>Regular readers will know that I am certainly not phobic when it comes to the people of Iran (Mullahs, militias and sock puppet presidents excluded) and Persian art and culture. In fact I hope either next year or the year after to visit the country.
That said it does seem a bit daft, given the current situation in Iran, to think of promoting tourism to Iran. But that is exactly what the Iranian government has done.
According to Press TV, the Iranian government has just launched the new version of its tourism website, providing users with information about the country's stunning tourist attractions.
The new website introduces Iran's various historical, archaeological and cultural attractions and provides detailed information about the country's museums, hotels, ecotourism and gastronomy as well as sports, religious and health tourism.
The website also helps visitors obtain information about Iran's geography, economy, industry, agriculture, energy and climate.
Interestingly there is a large section on performance arts, particularly street theatre, including the production of improvised play called Election. The site also waxes lyrical about the recent performances of the Basij Morris Men and their performance of intricate dance routings on Azadi Square and at other locations.
The website also features information about Persian language and literature, poetry, visual arts, poetry, cultural diversity, and cinema and theatre (However the film the Hidden Half may not be reviewed, neither maybe is Touba and the Meaning of Night).
To visit Iran's tourism website go to tourismiran.ir.It seems to have disappeared for the moment