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Toghrol Tower of Tehran


Tuğrul Tower is a 12th-century monument, located in the city of Rey, Iran. Tuğrul Tower is near Rashkan castle.The 20 meters tall brick tower is the tomb of Seljuk ruler Tuğrul Beg, who died in Rey in 1063. Originally, like other monuments of its time, it was capped by a conical dome, which would have added to its height. The dome collapsed during an earthquake.
The thickness of the walls varies from 1.75 to 2.75 meters. The inner and outer diameters are 11 and 16 meters, respectively. The exterior shape is that of a polygon with 24 angles in its design, which is thought to contribute to the structure's stability against tremors.At the top of the tower Kufic inscriptions were originally observable. Naser al-Din Shah ordered some restorations to be made to the top part of the tower, which was collapsing in 1884.

Iran on The Way to Turn Tourism into Industry


TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism is on the way to turn into an industry, the deputy director for development affairs of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) told a press conference on Sunday. 
"As an industry, tourism should be profitable to attract investors of private sector,” Saeid Shirkavand said. Shirkavand said that the CHTHO has begun some negotiations with the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines to encourage financiers in tourism industry. 
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Boost for Iran Tourism


The UK Foreign Office has lifted its advice for Iran signalling hopes for the country’s tourism industry.In a statement on its website, the FCO said it had lifted its advice for most parts of the country, although it warned that it was continuing to advise against all travel to some border areas and parts of the south-east.It comes after Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said last week that he hoped to reopen the British embassy in Tehran before the end of the year, which was also expected to facilitate leisure visits to the country.
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Iran’s tourism to grow by 6.6% in 2015

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in a recent report has put the value of Iran’s tourism industry for 2014 at about $7.8 billion.The WTTC in its report titled "Travel & Tourism: ECONOMIC IMPACT 2015 IRAN” has added that it expects Iran’s tourism industry to grow by 6.6 percent in 2015.  

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Why your next vacation could be in Iran


Tehran (CNN)When you fly to Iran these days the planes are a little more full than before. Business travelers are making their way to Tehran scoping out opportunities, hoping that sanctions might be lifted soon.More tourists also appear to be on the planes coming from Frankfurt, Rome, Istanbul and the few other places that have direct flights to Iran.The Iranian government says it expects a 6.6% rise in the number of tourists for 2015.President Hassan Rouhani's administration has made tourism development one of its major policy goals in a drive to revive an economy buckling under sanctions."We divide our tourists into four groups," Iran's Vice President for Tourism and National Heritage Masoud Soltanifar told me in an interview.
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