Entertainment In Iran [A list of 19 Top Entertainments in Iran]
Entertainment in Iran: It is time to have some fun! In this post we are taking to the best entertainment in Iran. We have checked every possible corner in the country and made a list of the best entertainments in Iran; from mountains to forests, from seas to deserts, and from cities to villages you can choose.
If you want to stay in the city for entertainments you can choose between Milad Tower, Birds Garden, Nature Bridge and Chitgar Lake, Zurkhanehs, metro riding. And if you want to experience some excitement out of the cities you go for hang gliding and mountain climbing, tele cabins (cable cars), horse riding, water adventures, and Chaloos road!
#19 Tochal Complex
Consisting of multiple recreational and sport facilities, Tochal complex is considered one of the best entertainment in Iran and is located in the Tehran, at the foothills of Alborz Mountain. Tochal complex is also called Baam-e Tehran (the rooftop of Tehran where you can see the whole see beneath you).
Whether you want to go for a hike or ski, restaurants or 4D cinemas, tele cabin (cable car) or bungee jumping; Tochal complex would make an excellent choice.
#18 Milad tower
To go over another of the best entertainment in Iran, as the 6th tallest tower of the world, Milad tower in Tehran has become a weekend destination for the locals.
You can get on the elevator and ascend for about 300 hundred meters to reach the dome and have the whole city under your feet. You can also hang around the bottom parts which are art gallery and restaurants or even if you are lucky there would be a festival to enjoy.
#17 Hang Gliding and Paragliding
Since the country of Iran is a mountainous country one can easily find a place for hang gliding and paragliding. No matter the season and weather, you can always find a site to hang glide or para-glide which is considered as one of the best entertainment in Iran.
Best sites are in Tabriz city, Golestan Province in the hearts of mediaeval forest, near the city of Yazd in the heart of the dessert, and also in the Tehran.
#16 Birds Garden
The best entertainment in Iran also could be bagh-e Parandegan or the birds’ garden which is popular among Iranians. You can find these kinds of gardens in almost every big city in Iran. However, the best garden is said to be the one in Isfahan.
The garden’s area and the birds themselves have been kept in good shaped and are a wonderful source if you are interested to know the bird types of Iran.
#15 Nature Bridge
Designed by Leila Araghian, Tabiat (=nature) bridge is the Iran’s largest pedestrian overpass. Not only the nature bridge connects two public parks, but also is a passage to stay and ponder according to its architect.
The whole site consists some of the best entertainment in Iran.
There are multiple cafes in the layers of the Nature bridge with the view to the Modarres Highway; one of the most beautiful highways of the capital. It sure is one of the best entertainment in Iran.
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#14 Chitgar Lake
The biggest artificial lake in Iran, Chitgar Lake has become the destination to have fun and great time.
All sorts of families gather here to spend some quality time in one of the best entertainment in Iran; Chitgar Lake. From luxurious shopping centres to floating restaurants to a boat ride make Chitgar Lake a suitable destination for a night out.
There are also bikes to rent to go for a fun ride around the lake.
#13 Bazaars and Malls
Shopping or better to say window-shopping has become so popular that has made going to bazaars and malls to one of the best entertainment in Iran.
All over the country of Iran all kinds of bazaars and malls are available; from ancient and traditional bazaars to the most modern malls and shopping complexes.
Some examples are: Kourosh shopping centre in Tehran, cite centre mall in Isfahan, vakil bazaar in Kerman, the grand traditional bazaars in Tabriz and Tehran, etc.
#12 Tele Cabins (Cable Cars)
If you are not afraid of height we recommend you to hop on the tele cabin of Tochal complex or the one in Ramsar city to have a unique experience.
If you get on a tele cabin in Tehran, Tochal complex it takes you to the height of 3680 meters in the length of almost 8 kilometres. At the final station which is number 7, there is a hotel for those who want to ski and spend a night in the height.
However, if you go to the north of Iran; to the city of Ramsar situated at the seaside foothills of Alborz Mountain you can get on the tele cabin (cable car) which disappears into the heart forest covered in fog. That’s quite an experience.
Ramsar tele cabin, as you ride it, gives you the privileged view of the city and sea and mountain and forest all at the same time and these elements have made it one of the best entertainments of Iran.
#11 Mountain Climbing
To go mountain climbing in Iran, you can either be an amateur or a pro. If you just one to spend some time in the mountain Darake and Darband in Tehran, Sofe in Isfahan can be a great option. Lots of traditional teahouses there.
However, if you want to climb a mountain professionally, you can choose Damavand as the highest peak in Iran, or Sabalan in Ardabil, or Sahand in East Azerbaijan province.
#10 Theatre and Concert Halls
As one of the best entertainments of Iran, seeing a theatre play or going to a concert is so popular.
If you like to see some Iranian art on stage or hear some traditional music in concerts you can choose between City Theatre (=Theatre-e Shahr) or Vahdat Hall. These can be the best choices; lots of other great places there are though.
No matter the time of the year, you can always go for a ski in Iran, whether on snow or grass. Tochal complex, Dizin resort, Shemshak resort are only some of the best of the ski resorts of Iran.
According to New York Post’s article on ski resorts of Iran, Dizin resort can be the next Alps. The Dizin resort which is recognized by the International Ski Federation, faces north, so the powdery snow quality rivals that of Europe and the Rockies.
As a heroic mythical sport in Iran, the wrestling that happens in zurkhaneh (= literally meaning house of strength) is sacred and respected among Iranians.
Some magnificent examples of this place, Zurkhaneh are Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh in Yazd, Shahid Fahmideh Zurkhaneh in Tehran which hosts the annual national competitions.
Shir Afkan (= the lion overthrower) Zurkhaneh as well, is an ancient Zurkhaneh in Iran where still the ancient sport is practiced.
#7 Horse Riding and Racing
Horse riding is so amusing and popular and it has made it way to our list of the best entertainment in Iran; it is recommended by Islam as well, the religion of Iranians. Thus, it is widely known to everybody.
If you like to give this sport a try, you can either go riding in the untamed natures in Lorestan province via pre-planned tours or you can go to horse riding clubs which the most famous and high quality ones are in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz.
#6 Eram Amusement Park in Tehran
If you are travelling with a child or if your inner child wants a bit of adventure and adrenaline while in the city of Tehran, you can go check out the Eram amusement park.
Consisting of a zoo, cable skiing, canoeing, rowing, and kayaking next to the fast and spinning devices of the amusement park, Eram is an exciting destination for a wonderful afternoon and it sure is one of the best entertainment in Iran.
#5 Water Parks
Water parks are one the most recent entertainments in Iran; and since they were well received they were quickly developed and modernized.
The only thing you should know about water parks in Iran is that they are separate for men and women according to the rules of the religion of the country which Islam.
The best and most fun water parks are in Tehran, Mashhad and Kish Island.
#4 Chaloos Road
Prepare yourself for one of the most spectacular yet dangerous roads of Iran, the Chaloos road. Named globally as the road 59, Chalus road is the fourth beautiful road of the world.
Easy to access from the cities of Tehran and Karaj, the Chaloos road is one of the best entertainment in Iran where locals go for a two hour ride to whether to go the north and to the Capian Sea or just simple go for a bawl of Ash in the unique weather of the road.
Natural and historical sceneries are all along the way and some bridges and tunnels date back to the Pahlavi dynasty (from 1925 until 1979). The road is said to be dangerous due to the curvy narrow winding asphalted route.
#3 Metro Riding
Nowadays, riding in the Tehran subways is like a tour of the culture itself. The underground town is alive and very crowded in the rush hours (7to9 am and 3to6pm).
It is also a moving bazaar! Lots of vendors selling everything you can think of while metro riding. Not only it is fun for tourist such an act, but also for the locals too. They can shop almost everything while they don’t even have to get up!
#2 Safari in the Dessert
Earlier in this post we talked so much about the mountain of Iran. You should know that Iran has lots of desserts as well. Some of them are exactly next to the mountains!
Near the cities of Yazd, Kerman, Isfahan there are lots of safari and desert-hikes available if you are into sand and stars.
#1 Water Adventures
To experience the best of water related adventure and entertainments, you can go to the Caspian Sea in the north of Iran or go exactly in the opposite direction, to the south of the country to Persian Gulf, to Kish and Qeshm Island.
From scuba diving to kite surfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, and parasailing you can enjoy all kinds of watery adventure in the Kish Island.
Moreover, if you are interested in rafting, lots of rivers around the country call you to themselves to go through an unrepeated experience. Best rivers suitable for rafting are in Lorestan and Kohgiluyeh province. Also Zayandeh Rood River, Haraz and Sefid Rood River are top rivers for rafting.