was the first city in the Middle East to host the Asian Games. The
7th Asian Summer Games in 1974, was held with the participation of
2,363 athletes and officials from 25 countries. Tehran is
also the site of Iran's national football stadium on Azadi Sport
Complex with 100,000 seating capacity. Many of the top matches of
Iran's Premier League are held here. Other stadiums in Tehran are
Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Takhti Stadium, and Shahid Shirudi Stadium,
Within 10 minutes driving distance from Tehran lies
a ski resort. Tochal is the world's fifth highest ski resort, at over
3,730 metres (12,240 ft) at its highest 7th station. The resort was
completed in 1976. There are two parallel chair ski lifts that
go up to 3,900 metres (12,795 ft) near Tochal's peak (at 4,000
m/13,125 ft), rising higher than the gondola 7th station. This
altitude is higher than any of the European resorts.
the Tochal peak, one has a spectacular view of the Alborz range,
including the 5,671 metre (18,606 ft) high Mt. Damavand, a dormant
At the bottom of the lifts in a valley behind the
Tochal peak is Tochal hotel, located at 3,500 metres (11,483 ft)
altitude. From there a T lift takes skiers up the 3,800 metres
(12,500 ft) of Shahneshin peak, where the third slope of Tochal is.
Tochal 7th station has skiing eight months of the year. But there are
also some glaciers and year-round snow fields near Tehran where
skiing began in 1938, thanks to the efforts of two German railway
engineers. Today, 12 ski resorts operate in Iran, but the most famous
are Tochal, Dizin, and Shemshak, all within one to three hours of
Tochal (Tochāl) is a mountain in the Alborz range and a ski
resort adjacent to metropolitan Tehran. The mountain has a 12 km
long ridgeline. The highest peak, also called Mount Tochal, is at
an elevation of 3,964 m (13,005 feet) and at coordinates 35.88°N
51.42°E. Tochal is a popular recreational region for Tehran's
residents. A gondola lift, named Tochal Telecabin runs from Tehran
to the Tochal Ski Resort and the modern Tochal Hotel, all as a
part of Tochal Complex.
(Darband) was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and
is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran's city limits. It is the
beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain
Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair lift is also available
for those not interested in hiking. Darband has a suitable climate
all year round, and sees heavy snowfall every year.
start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is
dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants. These are
quite popular and are busy in the evenings, as locals and tourists
alike visit the many hooka lounges (locally called ghavekhane
Darband is where many Iranian giants of art and
culture such as Iraj Mirza, Mohammad Taghi Bahar, Forough
Farrokhzad, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Rahi Moayeri, and
Darvish-khan are buried (Zahir o-dowleh cemetery).
Forest Park is situated in Tehran. It is an artificial forest and
covers an area of 14.5 square kilometers west of Tehran. It lies
within the borders of Tehran's district 22. It also has different
ramps and facilities for cycling and skating. It is one of the
largest parks of the province, and can be used throughout the
year. This park is very popular with the population of the Tehran
and Karaj and being situated on the way of the West-East wind in
the province it has a purifing effect on Tehran's air.
Chitgar park is served by a highway and a metro line (the metro
station is also called Chitgar). The forest areas of this huge
park are irrigated by the rivers Kan and Vardavard. A man-made
lake is planned for construction between the two Chitgar hills.
Sport Complex was constructed for the 7th Asian Games in 1974 with
international criteria. Its land measurement is 450 Hectares and
it is located in West Tehran. This sports complex not only has the
ability to put in effect different local sport fields, but also is
a proper place to have sporting camps.
Though a simple bowl
concrete structure, the stadium is a breathtaking site. Situated
west of the capital, an arching, slightly raised outer shell
appears to give way as sweeping stands sink down to pitch side, as
if the ground collapsed during building.
In 2002, the lower
level of the stadium had seats installed, the pitch was replanted
along with the installation of an underground heating system.
Stadium management also plans to later install seats in the upper
level of the stadium. The renovations were completed in 2003,
reducing the capacity of the stadium to 100,000 (Originally
120,000 capacity) as the lower level of the stadium was
refurnished with 35,000 seats. In 2004 a large jumbotron
television was added, replacing the original scoreboard. This
giant screen with a total area of about 300 square meters and
screen area of 104 square meters (20m by 7.5m) is one of the
biggest in the world.
Sports Complex and Golf course
Enghelab Sport Complex is a sport complex in Tehran, Iran. There
are many facilities which cover different type of sports in this
Enghelab Golf Course
Matrix Paintball Club
Enghelab Bowling Club
Enghelab Squash Club
Enghelab Skating &
Inline Hockey Arena
Enghelab Indoors & Outdoors Swimming
Enghelab Fishing Pool
Enghelab Karting Track
Enghelab Soccer Fields
Bazi amusement park
Bazi, (literally The City of Games in English, formerly Luna
Park), was an amusement park located in the north of Tehran.
Covering 150 acres (0.61 km2), it is one of the the largest
amusement park in Tehran.
The amusement park was opened in the
1970. In the following years, the park was made more
technologically advanced. Shahr-e Bazi features twelve thrill
rides, as well as a cinema and theater. There are also six
restaurants with different food from around the world. Souvenir
shops and a money exchange office are located around the park. One
of the main reasons for the park's popularity is its water slides