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Author Zoe
#61 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 04:48 
Re money exchange, they will change your money in most jewellery shops.

Just saw this, I had exchanged some cash at the airport because you probably need some to a) get SIM card b) get a ride to the hotel but only exchange very little because these guys try to give you a low rate. Once you are in town there are lots of exchange places and their rate is usually always the same.

Author elsslots
#62 | Posted: 7 Nov 2020 11:38 
Persian caravanserais seems to be in the running for nomination by Iran in the next years:

Iran has no nomination yet for 2023, so this could be it.

Author elsslots
#63 | Posted: 9 Jan 2021 11:23 
Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for millennia-old petroglyphs (Teymareh petroglyphs in Khomein county of Markazi province)

I don't see this on Iran's Tentative List yet.

Author elsslots
#64 | Posted: 28 Apr 2021 14:26 
Iranian newspaper Iran Daily reports that the country is working on multiple nominations at the same time: the Persian Caravanserais and no less than 3 extensions - an additional Hyrcanian forest at Dizmar, another Armenian Orthodox Church (Vank in Isfahan) and Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab in addition to Persepolis.

Author elsslots
#65 | Posted: 10 May 2021 13:24 | Edited by: elsslots 
Just finished adding descriptions to all 57 Iranian TWHS.

Iran seems to know the ropes about getting sites inscribed, but its T List is rather messy:
- There's a triple TWHS entry Qasr-e Shirin (2x on its own and once caravanserai).
- Izadkhast (looks pretty on photos) also part of Caravanserai and possibly also Silk Road (which is without hint of a location at all).
- Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan also 2 caravanserais
- Tape Sialk is also double (alone and as part of axis of fin,sialk, kashan)
- Lots of uninspirational, short texts (Zozan or "There is not similar area in Iran or in the world." Or try to make sense of this)
- 5 sites have already been inscribed in one way or another, and 3 are proposed extensions.
- Kharghan (of Bastam and Kharghan) probably is nearby Kharghani, but whether that has monuments as well or is this just an indication where Bastam is located?
- Ruchun Wildlife Refuge? – no idea where it is or what it is about

Among the better ones:
- Taq-e Bostan
- Possibly Touran ("little africa) with critically endangered asian cheetah.
- The Caravanserais can be good, but choose a good selection and do not put those sites forward as well as single entries or as part of Silk Road
- The Collection of Historical Bridges is better than it sounds.
- Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
- Abyaneh (possibly the best among the multiple vernacular villages on the T List of Iran)

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