Lesser-Known Treasure Beside Capital in Obscurity

Although boasting a more ancient history and greater capacities to attract tourists, Ray has suffered lack of attention due to its proximity to the capital Tehran
Lesser-Known Treasure  Beside Capital in Obscurity  Lesser-Known Treasure  Beside Capital in Obscurity
Plans are in place to introduce Ray as the cultural capital of the Islamic world along with Isfahan and Tabriz

During a specialized meeting on the theme of tourism in Ray, urban officials highlighted the multiple capacities of the city to draw visitors which have suffered neglect largely due to its close proximity to the capital. 
Hedayatollah Jamalipour, governor of Ray, noted that although abundant in potential sources of income for the country, the city is troubled from within and has lost its identity. 
"The reason is its contiguity with Tehran," he said. 
He regretted that in development projects, the priority has always been given to Tehran, as a result of which cities that were once considered the suburbs of Ray are now in a better condition.  Jamalipour called for the City Council's assistance in restoring the past glory of Ray as an independent city. 
"To help address the issues and preserve the historical qualities of Ray, the council should grant the city special municipal authority," he said. 


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