Nov 25, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019
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Where to stay in Tehran
As the capital of Iran, Tehran boasts a fascinating history and is home to more than ten million inhabitants. Located in the north of the country, the city features a dramatic contrast between the high-rise concrete structures of the skyline with the imposing backdrop of the looming Alborz mountains.
Visitors to the Iranian capital are encouraged to visit the Grand Bazaar, a sprawling monster of shopping opportunities. Within its more than 10 km of alleys, sales staff and customers haggle from morning to night over everything from Persian rugs to pepper pots. For those preferring a less stressful introduction to the world of the bazaar, the market in Tajrish in the north of the city is smaller and less frenetic.
Near to the Grand Bazaar, the Golestan Palace complex of 17 buildings boasts a variety of ornate rooms, halls, royal quarters and throne rooms at what was once the 19th century seat for the Qajar dynasty. The history of the city is also showcased at the National Jewelry Museum and the National Museum of Iran which houses exhibits dating back to Paleolithic times.
One of the city’s most iconic structures is the 435m Milad Tower – the sixth tallest in the world – which offers stunning views of the city on a clear day plus the chance to dine at one of the city’s most prestigious restaurants and enjoy a complete 360-degree view of Tehran.
Getting around the city can be achieved by a number of means. Taxis are often shared although many tourists may prefer not to share with strangers even if this is perfectly standard in the city. The streets of Tehran are frequently very busy making the Tehran subway an option even if the metro’s range is limited. Metro trains are modern and clean and an ideal option if you’re travelling during off-peak hours and in the downtown area. Buses are also popular due to the dedicated bus lanes and the relatively inexpensive price.
A chic choice in the heart of the business center of Tehran, the Parisian Azadi is one of the finest hotels in the city with 475 refurbished and redesigned rooms of the highest international standard.
2. Tehran Grand
The Tehran Grand is a four-star option in the heart of the Iranian capital with spa and sauna facilities as well as an in-house restaurant specialising in Iranian hospitality.
3. Sasan Tehran
Aimed at those on a more restricted budget, the two-star Sasan Tehran is located in the center of Tehran just 5 km from the historic Golestan Palace complex. The Azadi Tower is also just 10 km away and can be easily accessed thanks to the nearby Darvazeh Shemiran metro station.
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The city of kings and admirable buildings! Tehran by its awesome art and architecture will surprise you! Although many parts of the city is occupied by modern design buildings, the central part of the city is like a gem with historical persian buildings!
I loved Teheran. The best thing was history and museums. Nice people and foods.
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Tehran is capital of Iran, although there is not much in Tehran for those whom interested in adventure, there you could find 3 main palaces (one is under UNESCO heritage site), and a variety of national and international restaurants.