Malek National Library and Museum was opened in Malek House by Haj Hossein Aqa Malek, an Iranian philanthropist who also donated the house with all the containing precious treasure to Astan Quds Razavi. This museum is considered as the first private museum of Iran and one of the six large libraries holding exquisite manuscripts. Its collection is a rich trove of the best manuscripts and Iranian historical artworks. The Institution is located in the historical precinct of “Bagh-e Melli” that is considered the cultural-historical center of Tehran.

Mostafa Asgari

Negarestan, a Place Full of Famous Painters’ Pictures/ In Photos

As one of the significant historical and cultural places in Tehran, Baharestan Square, Negarestan Garden is a must-see place to get familiar with Iranian architecture of 19th-20th century. The garden was built in 1802 by order of Fath-Ali Shah, the second Shah of Iran, as a summer residence. There were lots of paintings with kings’ portraits and signatures of famous painters; hence the name “Negarestan”, which in Farsi language means “a place, full of pictures.

Iran is Beautiful/ Tourist Attractions and Destinations

Towbiroun Valley, Taking Away Fevers and Cooling Down the Body

Towbiroun Valley, located in Dezful County in Khuzestan Province, is known for its cool and pleasant weather, where it takes away any fevers and cools down the body.

Iran 1st Meteorites Museum Opened in Tehran

Iran’s 1st meteorites museum has been opened to the public on July 2 at Tehran’s Azadi Tower (Borj-e Azadi).

Prevent Heatwave Impacts our Health

Many people all across the world have been experiencing the hottest June so each countries’ national weather authorities have issued heat warnings, advising people take precautions.

“The Stories of Majid” to be Introduced in London

The London-based Iranian-British company Candle and Fog Publishing has announced on introducing an English translation of Iranian children’s book author Hushang Moradi Kermani’s popular book “The Stories of Majid” next month.

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Signs of 'Deal of Century' Defeat Evident

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stated that the Deal of Century will lead no way, adding that its defeat is evident.

ILCL Exhibits Iranian Children's Books

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan, the International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) in Tokyo will exhibit Iranian children’s books.

Graduate School of Creative Industries to Begin Its Activities in June

The head of graduate school of creative industries has announced that the school will officially begin its activities on June 22, 2019.

Universities to Teach School Students about Water Conservation

Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and University of Environment have collaborated in teaching students about water conservation.

Mahdi Salehi

Iranians Hold Vigils on Night of Destiny/ In Photos

Iranian people have observed the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), all across the Islamic Republic of Iran. Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny) represents a great chance for Muslims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to purify their souls and further focus on the spiritual aspects of life. People mark Laylat al-Qadr, which is believed to be the night when the first verses of the holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) some 14 centuries ago. The Night of Destiny is also thought to be the night when God decides the fate of everyone for the coming year. Muslims recite the holy Qu’ran, hold vigils until dawn in prayers and supplications and ask God to forgive them for their sins. Muslims also have special wishes and prayers on this special night.

Plastics Harm Oxygen-Producing Bacteria

Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia have discovered that the plastic polluting the world's oceans is negatively affecting the oxygen levels that these bacteria produce.

Nasim Aghaei

Iran’s 1st EV Charging Station Opens in Tehran/ In Photos

Iran’s first electric vehicle charging station has been opened by Mapna Group at Tehran's iconic Milad Tower. This station includes a 43-kilovolt alternating current (AC) charger plus a fast charger working under the Chademo Protocol, a trade name of a quick charging method for electric vehicles which suits Japanese and Korean EVs such as KIA, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. The station also includes a 4.7-kv slow charger as well as a 5.5-kv charger, which can be used by electric motorcycles, Abbas Aliabadi the managing director of Mapna told the inauguration ceremony attended by Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi.

Iran, China Universities to Carry Out Joint Research on Environmental Projects

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology and Beijing Normal University have signed a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of environment.

Tehran Hosts Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition

The 27th edition of the International Exhibition of Quran has kicked off in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Ice Cream Scientific Global Day Expanding Reading Culture

May 10 has been announced as the International Bastani Elmi (scientific ice cream) day which mainly aims at providing opportunity to draw international attention toward studying.

The Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed by Science

As the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, and etc., in the hopes that it will lead to greater "taqwa", or consciousness of God.

Tehran New Botanical Garden Inaugurated

Raz-e-Hasti (literally meaning secret of existence), has been inaugurated near Chitgar Lake, in northwestern part of Tehran to preserve and display different endemic plants and animals.

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