Flights to Tehran

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Flights to Tehran, Iran

Tehran is a bustling metropolis of 14 million people and the capital city of Iran. Located at the foot of the snowcapped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is Iran’s most secular and liberal city. The city reflects more than 250 years of Iranian history and offers much to see.

The main international airport in Tehran is the Mehrabad International Airport.

  • 14 km to central Tehran
  • A taxi ride to central Tehran costs around RM27 (205000 Iranian rial) and takes about 30 minutes

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Best Time to Visit Tehran

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to early November) offer the best temperatures for sightseeing. Winter can be harsh and cold.

Things to do in Tehran

What to see in Tehran

Visit the Golestan Palace to see the residence of past Qajar rulers around a elegant garden. Within the Golestan Palace, there are individual sights such as the Khalvate-e Karim Khani, an elevated terrace and Negar Khaneh, which displays a fine collection of Qajar-era art.

Then, stroll through the shops at the Grand Bazaar, where each lane specialises in something: copper, gold, spices and carpets.

Nature lovers can run 7.5 km up to the summit of Mt Tochal. The popular hiking location also has a ski resort where you can find snow between 6 to 8 months of the year.

Museum-goers can conveniently visit the National Museum and the Islamic Museum, located side by side in the same complex. The National Museum building is designed by French architect Andre Godard and exhibits inscriptions and artefacts from excavations at Persepolis. The Islamic museum offers a stunning collection of arts and antiquities from throughout the Islamic period, including sculptures, calligraphy, textiles and wood carvings.

What to eat in Tehran

The Iranian buffet is a must-go. For locals, it is a place to have big family dinners and indulge in barbecue meats. Usually the salads are in the typical buffet style and the meats are cooked to order.

Also, try tahchin, or Persian Baked Rice Cake, made with rice, yogurt, saffron, egg, and chicken fillets. One of the best places to try tahchin is Moslem Restaurant in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.

Popular street foods include bamiyeh, a longish doughnuts that uses yoghurt and starch-based dough, unshelled fava beans coated in saffron and salt and doogh, a savoury yoghurt based drink seasoned with mint and sometimes salt.

This information is correct as of 30 July 2017.

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