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Iran’s Hamadan designated as Asian Capital of Tourism in 2024

The file photo shows the Tomb of Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna Mausoleum) in Hamadan, Iran.

Asian Mayors Forum has designated the Iranian western city of Hamadan as the Asian Capital of Tourism in 2024.

The significant announcement, marking Hamadan as the nucleus of tourism in Asia, was made on Wednesday by the Asian Mayors Forum (AMF), which is an international non-governmental organization that seeks to expand and exalt the relations and cooperation between mayors and city managers in Asia.

Separately on Wednesday, Hamadan’s Mayor Masoud Hosseini, while announcing the news at a press conference, hailed the efforts made by the Hamadan City Council to introduce the city’s tourism potential to the world.

He also praised activities undertaken by the city’s Municipal Tourism Headquarters in urban tourism, saying that the center has so far taken significant steps toward introducing the city’s tourism potential.

Hosseini also expressed hope that with the close cooperation of Hamadan’s municipality and the AMF, the city can introduce its tourism capacities more than before.

Believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities, Hamadan (or Hamedan) is the capital city of an eponymous province in western Iran, offering an enormous wealth of tourist attractions, including Ali-Sadr Cave, Tomb of Abu Ali Sina, Ganjnameh Ancient Inscriptions, and Alaviyan Dome, which guarantee a rewarding visit. 

In its announcement on Wednesday, the AMF also designated the Iranian southern city of Shiraz as the Asian Capital of Environment in 2024.

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