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  • Students and Trainees doing the job :-)
    Students and Trainees doing the job :-)
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  • Same, Trainees on the job for FREE :-)
    Same, Trainees on the job for FREE :-)
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  • Reza, he is the big BOSS!! :-)
    Reza, he is the big BOSS!! :-)
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    Tehran Urbanization

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Tehran is a huge city with 12 million people. I mean, to go from one part of the city to the other part you'll need more than one hour driving or going in any other way of transportation.

    You'll find Tehran to be very organized and clean, taking in consideration its lastest decades growth as been chaotic and without rules, the city centre is quite consistent and pretty much organized in Irani and MIddle East standards.

    Fondest memory: I only saw plastic palm tres in Iran. I saw them in the cities in the Persian Gulf and also here in Tehran. Why plastic painted in red palm trees?

    Tehran Iran

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    when you go to northern tehran..

    by vahiddavoodi Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: when you go to northern tehran,to "darband" area or "darakeh",you can sit in special places made in different shapes and have a nice atmosphere for people who want experience new kind of place for entertainment!

    DARBAND park...
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    PHOTO : OUTSKIRT OF...

    by AliJoe Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing:

    PHOTO : OUTSKIRT OF TEHRAN


    TEHRAN which means *Warm Slope*, was a village in the suburb of the ancient Iranian capital of RAY. After the fall of Ray by the Monggols in 1220 AD ( why uncle Kublai Khan, you attacking this town ? ), its residents move to Tehran and the foundation for it to become a city was thus laid.

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    PHOTO : THE CITY OF...

    by AliJoe Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing:

    PHOTO : THE CITY OF TEHRAN


    DURING Shah Tahmasp son's of Shah Ismail 1500 AD gain power the whole Iran, he ordered the construction of walls around Tehran with 114 forts and furthermore ordered the planting of plane tree grove, the site of which later became the Arg of Tehran ( Tehran Citadel ).

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    PHOTO : SMALL STALL AT THE...

    by AliJoe Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing:

    PHOTO : SMALL STALL AT THE ROAD SITE


    TEHRAN a city emerged from the old days is going to become, without the loss of its original identity, one of the most beautiful cities of the hemisphere of the world. A day long tour around the city is not even enough to cover all the attractions of Tehran and another day for visiting monuments and museums is recommended. Every monuments here have their own story and history.

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    Tehran

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Tehran, the capital of Iran, is not exactly a beautiful city... it's grey, made of concrete, of recent construction, polluted and full of traffic... and yet it had its perverse fascination. In particular it is a vibrant city, with a lot of museums to see and a thriving artistic scene - and many parks.

    There are about 14 million inhabitants, and you would guess that each single one is out in the streets, driving his/her car - traffic is mad - the worse I have ever seen. I would never live in such a big chaotic city and yet - despite being a foreigner in iran - despite not knowing anyone except the odd fellow traveller we met here and there - in this crazy city, where we spent less than 48 hours, we ended up meeting 3 people we knew, two from Qaranagh and one from Isfahan.

    On the light of these encounters - Tehran, with its 18,909 square kilometers, is the smallest capital in the world.

    concrete skyline

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    what to do if you only have 3 days in Tehran.

    by Tanaz Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Primero , if you are in Iran for tourism, don't waste your time in Tehran, other historical cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz are worth seeing
    secundo, try to get a map of Tehran before getting there, it is so difficult to find one in English.
    and if you only have a few days in Tehran, visit the ' Bazaar' which is divided in sections, the gold and Persian rug sections are a must....its unbelievable...( you can take the metro to get there)...
    You can't not see and eat at Darband, a hang-out place with many traditionnal restaurants besides cascades at evening ...in north of Tehran ( take a taxi from Tajrish or anywhere)
    The Jamshidieh park is another ' coup de coeur' you walk up around 600-700 stairs ...and you have different regional restaurant at different levels ( turkish, kurdish, etc)...once more, you need to get a cab.
    The old palaces / museums are nice....don't expect a Versaille though.
    whatever you do, just don't drive ;-)
    hope you'll enjoy your trip

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    gettin around

    by onurozel Written Jul 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: just hire a taxi. its cheap and very efficient if you are atourist..they charge hourly and the rate is no more than 3 USD....
    so usin a taxi for a whole day is like 24 bucks.!!.
    And they wait you untill you are done...

    Fondest memory: cheap fuel.. PEIKAN cars :) and the crazy motorcylists...

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    visa on arrival

    by Doctor38 Written Jul 22, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There are certain countries that can obtain visas from the airport for 7 days. The list include 65 countries. The link is from the Iranian Consulate in Dubai. I got one month in the Airport. You can obtain this in all major airports in Iran

    http://www.iranconsul.org.ae/newvizarul.html

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    the holy shrine of ayatollah...

    by fabrice Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: the holy shrine of ayatollah khomeyni

    Fondest memory: I have a close relationship with Tehran,and especially with Tehrani girls.Although I am a little angry against them because they accept and bear untill now the dictatorship of the male world

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    tehran is a huge city,10...

    by fabrice Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: tehran is a huge city,10 million people,with rich areas(the northern part):shemiran,tajrish.In these areas, you will see modern buildings,comfortable houses,and girls just wear a little hidjab on the hair. The central part,around meydan ferdowsi,is very crowdy. If you go to south tehran,like Rey,you will see more traditional places and people,because it is a poor district.

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    Well, I have no photos of...

    by Natrix Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Well, I have no photos of Iran, but I wanna show you at least some of the wonderful food you can find there or in Persian restaurants & homes all over the world! :o)))

    Fondest memory: What you can see right here is 'Tchelo Kabab', the Persian national meal - delicious!!

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    FREE FREE FREE haircut for Males in Tehran :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Dec 4, 2011

    Favorite thing: Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    Hello Guys! Its only for you gentlemen and not females :-)
    Well there is a Hair Institute for students who are willing to become Barbers and male beauticians to study different styles of Hair Cut, Shampooing, Head Massage, etc….
    This institute accept males for haircut and its for FREE!! So if your hair has grown long and you need JUST a haircut for FREE that’s the place you need to be. The person who gives you a haircut, most probably would be a trainee so don’t expect a professional cut. But you can guide him and inform him the points that need more attention. I have been there and my haircut was O.K. I would live :-)
    The name and address of the institute is:
    Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    No. 2, Second Floor, Flat number 6
    7th Tir Square (A very famous square in Tehran),
    North-West corner of the Square, Beginning of Modares High Way
    Tehran
    Telephone Numbers:
    021-88321624 & 021-88321744
    Mr. Reza(Manager): 0912-2491542

    Fondest memory: Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    No. 2, Second Floor, Flat number 6
    7th Tir Square (A very famous square in Tehran),
    North-West corner of the Square, Beginning of Modares High Way
    Tehran
    Telephone Numbers:
    021-88321624 & 021-88321744
    Mr. Reza(Manager): 0912-2491542

    Students and Trainees doing the job :-) Same, Trainees on the job for FREE :-) Reza, he is the big BOSS!! :-) The facility in the institute!!
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    Sky scrapers abound

    by maryamy Written Aug 5, 2004

    Favorite thing: Tehran has now very few villas, homes. Everybody is building apartments to accommodate the ever-increasing population of this city.
    Bound by mountains, expansion in the north is hard, yet that is the most desirable part of town...

    Tehran landscape

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    Money and currency

    by Nourin Updated Dec 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: Be aware of that 1000 Rial is 100 toman, which is what most people mention prices is. Just remove one zero from the Rial and you know how much to pay.

    You can exchange money in two offices on Ferdosi street, close to Ferdosi sq. Banks are more of a hazzle and people in the street as well.

    Be aware that people constantly are trying to overcharge you. If something seems expensive it probably is. Often you can find the same item in other shops if you want to compare.

    There are still another price for foreigners in places like hotels and tourist spots. Buses, restaurants and cinemas are examples of places where you get the same prices as Iranians.

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