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Khuzestan Province

Khuzestan is a part of the historical land of Mesopotamia (between two rivers) in Iran. Due to its antiquity, this region holds several ancient historical monuments. Zigorat temple in Chogha Zanbil is a distinct monument belonging to Elamite civilization of which the foundation dates back to mid 13 th century BC. In archeological excavations made in Haft Tappeh, the remains of palaces, inscriptions, and statues of Elamite time were discovered.

In Susa (Shoosh) city, in addition to existence of the Shrine of Danial Nabe (Danial, the Prophet), which is a local place of pilgrimage, visiting the ruins of ancient Shoosh city is possible. The remaining monuments in Masjed Solaymand and Sheeshtar belong to Achaemenian, Parthian, and Sassanide time, which have their own value.

The old water mills of Shooshtar and brick buildings in Dezfool are the samples of ancient architectural and technical skills in these cities.

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Hormozgan, Boushehr, Sistan and Balouchistan Province

The southern coastlines of Iran have passed several ups and downs along the history. In recent years, the tourism potentials in these regions have been paid due attention. Cities of Bandar Abbas and Boushehr, as new regional centers, represent samples of combination of new and traditional urban texture of coastal cities (ports) beside each other. Hormozgan province and its capital city Bandar Abbas, is an international strategic region for transportation and trade as well as enjoying beautiful beaches.

Boushehr province is one of the southern provinces of Iran and is located in the south of Fars province. There are in that province many interesting ancient and historical monuments of which the most important one is the historical building of Goor-e-Dokhtar, which belongs to Achaemenian era. The people of this province are kind and its beautiful coasts are very attractive especially in winters, the existing historical monuments in Bandar Syraf that once was a thriving city and a commercial port in Sassanide times. reflect the briskness of trade in this period.

The famous islands of Hormoz with old castle and water storage; Qeshm with ample ancient and local worth-seeing places; and finally Kish with great tourism facilities and historical monuments like Harireh City and traditional water reservoirs, are amongst important tourism focal points in southern coastlines of Iran.

Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is located in southeast of Iran, is one of ancient provinces and centers of Iranian civilization. The old historical monuments of this province, especially ruins of Shahr-e-Sookhteh (Burned City) close to Khajoo Mountain, have global fame. Handicrafts of this province are interesting as well. There are several wildlife habitats in this province of which Sarbaz River, the habitat of Iranian crocodiles, is famous.

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Qom Province

Covering an area of 14,631 square kilometers Qom Province is located in the south of Tehran Province on a low plain. Qom as the capital of the province is located 150 kilometers far from Tehran. The shrine of Her Holiness Masoumeh the sister of His Holiness Imam Reza is located in this city.
The population of Qom Province was 853,000 in 1994 of which 91.16% were urban dwellers, 8.82% were registered as villagers and remaining were non- residents.
Qom province is located in the boundary of central desert (kavir) of Iran. From topographical point of view, this province is consisting of three mountainous, mountain slope, and plain areas. Qom City enjoys a dry and relatively warm climate with low annual rainfall due to remoteness from the sea and being situated in the vicinity of desert. The most lands of the province surround the salt lake and are not cultivable. Except summers that it is hot, other seasons are suitable for traveling to Qom. It is tolled that Qom is a pre-Islamic city, but some believe that it was founded as a city after Islam- ' "Kom" was the name of the ancient wall of the city so, Arabs called this city Qom.

The souvenirs of Qom are: Sohan Chamous local sweet stony and plaster handicrafts, ceramic and decorative articles and silk carpet.

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