ID : N-1515 Date : 2018/03/24 - 09:15
(Persia Digest) – With 700 registered national heritages, historic, and natural landscapes, Tehran Province is a tourist destination for many holidaymakers, especially in the spring, due to its political importance as the capital of Iran.
Some of the best-known natural landscapes are the “Twin falls” in northern Tehran, “Sangan falls” in Sulughan, “Vashi fall and strait” in Firuzkuh, “Barg-e Jahan falls” in Lavasanat, “Shekarab Falls” in Rudbar-Ghasran, “Shemshak”, “Dizin”, Darband-Sar, Ab-Ali, and Tochal ski slopes, Imamzadeh Davoud Mausoleum, “Tar Lake” in Damavand, “Latian Dam” lake, “Burnik cave” in Firuzkuh, “Rud Afshan” cave, and many other places.
Other attractions in Tehran can be named as Baharestan Palace (Parliament), Sorkheh Hessar Palace, Iraj Pishva Fort, Toghrol Tower in Ray city southern Tehran, Bahram Fire Temple in Ray, Ray bazaar, Execution Square in Tehran, National Iranian Museum, History Museum, National Malek Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Military Museum, Dar al-Phonun University, Golestan Palace, Marmar Palace, Naghareh Khaneh Fort in Ray, Ala-e-Din Tower in Varamin, Tajrish Bazaar, Hippodrome, Azadi Square, and the National Jewelry Museum. Two of the more important ones are described in greater detail below.
Toghrol Tower in Ray
This national heritage is in southern Tehran, belonging to the Seljuk era dating back to 800 years ago. The tower measures 20 meters in height. Its appearance resembles the hands of a clock, leading many specialists to believe that it was used as a sundial where the sun lit a different congress of the fort for each hour.
Iraj Pishva Fort
Iraj Pishva Fort is also known as the “Gabri” Fortification. It dates back to the Sassanid era and is the largest adobe military fort in the world where objects older than 3000 years have been found.