Tehran is a beautiful city with beautiful people, with so many new things to try. There is delicious Persian food around every corner of the city, incredible views, and almond and walnut trees growing on the streets.
I visited Tehran, Iran back in 2017 for three weeks to visit my family. I stayed with my family while I was there, so I don’t have many hotel/ hostel name recommendations, but I do know they have nice hotels in the city.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I think if I would have changed anything I would have definitely brought a thinner clothes if you are visiting during the summer months because of the mandatory law for women to wear headscarves it can get pretty hot and you’re also not really supposed to show too much skin usually long pants and long sleeve shirts. Also if you are a young girl (around 1-13) headscarves and dress code does not apply .
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Nothing in particular went wrong except for maybe one time I had my head scarf off while I was bowling in some bowling place and some man politely asked me to put it back on
How was the food?
By far the best kebab i’ve ever had was in the MOSLEM, located in the Grand Baazar of Tehran after walking around the bazaar for hours this restaurant will hit the best. There are many other food options as well including Khoresht (stew) with rice which is also super good.
What tips would you give a friend?
My overall tip I would give to someone visiting Tehran is to be mindful of the Islamic Republic laws these laws are very strict and you want to make sure that you have a head scarf and acceptable clothes if you’re a woman for men this does not apply. Overall it’s important not to mention or try to protest against any kinds of Islamic law because if you don’t follow these laws there will be consequences such as jail at the worst. However most times if a woman isn’t wearing a head scarf someone will kindly just asked them to put it back on. I also want to mention that these laws were forced upon and are still forced upon the people of Iran the majority of Persians do not support this Government and they want to take off their head scarves as much as you do!...Read More
Ask for packing it depends on what season you’re going to visit iran (I highly recommend visiting in the spring time it’s the most beautiful in my opinion) but if you’re going in the summer make sure to bring very thin clothes thin pants and thin shirts if you’re a woman but if you’re a man dress code does not apply. Overall for both bring good sneakers or any comfortable shoes for walking and maybe a light jacket at night it gets a little colder. And of course in the winter it snows so bring thick warm clothes.
There are many taxis available in the city and there is also a Tehran metro which is pretty easy to use and kind of fun because there are people on the train that sell cool little things like bracelets and jewelry .
Probably that it wasn’t as terrifying as my mind made it out to be, every country has its own laws and unfortunately these are the laws for Iran but it’s just not as scary as you might think.
For booking details I can’t really help you since I stayed with my family but definitely you can find places to stay in Tehran!