Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1786. The capital has been moved several times throughout history, and Tehran is the 32nd national capital of Persia. Large-scale demolition and rebuilding began in the 1920s, and Tehran has been a destination for mass migrations from all over Iran since the 20th century.
Tehran is the 32nd city to become the capital of Iran and the city considered the heartbeat of the country. With its nearly 14 million inhabitants is a modern metropolis with a traditional side known for welcoming different cultures, ethnicity and nationalities into its loving arms. it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range and making it a popular destination for skiers in the Middle East who flock to the six marvelous ski resorts.
The city can be roughly divided into two different parts - north and south. The northern districts of Tehran are more prosperous, modern, cosmopolitan and expensive while southern parts are less attractive but cheaper.
Tehran is home to many historical collections, including the royal complexes of Golestan (UNESCO world heritage site), Sadabaad and Niavaran Palace, where the two last dynasties of the former Imperial State of Iran were seated.
Tehran may be the city of high-rise buildings, chic restaurants, gardens, graffiti art and lights that shine bright in the dark of the night but it’s the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants and the diversity of its lifestyle that forever captures the hearts of visitors.