Bam Land is one of the newest shopping malls in Tehran which is also one of the most modern complexes in the city. At first it was supposed to be the biggest amusement parks in the middle east, but due to some complications it changed user and they built one of the biggest most beautiful malls. The complex contains various shops and many restaurants , which you can go and have some delicious Iranian dishes after a long day of shopping! And if you are not a fan of Iranian food, don’t worry! There are tons of different foods to try! If you haven’t visited Bam Land yet, and even haven’t seen any photos of it you should know that it doesn’t look like most malls you’ve seen in your life! To find out more, read the rest of this article!
Unlike other shopping malls, Bam Land Shopping Mall is not a multi-stored complex. Originally, the complex is made up of about 12 two-story villas side by side. In our opinion, this deconstruction of Bam Land is very attractive in the construction of a shopping center because you do not spend all your time inside a building with a layout; but you are constantly entering newer environments, each of which has it’s own decoration and mood. In other words, you do not get bored while shopping and exploring the mall.
And because half of the time you are exploring on the top (due to the fact that you have to go from villa to villa) they named the complex Bam Land (Bam means rooftop in Persian). But keep in mind that this place is not just a mall! You can due a variety of activities here and have so much fun. So let’s begin!
We can divide the facilities of Bam Land into 3 grops:
There are many interesting cafes in this complex; and also various restaurant with Iranian and nation cuisines in addition to delicious fast foods! The atmosphere of this places are so lovely and you will enjoy having a meal there. Also many of them have the view of Chitgar lake and who doesn’t like to have their meal with this calming and romantic view?!
But that’s not all! Are you looking for more adventure? Well what’s better than than having a meal on the lake in a ship?! Royal Lounge Restaurant is set on a ship. The biggest advantage of the restaurant is it’s view; because it welcomes you right by the water. But more interestingly, at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., the Royal Lounge kicks off, and customers eat and chat while the ship is surfing on Chitgar lake.
The time to play and get excited has arrived! We suggest that if you have a plan for shopping, do it before entering the entertainment and games section; because this section is so interesting that you may lose time.
If you like, you can really do it at Bam Land Fishing Club! Of course, for fishing, you need a series of special tools and equipment. But don’t worry you can get all these equipment from the club. There are about 32 fishing spots in this club, but if you go there on busy days, all the spots may be full. Therefore, if you are serious about gaining a pure fishing experience, we suggest that you make a reservation before visiting.
Around the complex there is a 6 km long road, where you can go walking or rent a bike and go cycling on. The weather is so pleasant and it is actually around Bam Land complex and also Chitgar lake; so you will have a great view!
At the cycling track, it is possible to ride advanced gear or electric bikes, which you can rent from the Western and Wastern entrances of the lake; and if you do not feel like neither walking nor cycling, you can rent a quad bike and take a tour around the lake!
In the Bam Land complex, a boating route is ready for you. In this section, all kinds of pedal, motor and recharge boats are at your disposal. There are also a number of boats (such as bus boats) are available for those who came in large groups.
If you choose a pedal boat, you can go anywhere on the lake in 30 minutes; however, with motor boats you can only do a full lap around the lake, which is not without merit. Because you have to wear a vest when boarding a boat, you can safely ride them. Keep in mind that swimming is also prohibited in this lake.
The price for boat tickets depend on the kind you are choosing to ride. Pedal boats cost between 5-10$ depending on the number of people who can use them. To use motor boats you have to pay about 12$; and the bus boats (Catamara) are the most expensive with a ticket costs near 15$.
Note: Keep in mind that these prices are according to the price list from the year 2020; they may be different at the time you visit the complex, but don’t worry, the difference won’t be too much.
The entertainment of the new generation that is at your disposal in Bam Land is the virtual reality. In this game, various experiences such as sharpening, swordsmanship, submarine, pleasure tour, aerial train and… are in front of you.
When your virtual reality experience begins, you really lose sight of the boundary between reality and virtual reality; and become immersed in it for a few minutes. In VR Land you are given a series of digital glasses and when you put them on your eyes, you enter a new world. You have to pay 5$ for 10 minutes playing and 2$ for 5 minutes.
The sky flyer of Bam Land is also one of the exciting pastimes. You will be lifted very quickly after you sit down on the chair and fasten the safety guards. You can not have this kind of experience always and everywhere; so we recommend you to risk it and try this game while you are visiting Bam Land!
This game consists of two players that has a total capacity of 24 people and takes you up to 25 meters above the ground and rotates; and this action offers you a very spectacular view of Chitgar Lake! People with heart problems, nervousness, fear of heights, dizziness and shortness of breath, as well as pregnant women are not allowed to use Sky flyer. In addition, eating, drinking and smoking while using this game is prohibited.
Bam Land shopping mall is the first open air shopping center in Iran which is built with a linear architecture. It’s architecture consists of a combination of old Iranian architecture such as Yazd windbreaks and Persepolis columns, as well as modern and luxurious elements. Due to the fact that the area around Chitgar lake was of interest to the people, the architects of Bam Land decided to build the complex with a different architecture from high-rise and compact urban buildings that are usual in that part of Tehran to be both a shopping center and not significantly different from the urban space. For this reason, different sections of Bam Land Shopping Center were made in the size of ordinary residential buildings, thus combining commercial space with urban space.
The facade of Bam Land Shopping Center is a combination of Iranian and European architecture. You can see the European architecture in the decoration, shop windows and showcases. The architectures designed the top view of the building inspired by traditional windbreaks, which shows the beauty of Iranian architecture.
In addition, when you look at this whole collection from above, it looks like the traditional and old markets of Iran. The use of smooth cement and brown bricks have been effective in creating a nostalgic and traditional feeling. Bam Land complex is a small example of an urban space; you can walk in it, have fun and go to cafes and restaurants as much as you want.