Dec 5, 2013

Travel Diary Iran 2013 - Day 11 (Tehran)

golestan-wind-catcher-outNext stop Tehran, the capital city of the country. Took the flight from Shiraz to Tehran. A monstrous city with more than 14 million people in its metropolitan area. The city is boiling with high pulse from early morning to hours after midnight. My main target was the Unesco World Heritage Site Golestan Palace, the seat of Qajar kings. Golestan Palace (The Rose Garden Palace) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel). Golestan Palace Complex consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls. Almost all of this complex was built during 200 years of Qajar kings ruling. These palaces were used for many different occasions such as coronation and other important celebrations.

Marble Throne (Takht-e Marmar), panorama at golestan-takhtmarmar

Wind Catcher Pavilion (Emarat-e Badgir), panorama at golestan-wind-catcher-out

Wind Catcher Pavilion (Emarat-a Badgir), panorama at golestan-wind-catcher

 These are only three images of all the panoramas from the different palaces in the compound. See all the 360 degrees VR panoramas at

In the afternoon I visited the Archaeological Museum, a truly amazing museum if you are interested in the history

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