TEHRAN – A nomadic tent hotel is due to be established in the northwestern province of Ardabil, a local tourism official said.
Composed of nomadic tents, which is the first of its kind [in Iran], the hotel will be inaugurated in one of the agritourism farms of the ancient city of Kowsar, Jahangir Shahbazi announced on Sunday.
Such a hotel will be available to tourists due to the growing demand for traditional and indigenous spaces, the official added.
In addition, nomadic products will also be offered to tourists, such as woven articles and other products, which will help boost the marketing of their products as well as the growth of tourism in nomadic areas, he noted. .
Iran has been looking to boost ethnic tourism or tribal tourism in recent years. Tribal tourism sets the stage for tourists and travelers to feel indigenous by living with a nomadic or rural family or enjoying an independent stay.
Many tourists from all over the world tend to observe the way of life of these hard working people and spend a few days watching activities such as milking, yogurt making, butter, oil, wool, laying of rugs and much more. Many Iranian and foreign tourists are interested in sleeping in nomadic black tents.
The country’s varied natural setting never disappoints visitors when it comes to tribal tourism, as the culturally diverse country is home to many people from the region, including people with Turkish and Arab elements in addition to Kurds, Baluch, Bakhtyari. , Lurs and other smaller minorities. like Armenians, Assyrians, Jews and others.
The language, music, indigenous cuisine, clothing, songs, anecdotes, handicrafts, local performances and rituals such as wedding celebrations and ceremonies have always inspired many people to experience life among the locals. tribes.
Stretching across a windswept high plateau, Ardabil is well known for its lush natural beauties, welcoming locals, and tradition of silk and carpet trading. It is also home to the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The province is very cold in winter and mild in summer, attracting thousands of people each year. The capital Ardabil is generally considered to be one of the coldest cities in the country in winter.
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