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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Nine - 11 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Nine - 11 May 2023 - Page 4

Rural attractions of Kermanshah lure tourists

Many countries around the world consider tourism a dynamic industry that can generate huge revenues and jobs and help develop their economic infrastructure. Countries that can attract more tourists are able to create more jobs.
Tourism is also inextricably linked with political and economic security.  The huge presence of tourists in a country is indicative of the existence of greater security there. Experts believe the development of tourism among regional countries will lead to regional stability and, in a broader sense, will help promote global stability.
Tourism is also important in terms of social and cultural dimensions. This is because host countries can promote their language, as well as cultural and social customs through luring tourists.  
Meanwhile, rural tourism is becoming more popular these days due to the potentials it offers. In the modern world, city dwellers can enjoy peace and tranquility in villages.
There are many rural regions in Iran that possess great tourism potentials. The villages in the western province of Kermanshah are among them.
The province with its high mountains, springs and amazing architecture, with a history of thousands of years, has enormous tourism potentials. The nomadic lifestyle in the province also draws in tourists.
There are dozens of hotels and guesthouses and places of residence for ecotourists in Kermanshah.
Kermanshah historical monuments
The head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Kermanshah Province told IRNA that Kermanshah has 4,200 historical monuments, about 2,200 of which have been registered on the country’s National Heritage List. Dariush Farmani added that two of them are also on the World Heritage List.
He said Kermanshah ranks third in the country in terms of having the largest number of historical sites. The official also said, in comparison with its size, the province has the highest number of historical sites nationwide.
The Kermanshah tourism chief noted that the province has 80 exemplary tourist regions in terms of natural attractions and 14 target villages.
He said the province was chosen by the World Tourism Organization to host the international ecotourism and rural tourism event, but due to the spread of Covid-19 it was cancelled. He said Kermanshah seeks to host the event in the next two years.
Farmani said marketing and advertisement play a significant role in the field of tourism. He noted that luring tourists depends on introducing attractions of the province.  
Farmani said national and international broadcasts, cyberspace, along with participation in events, conferences, and exhibitions are among ways that can introduce tourist attractions.
He said students are also trained as tourism ambassadors to introduce Kermanshah
Kermanshah rural attractions
The head of Kermanshah Tourist Guide Association told IRNA about the province’s attractions.
“In the field of ecotourism, Kermanshah Province has numerous rural attractions with pristine nature and attractive architecture which can lure many tourists in the spring,” Hassan Esmaeili said.
He added, “Unique handicrafts, a variety of foods, dairy products, agricultural and livestock products, amazing historical monuments, rich religious culture and beautiful nature have provided an opportunity to visit this green province.”
Esmaeili said in addition to tourism villages, the Avroman (Hawraman) region has unspoiled villages which can turn into tourism hubs.
He said there are hundreds of unique rural tourism sites in Avroman, and natural tourist attractions in other regions of Kermanshah.


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