Palaces and Museums of Tehran

Palaces and Museums of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (B)

We arrived in Tehran in the evening, feeling tired especially after an 11-hour flight from Malaysia (including transit time in Dubai). By the time we exited the airport, we came across heavy traffic leading into Tehran. It was Friday, the weekend was already in full swing and locals were out and about (weekends in Iran are Friday & Saturday). A journey which could have been an hour to our hotel turned out to be 2 hours. All we wanted to do was check-in to the hotel, unpack, shower and go to sleep.

The next morning I woke up bright and early, feeling excited about our first day out in Tehran. I drew the curtains, half expecting to see snow-capped mountains in the distant – admittedly, scenes from the film Argo were etched in my memory – but only the backstreets of our hotel I chuckled and thought to myself, get a grip, Kath, you’re here to see the real Tehran, not based on a Hollywood movie which incidentally was not filmed in Iran!

After breakfast, our guide Rana met us at the hotel lobby. Rana is a young tour guide who has been doing freelance tours in the city for the past 5 years. She speaks very good English and she is learning Italian at the same time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Palaces and Museums of Tehran
Guide Location: Iran » Tehran
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kathleen Poon
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Golestan Palace
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • Glass & Ceramics Museum
  • Carpet Museum