Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran and Golestan Palace

7 Days Solo Backpacking Winter Iran via Persian Gulf
November 08 to November 14, 2015


National Museum of Iran, with more than 300,000 objects of historical value, is not only the biggest museum of the archaeology, and history of Iran, but also one of the most credited in the world, in terms of size, variety and quality of its contents. This museum is considered the mother museum by those involved in this field. At present, the museum includes two separate buildings, one is the Museum of Ancient Iran and the other is Museum of Islamic Era. Golestan Palace, "Roseland Palace", is the former royal Qajar complex in Tehran. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, and of world heritage status,the Golestan Palace belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).

One of the highlights of the National Museum of Iran is the Saltman (must-see), located on the last part of Ancient Museum Building. In the winter of 1993, miners working in a salt mine came across a body with long hair, a beard, and some artifacts. After archaeological studies, the Saltman was dated 1,700 years ago. The cause of his presence ad death in the salt mine remains a mystery until now.

How to Go to ​National Museum of Iran and Golestan Palace;
National Museum of Iran is located around 3oom exit of Emam Khomeini metro station (line1) while Golestan Palace is located just 5om exit of Panzdah e-Khordad metro station (line1). Distance between them is walkable passing through Shahr Park (which was what I did. A map is provided on the attached itinerary. Photography and video taking is permitted in both places, but monopod and tripod is prohibited. Entrance fee to the National Museum is 150,000 Rial ($4.3) per building same for Golestan Palace, with separate 100,000 Rial for each hall inside.

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran (Saltman)

Tehran 1st part; Inside National Museum of Iran (Saltman)

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

Tehran 1st part; Inside Golestan Palace

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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