Tag: Province of Lorestan

Extreme Persian Generosity

“I’ve known people all over Iran and discovered that with people, it’s only their heart that’s big or small,” shepherd Mohammed Motamedi told us.

As any tourist would attest, Iranians can get extreme with for their hospitality – which is one of the rewards of living in Iran and something I greatly miss when I’m not in Iran. Persians see offers of hospitality as essential to one’s expression of dignity. Someone who does not profusely offer hospitality is seen..

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Ethnography Museum at Falak-ol-Aflak Castle

Ethnography Museum at Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran

Khorramabad, Lorestan’s Ethnography Museum is housed in the 800-year-old Falak-ol-Aflak Castle on top of a hill by the same name. It is Iran’s largest ethnography museum. It includes dozens of life-size or near life-size dioramas depicting the lifestyle and life events of the nomadic Lur tribes, who populate Lorestan. These include funerals – during which..

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Bisheh Town & Bisheh Waterfall

Young female shephard, Near Bisheh, Lorestan, Iran

Set among the craggy mountains of western Lorestan, the small town of Bisheh draws tourists to the famous Bisheh Waterfall. Bisheh’s train station serves as stopover for service between Tehran and Ahvaz and other southern destinations. It’s also home to a railroad bridge built by German engineers during the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi. The stone..

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Three Days in Lorestan

Touring picture-perfect Lorestan, Iran

“My duty is well-defined. I exist to serve my wife. No one loves his wife as much as I do.” I met Asgar Azizi all of ten minutes ago and already he is waxing poetic for the four visitors squatted before him. The females in our group burst out laughing. One of them demands proof…

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