Iran a famous country in Western Asia is a home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Iran in Persian means “Land of Aryans”. Both Persia and Iran are used interchangeably in cultural contexts for this country while Iran is the name which is used officially in political contexts. Tehran is the capital of Iran and is the largest urban area of country. It is situated in the north-central part of Iran, on the slopes of Alborz Mountains. This tightly packed city of about 15 million is the mirror of country and there is nowhere better in Iran to get an overview of Persian history and culture than Tehran. Politically and socially it is Iran’s cutting edge, a young metropolis which is relatively bold in terms of culture, belief, technology and lifestyle and therefore Iran’s future is being formed in Tehran. If you want to enjoy a visit to this multifaceted city, then catch cheap flights bound to Tehran and revisit its glorious past and equally splendid future.
Tehran offers its guests decent choice of attractions and activities to enjoy their holidays. It has good choice of hotels and best range of restaurants. The museums of the city are among the best in Middle East to keep you interested and as compare to the residents of other capitals across the world, you find the people are surprisingly welcoming and hospitable. There are various attractions in city that makes your visit more interesting some of which you can’t afford to miss at all.
National Museum is the biggest in Iran. Opened in 1930s, the museum houses more than 300,000 artifacts from one of the oldest civilizations. Spreading across the area of 20,000 square meters, it is one of the largest museums of history and archaeology. It is one of the most prestigious museums of the world in regard to grand volume, diversity and quality. The collections of this museum are divided into four categories: Prehistoric, historic and Loristan, Islamic and Numismatics that offers a glimpse of Iranian history with special attention is paid to Persian artifacts.
Other interesting site that is difficult to miss is Azadi Monument. Built in 1971, this monument commemorates 2,500th anniversary of Persian Empire. The monument acts as a grandiose gateway to the Iranian capital and is surrounded by a large plaza. Rising like a pyramid above the road, this 147-foot tall monument has a museum in the basement and elevators to the observatory that offers panoramic views of city. Do visit it during the night when this tower is illuminated with flood-lights and look even more stunning.
Built in 2007, Milad Tower is one of the tallest towers in Iran and sixth in the world. Standing 435 meters high, including 120 m of antenna, it bears a striking resemblance with Toronto’s CN Tower. It is a huge complex that seeks to respond to the needs of 21st century by offering facilities for trade, information, accommodation, communication all in one place.
Tochal Ski Resort
It is one of the most famous ski resorts of capital and offer its visitors great respite from hustle and bustle of city. It is the closest resort to the capital city and is quite popular for single day trips. To reach the resort there is a gondola telecabin lift which is about 7.5 km long and is one of the longest in the world. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the resort. It is an ideal place to enjoy skiing, snowboarding or other winter sports. At this level there is also a luxurious five stay hotel for rest and accommodation. Book flight tickets from London to Tehran and enjoy some unforgettable moments of your life.
Carpet weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian art and culture for which the country is quite famous in the world. Built in 1974, this museum displays the most rare and beautiful examples of this art and showing the carpets from 17th to 20th century antiques which have been collected in this museum since 1970.