Tehran is located in the north-central part of Iran, in the Southern slope of Alborz Mountain. It covers an area of 1500 square km, and it is the most populated in all Iran. The city of Tehran adopted the features of a European city at the time of Pahlavi, before that and at the time of Qajar, Tehran was declared as the capital. Now it is the center of cultural, economical, political, and social activities.
Upon stepping into the gate of Niavaran Cultural/Historic complex, a complete transformation takes place, serenity, and a whiff of sophistication where only majestic nature prevails. The beautiful landscape, and the open vista, with the mountain as the backdrop created a state-of-the-art harmonious painting where time stands still. In this complex you will be able to see the Niavaran Palace where the late Shah Mohamed Reda Pahalawy and his family once lived. Inside the complex there is also another complex called Sada Abad, where there is The Green Palace where Shah Reza Pahlawy; the father, used to live.
Golestan Palace complex:
This complex which is made up of several grand buildings set around a carefully manicured garden is simply Jaw dropping. The site is a masterpiece and originally it was built during the Safavid Dynasty. At the time of the Qajar it was the official residency of the royal Qajar family. The mirror work on the ceilings, columns, and walls, is stunning. The palace’s Facades, with the mixture of blue and yellow tiles, is beautiful and well maintained. There are many museums in the vicinity of Golestan Palace, many of which show the case some belongings, artifacts, and jewelry, of that dynasty, and an indication of how wealthy people In Tehran used to live. The complex is enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
This place is repose from the hustle and bustle of Tehran. Although it is not exactly deserted because of the cafes and restaurants lined up on both sides of its hiking trail, but still the views of lavish greenery and water streams tucked inside the mountain, calms the mind. Darband was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighborhood inside Tehran’s city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail in Tochal, the highest peak in Alborz series of mountains, which towers over Tehran. This city escape from busy Tehran is one of the favorite pass times for locals. At night, especially in the summer, the place offers a wonderful atmosphere of music, Hookah, and traditional Iranian food, and sweets.
This site is also known as Tehran Tower, with a height of 435 meters, the tower is considered the fourth tallest telecommunication tower in the world. Milad Tower consists of five main parts: foundation, transition (lobby) structure, shaft, head structure and antenna mast. The lobby structure consists of six floors. The first three floors consist of 63 trade units, 11 food courts, a cafeteria and a commercial products exhibition, which is supposed to be 260 square meters. There is an observation deck on the third floor, but the most interesting would be the sky dome, which offers heavenly views for the whole city. The Revolving restaurant on top of the tower claims to be the largest in the world, with height of 276 meters.