Farsian or Parsian is a village

Farsian or Parsian is a village in Azadshahr County, Golestan Province, Iran.
Farsian is approximately 36 km southeast of Azadshahr and 80 km northeast of Shahrood.
Farsian architecture is unique. It is one of the most beautiful stairy villages.
There are too many villages with stair form architecture in Iran. We have masoole in Gilan, Sar agha seyyed in bakhtiari, ouramanat, palangan…
The buildings of Farsian have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets.
Farsian has many Sabat and many small and tight streets that named peace streets…
The village is one of the oldest in Golestan and in last year attracting numerous native and tourists.
On top of the village sits many castle, cemetery and waterfalls like Kaftar khane (that means pigeon-house, tallest waterfall of Farsian).


Achaemenid gold necklace with the Egyptian god
By Saeed Mousavi
In the fifth century BC, the same style of art and architecture that derives from the tradition of English was invented by people who lived under the Achaemenid Empire, of including people such as Ionians Greek, Lydian and Mesopotamian and Egyptian peoples named.

These ornaments have many forms and not only  women but also other men and the regime persons had been useing them and this is founded by the form of them.
For example Achaemenid gold necklace, forms of horsemen and warriors can be seen as a result Surely this necklace belonged to a man. Since the necklace also has pictures of riders ahead is probably the necklace from the man’s court.
This necklace is full of iconic images, made with elements of Achaemenid.In the middle of the image of the god necklace “Bes”, the god of the ancient Egyptians to be seen.

Bes was Very famous among the Egyptians as the god of marriage and has the protective role for the lady of the house and home affairs and children’s clothes.
Icons of God cease to be surrounded around with plaques on the motifs of horse-riders form ,In the end, the motifs of lotus flower is visible.
The gold necklace belonging to the Achaemenid era, 2,600 years ago. it is 85.9 cm and is made by pure gold.



Next luxury travel hot spot: Iran?

By Jeri Clausing

Now, Cuba. Next, Iran?

This month’s historic nuclear deal and the announcement of plans to begin lifting sanctions against Iran has hoteliers and tour operators looking to expand in what many Americans have previously considered taboo territory.

According to MiddleEastHotelier.com, AccorHotels is now looking to develop some budget brands. And given the thirst by adventurous luxury travelers for new experiences in far-flung locales, luxury hoteliers will also no doubt be looking to the country.

A recent report by TRI Consulting, “Awaiting the Gold Rush: Exploring the Opportunities in Tehran’s Hotel Market,” says that Tehran currently has just 96 hotels, compared with Dubai’s 657. And only 16 of the Tehran properties are classified as four- and five-star.

So the potential opening of the market presents “enormous opportunities for the city’s untapped hotel market,” the report says.

For travelers who don’t want to wait, a North Carolina company already offers luxury tours to this intriguing destination.

“Few Americans realize that there are no sanctions or restrictions on travel to Iran,” says Steve Kutay, CEO of Iran Luxury Travel. “I speak seven languages and have traveled to more than 80 countries, and of all of them, Iran held the most fascination for me and my wife Pat.

“The country’s rich history, architecture and culture; warm and welcoming people; and spectacular scenery are unmatched.”

Kutay says his company is the only North American tour operator that offers trips to Iran.

“Iran is not just our specialty; it’s all we do,” he said. “We’ve stayed at or inspected almost every hotel we offer, and know American travelers will find them as luxurious as we did.”

The company offers eight- and 16-day tours, which include 10 Unesco World Heritage sites, concierge service and English speaking guides. The packages start at just $2,495 per person.

Kutay says spring and fall are the most popular months to travel, although this company also offer ski packages to Dizin, which is just two hours from Tehran and has a season that runs from November to May.


Iran’s Jewish community in Esfahan: We ‘feel at home’
By Frederik Pleitgen, CNN

Esfahan, Iran (CNN)If you’re looking for the Jewish community in the Iranian town of Esfahan, you won’t have to search for long.
The main synagogue is on Palestine Square, right in the heart of Iran’s third largest city. There are public prayers several times a day — sometimes with more than a hundred people in attendance.

The Jewish community in Iran does not hide its heritage. At the synagogue, Michael Malakon leads the prayer service. He says he is proud of his Jewish identity. And even in a country that is so hostile towards Israel, Malakon says he can practice freely and that he has many Muslim friends.
“I hang around with all kinds of young people and I have a lot of Muslim friends,” Malakon tells CNN after finishing the noon prayer on a Monday. About 20 people were in attendance, usually from local businesses around the synagogue. None of them tried to hide the fact that they were Jewish — and inside the synagogue the Star of David is proudly displayed in many places, alongside passages from the Torah.

Long history
There have been Jews in Iran for more than 2,500 years. Many left the country after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to power. Khomeini said Iran wanted to destroy Israel, but he also issued a fatwa, a religious decree, saying that Iranian Jews were different to those in Israel and should be considered an integral part of the Islamic Republic.

Sion Mahgrefte is the head of the Jewish community in Esfahan. He declined to comment directly on political matters, especially in the current heated environment, but he did say that the members of his community felt very much at home in Iran.

“Israel and Iran are countries,” he said. “And we consider ourselves Iranian Jews, not Israeli Jews. So the hostilities between Israel and Iran do not affect us.”
There is even a Jewish representative in Iran’s parliament. And aside from the vibrant Jewish community in Esfahan — there are 13 synagogues in the city — there are also several Orthodox Cathedrals representing a sizable Christian community.


Synagogue in Tehran at American Media

By Ali Rahbar
On television channel “ABC” America is a photo of a synagogue (the Kenisa) has released the Jews in central Tehran.
In this release, certain rituals and worship of Iranian Jews is portrayed.
The total population of 350 thousand Iranian Jews is now about 10 thousand of them in Iran, 250 thousand of them in Israel and 80 thousand of them live in America.
Jews addition has Maternity Hospital in Tehran, restaurant, library, gym, school and their professional associations.
According to the constitution, Iranian Jews have one representative in Parliament.
Iranian Jews, are the largest Jewish community in the Middle East.


Costumes Clothes, Gilan
 with special beauty due to proper coverage is also consistent with our religious beliefs.
men and women in different regions have their own local and traditional clothing for example, in GHASEMABAD, effort and Deylaman women and men who are seen with national coverage.of course, in rural and mountainous areas this is more important.
In recent years young people have been willing to wear such clothes and participate
In some weddings and celebrations with these clothes .


 A Canadian family in Iran
 A five-member Canadian families have started its journey around the world.
They have started their journey with an old Land Rover.
They traveled from America to England and then France, Italy, Greece and Turkey reached to Iran.
In this section you you see the photos of this family.



Tourism is on the rise in Iran
More visitors have explored Iran since last year’s landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of the sanctions.

When the video Do not go to Iran first hit the internet in spring title did some Iranians fear that it would be yet another attempt to sabotage the country’s image.

But it was the opposite. French filmmaker Benjamin MARTINIE said the video aims to clear up misunderstandings about Iran, by counteracting the usual stereotypes through clips from his latest visit. The video has now been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube and Vimeo, and often divided between Iranians inside the country via social media.
“I would say a lot of people might not know [much] of Iran, outside of those things you hear on the news,” MARTINIE, which specializes in trips videography, told Al Jazeera. “Iran is changing, and tourist potential is really high. The warmth of the people, culture, warmth and the many amazing landscapes are all assets.”

The tourism industry in Iran is experiencing a renaissance these days, after years of stagnation following the 1979 revolution and the war with Iraq in the 1980s.

After the election of President Hassan Rouhani, who is seen as a moderate in 2013, the number of incoming tourists to Iran increased by almost a quarter to 4.8 million, according to the World Tourism Organization. The landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, along with the lifting of sanctions, has opened the door for more visitors: last year, reported the country’s tourism department 5.2 million tourists, with each spending an average of $ 1,700 during their stay, bringing in a total turnover of more than $ 8 billion.
Iran is home to 19 UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, more than any other country in the Middle East. From 2500-year-old ruins of Persepolis to the large, historic bazaars of Tabriz and Tehran, there are a variety of cultural options for tourists to embrace.

“Even now, it was difficult for us to get the hotel. It was completely full, mostly in Tehran and Isfahan,” Leo Wong, a tourist from the UK who recently visited the southern city of Shiraz with his wife Sera, told Al Jazeera.

Sera said Iran has been on the couple’s travel radar for close to a decade, but friends and family back home was initially worried about their safety, “Everyone was, like, freaking out,” she said. “Some people the impression of Iran is the terrorists, no alcohol and veils because they do not really understand.”

But Iran is ready for a tourism boom?

According Mojtaba Rahmanian, a founder of Iran Travel Service – a company that offers a variety of tours to Iran – the industry is growing rapidly, and will require significant investment in order to continue.

“We need more five-star hotels and more service of high caliber,” Rahmanian told Al Jazeera.

As part of its 20-year economic plan, Iran has an ambitious target to host 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025, and is in need of more places to house them.

With exhausted infrastructure is often a problem for the tourism industry, a new element to strengthen tourism ties with Turkey gave the green light for more Turkish investors to build hotels in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Mashhad. Hotel groups from France and Spain have also invested in Iran in recent years, while Iran has strengthened tourism ties with China through the establishment of tourist offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou, hoping to attract Chinese tourists and investors.

The lifting of sanctions has also enabled Iran to upgrade its aging fleet of passenger aircraft, while airlines like Air France and British Airways have announced that they will resume flights to Tehran.

But Rahmanian says tourists can still face challenges when it comes to booking hotels or buying plane or train tickets in the country. The use of credit cards is still not available in Iran, forcing many tourists to get cash.

Despite these issues, Rahmanian says he has seen an increase in visitors through their own tours.

“Last year, tourists were mostly from Australia and Germany, but we have seen a lot more from places like Italy, Spain and even the United States, too,” he said.

“We also had two Americans come to Iran for their honeymoon” Rahmanian added, noting that the custom turn to include a trip to northern Iran, a trendy mountainous region covered in forest.


Iran Prepares for an Uptick in Tourism
 A handful of mostly European hotel groups looking to steal a march on their American competitors by moving into the Iranian hotel market, while US companies still face legal uncertainty.

Most international sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program was lifted at the beginning of this year. It aroused great interest among international companies to enter a country of 80 million that remained isolated for decades.

Representatives of the fast-growing US companies as Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Marriott International Inc. and Choice Hotels International reduced either comment or said they are staying on the sidelines for now./

“We have been carefully watching the status of the US sanctions, the rule changes to these sanctions and we are evaluating opportunities resulting from these changes,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and CEO, Marriott International Middle East and Africa./

Meanwhile, other companies are wasting no time. Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Hotel Management Corp. PJSC, the French Accor, Spain Meliá Hotels International and Germany’sSteigenberger Hotel Group are all moving quickly in anticipation of a tourism and economic boom.

Iran’s economy is the second largest in the Middle East behind Saudi Arabia.

“Everyone is waiting for international changes take effect – we go forward,” says Guy Hutchinson, Chief Operating Officer of Rotana. “We are moving full speed ahead,” he said

Rotana, which operates more than two dozen cities in emerging and often complex markets such as Iraq and Sudan, has four properties under construction in Iran, the first one, a five-star hotel with 362 rooms, will open next year in the holy city of Mashhad.

Rotana can draw from their experiences in the holy cities of Mecca and Karbala in Iraq, where the alignment of pilgrims as an important source of demand presents unique challenges, said Mr Hutchinson. For example, more flexible check-in and checkout times may be needed to take account of the prayer, he said.

“If you talk to American companies, they do not necessarily have the same understanding of the markets that this virgin markets where there are special challenges in how to use,” said Mr. Hutchinson.

Frankfurt-based Steigenberger has recently signed a letter of intent to open 10 hotels in Iran, whilst the Meliá has a five-star hotel in the works on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Part of their optimism is driven by Iran’s ambition to increase the number of visitors to 20 million by 2025 from around five million by 2015.

Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran’s hotel industry has been a local matter characterized by the absence of international brands. Visitors to Tehran, whether leisure or business, lamenting the lack of top-end hotel

“There is not enough space for business travelers in Tehran,” said Maryam Kiaie international business development manager for Rah Shahr, a major Iranian infrastructure firm. “We have business delegations postpone travel because of it.”

Ms. Kiaie estimates that Tehran needs 5,000 more high-value rates. Hotels can be attractive to investors because they are easier to buy and upgrade than other property types

“I think it is a very safe sector to invest in,” says Ms. Kiaie. “It’s easier to get financing to build the hotel, and there are many local investors interested in entering into a joint venture with foreign investors. It is a good opportunity for hotel chains.”

Some of Tehran’s hotel markets itself as a four or five-star hotels, but analysts say most of them would not get the same classification of international standards. Rates at the two Accor branches in Tehran ranges between $ 100 and $ 140 per night.

“Iran has some great potential for growth because there is a shortage of hotels, both qualitatively and quantitatively,” says Christophe Landais, COO of Accor Iran. Paris-based Accor over the past year opened two properties under the Ibis and Novotel brand, next Tehran International Airport. It works in about 10 additional projects will be located in Tehran and Mashhad.

Since opening its doors in Iran, Mr. Landais most positive feedback from customers, he has been focusing on the Accor offer free Wi-Fi and up to 40 international channels in the bedrooms – usual offerings in the Western world, but more rare in the existing Iranian hotels.

But being an early entrant to the Iranian hotel market also took its challenges, in particular the relative inexperience of local investors with international hotel practice, Mr. Landais.

“It is an advantage (to be first) but the other side of the coin of our groundbreaking, paving the way is that it is very difficult,” he said. “We spend a lot of time explaining how the hospitality development work.”

Mr. Hutchinson likened the present Iran situation to China before it became an economic powerhouse.

“It may take a little while until it fully opens and starts to move, but when it starts (it will go quickly),” he said.

There is also a risk of Iran’s leadership abandoning its current policies that enabled the country to rejoin the international business community in the first place.


World oldest travel company Cox & Kings predict Iran as one of the hottest destinations in 2017

Iran and Jordan on Cox & Kings hot list for 2017

Cox & Kings has predicted that Russia, Iran and Jordan will be among the “hottest” destinations next year.
Founded in 1758, Cox & Kings has predicted travels for centuries.
The operator has made his predictions for “on trend” destinations next year, based on political changes in the world and major events and anniversaries.


Cox & Kings introduced Iran to its Middle East collection in October 2015 for the first time since 2011.
The operator said the demand from customers to travel back to Iran was “remarkable but not surprising”.
The operator explained that it is offered to one of the most popular tours of Cox & Kings.
British Airways relaunched its direct flights in September, making the country even more accessible.