Are you wondering what adventurous things to do in Tehran? In this article we are going to list some fun things you can do in the capital city of Iran. So read the rest!
Tehran is the capital of Iran and a populated area. A city full of differences, stories and colors. Tehran is full of cafes, restaurants, museums, art galleries, malls and beautiful streets where you can have a lot of fun there.
The most popular spots in Tehran are “Tajrish square”, “Vali-easr junction”, “Tabiat bridge“, “Tehran grand bazaar”, “Golestan Palace” and “Chitgar lake”.
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Tajrish neighborhood, is located in the northern edge of Tehran and it is one the oldest neighborhoods in Tehran. The most famous part of this region is “Tajrish bazaar”, consisted of fruit bazaar, malls and restaurants. As the bazaar is next to “Imam zadeh Saleh mosque”, there are some shops where you can find some interesting stuff. Such as colorful scarfs and different kinds of stone; specially a traditional Iranian stone called “Cheshm nazar”. Tajrish bazaar strats from “Qods square” and it finishes at “Tajrish square”.
In addition to the beautiful bazaar, there is a big mall called “Arg”. The mall is located on the northern side of Tajrish square. You can go shopping and roving in Arg mall, or eat in the food court; or if you are travelling with child, there is a funfair in the mall.
If you want to go sightseeing don’t forget to visit the magnificent Saadabad Palace. You can see cafes and sandwich sellers on every corner of the square; and the south side of the square is the place where the longest street in the Middle East, Vali-easr, starts.
Vali-easr street starts from “Tajrish square” and ends in “Rah Ahan square”. It connects the north part of Tehran to it’s south part. They build the street in 1921 by the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi. The street is so famous for it’s plane trees which were planted in 1939; a number for every two meters.
If you are a fan of taking long long walks, you can plan a day to walk all the street long and have fun. In this case you will be able to see the culture changing district by district! and enjoy the differences and the view of plane – trees every time you look up to the sky.
The most popular parts of the street are “Ferdows garden” at the beginning of the street, “Saei Park”, “Vali-easr junction” and “Monirieh square”.
Ferdows garden is located at the beginning of Vali-easr street; and it is one of the popular places for teenagers in Tehran. Also cinema museum is located in this garden and there are some restaurants located in it too. People come and sell jewelries, scarfs and aloes there from afternoon till midnight; and if you are a fan of hippie style, you can find interesting thing there. If you visit the garden at night you can see people, playing instruments and singing songs.
Vali-easr junction is the intersection of Enqelab street with Vali-esar street, located in the center of Tehran. It is also, the most populated part of Tehran.
The junction is full of cafes, restaurants and sandwich sellers. The most popular cafes of this area are “Lamiz”, “Andora” and “Godo“. You can find different kinds of drinks and cakes in them.
You can see teenager standing outside on the pavement, talking, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and having fun all day.
There are also peddlers on the sides of pavements, selling socks, jewelries, hats, even food.
The city theater is located on the south side of the junction; and next to it is “Daneshjoo park” where you can chill and eat food.
The “City theater” subway station is located in the junction. There are plenty of shops in the passageways of the station; and you can also see people sitting on the platforms of the station, talking together and eating confections or food.
Tabiat bridge is a two floor bridge built in 2009 which connects “Taleqani park” to “Ab o Atash park“. The bridge is one of Tehran signs. Tabiat bridge it is a structure with an organic design inspired by tree design and combined with traditional Iranian architecture.
It is more crowded at night and there are some restaurants and cafes on the second floor of it; so you can go there and eat while you’re enjoying the spectacular view.
You can find everything in Tehran grand bazaar, it is located between “Molavi – Khayyam – 15th Khordad – Sirus” streets. The important parts of bazaar are: “Charsough”, ”Sabzeh Meydan” and “Timche Mahdieh”.
The other reason that the grand bazaar is so famous and important is because of the buildings and places around it. “Shah mosque” and “Golestan palace” are the most famous buildings, located in 15th Khordad street on the North side of bazaar.
There are also some famous restaurants in the street too, where you can enjoy the delicious Iranian food. If you walk Naser Khosrow street to the North, you can see beautiful old buildings and different shops; and also “Marvi bazaar”, where you can buy cosmetics. There are some sellers, selling “Faloodeh Shirazi”, an Iranian dessert – black cherry and barberry juice in Summer; and hot beetroot – turnip and broad bean in Winter on the side of the street.
When you arrive at Imam Khomeini square, if you walk a little to the North West, you will arrive to “30th Tir street” which people call it the food street too! So it is strongly recommended to go there if you are a foodie!
Chitgar lake is an artificial lake, located on the north side of Chitgar park. The lake was built in 2012 and you can go boat riding on it. Chitgar lake has got a beautiful view at night; and there is a shopping and recreational complex near it called “Bam Land”. The complex is divided to three A, B, C zones; each have four floors. You can all kind of shops and restaurants in this complex.
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