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City Development of Tehran

City Development of Tehran

Up through the 1870s, Tehran consisted of the walled “arg” (royal citadel), the roofed bazaar, and “sharestan” (where the masses resided in three main neighborhoods of “Udlajan”, “Chaleh Meydan”, and “Sangelaj”). The first development plan of Tehran in 1855 emphasized the traditional spatial structure. Architecture, however, found an eclectic expression to reflect the new lifestyle. The second major planning exercise in Tehran happened under supervision of Dar ul-Funun. The map of 1878 included new city walls, in the form of a perfect octagon with an area of 19 square kilometers, which mimicked the renaissance cities of Europe.

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Get in and Around Tehran

Get in and Around Tehran

There are no direct flights from North America or Australia, but there are flights direct from numerous European, African and Asian cities as well as cities in the Middle East. Iran Air, the national carrier of Iran, flies to many destinations such as London (Heathrow), Amsterdam, Vienna, Istanbul and Tokyo. You can also fly direct from London (Heathrow) with BMI (previously known as British Midland). Alternatively, you can enter via Dubai and then take Emirates or Air Arabia to Tehran. Tehran s Mehrabad airport (IATA: THR ICAO: OIII) is the old pre-revolution airport and has been partially replaced with the new Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA: IKA ICAO: OIIE). Recently all International flights are designated to Imam Khomeini and Mehrabad is only used for regional and cargo flights. The old airport is located relatively close to the city centre and the abundant taxis available are definitely the best way to get into Tehran. There is a booth organizing taxis for you right outside the arrivals hall.

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Tehran

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tehran

Azadi Parsian Hotel

Azadi Parsian Hotel

Having four executive floor and private lobby on 23th floor four VIP guests for the first time in Iran. One of the biggest hotels of Iran with 475 rooms and different kinds of banquet halls. The highest hotels building of Iran with 27 floor and the best view of Alborz mountains and Tehran. The biggest nature friendly hotel in the country with thrift in using energy.

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Homa Hotel

Homa Hotel

Tehran Homa Hotel, located in the north of Tehran near Vanak square, is a short distance from all major cultural and historical attractions, political and economical centers. By making use of modern technology and installations, Homa Hotel has been reconstructed and is well prepared to receive guest from around the world.

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Laleh hotel

Laleh hotel

Laleh hotel is located in the Laleh Park area convenient to business district, spectacular views of mount Damavand and Alborz. It is very suitable for business and conference meetings as well as families due to its prime location.

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Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace (Persian: کاخ گلستان‎) pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran`s capital city. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, a world heritage,the Golestan Palace (also Gulistan Palace) (The Rose Garden Palace) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).

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Tehran Grand Bazaar

Tehran Grand Bazaar

Markets of the Islamic cities are one of the greatest achievements of the Islamic civilization and are not to be found in other countries. At the time Islam ruled over a large part of the world, Bazaars had become a common feature of the cities governed by Islam. Economy and religion are the two principal pillars of the Islamic Bazaars, which symbolize their difference from other markets.

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Top 10 Things you should do in Tehran

Top 10 Things you should do in Tehran

Treasury of National Jewels

Treasury of National Jewels

The incomparable "Treasury of the National Jewels", which is open to public, is a collection of the most expensive jewels of the world, collected over centuries. Every piece of this collection is a reflection of the tumultuous history of this great nation, and artistry of the residents of this land. Each piece recalls memories of bitter-sweet victories and defeats, of the pride and arrogance of rulers who were powerful or weak. This Treasury, on one hand, depicts the culture and civilization of the Iranian people who have had an adventurous past, and on the other hand, repeats the silent tears of oppressed people who worked hard and instead the rulers, could show off their arrogance and power with their gold and jewels. Our intention in presenting these jewels is to get you more acquainted with the rich culture and civilization of Iran. And to learn from history the fate of those who pursue power and hoard wealth. For this end we present this rich collection, which we have inherited and hope to preserve and pass on richer to our inheritors.

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