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Mehrdad Sarhangi Panorama 4

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  • Yadi 7 months ago
    Mehrdad, Nice pictures . I saw a picture from chopanlarSardarlo of Ahar. Do you have pictures of Sorkhegov village east Azarbayajon?
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    Imagini apropiate de Tehran

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    A: Band e Yakhchal jangel

    de Ali Adel, la distanta de 380 metri

    Road to Tochal summit from Baghche camp (Darband)

    Band e Yakhchal jangel

    B: Tehran, Darband

    de Sahneh, la 1.8 km distanta

    Tehran, darband

    Tehran, Darband

    C: Kolakchal Tower

    de Amir Maljai, la 2.3 km distanta

    Kolakchal Tower

    D: a Long Queue at Tochal Telecabin

    de Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, la 2.6 km distanta

    a Holiday in middle of Spring I gone to Tochal Telecabin and Skiing Area . Good weather and nice plac...

    a Long Queue at Tochal Telecabin

    E: Green palace saad abad tehran

    de ParsYad, la 3.2 km distanta

    The palace which is located in north part of Tehran in a big garden named as Saad Abad. The Green pal...

    Green palace saad abad tehran

    F: Bungee Jumping

    de Farzad Najafi, la 3.3 km distanta

    Bungee jumping is a recreational activity that involves jumping from a high surface while attached to...

    Bungee Jumping

    G: sadabad

    de mohammadreza sayyadi, la 3.5 km distanta

    sadabad

    H: saadabad west gate road line

    de mohammadreza sayyadi, la 3.6 km distanta

    saadabad west gate road line

    I: Jamishidie Park in northern Tehran

    de Ramin Dehdashti, la 3.7 km distanta

    A walking trail above the Jamshidie Park, Tehran, Iran

    Jamishidie Park in northern Tehran

    Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Tehran

    Aceasta este un ansamblu a Tehran

    Overview and History

    Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.

    Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.

    But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.

    In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.

    The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.

    The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."

    Getting There

    Mehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.

    Transportation

    Tehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.

    The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.

    Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.

    People and Culture

    More than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.

    Things to do, Recommendations

    Take the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.

    If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.

    Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.

    Tehran is also full of museums such as:

    the Contemporary Art Museum

    the Abghine Musuem (glass works)

    the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museum

    the museum of carpets (!!!)

    Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniatures

    and most stunning of all,

    the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.

    Text by Steve Smith.

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