Staying in traditional house accommodations has always been one of the attractions of travelling for many tourists. It not only enables them to experience the charms of living in an authentic ambiance, but also provides them with the chance of living with other people, enjoying local foods and sharing ideas.
Arian Hostel is located in a perfect location right in the very heart of Tehran. We are only a 15-minute walk from the most famous sights such as the Grand Bazaar, the Golestan Palace, National Museum, Jewelry Museum and many other sightseeing attractions of historical and unique life of Tehran.
Our boutique hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, read, rest or have a good chat with other international travelers visiting Tehran in our lounge area with TV and free Internet access, in the beautiful courtyard or on the roof terrace. There is a unique mix of young tourists backpacking through, families, couples, and professionals who call friendly Arian Hostel their home while visiting Tehran.
Our Panoramic Roof Terrace offers a peaceful and quiet zone for you to relax. In the summertime, you can enjoy a freshly made fruit juices or other refreshing beverage and in the wintertime, enjoy a hot drink. Make yourself comfortable next to our cozy fireplace with a book or a cup of hot chocolate. In some seasons we also serve a delicious Iranian breakfast buffet on the terrace.
Our rooms are mostly 3, 4 ,6 ,8 and 12 bed dormitory rooms with individual lockers, but we also have a number of budget hotel style en suite triple and family rooms that can accommodate 1, 2 or 3 people seeking more privacy.
Whether you’re after the feeling of a hotel, bed and breakfast (B&B), or youth hostel, Arian Hostel in Tehran has the ideal accommodation to fit your budget and preference. We also offer great last minute deals.
For the hostel dormitory rooms, there are common showers and bathrooms in the court yard. The hotel style rooms offer showers and bathrooms en-suite. All rooms have air-conditioning and heating. Linens are included.
Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible and our friendly staff will guide you to the cafes and restaurants or arrange daily guided tours for you in and around Tehran.
This Is How to Travel to Iran
According to Iranian regulations, only halal food is offered in this country.Halal food is never served with alcoholic beverages.The trap that is to be used for cooking is slaughtered in a special way.Also the meat of some animals such as pigs, dogs, mice, etc, are not used in cooking in Iran because they are not halal. Travel to Iran to try the most delicious foods.
Unlike some of the Western media's negative publicity, Iran is a safe country and does not pose a threat to its citizens and foreign tourists.In recent years, despite the rise of terrorist groups such as IS and the Taliban in the Middle East and some of their attacks in the heart of Europe, Iran has been immune from such human rights violations.and it is known as the safe island of the Middle East.Despite the insecurity that prevails in the world, not one single terrorist incident has been reported in the country. Travelling to Iran can be a great pleasure.
Accommodations in Iran
In the tourist cities of Iran,locals rent their homes to travelers.This type of residence may cause some problems with accident insurance.So stay in places that operate under the Iranian Tourism Organization.Certified hotels, guesthouses, and local houses are among the approved locations.If you are traveling on a tour, trust your tour guide and the travel agency in Iran from which you take tour, about accommodation.
In spite of the negative publicity of some Western media, there is internet in almost every part of Iran (except for the caves and mountains) and it is very easy to access the internet.As soon as you get off the plane, you can find a place and buy a SIM card at a very reasonable price (less than $ 15).Once you have activated your SIM card, you will be provided with high-speed Internet access and will be able to stay connected to your family and friends with different applications and social medias.In Iran, 3 operators are providing telecommunication and internet services.Hamrah-e Aval and Irancell operators offer exclusive services to tourists,and you can also use this services by purchasing a"Tourism SIM Card".Remember that these SIM cards are only valid for 30 days.If you're tour in Iran takes more than 30 days, you can buy a SIM card from Rightel operator.
You can use Euro, Pound or Dollar to pay for major travel expenses, such as paying the taxi driver who will take you from airport to hotel.But for other expenses like shopping you need to convert your money into Iranian currency.There are some currency exchange chambers at Iran's international airports.Hotels also have this service.
Staring at people, especially Iranian women, kissing and hugging non-homosexuals in public places is incompatible with Iranian public culture.When photographing cultural landscapes, especially if the main aim is an Iranian person, it is best to get permission first.Like many people in the world, Iranians like others to respect their privacy.
Under Iranian law, it is not mandatory to tip waiters.These people are paid by their employers for the services they provide.But if you want to tip them, you can.Tipping is different for people who are going to provide you with special services, such as carrying your bags and belongings on a hiking trail, five or ten thousand Tomans will be enough for them. A reputable tour operator in Iran will provide you with more details. Send us an Email and we will answer all your questions as fast as possible.
In the Iranian culture; mosques, shrines and temples are holy and respected places, just like all other religious sites around the world.Because of the congregational prayer at noon and after sunset, it is not possible for tourists to visit some of the great mosques.But visits will not be interrupted after the congregational prayer which lasts just in a few minutes. Travel to Iran to see the best mosques and the most beautiful religious attractions in the world.
According to Iranian regulations, female tourists must wear special clothing called "Chador" to visit some of Iran's religious attractions (Imam Reza's shrine in Mashhad, Hazrat Masoumeh's shrine in Qom, Shahcheragh shrine in Shiraz, etc.).In these sites, Chador is available to visitors for free.The Iranian Chador is a large, colorful embroidered piece of cloth that hangs over the head.The use of Chador is rooted in cultural and religious beliefs.Male tourists do not need to wear Chador.However, they should wear standard Iranian men's clothing (shirts and pants).
In Iranian law, women must wear hijab. However, the Iranian hijab differs greatly from what is used in some Arabic countries.Any type of hijabs that is not too thin and covers the hands, feet and hair, is acceptable in Iran.There are no restrictions on the color and design of clothing in Iran.When travelling to Iran it is advisable for women tourists to put a scarf in their handbags, in order to respect the culture of their host community, so that they do not have trouble buying a scarf at the airport.Under Iranian law for men dress codes, wearing sleeveless blouses and trousers that are too short is not legally prohibited,but is not customary in public places.
Under Iranian law, the transportation and use of alcohol and drugs, including Marijuana, is prohibited in public places, and there is no official service center for its customers.However, in Iran, as in many countries, the trafficking and distribution of drugs and alcohol is an epidemic social harm.
Most Iranians are conscientious and ethical in their dealings with tourists.However, as elsewhere in the world, there are some scammers in Iran.When shopping, be careful about the price tag of the products so you don't have to pay unjustly.In many shops, prices are written in English.
Hospitality is the most prominent moral characteristic of Iranians.So don't be surprised if you come across Iranians who invite you to their homes, give you something as a reminder, take a snapshot with you,and ask for your email address or Facebook ID. With this warm and lovely people travelling to Iran can be the most unforgettable experience of you life.
In Iran, the intercity buses are divided into two sections: male and female.It is best to enter a section that matches your gender.If you want to be the only passenger of the taxi, you need to get a "Darbast" which costs more.In some major cities, in addition to the high-speed buses and subway system, there are some online applications for getting a taxi such as Snap and Tapsi.You can use their services by purchasing an Iranian SIM card and installing these apps on your mobile phone.
Iranian toilets are different from European and American toilets. In hotels and other tourist attractions, both types of toilets are available, but in most public places there are no European toilets and you have to use the Iranian one. The Iranian toilet is located on the ground floor and unlike the European toilet,it has no seating position. Today, almost all toilets use a water hose. Remember that in most public toilets in the cities, there's no paper towels, so if you want to use paper towels put them in your handbag.
According to Iranian law, in south and north coasts, men and women must swim in separate beaches. You will also find special rituals for religious places such as Imam Reza's shrine in Mashhad, Hazrat Masoumeh's shrine in Qom and Shahcheragh's shrine in Shiraz.The front door of these religious attractions for women is different from the door from which men enter.After passing through the front door, men and women can join each other and visit the shrine.
In Iran, if you are going to ask someone an address or when you enter a shop/museum / restaurant / cafe and so on, say hello first.Greeting at the beginning of the conversation is an Iranian tradition.
Unlike European foods, most traditional Iranian foods do not require a knife to serve. You can easily eat Iranian foods with a spoon and a fork. Some foods are only eaten with a spoon,and others are wrapped in bread.
Backpackers, like those who travel on tours, are completely safe.However, it is advisable for them to use the cars which are licensed by the Tourism Organization of Iran while traveling in Iran.
100 attractions to visit in Tehran while staying at Arian Hostel in Tehran
How can we talk about Tehran and not say anything about Azadi Tower! This tower is the symbol of Tehran. According to the tower's architect, the tower was designed to depict the Iranians ingenuity. At first, the tower was called Shahiad but after the islamic revolution of Iran, it was named Azadi Tower.The construction of the tower began in 1969, and after 28 months, it started working.The architecture of the tower is a combination of Achaemenid and Sassanid eras.The interior design of the tower is a combination of traditional and modern architecture, especially the ceiling of the second floor. Each of the entrance doors has a weight of about 3.5 tons. Doors are made of granite.The building consists of three floors with four elevators, two staircases and 286 stairs. In the basement of the tower there are several art galleries, libraries, museums and more.Azadi Tower is the best place to get familiar with Tehran customs and architecture.
Moghaddam Museum is one of the historic houses of Tehran which is considered to be one of the most popular places for domestic and foreign tourists due to its beautiful architecture and the special objects kept there.This antique house was one of the luxurious houses of the Qajar era and was owned by one of the courtiers of that era, named Mohammad Taghi Khan, Ehtesab al-Molk.Ehtesab al-Molk had two sons, Hassan and Mohsen, who went to Europe to study.Hassan was a scriptwriter and an activist and he died in the very flower of his youth.He has wrote the famous play of "Jafar Khan has come from Europe".His younger brother, Mohsen, returned to Iran after completing his studies in painting, art history and archeology fields and started living with his French wife, Solma, in his paternal home (which is called Moghadam Museum). Solma and Mohsen started collecting historic and antique things from all around Iran and used them in the design of their house.Mohsen Moghadam died in 1987, and after the death of his wife in 1990, Moghaddam Museum was given to the University of Tehran.Mohsen Moghadam died in 1987, and after the death of his wife in 1990, Moghaddam Museum was given to the University of Tehran.
Negarestan Garden was built in 1807 and later Nezamieh Garden was built in the south of Negarestan Garden. This garden was bought by Zele Soltan and he added Masoudieh Mansion to the garden. The mansion was built in the western part of Nezamieh Mansion on a land of about 4000 square meters. This garden has 2 parts the exterior and the interior and has 7 buildings. This mansion is a fabulous piece of architecture which is visited by several tourists annually.
Negarestan Garden of Tehran dates back to the Qajar dynasty and in Fath Ali Shah's period was used as a Dar al-Hokumeh.This garden is near Negarestan Square.The museum exhibits valuable works, including paintings by Kamal al-Molk and his disciples, exquisite works by great artists and the paintings of Iranian artist, Miss Monir Farmanfariyan.There are cafes and restaurants there where you can eat a fabulous meal and drink a refreshing drink and enjoy its atmosphere.Every year, hundreds of photographers come to visit this site and share their unforgettable moments.
Situated in the heart of Tehran's bustling city and next to Molavi Street, north of Shoush Square, there's a caravanserai which is more than 100 years old.The history of caravanserai dates back to Qajar period and is called "Khanat Caravanserai". In that time it was located outside the city on Shah Abdul Azim Road.The renovation of the caravanserai started in 2003 and finished in 2008. This building covers an area of about 10000 square meters and has 54 rooms and is made of brick.This caravanserai is open to the public and is a major tourist attraction.
Today the people of Tehran are plagued by daily problems. Fewer people might think of traveling and visiting Iranian tourist attractions, but you can travel to old Tehran any time you want.Kazemi Mansion, which is now called "the Museum of the Old Tehran" is one of the oldest houses in Tehran, which is located in the old neighborhood of Chale Meydan, near Imamzadeh Yahya.The neighborhood has lost much of its population due to the devastation caused by the new constructions, and new residents have settled in this neighborhood.The history of this building dates back to Qajar era and belonged to Mirza Seyyed Kazem.The design and form of the building was formed in the late Qajar era and was completed during the first Pahlavi era.The design of the building was formed in the late Qajar era and was completed during the first Pahlavi era.Similar to other traditional houses, this building includes different parts such as interior part,exterior part,water storage, and stable.
Qasr Garden Museum
Qasr Garden Museum which was one of the famous prisons in the heart of Tehran, has been turned into a museum for many years.Qasr Museum Garden, formerly called Qasr Prison, was the first centralized prison in Tehran.Qasr Garden Museum was originally a palace built by Fath Ali Shah Qajar in 1798 but 130 years later, the first Iranian prison was erected on the base of this Qajar palace that had been destroyed by a severe flood, and in 1929 it was called "Qasr Prison".This garden museum is open to the public and is one of the historical monuments of Tehran. Travel to Iran to see this amazing piece of architecture.
Dar-al Funun School
Mirza Mohammad Taqi Khan Farahani, known as Amir Kabir, was the prime minister of Iran for only six months but he made great changes during that time.One of the most important works, he had done was the establishment of Dar al-Funun, which opened a few days after Amir Kabir's death.The school was founded when Iranians were completely unaware of science and technology, and traditional medicine was not able to cure many ailments.Amir Kabir ordered the construction of a modern school, and most of its principals were top government officials.At the command of Amir Kabir, seven professors from Europe began teaching in Dar-al Funun.The building is located in the center of Tehran in Nasserkhosro Street and it's the best attraction of that neighborhood.The school had the first modern library and the first stone printing press which was originally used for printing school textbooks.The school is visited by many tourists every year.
Dr Mossadegh's Home
Dr. Mossadegh's name was engraved with the nationalization of the oil industry in Iran and he will certainly not be forgotten.Perhaps no one knows that Dr. Mossadegh's home is in Ahmadabad village of Alborz, a house dating back to the Qajar period.The house wad Dr. Mossadegh's maternal legacy and is located in the south of Ahmadabad village. This house consists of two large residential parts and a courtyard in the middle.Dr. Mossadegh's home is registered in the National Heritage List of Iran by the Cultural Heritage Organization No. 2943 in 2000.
Qanat is actually a waterway or canal through which water flows to the surface of the earth and is directed to various parts. Qanats were the major sources of water supply in the past in Iran, which today provide most of the recreational centers.Omid Town in Tehran has one of the most amazing qanats in Iran, the qanat has remained since a long time ago. This qanat is still alive and flows in Tehran.The qanat has provide a beautiful scenery and lush greenery around it and is visited by hundreds of travelers.
Vahdat Hall is one of the largest and most equipped Iranian Opera, Music and Theater hall, built by Eugene Aftandlilian based on the Viennese opera, and opened with the name of the great Iranian poet and musician, Abu Abdullah Rudaki.The construction of Vahdat Hall started in 1957 in Shahriyar Street and opened in 1967 after 10 years.Since the Islamic Revolution, most concerts and theater performances have been performed in this hall.
Tehran Daneshjoo Park is one of the capital's most equipped parks.This place is home to many travelers because of the amenities such as Shahr Theater, Specialized Library, Performing Arts Document Center, Children's Playground, Prayer Room, Fountains, and Famous Restaurants.Daneshjoo Park of Tehran, which was called Pahlavi Park before the Islamic Revolution, is 3,200 meters and is located near Shahr Theater.This park is one of the most visited places of Tehran.
Museum of Contemporary Art was built under the order of Farah Pahlavi on the west side of Laleh Park (formerly called Farah Park) in North Kargar Street.The architecture of this building is inspired by the wind catchers of the desert regions of Iran and it has multiplied the beauty of the museum.The museum exhibits the most valuable and important collections of modern art by some famous artists such as Picasso, Warhol, Levitt, Giacometti and more.The museum's building is made of stone and concrete and with all the gardens, surrounding it, it covers an area of about 8500 square meters.
Ghazali Cinema Town is located in west of Tehran and there are several buildings there that shows the old Tehran. This town was built by a famous iranian director.Alot of famous iranian movies are produced there and alot of popular artists have worked there.In this Cinema Town you can see beautiful traditional clothes, traditional cafes and restaurants and also there are alot of souvenir shops where you can buy beautiful accessories and clothes.
Carpet Museum of Iran is one of the best museums of Tehran where fine and beautiful carpets are kept.Most of the carpets displayed in Carpet Museum of Iran date back to the 11th century AH to the present day.These carpets are from different parts of Iran and in each section of the museum there is a description about the carpets.Tabriz,Kashan,Tehran,Isfahan,and Qom have the best and the most beautiful carpets in Iran.This Carpet Museum is made of two large halls, featuring a variety of hand-woven carpets and carpets which are woven by nomads and have their unique styles.The ground floor hall is a permanent exhibition of rugs and carpets that has over 135 Persian carpets.The museum has a library with over 3,500 Persian, Arabic, French, English and German books, and thousands of articles. This museum was opened in 1977 and has an eye-catching architecture.
Abgineh Museum of Tehran is located in one of the historic houses of Tehran and displays glass and pottery objects from a long time a go up to now.This museum is one of the top ten museums of Iran and over 2 millions of tourists visit this site annually.Valuable potteries which were found until today are gathered in this museum.The architecture of the museum is unique and is made of bricks and the history of the mansion dates back to Pahlavi era.This museum is built in a garden that covers an area of about 7000 square meters.The garden is full of different kinds of trees and plants that will mesmerize you.
Cinema Museum is one of Tehran's museums which is also known as "Ferdows Garden Mansion". The mansion belongs to the Qajar period and was built under the order of Muhammad Shah Qajar.The current building was selected as the Cinema Museum in 2007 and its first manager was Ezzatollah Entezami.Old photographs and cinema equipment, memorabilias from iranian and foreign artists from the past to the present, documentaries on cinema and filmmaking, as well as prizes and statues donated by famous artists are on display in the museum.This garden has an amazing architecture and is filled with trees and plants. There are also 2 cafes and several stores where you can buy things like music albums and books.The Cinema Museum is open from 9 am to 7 pm and Fridays and is closed on Saturdays.
Adjacent to Amir Alam Hospital is a street where Sadegh Hedayat's paternal home is located.A house with painted walls and old boards that show that there was a kindergarten there and many kids went there.The basement of Sadegh Hedayat's home is about 80 meters, formerly used as a kitchen and a storage, but is currently used as a bathroom.Sadegh Hedayat was an iranian writer who introduced modernist techniques into Persian fiction. He has several books and short stories and his most popular book is "Blind Owl" which is a beautiful story Sadegh Hedayat was an iranian writer who introduced modernist techniques into Persian fiction. He has several books and short stories and his most popular book is "Blind Owl" which is a beautiful story that delivers a sense of intimacy and darkness.
The Music Museum of Tehran was formerly a house but in 2003 it was renovated and transformed into a museum. The museum has 3 floors and has amazing pieces of art and music.The showroom, the audio and video archives, the specialized library,and the warehouse of the musical instruments are some of the parts of the museum.There's a musical instrument hall in the museum and in that hall there are all kinds of Iranian musical instruments which are gathered from all around Iran.Iran has a wide variety of musical instruments like Tonbak,Tabl,Setar,Santoor,Ney,Dohol,Dayereh,senj,etc.If you are interested in iranian traditional music this museum is the best choice for you. we have a lot of well-organised Iran tours that will take you on a wonderful trip.
In 1923, Colonel Ali Naqi Vaziri, a prominent iranian musician , established the High School of Music,and Abolhasan Saba studied in there.Since then Saba created a new style of playing the violin that exert considerable influence in Iranian music history.He believed that before that school, Iranians couldn't play violin well.When Saba was 22 years old, he became the best student of his school.After his death, his home was transformed into a museum on November 6, 2009.This house has five rooms, a basement and a small yard.Part of the museum is dedicated to his personal images, documents, and letters.The second part is the design of the museum which is unique.The third and final part of the museum belongs to the memorials of Mrs. Esfandiari, Saba's wife, who was the cousin of Nima Yushij( he was one of the best poets of Iran).This house is visited by several music lovers annually.
Tehran Miniature Museum Garden is one of the most spectacular places in Tehran.For example, if you want to visit Bistoon, you should go to the western part of the garden, and if you want to see Naqsh-e Jahan Square you should see the center of the park.12 sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List were built there and you can visit them.Although this miniature garden is not very well-known, it's really amazing.
Malek National Library and Museum attract lots of history lovers every year. The museum was built to make foreign scholars become more familiar with the culture and civilization of Iran. This museum consists of 7 sections; coin section,carpet section,paintings section,fine art sections,stamp section,Banoo Malek section,and calligraphy section. And also it has a complete collection of books.
Ebrat Museum is one of Tehran's most fearsome but instructive museums.It was built under the order of Reza Shah, by Germans.It was completed in 1932 and served as the first modern prison in Iran.The building was then converted into a women's prison. After Iran Islamic revolution the prison turned in to a museum and was opened in 2003 and is visited by many people.
National Museum of Iran is the first official museum of Iran and it's the oldest,largest,and most important museum of the country. It is interesting to note that most of the archaeological findings from scientific excavations by iranian and foreign archaeological groups operating in Iran in recent years have been kept in this museum's treasuries.In 1928, during the reign of Reza Khan, a French man named Andre Godard was brought to Iran to design two modern buildings in Tehran.He was an archaeologist and an architect.The construction of the building was completed in 1934.The building of the Museum of Ancient Iran has two main floors and on the second floor, gold objects, all kinds of jewelry and stone inscriptions are generally kept.This museum has lots of different parts and it can be really amazing for history lovers.
The International Museum of Dolls houses a collection of ethnic dolls made in Iran and around the world.The museum has more than 2000 ethnic dolls from different nations of the world that have been exhibited in different parts of the museum.At International Museum of dolls you will get familiar with different religion, customs, art, clothing, music, crafts and natural heritage.International Doll Museum was first launched by two iranian artists as a non-governmental museum which was licensed by the Cultural Heritage Organization and included several amazing archives of dolls from different countries and cultures around the world, and then the Iranian Dolls section was added to the collection. Not only kids but also adults are in love with this museum.
The National jewelry Museum of Iran is one of the most important historical museums located in Tehran.Until the Safavid era,collecting jewelry was not very common and jewelry was usually worn by kings.But from the Safavid era, kings began to collect jewelry.The jewels inside the museum include elaborate crowns, thirty tiaras, and numerous aigrettes, a dozen bejeweled swords and shields, a number of unset precious gems, numerous plates and other dining services cast. Iran National Jewelry Museum has one of the best collections of jewelry in the world. Don't miss it.
Reza Abbasi Museum was opened in 1977. It was named after Reza Abbasi, a famous Safavid painter from Kashan.The museum's spectacular collections date back to the second millennium BC to the early 20th century and the Qajar period. The museum is a three-floor building. This museum is an important historical site which is not very popular but it will surely mesmerize you.
Sad Abad palace is located in the foothills of Tochal Mountain and near Darband Darband Valley.Saad Abad consists of 18 different palaces, dating back to Qajar and Pahlavi periods.With 18 palaces, 8 entrances,natural forests, springs, qanats,and gardens, Saad Abad Palace is one of the largest and most important palace complexes of Iran.Saadabad area was the summer residence of the Qajar kings.Mohammad Reza Pahlavi also settled in the area in the 1980s, and the construction of the building was completed during the early years of his reign.If you are a history lover, don't miss this site.
Niavaran Palace is one of the most important sites of Tehran that was built in a modern style in Pahlavi era and used as a residence for Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family but the palace was originally built in Qajar era.At first,the palace was a mansion for the Qajar kings but later some of the smaller gardens which were near the palace were demolished.The palace grounds include the Niavaran Palace, Saheb gharren-e Palace, Ahmadshahi Palace, dedicated library,and more. This palace is a highly recommended tourist destination.
Golestan Palace Complex is consisted of several monuments located in Arg Square of Tehran.Different buildings of this complex have been constructed and completed at different eras.Golestan Palace Complex is one of the most important monuments of Iran in terms of architecture and its long history and it is visited by thousands of tourists annually.The palace was built under the reign of Shah Abbas in Safavid dynasty but later, in Zand dynasty, a court was added to the palace under the order of Karim Khan Zand and the palace was completely changed.After the victory over Lotfali Khan Zand, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar celebrated his coronation in this palace and after him,Fath Ali Shah and then Nassereddin Shah also celebrated their coronations there and it multiplied the importance of this palace complex.In 2012, the palace was registered on UNESCO World Heritage List.
Recycling Park of Tehran
In the recycling park of Tehran different elements are used to make various types of sculptures which will help you come up with a new concept of recycling and the proper use of scrap materials.Recycling Park located in the south of Tehran is full of interesting sculptures made of recyclable materials.
Persian Garden of Tehran
Persian Garden is located in the north of Tehran. Despite its modern style, this garden is an old garden with old trees.Every spring, this garden hosts many colorful tulips.You can breathe fresh air and enjoy the beautiful nature around yourself.You can reach this beautiful garden by public transportation.There are useful facilities in this complex and it is perfect for picnics and walking and it is open 24 hours every day.
Jurassic Park of Tehran has a wide variety of dinosaur sculptures classified in different genres. All dinosaurs have their special sounds and effects.It is interesting to know that about 40 years ago, remnants of a dinosaur were discovered by French researchers near Kerman.They quickly transferred the remnants to the Paris Historical Museum, and until the opening of the Jurassic Park in Tehran, we had only imagined dinosaurs in movies and stories.The park has ample amenities for visitors, including parking lot, restrooms,and cafes.
Abshar Park of Tehran
Tehran Abshar Park consists of several beautiful paths in the heart of the mountains made of stone and wood and the design of the paths is such that even children and the elderly can climb to the highest parts of the mountain.This beautiful park also has a beautiful waterfall which attracts several tourists.Inspired by traditional Iranian gardens, this park has a stair-like design.This park has beautiful lush nature with different bird species where you can enjoy the beautiful and peaceful environment around yourself.
Imam Ali Religious Art Museum
Imam Ali Religious Art Museum
In this museum you will see beautiful paintings and calligraphy works related to religious.On the first floor of the museum there are seasonal exhibitions.There is also a specialized library, a meeting room, a gallery café and the museum office unit on the ground floor.The museum's specialized library is set in a beautiful 150
square meter area with two separate study halls.This collection contains 6500 books about religious art and religious thought.This museum is visited by hundreds of Moslems annually.
Saint Sarkis Cathedral
Saint Sarkis Cathedral is an Armenian church located in the heart of Tehran since 1970. Its white color is the symbol of peace and tranquillity.Before the church was built, the seat of the Armenian government in Tehran was in the Church of the Holy Virgin, but after the completion of Sarkis Church it was moved to this place.This church is the largest church of Iran. The main materials used in this church are marble stone and gypsum.
Sepahsalar Mosque which was renamed to Motahhari Mosque after the revolution was nationalized in 1936.Therefore, it is one of the oldest cultural monuments recorded in Iran history and it's one of Tehran's most spectacular sites.This mosque is an amazing combination of Turkish and Persian architecture and is located in Naserkhosro street of Tehran.At first,this mosque served as a school and was built by Hassan Khan Sepahsalar.This mosque is still beautiful and its architecture is unique and amazing.
Central Museum of Martyrs
The Central Museum of Martyrs exhibits personal belongings of the martyrs of Iran-Iraq war. In this museum you will get familiar with the Islamic Revolution of Iran.This museum has useful books, diaries, and documents about the Iran war and revolution.This museum was opened in 1375, covers an area of about 3700 square meters and is in 4 floors and has 313 rooms.
Cultural center of Golzar Shohada
Cultural center of Golzar Shohada is located in Tehran and includes the museum of martyrs and a theater hall.It was opened in 1994 and it spreads the culture of martydom.several celebrations such as Laleha Celebration and commemoration of martyrs are held by this cultural center and also many documentaries about the Islamic revolution are made by this cultural center. Every day you can visit this site if you are interested in these kind of events.
The tomb of Ibn Babuyeh
The tomb of Ibn Babuyeh was the first cemetery in Rey city and the second in Tehran and many of Iran's most famous artist have been buried there.There's an inscription in the tomb that dates back to the Qajar era, when Fath Ali Shah ruled Iran. And it shows that the history of the tomb dates back to the Qajar dynasty. This tomb is one of the amazing attractions of the ancient city of Rey. Qajar dynasty.
Chitgar Lake is an artificial lake located in northwest of Tehran.It encompasses an area of about 130 hectares.And adjacent to the lake there's a recreational area, covering an area of about 120 hectares.About 80% of the lake's water comes from the Kan River and the rest, comes from the middle and surface water runoff.One of the newest features of this recreational complex is the rocky beach.Parking lots, playgrounds, restaurants,and ice cream shops are among the different facilities of the complex.This is the best place for having fun and enjoying the beautiful scenery around you.
Nowrooz Park was constructed in 2013 with an area of over 90,000 square meters.Nowrooz Park has many amenities including walking trails, roller skating rink, cafes, restaurants and more.In ECO section, those who are interested in Nowruz traditions, will be introduced to Nowrooz rituals in different countries which are joined in Economic Cooperation Organization.Nowrooz Lake has two parts, similar to the Caspian Sea.The northern part is 3500 square meters and the southern part is 12000 square meters.The northern part is 3500 square meters and the southern part is 12000 square meters.
Modern Tehran is known for its amazing structures such as Tohid Tunnel, Milad Tower and Tabiat Bridge.Tabiat Bridge was designed by Leila Araghi, a 26 year old architect.The architecture of the bridge is a combination of traditional and modern architecture.There are plenty of cafes and restaurants there, overlooking the beautiful nature, surrounding the bridge.Travel to Tehran and visit this amazing piece of architecture.
Zima Reptile park
Zima is the first reptile park in Iran with an area of 225 square meters in a greenhouse with natural and artificial light and air conditioning system in all seasons.In addition to keeping the reptiles, this park provides the animal lovers with the opportunity to familiar with reptiles and even touch these animals.Another advantage of this park is the elimination of reptile fears, which is one of the main fears among the world's people.In fact, this reptile park will give you useful information about these kinds of animals.This park is located in Tehran's famous park "Ab-o Atash".
Taleghani Park is a magnificent park located in the heart of the capital and with its unique and beautiful lush nature, it has become one of the most popular parks in Tehran.Ab-o Atash Park is adjacent to Taleghani Park and Tabiat Bridge is located between them and connects these 2 parks.One of the major attractions of Taleghani Park is its high elevation, which gives it a spectacular view of the capital.It has different types of trees such as lilac, mulberry, poplar, maple,and acacia.This park is a highly-recommended tourist destination.
National Botanical Garden
National Botanical Garden of Iran can be described as a paradise for nature lovers, an amazing garden built in 1986 on Chitgar lands near Tehran-Karaj highway.Although its construction began about 40 years ago, its doors have been open to visitors recently.With over 3,000 species of plants, the garden plays an important role in conducting botanical research, horticulture, public education, and raising awareness of the importance of plants.It is also used as a bank for the protection and genetic preservation of endangered species.This garden is open to the public and you can visit it.
Tehran Birds Garden with an area of 23 hectares, is located in northeast of Tehran on Kohestan street.The garden was officially inaugurated in 2012.Currently, there are 57 bird species such as pigeons, parrots, ducks, white robes, goats, finches, owls, hawks, eagles, peacocks and more kept in the garden.The interesting thing about this garden is that most of the birds are kept outdoors.This Garden is located in the northeast of Tehran in the heart of the Lavizan Forest.It took five years to build this garden.This garden is the best place for bird-watching and enjoy the beautiful nature.
Nature and Wildlife Museum
Wildlife Museum of Tehran exhibits animal biodiversity of different parts of Iran, located in Darabad,Tehran.
It is a great place for people, especially children and teenagers, to get acquainted with different animals.Cafes, restaurants and other amenities are the reason why you should go to Darabad.There's also a Human Park in this complex which is the largest and most complete human park in Asia.This amazing park attracts many travelers annually.
Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum
Iran's richest zoological museum with more than 4 million insects from around Iran and thousands of special insects, especially the large and beautiful tropical butterflies of the world, is the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum.It was first established as a small laboratory in 1945 at the Ministry of Agriculture.But then it was converted into a museum.The founder of the museum was Hayk Mirzayans and after his death in 1999, the museum was named after him.There are about 20000 to 25000 species and subspecies of Iranian insects in this museum.This museum is visited by many foreign researchers every year.
Tochal Mountain is located on the slopes of Alborz Mountains with a height of 3692 meters north of Tehran.The beautiful scenery, the pleasant weather,numerous springs,and clear water create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere and this is the reasons why this area has become a major tourist and sports destination.There is a tele-cabin,several restaurants and cafes,paintball courts,tennis courts,roller skating rinks,and fitness clubs in this area.The whole region is blessed with lush nature and attracts many tourists.
Darband is a great place for hiking, cycling ,friendly appointments,and watching the beautiful scenery as well as eating the delicious food that is available in each part of the area. This recreational area which is 1700 meters above sea level, is the main route to the central Alborz Mountains and every year many people descent this mountain as they pass this spectacular path.In most of the surveys that have been conducted, the people of Tehran suggest this area as their first choice for foreign tourists.Darband is a great option for nature-lovers.
Kolakchal is one of the least dangerous mountaunious regions in Tehran for hiking, due to its short route and convenient facilities. It is located in the north of Tehran and is the best place for one day-hiking.Kolakchal is the name of one of the peaks of the central Alborz Range, north of Tehran, and has become one of the best resorts for people.This peak is 3350 meters above sea level, and is really amazing.There are several routes to reach this peak, the most important of which is the beautiful Jamshidieh Park.
Darakeh has one of the best climates in the north of Tehran. In the past, princes, courtiers, and Qajar kings came to this place to escape the summer heat.Darakeh is very popular among the people of Tehran. In addition to its perfect climate it has lots of different cafes and restaurants with mouth-watering foods.In this ancient area you can see the rural life of the people near the capital and you can enjoy the perfect atmosphere of this place.
Chitgar Cycling Track
The cycling route of this track is about 30 km.There are 5 bike rental booths on this track and 2 of them are for ladies.The total number of bicycles available in the park is 1300. Including;
500 for ladies
200 for kids
10 tandem bicycle
590 for men
This rink has a lot of amenities such as cafes,clean toilets,and prayer rooms.
Azadi Sports Complex
Azadi Sports Complex was built in 1974 to host the 7th Asian Games in accordance with international standards and covers an area of 460 hectares west of Tehran.Most games are held there and it hosts many national festivals.The different parts of Azadi Sports Complex are:
• The largest football stadium in Asia
• Cycling stadium
• Car, motorcycling and karting tracks
• Tennis courts
• volleyball court
• Basketball Hall
Enghelab Sport Complex
Enghelab Sport complex was founded in 1958 in Pahlavi era.At first, the complex covered an area of 130 hectares and it was composed of some tennis courts, horse rinks and golf courses. But today it encompasses an area of 84 hectares and has a lot of recreational centers.
Years before Tehran transformed from a small city into a big metropolis, people living in the city used to spend summers in the northern heights of Tehran to escape the heat.One of their tourist destinations was Roudbar-e Qasran.Shemshak is a part of Roudbar-e Qasran which is now an amazing ski resort.Shemshak International Ski Resort is one of the two main destinations for ski lovers in Tehran.The best time for skiing in this spectacular region is in fall and winter.
Koohestan Outdoor Paintball Center
Koohestan outdoor paintball center is located in the north of Tehran.It covers an area of 2500 square meters, which is unique in its kind.They will give you special protection clothes which are accordance with world standards.There are also some cafes there where you can drink a refreshing drink and enjoy the game.
Pardisan Park is located in northwest of Tehran.The Museum of Biodiversity with a variety of taxidermy animals and insects, is one of the attractions of this forest park.The IEPA building is also located in the southern part of this park.There's also a water museum and a zoo alongside the park.
Tehran's Women Park
Tehran's women park was the first women park which was built about ten years ago and encompasses an area of 20 hectares.This park is ready to host dear ladies every day from 5am to 7pm.This place is completely covered, and you can walk around with comfortable clothes and without hijab.This women park includes 2 fountains, 10 pavilions, a dressing room, a toilet and a prayer room. The area is filled with old and beautiful trees, allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable picnic with your friends.
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