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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 20:00

38 foreign tourists visit Dezful

Some 37 foreign tourist from Germany and Switzerland visited historical sites and attractions of the Dezful city in southwestern province of Khuzestan, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Caretaker of Dezful Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department, Yaqob Zolfi said that two other foreign groups are slated to arrive in the historical city this week.

He said three groups, comprising of 50 tourists from Germany, US, Poland, Australia and Hungary, recently visited Dezful.

Dezful is also known as the “City of Rockets”, since it fell under rocket attacks over 200 times through Iran–Iraq War.

The name Dezful derives from two words: dezj (fortress) and pol (bridge), which, when combined, stand for: “the bridge to the fortress” or “fortified bridge”.

The city has several tourist attractions, including caravansary, brick museum, Kornasiyon Historical Bathroom, etc.

Growth in tourism industry has priority in the 11th Iranian Government of President Hassan Rouhani, to encourage non-oil earnings.

The World Tourism Day was celebrated on Sept. 27. International tourist arrivals grew by 4.3 percent in 2014 to 1.133 billion and general U.S. $1.5 trillion in export earnings.

 

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