The historic port of Siraf, in Kangan city, Bushehr Province, is a stunning attraction in southern Iran. There are ancient monuments and other attractions in the port, which date back to antiquity. Today, several Iranians and other people from all around the world travel to Bushehr to visit this historic port.
Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said that based on the 20-Year Vision Plan (2005-25), the number of foreign tourists visiting Iran should increase to 20 million from the current five million.
Wedged between China and Japan, South Korea may not have a Great Wall or a Golden Pavilion, but it has plenty of other attractions – from nightlife that continues until dawn to Buddhist hermitages perched in places where only eagles or intrepid hikers dare.
Iran's northern province of Mazandaran, with countless tourism villages and rustic scenery, hosts numerous Iranian and foreign tourists in all four seasons of the year, including autumn. Nice weather, beautiful nature, customs and traditions, handicrafts as well as local games and dialects are among the main attractions of the province. Thatched houses, flagstone sidewalks and the jujube trees create a charming scenery in the villages of Mazandaran in the autumn.
By Saeedeh Khodaverdian & Atefeh Rezvan-Nia
Situated in the northeast of Iran, Golestan province is one of the best tourist destinations of the country in view of its enchanting natural attractions, wide ethnic diversity and numerous historical sites.
For more than a decade, the name of Natanz in Isfahan province has been associated with its nuclear energy facility. A Google search provides 413,000 instances most of which pertain to nuclear issues. However, to an Iranian, it brings to mind rare and unique mementos such as a type of pear grown in Tameh Village.