Imam Khomeini’s residence turns into tourism hub

Imam Khomeini’s residence turns into tourism hub

The historical house of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, in the central Iranian city of Khomein in Markazi province, has turned his hometown into a major attraction for tourists.

Located in the north of Khomein River in the old neighbourhood of Sarpol, the valuable house is widely visited by Iranian and foreign tourists travelling to the city of Khomein.

Built in the Qajar era (nearly 150 years ago), the house has the typical architecture of the city and the province.

This comes as Iranian people have started the 10-Day Dawn celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in Iran.

The sites attributed to Imam Khomeini are visited by thousands of pilgrims, tourists and intellectuals form across Iran and the various parts of the globe each year.

Millions of people converged on the capital from across the country on the day of his return. His arrival gave considerable momentum to popular protests against the US-backed Pahlavi regime, which eventually led to its overthrow ten days later.

The 10-Day Dawn festivities will culminate in nationwide rallies on February 10 this year, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

The period witnessed last-ditch efforts by the Washington-backed regime of Iran’s former monarch to hold onto power by unleashing deadly force against pro-Revolution protesters.

The entire struggle resulting in the Revolution was led by Imam Khomeini, who successfully united the people against Pahlavi oppression and dependence on the US.

Imam Khomeini established an Islamic-democratic system in Iran following the victory of the revolution. The Islamic revolution revived divine values and changed the balance of power in interest of the oppressed nations.

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