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Iran also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.

Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. The city is home to many historic mosques as well as several churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. However, modern structures, notably Azadi Tower and the Milad Tower, have come to symbolise the city.

The Damavand mountain located near the city.

Tehran has a wide range of shopping opportunities, from traditional bazaars to shopping districts and modern shopping malls. The great Bazaar of Tehran and the Tajrish Bazaar are the biggest traditional bazaars in Tehran.

Tehran has many modern and classical restaurants and cafes, serving both traditional Iranian and cosmopolitan cuisine. One of the most popular dishes of the city is the chelow kabab (kabob/kebab is originally a Persian word meaning grilled or roasted meat).

Tehran, as Iran's showcase and capital city, has a wealth of cultural attractions. The Sun Throne (aka Peacock Throne) of the Persian Kings (Shahs) can be found in Tehran's Golestan Palace. Some of the well-known museums are National Museum of Iran, Sa'dabad Palaces Complex, Glassware and Ceramics Museum of Iran, The Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran's Underglass painting Museum, Niavaran Palace Complex, and Safir Office Machines Museum. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art features works of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The collection of these paintings was selected by former Empress Farah Diba.

Tehran is also home to the Iranian Imperial Crown Jewels, also called the Imperial Crown Jewels of Persia, it is claimed to be the largest, most dazzling and valuable jewel collection in the world.

Join us at the 2015 ASPAC Conference, There are a wide range of interesting programs to entertain the accompanying persons: The museum of ancient Iran for the history lovers who would like to peek into thousands of years of history or The Museum of modern arts that hosts some of the major works of art from around the world, or the Carpet museum where you will see the finest carpets imaginable. You can walk into the Golestan Palace and enjoy the glamour of Qajar era. There are several parks and mountain hiking routes and amazingly enough you can hop into a cable car, a few hundreds of meters from the conference venue.

For more information please visit :

http://wikitravel.org/en/Tehran

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran