Friday, July 18, 2008

Tourist Town Planned in Sanandaj Senneh Rugs

Tourist Town Planned in Sanandaj
An official from Kurdestan province has announced that a tourist town will be established in Sarab Qamish village, near the provincial capital of Sanandaj.
Sanandaj Governor Mohammad Taqi Heidari said that the plan was approved by deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) last year and should now be followed up by provincial officials, reported IRNA.
He said that with the development of tourism infrastructures in the province, the number of foreign and local tourists to the area has increased. It has become essential to have a tourist town in the area, he added.
Heidari described the lack of hotels and recreational centers as among the problems in the development of the province’s tourism infrastructure.
Sarab-Qamish village is located 15 kilometers south of Sanandaj. Sanandaj or Senna is the capital of the Iranian province of Kurdistan.
As in most other parts of Iran, carpet weaving is one of the most significant handicrafts of the region, especially in Bijar and Sanandaj.
Shawl, kilim and jajim weaving, woodwork and jewelry and ornaments are among the other main handicrafts of this province.
The unique art of creating backgammon boards from walnut wood of up to 1,000 years old, mostly grown wild in small valleys high up in the Zagros mountains is also special to the area.
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