About Iran and Tehran

About Iran and Tehran

Iran

Iran as one of the oldest ancient civilizations in the world has influenced different parts of the world from the Nile River to Europe via its culture. It is located along the historical trade route of the Silk Road, the world oldest route. Iran enjoys a great legacy of ruins and hallowed stonework.

Culture is an integral part of Iranian civilization. The art, music, architecture, poetry, philosophy, traditions, and ideology of Iran have made it a continuously important nation in the global community. In fact, many Iranians believe their culture to be the one and only reason why their civilization has continuously survived thousands of years of plethoric calamities. Iran with respect to its geographical condition is a paradise for all of the nature lovers. It is a four seasons country. Tourists can enjoy winter sports in the mountains while others can bathe in the warm waters of the southern shores, both within a few hours' drive from the main cities.

Iran is a country that has made considerable advances through education and training, despite international sanctions in almost all aspects of research during the past 30 years. The Islamic Republic of Iran ranked 17th  in terms of science production in the world in 2012, according to the latest statistics released by the Scopus database.

For more information about Iran, visit the links below:

Iran Tourism & Touring Online

Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization

Tehran

Tehran, is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. The city is nearly a mile high above sea level and as a result is cooler than other cities in the Middle East.

Milad tower is the fourth tallest tower in the world and 12th tallest freestanding structure in the world, and it is visible from almost everywhere in Tehran. This complex as an international communication center includes Milad Tower, conferences center, 5-star hotel and international trade center. There is a rotating restaurant at 390m above the ground, which has become one of the most luxurious restaurants in the world. For more information about Milad tower click Here.

A combination of factors make Tehran a pleasant place to visit: The dry climate which is constantly cool (at least in the evenings), the proximity of the mountains, the parks and gardens where flowers blossom all through the year, the alleys of trees in the avenues or even smaller streets, and even the water that runs down from the upper city along deep and wide gutters which look like small rivers during spring. The Alborz range on the north of Tehran, which hosts the highest peak in Iran, provides fantastic conditions for ski lovers in the winter.

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