Tehran

As the capital city of the extended Iran and a really great Iranian cosmopolitan, Tehran is one of the most highlighted destinations of the former territory of the Persians which is known as the city of the museums in addition to embrace awesome historical and cultural attractions, parks, different types of restaurants and a pleasant warm and friendly atmosphere floating within different parts of the city. Tehran is mainly divided into two different parts such as, the northern part and the southern part. Although the northern part is more prosperous, modern, luxurious and expensive, than the southern part which is more cheaper and older; both parts of the city are embracing some rare historical attractions including museums, royal palaces and the wealthy UNESCO World Heritages. Based on the awesome and unique features of Tehran, it is where truly deserved to pass some days of your itinerary in Iran.

Tabiat Bridge

 

Tehran Through the History

 

 As a small town located within the hillside of the great mountain range of Alborz, Tehran was a significant part of Iran regards to the strategic point of view. The city has been chosen as the country’s capital in 1778 by the first king of Qajar dynasty, Agha Mohammad Khan, while the majority of it’s development and growth has occurred during the ruling age of subsequent monarch of Qajar dynasty,Fath-Ali Shah,. Through the ruling ages of the next Qajar monarch, Nassereddin Shah, Tehran has started to be more and more expanded; this is why many mosques, bazaars and trade centers, squares, schools and the other foundational structures of the city have grown up all together. In addition the city’s populace was doubled, as the significance and importance of this trade and politic center of Iran has grown up so notable.

Azadi Tower, Through Histroy

 

Tehran’s Tourism Foundations

 

As a true representative of the entire tourism attitudes of the extended Iran, notably the tourism aspects, Tehran is embracing an unbelievably extended and rare range of attractions, from the most historical and cultural one to the most modern sport resorts like ski, and tourism facilities including a really wide range of hotels, transportation methods and etc. From the most luxurious 5 star hotel located in the northern part of Tehran to the cheap 2* or 1* hotels located in the southern part of the city, from the most high quality private transfer means to the ordinary public ones; Tehran is so rich regards to the tourism infrastructures. Whether you’re a meet lover or Vegetarian/Vegan , Tehran is providing an awesome range of restaurants which are rendering some exclusive services.

Azadi Hotel

 

What to explore?

 

 The main concept of Tehran’s attractions has been formed by the historical and cultural sites mainly known as the royal palaces, museums and traditional bazaars. In addition, Tehran is so well-known by embracing by many public parks which spread out within the northern parts of the city. It may seem unbelievable, but a tall mountain is located inside the city of Tehran by more than 4,000 meters height from the sea level, known as Tochal Mountain. For those winter sport lovers, Tehran is just like a paradise as it is embracing a great ski resort in Tochal region while it is really really close to the best ski resort of the Middle-East, Dizin Ski resort.

Not only historical and cultural attractions, but also the modern one are available to be visited within the capital city of Iran, Tehran,. The 6th tallest tower all around the world, Milad Tower, is located here in Tehran and is considering as a great tourism attraction; because it’ll give you an opportunity to visit the city form a height of 478 meters!

In addition, the first and the only pedestrian overpass of Iran is located in Tehran, over the green highway of the city known as Modarres Highway, while being known as the modern symbol of Iran.People can be a fascinating feature of Tehran to be explored within your unforgettable travel to Iran, as Tehran is home to many people who have migrated from the other cities to participated within the trade centers of the city or to study, as it is the main science center of the country.

 

 How to get around?

 

As mentioned before, Tehran is so big and has a wide range of transportation options which are open to the public use. Taxis, Buses and the Subway are considered the main forms of public transportation options to use to explore the city. In addition to the above-mentioned transportation options, there also is an online taxi service ( just like Uber) is available and popular through the whole city, namely Snapp.

 You can easily download the applications to use these services which are designed both for iOS and Android , and enjoy a totally safe and cheap through the whole city.

Golestan Palace

As a really wealthy UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iran which is located in Tehran, through the Arg square; the Golestan Palace is a collection of royal buildings and pavilions which have been constructed through the Safavid dynasty kingdom.Golestan Palace is a collection of 9 different parts which are totally considered as masterpieces of art and architecture of the former ages of Iran, specially Qajar dynasty.

Niavaran Palace

 Niavaran Palace is located within the east northern part of Tehran and embraces a collection of royal palaces and buildings belonging to the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasty, while being used as the luxurious house of Qajar and Pahlavi kings. The complex is now being used as a museum which is open to the public, after Islamic revolution of Iran. As an entirely awesome historical site of Tehran, the palace is embracing 5 main parts, which are now open to the public as the museums, as following:

  • Exclusive Niavaran Palace
  • SahebQaranieh Palace
  • Ahmad shahi Mansion
  • Jahan Nama Museum
  • The exclusive Library

Sa’ad Abad Complex

A collection of 18 royal palaces located within a garden by an extent of 110 hectares in the best northern part of Tehran, A complex which is embracing natural forests, river, streets different type of museums, An extraordinary site which is named Sa’ad Abad Complex, which has been founded and developed within Qajar & Pahlavi dynasties. The palace has two main entrance doors, one in the vicinity of Tajrish square and the on there in the vicinity of Darband region.

It’s not that fair to call SaadAbad just a palace as it can be mentioned as a small town because it has small streets, rivers, natural forests and many other parts to visit.

 Archeological Museum

The archeological museum of Iran is the largest archaeological and historical museum of Iran while it is also considered as one of the most giant archaeological museums all around the world. By an approximate extent of 18,000 meters, the museum is embracing more than 300 objects within two different parts including: Ancient Iran Museum and the Islamic ages Museum.

Jewelry Museum

Locating in the vicinity of the Turkish embassy within the Ferdosi street of Tehran, the Jewelry Museum of Iran one of the most brilliant attractions of the city to be visited and explored. The current store of jewels had been founded at 1955 while the this store had been given to the central bank of Iran at 1960, after the foundation of this major bank of Iran. Based on the giant importance of this brilliant museum, it is being observed by the great security observation systems founded by the Germans before Islamic revolution of Iran.

 Carpet Museum 

The carpet museum of Tehran, located in Kargar St, is one of the most wealthy collections of the persian carpet which have been gathered together from different parts of the country such as, Kashan, Kerman, Isfahan, Tabriz, Khorasan and Kurdistan.

By presenting 135 masterpieces of the unique persian carpets, this museum is a really rich source for the whole researchers and the art lovers.

 Milad Tower

As a new symbol and identity for the great capital of Iran, Tehran, Milad Tower , the 6th tallest tower and 24th tallest freestanding structure all around the world is highly considered. Milad Tower is one of the most fascinating attractions of Tehran, as it’s providing the visitors an opportunity to visit the whole cosmopolitan of Tehran from a height of 430 meters.

Tabiat Bridge

Tarbiat Bridge, also known as the Nature Bridge, is the only Iranian pedestrian overpass bridge which is connecting two of the most important public parks of Tehran , Taleqani Park & Abo Atash Park ( Fire & Water Park). The bridge has been designed by an Iranian young woman and is constructed in 2 major floors which are covered by different types of restaurants and cafe.

 

  • Copper Engraving
  • Khatam (Inlaid art work)
  • Wood Carvings
  • Glassware art work
  • Carpet weaving
  • Leather Work