Mashhad is an important city in Iran. The first feeling when you arrive in this city is the abondance of shops. The commerce of saffron is very important. In front of each shop, you will find saffron. The holy shrine is amazing and huge. Around the city you will find nice parks. From there, you will can see the city and to get one stunning view of the large city. The restaurant Baba Qudrat is also a good experience. the presentation of the food is excellent, the staff is very welcoming, the price is cheap and the place is totally incredible.
When you arrive in Tehran, it is a surprise waiting for you. You can put aside preconceived ideas. First, it's the size of the city, between the snowy mountain range, when you go there in winter. Then it's the welcome is reserved for you by the people of both sides of the city. And finally the cultural richness and the beauty and flavor of the food.
For a short trip, it is desirable to visit the main attractions Azadi Tower, Golestan Palace, Milad Tower and the Grand Bazaar. Some addresses for the local cuisine that is popular : Timche Akbarian, an ancient Jewish bank converted into a traditional restaurant, the place is very friendly and you can taste the Dizi, one local specialty. Another address, in the Grand Bazaar, the Muslem Restaurant, the service is fast and the food is plentiful. Finally, if time permits, you can have dinner to Darband in one of the restaurant.
Places to see
National Museum of Iran
Capital City Tehran Languages Farsi, Turkish Languages, Kurdish Currency Rial