Tehran (also spelled Teheran), 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.
Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, warm friendly people and the chance to watch the daily life of Tehranis, it deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary.
Tehran has also earned itself the rather unenviable reputation as a smog-filled, traffic-clogged and featureless sprawl of concrete housing bursting at the seams with 14 million residents. But, guided by the right guides, you can find an endless number of nice and cozy places in and around the city. Tehran is also a city of parks and possesses more than 800 well-kept parks which are the home of youth gathering and outdoor activities.
Tehran is as big as London and New York, thus, one needs much time to visit it. It has many faces at different neighborhoods with unique tourist attractions. In addition to features of a big city, Tehran is surrounded by natural places for outdoor activities.
Additionally, Tehran is a hub for many people who simply come to display their wares in the markets. This means that there is a LOT of diversity in the city, due to the fact that every ethnic group you can imagine will come in early in the mornings to buy or sell merchandise, and leave for their hometowns in the evenings. The inhabitants themselves generally possess a mentality that is far more open-minded, liberal, and "western" than the rest of the country, so you will find radical displays of fashion, urban activity, and social interaction compared to the rest of the country.