Golestan Palace is probably the most popular place to visit in Tehran. It literally means the Roseland Palace. The palace is a former royal Qajar complex in Tehran, which Kings of Qajar lived there. The area was huge, with a number of of different galleries and museums throughout. It is located in the center of Tehran, with a short walk from the Grand Bazaar and Park e Shahr, which made it the first choice to visit when I first arrived in Tehran.
What I love most was its huge and beautiful yard, especially those colorful decorative mosaic walls around the palace.
Some Iranian girls were posing for the pictures. Many Iranians like photos. One good thing about travelling in Iran is that you can always find someone who’s willing to take many pictures for you. Due to a lot of practice (I guess), photos taken by randoms here in Iran were much better than in some other countries. 😛
Shams ol Emareh(Edifice of the Sun)
The building of windcatchers
Look how colorful the walls are! I was totally in love with Persian mosaic patterns afterwards. If you are also a fan of patterns, mosaics and colors, don’t miss Golestan Palace. Tehran is mot just a big city with mad traffic, it also has some marvelous walls. 😀