TEHRAN — A team of French tourists recently toured a series of little-known attractions in the Fahrazi district of Fars province in southern Iran.
A local tourism official said 10 French tourists visited natural landscapes and cultural attractions such as centuries-old castles and fortresses throughout Fahraghi county.
“They also bought souvenirs from handicraft stores.”
Fahrazi has various historical and tourism potentials to attract domestic and foreign tourists, Hamid Bahizadeh said.
“In addition, sufficient investments have been made in the area of tourism infrastructure to meet the needs of our guests,” the official said.
Based on available data, approximately 715,000 foreign tourists visited the ancient country during the first three months of the modern Iranian calendar (starting March 21st).
Last year, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts announced that tourism in the country was growing before the outbreak of Corona, with revenues reaching $11.7 billion in 2019, accounting for 2.8% of GDP, making it the world’s largest tourism sector. approaching the average share of GDP he was 3.2%.
Iran hits the jackpot with a host of attractions including bazaars, museums, mosques, bridges, baths, madrasas, mausoleums, churches, towers and mansions, 26 of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.