Area: 18,909
Population: 8,846,782
Language: Persian

Tehran is a modern metropolis with a traditional side known for welcoming different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities into its loving arms.The city, which bustling with life during the day and peacefully calm at night, is the center of cultural, educational, economic, political and social activities and a place home to countless historical mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. Tehrān is surrounded by mountains, making it a popular destination for skiers in the Middle East who flock to the six marvelous ski resorts (Shemshak, Dizin, Darband-Sar, Tochal, Ab-Ali, and Khor) in and around the city to enjoy the fresh, untouched powder. The dry, light snow of these resorts has become an addiction for many skiers. Tehrān may be the city of high-rise buildings, chic restaurants, gardens, graffiti art and lights that shine bright in the dark of the night but it’s the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants and the diversity of its

What to DO?

Walking on Tehran Streets

Tehran Nighlife

Entertainments in Tehran

About Tehran City

Classical Era
Tehrān is situated within the historical region of Media (Mada) in northwestern Iran. By the time of the Median Empire, a part of the territory of present-day Tehrān was a suburb of the prominent Median city of Rhages. Rhages’s modern-day inheritor, Rey, is a city located towards the southern end of Tehrān, which has been absorbed into the metropolitan area of Greater Tehrān.

Medieval Period
During the reign of the Sassanian Empire, in 641, Yazdgerd III issued his last appeal to the nation from Rhages, before fleeing to Khorāsān. When the Arabs captured Rhages, they ordered the town to be destroyed and rebuilt a new. In July 1404, Castilian ambassador Ruy González de Clavijo visited Tehrān while on a journey to Samarkand, the capital of Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur, who ruled Iran at the time. In his diary, Tehrān was described as an unwalled region.

Modern Era
Italian traveler Pietro della Valle passed through Tehrān overnight in 1618, and in his memoirs, he mentioned the city as Taheran. English traveler Thomas Herbert entered Tehrān in 1627, and mentioned it as Tyroan. Herbert stated that the
city had about 3,000 houses. In the early 18 th century, Karim Khan of the Zand dynasty ordered a palace and a government office to be built in Tehrān, possibly to declare the city his capital; but he later moved his government to Shirāz. Eventually, Qajar king Agha Mohammad Khan chose Tehrān as the capital of Iran in 1776. On June 2, 1907, the parliament passed a law on local governance known as the Baladie (municipal law), providing a detailed outline on issues such as the role of councils within the city, the members’ qualifications, the election process, and the requirements to be entitled to vote.
The then Qajar monarch Mohammad Ali Shah abolished the constitution and bombarded the parliament with the help of the Russiancontrolled Cossack Brigade on June 23, 1908. During World War II, Soviet and British troops entered the city. In 1943, Tehrān was the site of the Tehrān Conference, attended by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.


Stained Glass

Glass Blowing

Pottery Wares

Where to Eat

where to eat?

From Enqelab Square to Valiasr Intersection

Tehran Food Courts

Eating in Nature


Traditional Shopping Centers

Modern Shopping Centers






Whats On?

Tehran International Book Fair

Fajr International Film Festival

Tehran International Tourism Exhibition