Tehran is not only the capital of the state of Iran, but also a lively metropolis in the heart of the province of the same name. Tehran is the start or destination of many Iran tours. The city offers a lot of cultural and extraordinary sights. But modern activities are also possible in the city of ancient Persia. With around 7 million inhabitants, Tehran is one of the most populous cities in the Middle East.
The following article shows more about the location, what makes Tehran so attractive for round trips and which buildings and sights you can expect.
Location of the city
The city of Tehran is located in the northern highlands of Iran. Around half of the almost 15 million inhabitants within the Tehran province of the same name live in the metropolis. That means that the infrastructure has to work well. Therefore, there are not only 2 modern airports, but also well-developed subway. The modern establishment of the city goes back to the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who took the New York district of Manhattan as a model.
Tehran is divided into 120 districts, which belong to the 22 districts. The water supply is regulated thanks to the two rivers that cross the city. The clear water ensures plenty of relaxation and tranquility during a city trip in Tehran. But also the many city parks such as Laleh Park invite you to linger, have a picnic or feast in the café.
Attractions in Tehran
There are many attractions in Tehran that are worth visiting. These include many buildings and excellent museums such as:
- the former seat of government of the Qajars: the magnificent Golestan Palace,
- the Vahdat concert hall with 1000 seats,
- the museum of contemporary art,
- the glass, ceramic and carpet museum
- and the Iran Bastian Museum (National Museum)
These and many more are what make Iran today. Until 1935, the country was called Persia, which in the western world is primarily associated with the high-quality carpets made from genuine handicraft. The country can look back on a remarkable history up to 4000 BC. Look back. Many historical traces can still be seen today in Tehran and inland.
The Tarascht district is not only home to the Technical University, but also the city’s landmark: the 45-meter-high Freedom Tower.
In addition, Tehran is a large economic area, where the cotton, food and automotive industries have largely settled.
Climate, culture and shopping
The climate of the capital of Iran is a so-called steppe climate, which means that hardly any precipitation falls there. The annual average temperature is around 16 ° C.
The country is shaped by the Muslim faith. During Ramadan, most shops and restaurants are closed until sunset. Nonetheless, the locals are open-minded and happy to visit their city.
Particular highlights are the Grand Bazaar and the newly built Palladium Mall shopping center. The bazaar is the largest in the world and is located in the district of the same name. Around it are banks, mosques and hotels. The bazaar mainly sells oriental spices, clothes and souvenirs. The bazaar extends over a length of about 10 kilometers. There is a lot of activity there, especially in the afternoon.
Conclusion: Why is a study trip to Tehran worthwhile?
Tehran is very suitable for adventure travel. The pleasant climate, the diverse culture and the impressive buildings and sights make a study trip to Tehran worthwhile. The new architecture in particular amazes travelers and the many parks and rivers provide plenty of relaxation. If you want to find out more about the culture and history of the country, a visit to one of the numerous museums is well advised.