At the bottom of the main square there’s one of the oldest bazaars of the country.(as they say) But they have expand it with some new wings. One was added in the 70’s and one recently. The place you have to find is the area where the carpets are sold. The roof is from magnificent white tile work. You will find it if you enter the bazaar from the 2nd street at the side of the main square. 50 metres into the covered street you will find a gate at your left side. In there is the carpet section.
Non-believers can not visit the Hazrat-e Masumeh shrine. However if you manage to explain to the guard at the gate (Main Square), you can enter the complex, accompanied by a local authority until the portals. One portal is out of triangle shaped glass (amazing during darkness) and one portal is out of gold. If the drapes are open you can catch a glimp of the burial place of Musameh. The thirth square to see in the complex is the extension of the mosque where they can pray. Avoid prayer time, they will not let you into the complex. Try just after.
On the road to Qom , I stopped to take some pictures of this white lake. It's white because of the high salt concentration...
You have buses coming from Tehran every hour from the South Terminal. This trip will take you around 2 hours and will cost you 2000Rials in a deluxe type bus with air conditioner and all.
The Howz-Sultan Lake is situated between Tehran and Qom and can be seen a couple of hours after the start of your trip when you pass on the highway connecting both cities.
This lake is some 20 kilometers long, 15 kilometers wide, and covered with salt in its entire surface creating a very nice scenery and indeed a good place to make pictures
There are also other lakes in Salt Lakes in Iran. They are: Lake Hamoun in East Sistan in the border of Iran and Afghanistan and Bakhtegan Lake can be seen in the Southern part of Shiraz.