- Park and garden
- Ski resort
- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
- Unesco World Heritage
Located 1,000 and 1,900 metres above sea level, Tehran is divided into its dry and populous neighbourhoods in the south, and its greener and richer neighbourhoods in the north. You can visit dozens of museums and ancient castles in Tehran. I especially liked Golestan Palace near Grand Bazaar, the Abbasi Museum of Miniatures, and the Sad Abad Palace complex.
So that you can better understand the role of carpet in Iranian society, head to the National Carpet Museum. If you love jewellery and precious stones, you'll need to go to the basement of the Central Bank so you can admire the crown jewels. And finally, if you love contemporary art, make sure you go and see the collection of works by Andy Warhol in the Vasarely Museum of Contemporary Art.
Alongside its museums and its fast pace of life, Tehran also provided me with some peaceful opportunities thanks to its many green parks and its hiking trails in Darband and in Darakeh. For those travelling in winter, you can get to the top of Mount Tochal in a gondola and ski down some of its slopes.
The country's greatest culinary diversity is probably found in Tehran. It ranges from traditional Iranian dishes to sushi as well as from Italian to Indian restaurants. It's basically an ideal place to stop off at while on holiday in Iran.