Farsi - Persian Language

Farsi - Persian Language

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General info about Iran

General info about Iran

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Persian Cuisine

Persian Cuisine

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Currency and Costs of visit/living in Iran

Currency and Costs of visit/living in Iran

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Your Guide to Iranian Culture

Your Guide to Iranian Culture

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Category Archives: Modern Attractions

Milad Tower – Tehran

There is one structure in Tehran that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, and that is the Milad Tower (or as it is called in Persian: Borje Milad). This staggering 435 meters high multipurpose tower was constructed from 2000 till 2009.

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Being the 6th tallest tower in the world, Borje Milad has become a well-known tourist attraction in Tehran.

The lobby structure of Milad Tower has 6 floors, accommodating many food courts and trade units.

As mentioned before, Borje Milad is a multipurpose tower; besides telecommunication uses, it also includes a rotating sky restaurant and is used as a convention, exhibition and conference center (a nearby building in the same complex).

Azadi Tower – Tehran

The Azadi Tower, Tehran’s most iconic landmark and symbol of Tehran, was built in 1971. It was supposed to be built in celebration of the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, but it actually meant the end of the Pahlavi dynasty that was then ruling Iran. So the original name of the tower, “King’s memorial” changed into Azadi meaning Freedom in 1979, right after the Islamic Revolution.
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Azadi Tower is formed by eight thousand white marble blocks brought from Esfahan (which is famous for its quarries) and was designed by Iranian architect Hossein Amanat (who was only 24 years old at the time), with elements of old Persian and Islamic architecture. It also inspired Argel’s Monument to the Martyrs.