Tehran, is the capital and largest city of Iran, and the administrative center of Tehran Province. Tehran is a sprawling city at the foot of the Alborz mountain range with an immense network of highways unparalleled in Western Asia. The city is famous for its numerous ski resorts on the Alborz slopes, large museums, art centers, and palace complexes. Tehran is the largest city in the Middle East and is the 28th most populated city in the world with a population of 7,873,000 people. the city contains various religious minorities, and has many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. Contemporary Tehran is a modern and expensive city featuring many skyscrapers, of which the Azadi Tower and the Milad Tower have come to be symbols of Tehran itself.
Places you must visit
Meelad tower,Azadi square,Damavand mountain,Golestan palace,Hazrat Shah Abdol Azim Shrine,Imam Khumeini Shrine,Iran(national)Bastan museum,Iran carpet museum,old houses,Saltanat abad palace,Darband(picnic spot),Tochal(skating spot)and many more.
Tehran’s climate is largely defined by its geographic location, with the towering Alborz Mountains to its North and the central desert to the South. It can be generally described as mild in the spring, hot and dry in the summer, pleasant in the autumn, and cold in the winter. As a large city with a significant differences in elevation among various districts, the weather is often cooler in the hilly north as compared to the flat southern part of Tehran. Summer is usually hot and dry with very little rain, but relative humidity is generally low and the nights are cool. The majority of the light annual precipitation occurs from late-autumn to mid-spring, but no one month is particularly wet. The hottest month is July (mean minimum temperature 23°C, mean maximum temperature 36°C) and the coldest is January (mean minimum temperature -1°C, mean maximum temperature 8°C)
Food and Restaurants
Tehran has many modern and chic restaurants, serving both traditional Iranian and cosmopolitan cuisine. The most popular dish of the city is the kebab. However, Western-style fast food is becoming popular, especially with the younger generations. Pizza shops, sandwich shops and kebab shops make up the majority of other food outlets in the city.
Tehran is served by Mehrabad Airport, an old airport which doubles as a military base, located in the Western part of the city, and Imam Khomeini International Airport, located 50 kilometers (31 mi) south, which handles international flights. Midland flight do in Mehrabad Airport and foreign flight do in Imam Khomeini International Airport.
Tehran has one of the cleanest and most convenient metro systems, in terms of accessibility to different parts of the city, in the region. The feasibility study and conceptual planning of the construction were started in 1970s. In 2001, the first two of its seven envisaged lines of metro were opened to public usage. Tehran’s Metro has 5 lines and is 30 km long. After the projected first line of Tel Aviv metro, Tehran has the longest Metro Line in the Middle East and it’s 6th longest in Asia.
Tehran also has a central train station with connecting services round the clock to various cities in the country. .Tehran-Europe Train Line is active.
Tehran have most Bus stop in Asia.Tehran Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was officially inaugurated by Tehran’s mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in order to facilitate the motor traffic in Tehran in 14th, January 2008.BRT have 3line with 60 station in diferent city’s area.Tehran’s trolieybus was active in 1950’s and it’s first trolieybus in Asia,But now only 10th trolieybus are active and other keep in Tehran’s Bus Mouslim.
Tourism and attraction
Tehran, as Iran’s showcase and capital city, has a wealth of cultural attractions. The Peacock Throne of the Persian Kings (Shahs) can be found in Tehran’s Golestan Palace. Some of the well-known museums are National Museum of Iran, Sa’dabad Palaces Complex, Glassware and Ceramics Museum of Iran, The Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran’s Underglass painting Museum, and Niavaran Palace Complex. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art features the works of great artists such as Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The collection of these paintings was selected by the former Empress Farrah Diba.
Tehran is also home to the Iranian Imperial Crown Jewels, also called the Imperial Crown Jewels of Persia, its is claimed to be the largest, most dazzling and valuable jewel collection in the world. The collection comprises a set of crowns and thrones, some 30 tiaras, numerous aigrettes, jewel-studded swords and shields, a vast amount of precious loose gems, including the largest collections of emeralds, rubies and diamonds in the world. It also includes other items collected by the Shahs of Iran during the 2,500 year existence of the Iranian Kingdom. The Imperial Crown Jewels are still on display in the Iranian Central Bank in Tehran.
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