Iran’s Night Tourism
The tourism industry is one of the largest and most diverse industries. Many countries consider the tourism industry as their core industry to achieve a goal like sustainable development. Night tourism is one of its subbranches.
Given the growth and economic importance of tourism in the age of globalization, this industry can be considered a suitable tool for economic development in destinations. This is the most common reason for tourism development, especially among developing countries. These destinations compete to attract as many tourists as they can by improving all categories of tourism. In this article, we will discuss Night Tourism in Iran.
Tourism destinations and their communities are looking for new ways to compete in the tourism market, and in recent years, night tourism produces one of these ways.
The historical contexts and tourism routes of the destinations could play a significant role in this regard. As Iran has many cities that tourists consider to be a destination worth visiting, Night Tourism has the power to boost things up.
The development of Night Tourism and the economic growth of nations in this form of the industry has motivated communities to improve their facilities to attract more tourists and make Nights useful.
Night tourism is a neet culture in many countries. It also has a social and economic aspect. Therefore, it requires processes such as creating environmental values and increasing the attractiveness of historical places, like lights and security. Lighting projects are one of the most influential factors in Night Tourism plannings.
In some developed cities, such as New York, there is a title called Live Nights. The busy day-to-day activities that people have are so busy that they need to rest and have fun at night; In this regard, attractive spaces in the city must meet this need.
Citizens of developed cities have a busy schedule, and there should be places for them to go out and have fun at night when they are free.
In Iran, however, citizens of the southern cities can not enjoy life in days as they want to because of the weather. On days, it is all sunny and hot, especially in hot summer seasons. The best solution is to go out at night and enjoy the city, its attractions, and its recreation centers, then.
The prosperity and existence of night tourism are also related to the culture of communities. For instance, Isfahan did not have plans for Night Tourism though it had perfect bridges. Desert tours in Yazd have started to sell only in recent years since spending a night in a desert is such a wonderful experience.
But in southern cities of Iran, like Bandar Abbas, Kish, Qeshm, and other cities next to the sea, Nights were just another beginning.
Being busy in some cities does not allow you to have fun and spend your free time during the day. In Iran, too, some citizens work in two parts due to the stress of life and economic problems and need time to entertain themselves and their families.
Many countries in the world consider tourism a 24-hour industry and business, and for some years now, many tourist cities in Iran have tried to expand opportunities to make tourism 24 hours again. Recreation and entertainment centers are providing services to citizens and domestic and foreign tourists around the clock.
Let’s not forget that the development of night tourism helps a lot to increase the country’s tourism revenues. Iran has a handful capacity to develop Night Tourism. Take the Light and Sound Program of Persepolis for instance. Going to Persepolis in daylight is one thing but being present in the night of an ancient place is something else.
Tourists are interested in spending the night in the destinated city and on metropolises.
Cities like Tehran have a 24-hour tourism potential, which helps increase employment and solve the unemployment problem.
Cities such as Isfahan, Shiraz, and Tehran are touristic too. These cities have a traditional texture in many areas or have tourist areas such as Darband and Darkeh and welcome domestic and foreign tourists in the summer. These areas need more attention and should have more facilities to provide several services to travelers 24 hours a day.
Tourists can travel around the clock, and artists can sell their paintings and artwork. This lifestyle has its very particular fans in many tourist cities of the world, and Tehran has two, three neighborhoods and streets where it could give its artists a place to show off.
In this case, the tourist comes to the city, sees a painting, or buys from the artist’s peddlers. We should keep in mind that one thing tourists like is to walk around the neighborhood at night and visiting tourist attractions.
Years ago, Tehran nights were one of the most memorable nights in Iran. So many travelers tried to arrange their stay in the city so that they could spend the night in Tehran.
But over time, this attraction has diminished. However, recently, officials in the tourism industry have tried to think of the necessary measures to revive Night Tourism. Nights of Tehran should regain the glory they once had for resident citizens and travelers.
Tehran is one of the first cities where night tourism started, and people seem to enjoy it.
Somewhere, like Si-e Tir Street in the historic heart of the capital, the nightlife project is formally established by van-cafes serving local and foreign citizens and tourists. Elsewhere, large parks and recreational centers such as the Lavizan Forest Park in the east. There is the Chitgar park in the south and the Tajrish market in the north of Tehran for people to live and have fun at night.
Shiraz’s nights are also spectacular. Travelers should plan for a stroll in the night, especially, in touristic places such as Quran and Saadiyeh Gate, Hafeziyeh, and Zandieh historical complex, around Shahcheragh and the historical context of the city, including Sang-e Siah neighborhood.
Iran’s metropolises can have night markets and neighborhoods with magnificent areas. For example, Yazd has its historical context. Isfahan has Jolfa, and in Tabriz, Tarbiat Street is the best option for Night Tourism.