Senior Advisor to the Head of UNESCO World Heritage Registration Center Kishore Rao said on Sunday that the presence of a great deal of foreign tourists in the city of Shiraz could be a trump card for economic development of Fars province through tourism industry.
Rao added that the abundance of well-known historical sites, diversity and appropriate tourism installations, cleanliness and beauties of the city, hospitality of the people all acted hand-in-hand to attract a wide range of tourists from different countries, IRNA wrote.
During a visit to world heritage sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and the ancient site of Naqsheh Rostam, Rao said that he always wished to travel to Iran.
He expressed pleasure that out of nine gardens registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list , two of them are in Fars Province, adding that the design and ancient architecture of the gardens are unique.
He also paid tributes to two great Persian poets; Hafez and Sa’di during his visit to Shiraz.