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  • Iran
  • Tehran
  • 18,814 km²
  • THR & IKA
  • +3:30 UTC
  • IRR
  • Persian
  • 12 million


Although Tehran is not Iran, but without this great metropolis, which is the focal point of Iran’s transportation network and the center in which more than 40% of the nation’s economic activities takes place, it would not be possible to fully comprehend the ever changing Iran. Tehran is the mirror of Iran. Those who inhabit this young metropolis have come from around the country with different beliefs, cultures, languages and life styles and live in a national and international context together. It can be noted that modern societies take form in large cities, and therefore, Iran’s future is being formed in Tehran.

History and Culture

The origin of the name Tehran is unknown. Tehran was well known as a village in the 9th century, but was less well-known than the city of Rhages (Rey) which was flourishing nearby in the early era. Tehran has been made in a work by the Greek Theodosius, who has mentioned Tehran as a suburb of Rey about 2000 years B.C. Don Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, a Castilian ambassador, was probably the first European to visit Tehran, stopping in July 1404, while on a journey to Samarkand (now in Uzbekistan) the capital of Timur, who ruled Iran at the time. At this time, the city of Tehran was unwalled. In the early 18th century, Karim Khan Zand ordered a palace, and a government office to be built in Tehran, possibly to declare the city his capital, but later moved his government to Shiraz. Tehran finally became the capital of Iran in 1795, when the Qajar king Agha Mohammad Khan was crowned in the city. It remains the capital to this day.

In the 1920s and 30s, the city essentially was rebuilt from scratch under the rule of the Shah of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi. Reza Shah believed that ancient buildings such as large parts of the Golestan Palace, Takieh-ye Dowlat, the Toopkhaneh Square, the city fortifications and the old citadel among others should not be part of a modern city. They were systematically demolished and modern buildings in the pre-islamic Iranian style, such as the National Bank, the Police Headquarters, the Telegraph Office and the Military Academy were built in their place. The Tehran Bazaar was divided in half and many historic buildings were demolished in order to build wide straight avenues in the capital. Many Persian gardens also fell victim to new construction projects. During World War II, Soviet and British troops entered the city. Tehran was the site of the Tehran Conference in 1943, attended by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In the 1960s and 70s Tehran was rapidly developing under the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Modern buildings altered the face of Tehran and ambitious projects were envisioned for the following decades. The majority of these projects were continued after the Islamic revolution of 1979 when Tehran's urbanization had reached its peak, and the new government started many other new projects, such as Milad Tower. During the 1980–88 Iran–Iraq War, Tehran was the target of repeated Scud missile attacks and air strikes. .

Tehran Main Districts


Shemiranat County is a county in Tehran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Shemiran, which is part of the city of Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 37,778, in 11,178 families. For census purposes, the former cities of Shemiran and Tajrish, sometimes allocated to the county, are counted in the city of Tehran, into which they have been absorbed, not in Shemiranat County. The county is subdivided into two districts: Rudbar-e Qasran District and Lavasanat District. The county has two cities: Fasham and Lavasan.


Ray County is a county in Tehran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Ray, which is actually part of Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 292,016, in 71,711 families. The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Fashapuyeh District, Kahrizak District, and Qaleh Now District. The county has three cities: Hasanabad, Kahrizak, and Baqershahr.

Old Bazar

The Old Bazaar in the streets of Rumi in the south, Cyrus (Mostafa Khomeini) in the East, Bouzarjomehri (Khordad) is located in the north and Khayyam in the West. At the intersection of the streets of Mohammedia, Crossroads and Crossroads Cyrus Rumi away. Khordad Square outside the scope of the market and Sbz·hmydan located within the market. The main passages can pass the market Lvtysalh named.


Lavasan Garden City is the most modern houses and villas to be built. Some of the monuments and buildings that have been built in the city Lavasan, several years in a row as the country's architectural masterpiece of their choice. Lavasan city from the north, the mountains Virgin, Baghdrh, and trust certificates, from the western mountains Qasran, from the northeast and east of the mountains of Iran, elephant land, Lvasankvh Iran.vasefjan and the southern mountains of Tello, Ghouchak, Zynkvh and Arakvh the fall . Lavasan city located in the North East of Tehran Metropolis as Tehran's closest pleasant summer climate is considered. Babaei Highway, Tehran until about 7 km away from the Garden City, which can be accessed in less than 15 minutes.


The name of the place located in the North East of Tehran. In the past 9 km southeast of Rehabilitation and 5 km from highway Damavand in Tehran. Tehran neighborhood to neighborhood NARMAK hundred famous square, an urban area is 12.7 square kilometers and three. This area is one of the oldest districts of Tehran in the past, it has been ten NARMAK, one of the good weather and the cold zones is Tehran. The district has 100 green field and the prophecy (seven dock) in NARMAK central state of North-South trade and to Symtry NARMAK (street sign) and from East to West is connected to the street petals. NARMAK the north end of West Street to Highway Imam Ali (AS) and from East to Highway martyr Bagheri and from the south to the street and street Damavand Nezamabad connected.

Tehran Useful Tips


Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Tehran will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months May, June, August and September. However, July is also a good time to visit, but a little hotter at 30.4°C / 86.7°F on average. You might also consider visiting Tehran during March, April, October and November when the average temperatures are a little cooler. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Tehran during January, February and December but average temperatures are fairly.

Local Food

One more art intertwined with Persian culture, worth mentioning, is the art of cooking. Persian foods, accompanied by herbs and spices are product of the creativity, skill and patience of many generations of cooks. It includes a wide variety of foods ranging from Chelow Kebab (rice served with roasted meat), Khoresht (stew served Iranian rice: Ghormeh Sabzi, Gheimeh, Fesenjān, and others), Āsh (a thick soup: for example Āsh-e anār), Kuku (vegetable soufflé), Polo (rice alone or with addition of meat and/or vegetables and herbs, including Loobia Polo, Albaloo Polo, Sabzi Polo, Zereshk Polo, Baghali Polo and others), and a diverse variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Iran. The list of Persian recipes, appetizers and desserts is extensive.


Souvenir and Handicraft

The main handicrafts pursued in the province are engraving on copper and brass, Khatam (inlaid), wood carvings and basket making, glassware, painted glass, ‘Zeelu’ or kind of carpet, leather paintings, carpet weaving, pottery making, weaving of mats, hand woven or knitted articles, batik purist, jajeem or loosely woven woolen cloth, Kilim or coarse carpet, satchel making, dyeing and weaving. Antiques can be obtained from Manuchehri Avenue which forms the center for such articles. Handicraft centers are located in Taleqani Avenue and Ostad Nejatollahi Avenue. Carpets are available in Bazaar-e-Bozorg of Tehran and Ferdowsi Avenue. Books can be bought from shops apposite the University of Tehran.

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Aramis Hotel
Tehran Iran

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Aramis Hotel familiar name in the world guarantees the highest level of service quality. Aramis hotel of the same name has branches in many tourist cities in the world and has recently opened a branch in Tehran.

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Asareh Hotel
Tehran Iran

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Asareh Hotel one of the newest and most modern hotel in Tehran hotel with a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere on the set of a variety of accommodations .

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Diamond hotel
Tehran Iran

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Diamond hotel located in one of the best parts of the capital. Some hotel facilities and services like Business Center and Radio Central, is unique among hotels in Tehran.

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Eskan Hotel
Tehran Iran

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skan Hotel in both branches are permanent customers who come from Peru. It may be a service that will offer its customers Search. A service that allows customers to obtain permanent.

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Eskan hotel
Tehran Iran

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Hotel company with more than half a century of experience in the industry a good memory of Tourism and Hospitality

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Espinas Hotel
Tehran Iran

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5-star Espinas, hotel in Tehran with the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism and a group of domestic investors was held.

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4 star Ferdowsi Grand Hotel was first opened. Renovations and improvements have brought pleasant and modern changes yet we have also the touch of Persian heritage as well. This hotel has suites, and royal suites and restaurants.

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Gajereh Grand Hotel
Tehran Iran

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Gajereh hotel located in Dizin that Iran is one of the best ski resorts. The hotel consists of three sets Nasim , Saba and Sadaf

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Hally hotel
Tehran Iran

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Hally hotel is one of the best hotels in Tehran. The hotel have been working since 1951 with relaxing environment, modern facilities and friendly staffs.

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Homa Hotel
Tehran Iran

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5 star hotel Tehran Homa, a magnificent tower in the heart of Tehran and the northern part of the town's main street -Vlysr that allows you easy access to major centers of economic

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Hoveize Hotel
Tehran Iran

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4 star ,Howeyzeh hotel is the hotels in the capital of Tehran, address Cross Taleghani St. to Nejatolahi St. The hotel have 180 Rooms contains single, twin or double , triple room and family suits with 3 or 4 beds.

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Ibis Hotel
Tehran Iran

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The first hotel called Novotel Tehran Imam Khomeini Intl Airport on the south side of the main terminal at Imam

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High lights of Persia in 7 Days 01/01/2016 - 02/20/2016

per person€1200.00
  • Tehran> Shiraz> Isfahan> Tehran
  • Famous ancient ruins
  • The cradle of civilization
  • Mixture of ancient sites and samples of Islamic arts and architecture