Isfahan is internationally known as the heart of Iran’s handicraft industry. Over 100 handicrafts of Isfahan have UNESCO’s Seal of Excellence. They include Malileh embroidery, Qalamkar cloth work, Termeh fabric designs and the eloquent Isfahan carpets. Officials say Isfahan’s handicrafts are sold well in international markets, presstv.com reported.
Standing in the blue-tiled shadows of one of Iran's greatest mosques, armed with a dish of sesame caramel snacks, Mohammedreza Zamani is a cleric on a mission to repair the country's image in the West, one tourist at a time.
More than 85,000 foreign tourists visited Isfahan Province between March 21 and April 20, breaking a 40-year record. That is more than a third of the total number of inbound tourists in Isfahan (280,000) in March 2013-17.