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Iran Visitor is a tourist and resident guide to Tehran and Iran. Iran Visitor presents travel information and images of Iran for people interested in visiting or finding out more about the country.
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London Iranian Film Festival
2011-08-23 16:21:00
The second London Iranian Film Festival takes place in November from 18-26th with other events and screenings happening throughout the summer.The Apollo Cinema on London's Regent Street and the French Institute's Cine Lumiere will screen some of the selected movies and there will be awards in four categories: feature film, documentary, short film and animation.The Opera House in Holland Park showed the film The Song of Sparrows by Majid Majidi on August 22nd.For further details see the website of Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iranian Film Iranian Movie s
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Stained Glass In Iran
2011-07-29 08:11:00
Stained glass is used in many mosques in Iran often in beautiful patterns. Shiraz is particularly well-known for its stained glass.Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Tehran
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The Provinces of Iran
2011-06-26 09:01:00
Iran has 31 provinces or ostan each governed by a provincial governor-general. Sistan and Baluchistan is the largest Iranian province by area, slightly bigger than Kerman. Tehran is the largest by population by some distance and has the highest population density.The provinces are further divided into counties (shahrestan), and then subdivided into districts (bakhsh) and sub-districts (dehestan).Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Tehran
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Iran's Post Office
2011-05-31 10:43:00
Iran?s post office is easily recognized with its yellow logo on a blue background. Iran's postal service is being privatized, though the post office will still be responsible for mail delivery.Iranian addresses are supposed to have a 10-digit post code. Ordinary letters up to 250g cost from 30,000 to 70,000 rial (2011 prices) to send overseas depending on the zone.Iran Post
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Cyrus Cylinder
2011-04-24 14:42:00
The Cyrus Cylinder, a 2,500 year old clay artefact, has been on display recently at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, on loan for a special exhibition from the British Museum in London.The Cyrus Cylinder dates from King Cyrus' conquest of ancient Babylon in 539 BCE and his subsequent freeing of the subservient peoples of the city state, who had been enslaved there, including a sizeable Jewish population.The ancient cuneiform script pronounces the rights of all religious groups to worship the god(s) of their choice.Over 1 million people are believed to have viewed the Cyrus Cylinder while it was on display in the Iranian capital.British MuseumIranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iranian art Cyrus Cylinder
2011-03-29 01:58:00
The Caspian Sea resort of Ramsar, north west of Tehran, was the site of the 1971 Convention on Wetlands signed in the town. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention and a number of events are planned to mark the occasion.The full list of wetland sites in Iran itself is available here and includes: Bujagh National Park, Govater Bay and Hur-e-Bahu, Lake Gori, Lake Kobi, Lake Urmia, Lake Parishan & Dasht-e-Arjan.Ramsar ConventionIranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Ramsar
32nd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution Day
2011-02-11 02:09:00
February 11 is the 32nd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and a national holiday in Iran.Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979 at this time.Other national holidays in Iran are:Oil Nationalization Day - March 20This day celebrates the nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1951.Noruz - around March 21-24Iranian New Year "Noruz" (lit. new day) is celebrated on the Spring Equinox and many Iranian return to their home towns during this period.Islamic Republic Day - April 1The anniversary of the beginning of the Islamic Republic.Sizdah Bedar - April 2This is the 13th day of the Persian new year when many Iranians leave their homes and go on picnics to avoid bad luck.Heart-Rending Departure of the Great Leader - June 4The anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989.Anniversary of the Arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini - June 5The anniversary of the arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1963, when he urged Muslims to revolt against the superpowers.Anniversary of the Deat...
Mehrabad International Airport Arrivals & Departures
2011-01-29 02:58:00
Mehrabad International Airport is no longer Tehran's major international airport. This is now Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). Mehrabad Airport in downtown Tehran, remains as the main domestic flight hub.Iran Air, Iran Air Tours, Mehan Airlines, Kish Air and Iran Aseman are some of the major Iranian airlines flying into and out of Mehrabad Airport (THR).Iran Air has flights to Ahvaz, Ardabil, Bandar Abbas, Birjand, Bushehr, Gheshm, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Lar, Mashhad, Rasht, Shahre-Kord, Sary, Shiraz, Tabriz, Urmia, Yazd and Zahedan.Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.Iranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to TehranTagsIran Airport Tehran Airport
Ice Pack
2010-12-25 10:46:00
Ice Pack is an extremely popular chain store selling ice-cream products, donuts, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Ice Pack was founded by Babak Bakhtiari and began life in Niavaran in Tehran and now has over 200 stores across Iran with franchises in Iraq, the Emirates, Malaysia, Kuwait, Syria, Thailand, UK, Venezuela and Turkey.Ice PackNo. 249, next to Saderat Bank, opposite Ettehad St., after Tehranpars intersection, Damavand Ave., Tehran, Iran.Tel: +98 (21) 77341842Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Tehran
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Images of Masjid-e-Jamkaran Qom
2010-11-22 04:32:00
Enjoy these photographs of Masjid -e-Jamkaran in the holy city of Qom, Iran.The Masjid draws pilgrims from all parts of Iran as well as other countries.The Masjid was built in the year 393 AH (1003 by the Gregorian calendar) by Hassan Bin Maslah by the order of Imam Madi (A.S), the Twelfth Imam of the Shia Isna Ashari (translated as followers of the Twelve Imams) Muslims.The mosque is an architectural masterpiece which celebrates Persian art in every corner.The mosque is a fifteen minute drive from Qom and the best way to reach the mosque is to take a taxi from outside the Roza-e-Masooma-e-Qum complex.Images by Mariam Noronha.Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Qom Mosque
Iran Weather Forecasts
2010-11-01 09:40:00
A useful source of detailed weather information in English for Iran is the Iran Meteorological Organization's website The site has forecasts for Iran's cities, satellite images, weather for road journeys and climate statistics.Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Tehran
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Jameh Mosques
2010-10-24 10:35:00
???? ????The most important mosque in a town or city in Iran is called the Jameh or Friday mosque (masjed-e jameh).People gather for prayers here at noon on Fridays and to listen to the Friday sermon.Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Mosque Jameh
Caspian Hostel
2010-09-28 05:13:00
Brand new hostel (villa) in a peaceful location 15km from Mahmud Abad in Caspian Sea . (Less than 4 hours drive from Tehran).Rustic design, fully furnished, balcony, barbeque, private garden, wooden fireplace. 500 meters from the beach and near 3 national parks (Noor, Sisangan and Chamestan).Available recreational facilities: ATV, Bicycle Round trip transportation from Tehran is also available.Contact Dave: caspianhostel[at]gmail[dot]comTags Iran Caspian Hostel
Weather in Esfahan
2010-08-28 09:42:00
At this time of year Esfahan is slightly cooler than the capital Tehran. There is very little rainfall as a rule in August. Most rain occurs in the winter months of December and January.You must have a browser that supports iframes to view the BBC weather forecastIranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Iran Esfahan
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Popularity of Persian Calligraphy
2010-07-25 05:04:00
Persian calligraphy is increasingly popular in tattoos and designs for clothing, jewelry and other fashion accessories.In ancient Persian tradition calligraphy of poetic phrases was often combined with graphic motifs. A number of tattoo parlors in the west specialize in both Persian and Arabic script and there are also Facebook groups for fans of the art. Persian calligraphy now rivals Chinese and Japanese characters in popularity with people wanting a graphic and meaningful tattoo.Iranian Music CDs Books on Iran Guide to Tehran Tags Persian calligraphy Tattoos
Looking Down on Tehran
2010-07-01 05:47:00
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Buying A Persian Carpet
2010-05-31 07:59:00
Persian Carpets Persian carpets are produced in seven main cities in Iran: Tabriz, Mashhad, Qom, Kashan, Nain, Esfahan and Kerman.Carpets make for excellent souvenirs from any trip to the country.This month we offer our readers advice on buying and maintaining a Persian carpet.Books on Iran - Fiction, Politics, History, IslamIran Iran tourism Iran Blog Persian Carpets Tehran Books on Iran
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Iran Slideshow
2010-05-01 10:22:00
See a slideshow of Iran to quickly and easily navigate to a blog entry on Iran from IranVisitorWowziograb this · widgetsIranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to Tehran TagsIran Tehran
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2010-04-04 09:00:00
Books on Japan :: Japanese Politics & Japanese Society | 2 Read reviews of books on Japanese Politics & Japanese Society, and purchase from Amazon US, UK, Japan. Yalda Festival :: Iran Visitor Yalda - the night of Yalda on the night of the Winter Soltice celebrates the triumph of good over evil in Iran.
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2010-04-01 09:00:00
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2010-03-02 09:00:00
Off The Beaten Track :: Iran Visitor Off the beaten track in Iran - we review some suggestions for getting away from it all in Iran.
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People You Think You Know
2010-03-02 01:54:00
I am making a documentary movie about Iran , its culture and it's relationship to the West through an intimate portrait of one Iranian family in the diaspora.You can watch web episodes I've made here and learn more about my goals from my fundraising page here.It would be wonderful if you could help me spread the word about my fundraising drive in any way you can, Alborz KamalizadIranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to Tehran TagsIran Tehran
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2010-02-25 09:00:00
Nowruz - the Iranian New Year Festival :: Iran Visitor Nowruz: read about the significance and symbolism of the Iranian New Year Festival, nowruz.
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Books on Iran Slideshow
2010-02-20 14:01:00
See a slideshow of recommended books on Iran , including books on Iranian history, culture, Tehran and travel. Iranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to TehranTagsIran Books Tehran Books
Imam Khomeini Airport Arrivals & Departures
2010-02-12 15:19:00
IKA opened in 2004 and now almost all international flights have been transferred here from the old Mehrabad Airport in downtown Tehran , which still is the main domestic flight hub.Aeroflot, Ariana, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airways are some of the major international airlines flying into IKA.IKA is situated about 30km south of Tehran on the highway to Qom. With no public transport system yet in place, the only way to get there is by private taxi (120,000 Rials+, 1hr, Tel.: 021 88738855)There are banks in the airport to change your currency into rials.Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.Iranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to TehranTagsIran Tehran Airport
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2010-02-12 09:00:00
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2010-01-30 17:30:00
The Baseej or Basij means "Mobilization" and is volunteer militia founded by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.Their numbers are open to debate and range from around 400,000 to over a million strong. The Baseej have a presence in most large Iranian cities and towns. Becoming a member of the paramilitary force allows for various state benefits including exemption from military service and possibly a guaranteed spot at a college or university.Iranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to Tehran TagsIran Tehran
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2010-01-25 09:00:00
Food & Drink Words in Farsi :: Iran Visitor Food & Drink Words in Farsi: learn some useful food and drink related words in Farsi (Persian).
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2010-01-23 09:00:00
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Yazd Meybod Fort
2009-12-20 09:45:00
One of the most evocative towns in Iran, Yazd is also one of the oldest. The town has historic connections with Zoroastrianism (Mazdaism).Iranian Music CDsBooks on IranGuide to TehranTagsIran Yazd
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