World Handicraft Day

June 10th is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. The World Handicrafts Council was established by the UNESCO with 90 countries as members.  Iran now has the first place in the world with 8 cities and two villages, after Iran, China with 6 cities and Chile 4 cities and villages in the next position On …

Sizdeh Bedar(13th new year)

    Sizdeh Bedar this year:  Tue -2Apr 2019 Sizdeh Bedar ( 13th day of the Persian New Year ) marks the end of Norouz holiday.   Persians celebrate such day by spending the day outdoors picnicking. Families will pack their lunch and head out to the park of their choice to spend the day enjoying the warmer temperatures …

4 Shanbe suri

The Festival of Fire is a remnant of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, where fire represents God‘s light or wisdom. was the official religion of Persia (now Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE. Around 2000 years ago followers of this doctrine built fire houses and temples where a fire was kept ever burning. The festival of …

Bishapur

    Bishapur is an ancient city with ruins dating back to the Sassanian period. The Sassanids, who reigned from 224 to 651, were the last native dynasty to rule Persia before the Arabs arrived. King Shapur I build Bishapur in 266, using defeated Roman soldiers from the armies of Emperor Valerian. Outside the city, …

Sang-Shekan Cave,Jahrom

  The Sangeshkan or Sang-Shekan cave, said to be the largest man-made cave in the world, lies to the south of Jahrom   Jahrom is a city in and the capital of Jahrom County, Fars Province, Iran Jahrom’s history goes back some 2500 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire   The Sassanid monument …

Kashan-fin Bathroom

Kashan is a place where most spend just a few hours, it’s an adobe beauty. Well at least the center because honestly getting to any other part of the city is as much of a chaotic nightmare as in any other city in Iran. The bazaar of Kashaan is an old bazaar in the city …

bisotun

Bisotun(Kermanshah) from Median (678 -549 BC),Achaemenid (550-330 BC)   ancient archeological site is one of the most outstanding historic attractions of Iran. Prehistoric cave called “hunter’s cave” indicates this place has been a human shelter       The 3-meter-high and 5.5-meter-wide Darius relief at the site depicts the ancient archeological site with a bow in one …

Golestan complex

  One of the most popular museum in Tehran is Golestan Palace: The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of the earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasb I (r. 1524-1576) of the Safaviddynasty (1502-1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand …