TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Isfahan province ranks first in the country in terms of its abundant eco-lodges that add up to over 2,000, ISNA quoted Mohsen Yarmohammadian, a senior provincial tourism official, as saying on Thursday.
“However, more side-section plans would be devised in order to expand tourism industry and exploit its untapped potentials,” the official added.
The government has given special attention to such hospitality services as a means of generating jobs and wealth for the local communities since the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani started his first term in 2013.
Currently, over 500 eco-lodges are dotted across Iran, showing a sharp increase since 2013 when the number stood at 30.
An entry to Maranjab desert can be found some 50 km north-east Aran-Bidgol or 61 km from Kashan. The desert and its surroundings embrace a Safavid-era mudbrick caravanserai, a salt lake, an ancient aqueduct, rich scenery as well as a long and enchanting history.