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.
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).
The best time to visit the open observation deck of the tower is either during the early hours of the day and when the sky is clear to get a view of the whole city, or around sunset to enjoy the endless lights of Tehran’s nights.
If we were to collect a list of most visited modern attractions of Iran, Borje Milad would be at the top of the list. This is partly due to the sense of pride that Iranians have regarding this tower. As a result, Milad Tower is considered a “MUST SEE” by locals.
Tips and more info:
As of this year, the dinner buffet of the revolving sky restaurant was about 40 US dollars and included a variety of Italian, Chinese and Persian foods. It is recommended to make reservation beforehand.
There are different tickets to be bought from the ticket counter depending on which part of the tower you want to visit (only the observation deck, restaurant, …).