Tehran is the largest city and the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. It is the 2nd-largest city in Western Asia, and the 3rd-largest in the Middle East.
Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1796, in order to remain within close reach of Iran’s territories in the Caucasus, before being separated from Iran as a result of the Russo-Persian Wars, and to avoid the vying factions of the previously ruling Iranian dynasties. The capital has been moved several times throughout the history. Tehran is the 32nd national capital of Iran.
Tehran enjoys a temperate climate and regular seasons. Generally, it’s cold and wet during winter, temperate and dry in summer and mild in spring and autumn. Snow spots are one of the residents’ favorite pastimes. Each year domestic and international vacationers head to the hills in search of high-speed chairlifts, well-groomed slopes, and first-class hotels and restaurants and where else can serve them better than the Shemshak and the Dizin International Ski Resorts which are considered the best resorts in Iran.
Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, a combination of factors makes it a pleasant place to visit. Such as the great museums, parks, restaurants, warm friendly people and interesting sight seeings. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary. Some landscapes we shouldn’t miss in Tehran are, the National Museum, the Jewelry Museum, the Abgineh Museum, The Golestan Palace, the Sa’d Abad Palace, the Niavaran Palace, the Carpet Museum, the Milad Tower, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and the Traditional Tajrish Bazaar.
Tehran is served by the Mehrabad and Imam Khomeini international airports, a central railway station, the rapid transit rail system of the Tehran Metro, as well as a trolleybus and a BRT system, and has a large network of highways.