Visit Tehran, Iran Travel Guide: sometimes spelled Teheran is the mega capital of Iran (I.R.) and Tehran Province. With a population of 14,000,000; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.
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Visitors to Tehran will find a number of great and also popular things to see and do while they visit Tehran. A visit to Tehran can be a good experience for starting your Travel to Iran; the following are a few of the different places you can see and go while touring the city of Tehran.
National Museum of Iran is combinations of two museums which opened first time at 1937 by French architect Andre Godar, the main Building which is represents Archaeological Collections consists of three halls. The three halls contain artifacts from the lower, middle, and upper Paleolithic, as well as the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, early and late Bronze Age, and Iron Ages I-III, through the Median, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sassanid periods.
The post-Islamic part of the museum was inaugurated in 1996 and consists of three floors. It contains various pieces of pottery, textiles, texts, artworks, astrolabes, and adobe calligraphy from Iran's 1,400-year Islamic history. More about National Museum of Iran
The Golestan Palace in Tehran was built during the reign of Tahmasp I (r. 1524-1576) of the Safavid dynasty (1502–1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1750-1779). Agha Mohamd Khan Qajar (1742–1797) chose Tehran as his capital. The Arg became the site of the Qajar (1794–1925). The Court and Golestan Palace became the official residence of the royal Qajar family. More about Golestan Palace in Tehran
The Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is the symbol of Tehran, the capital of Iran; built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower, meaning "Kings' Memorial", but was dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Azadi Tower in Tehran it has become a symbol of the country's revival. It is 50 meters (148 ft) tall and completely clad in cut marble. More about Azadi Tower in Tehran
Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran, was founded in 1976; the Carpet Museum of Tehran exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from 18th century to present. The Tehran Carpet museum's exhibition hall occupies 3,400 square meters (10,200 ft²) and its library contains 7,000 books. The carpet Museum was designed by the last Queen of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi. The perforated structure around the museum's exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom, and to cast shade on the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature. More about Carpet Museum of Iran at Tehran
The national Jewels Museum of Iran its dates back to safavid Dynasty which ruled Iran from 1502 to 1736 AD, Because of their great value and economic significance, the Iranian crown jewels were for centuries kept far from public view in the vaults of the Imperial treasury. More about National Jewlery Museum of Iran
The Grand Bazaar of Tehran is a type of marketplace, although many - such as Tehran's Grand bazaar - fulfill many additional functions rather than merely trade. Throughout its history, the Grand bazaar has played host to banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses. Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specializing in different types of goods, including copper, Iranian carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods. Today, modern goods are available as well, in addition to the many traditional corridor traders that still survive. The Grand Bazaar is located in southern Tehran; its many corridors are over 10 km in length. There are several entrances, some of which are locked and guarded at night. More about Grand Bazaar in Tehran
Dizin is a ski resort situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. The huge Dizin ski resort was established in 1969. The ski season in Dizin also lasts longer than European ski resorts (from December to May) because of its high altitude. The highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft.), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world. Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and five restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year. More about Dizin Ski Resort in Tehran