Tehran, capital of Iran, is known for its status as a political, cultural and business center. Tehran is located in the foothills of Alborz Mountains, so its unique natural attractions provide opportunities for numerous tours and activities. Vast plains and deep valleys covered by wild flowers create extraordinary views in these foothills. Also, the rivers in the east and west of Tehran are ideal for water sports and activities.
The biggest and most modern ski resort of Iran is located in the snowy mountains of northern Tehran. It welcomes tourists from around the world in winters.
Golden farms in Varamin, Shahr-e-Rey and Shahriyar counties in southern Tehran and enjoyable gardens in Lavasanat, Taleqan and Rudbar Qasran in northern Tehran attract many tourists every year. Also, there are several old palaces and monuments with noticeable architecture in Tehran. They show Tehran's long history and rich cultural heritage.
Most hotels and museums of Iran are located in Tehran. Entertainment and recreational activities are concentrated here too.
Tehran Province is one of Iran's leading industrial, commercial and political centers. 40 percent of the industries and more than 35 percent of the highways are located in Tehran Province.