Tehran Travel Guide Overview
It’s time to explore the land of wonders in real. Where to be able to experience the sun hit among the sandy seas sides; while being able to do ski in one of the most equipped ski resorts of the Middle-East. Besides all of these breathing facts about this destination’s nature aspects; It’s home to the marvelous heritages of a 2500 year civilization.
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Safety in Iran
Contrary to the negative propaganda of some Western media, Iran is a safe country. It does not pose a threat to citizens and tourists. In recent years, despite the rise of terrorist groups such as ISIS and the Taliban in the Middle East and some of their attacks in the heart of Europe. Better to know that, Iran has been immune from such human rights practices and is known as the safe island of the Middle East. Despite the relative insecurity that prevails in the world, not one single terrorist incident has been reported in the country.
Tehran Travel Guide Overview
Rested on the slopes of the Alborz mountains and the famous mount Damavand, Tehran is the world’s 15th most populist city and 28th largest city in the world. It’s best known with Azadi and Milad towers. Initially, It was a little town with strategic importance. So, Agha Mohammad Khan, the first Qajar king, appointed it as Iran’s capital in 1778.
Nowadays, Tehran is mostly known with crowds, smog-filled weather, and traffic-clogged streets. But, there’s much more than these troubles to discover in this overflowing city. There are lots of parks and cozy places you should visit which we’ll cover soon in this post.
This marvelous city is situated about one mile above the sea. Thus, it’s cooler than most of the other capitals in the middle east and you can enjoy a great climate during your tour in this city. In the summer, however, the temperature might reach up to 40 centigrade degrees.
Besides, another characteristic of the city is its museums telling you the story of ancient Persia in this modern age. Therefore, some people call it the city of museums. To name a few, carpet museum of Iran, Golestan Palace, and National Jewelry Museum are some of these must-see museums. It is also considered an important business city in Iran and the middle east since lots of international exhibits are held there, annually., and consequently, there are modern and well-equipped hotels in Tehran.
Best time to travel to Tehran
Since it is not located in the deserts, there are some cooler times to travel. New Year holiday, Nowruz, is in the spring. This holiday starts on March 21st and it’s the best time for your tour in Tehran. Also, people leave Tehran, heading for their cities resulting in lighter traffic. You can also breathe this mild weather during April, May, September, and early November. While in the not-so-cold winter the air pollution increases, the weather in summer may get very hot and humid.
What to eat in Tehran
The rich culture of Iran is evident in all areas of Iranians’ life and the food is no exception. Although Tehran is not dependent on a particular culture or tribe, it has some delicious Persian foods to serve its guests. Some must-have traditional and local foods of Tehran are:
Dizi: AKA “Abgoosht”, this food is a bean broth coming from more than a century ago. And, it’s a mixture of beef, lamb, and chickpeas.
Ash Reshte: This traditional soup is a delicious mixture of chickpeas, beans, herbs, and noodles. Also, sometimes some yogurt is added as a topping.
Fesenjan: This dish is from the Achaemenid Empire, 515 B.C. and there are walnuts, pomegranate paste, and chicken meat.
These are only a few of delicious foods in Tehran and of course all around Iran. You will have a wide range of options to eat in Tehran.
As mentioned before, Tehran is the businessmen’s destination from all over the world. So, the hotel industry has been developed drastically. You have a wide range of choices for accommodation in Tehran. According to TripAdvisor , you can choose one of the following hotels or hostels based on your budget:
Iran Cozy Hostel
Tehran Heritage Hostel
Hotel Markazi Iran
Parsian Azadi Hotel
Espinas Palace Hotel
Things to do in Tehran
Golestan Palace: This grand building is located elegantly in 15-Khordad street. It’s the symbol of Qajar architecture decorated with professionally painted tiles. Don’t miss the beautiful garden, Main Hall, and Negar Khaneh during your visit of Golestan Palace.
Sa’d Abad Museum Complex: Qajars built this royal building to spend their summer. And, in the Pahlavi era, they expended it. Namely, White Palace, Green Palace, Nations Art Museum, and the Fine Art Museum are some of the highlights of this eye-catching museum.
Treasury of National Jewels: Jewels Museum is the jaw-dropping majesty of Safavid, Qajar, and Pahlavi kings which contains priceless gems and metals. To name a few, Globe of Jewels and the Peacock Throne are the must-see highlights of this royal museum.
Milad Tower: The world’s sixth tallest tower in 2017, is the symbol of Tehran. There’s a spectacular view of the city from the top of Milad Tower. Don’t miss the revolving restaurant and observation decks.
Tehran has much more attractions to discover and you’ll just need to have enough time and one of our professional guides to surf the attractions of the Persia’s capital.
Tehran is not only the center of important businesses but also it’s where people from all over Iran come to make a better living. Therefore, they bring their culture, lifestyle, and handicrafts to this metropolis. Although we can’t relate these handicrafts to Tehran, some of the most common ones are:
- The art of the 1st century BC, glassblowing, involves inflating molten glass into a bubble using a blowpipe.
- Paintings on leather or cloth are the art of the Qajar era and are very precious handicrafts.
- Jajim is another priceless handicraft worth buying in Tehran. It’s a woven woolen cloth in various colors including turquoise.
- Sohan is a toffee made of wheat sprout, flour, egg yolks, rose water, saffron, and cardamom which makes it a must-have souvenir of Rey city, Tehran
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