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    Matin Abad Desert

    Badroud - Matin Abad Desert

    Overview:

    • Best Time to Visit: September to May
    • How to get there: 1- Go to East terminal of buses in Tehran. 2- Take a bus ticket to Kashan.(Distance from Tehran to Kashan is 251 Km) 3- Take a taxi from Kashan to Badrud.(Distance from Kashan to Badrud is 60 Km) 4- Take a taxi from Badrud to Matin Abad.(Distance from Badrud to Matin Abad is 15 Km)
    • Plan Your Visit: 1 or 2 days

    Matin Abad Desert Camp and Organic Farm founded in 2008 by a group of naturalists and tourism experts. The aim is to offer visitors unforgettable adventures as close to nature as possible. With treks on camel or on foot, accompanied by high experienced naturalists, bike rides trough landscapes of sand dunes and mountain gorges and desert walks at night under unbelievable star-lit skies.
    The modern camp is situated on the border between the desert and the steppe and it is located 45 Km south-east of Kashan one of the main attractions of central Iran.
    The Matin Abad region remains a site of unparalleled beauty. The desert plains constantly change colours from rich green to pastel oceans of swaying grass and desert shrubs and trees. Silver in the rising sun and golden at dusk.
    The sandy roads leading to the camp and the adventure area are all in good condition. It is possible to park the vehicles in the village, 1.5 km from the camp and stroll amongst the desert trees to the camp. Lorries are available for those who want to experience the traditional way of transportation in the region. Luggage will be carried to the camp by attendants. 


    Accommodations in this unique eco-resort in the heart of the desert, built with local materials, have been designed in three different styles to satisfy different tastes; Safavid caravanserai style rooms, traditional village style rooms named Koomeh and tents, all equipped with modern eco-friendly facilities. Koomeh is a mud and brick single room with a dome shaped roof as the best natural way of air circulation. Wi-Fi is available in its traditional café.

    Entertainment Activities:

    Camel Riding

     Biking

    Observing stars

    Organic farms

    Camel Breeding Farm

    Ostrich farm

    Farm birds

    Horse breeding farm

    Notes & Recommendations:

    Days of trip: (Without plane) 2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 5-6hr driving from Tehran to Badrud, Distance from Tehran to Badrud is 280 Km)

    Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

    Due to the open space and the clear skies of the desert, many go to these parts for astronomy purposes. There are also some facillities available in the Matin abad camp.

     

     

    Contacts:

    • Web Site: http://matinabad.com/en/
    • Tell : +98-21 88715232
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    Patrimonito

    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.