Azari Traditional Teahouse, Tehran, Iran

“Just north of the train station on the west side of Valiasr (opposite Book City), this restored ‘coffeehouse’ in south Tehran is wonderfully atmospheric because it remains popular with locals, who use it as an unofficial community centre. The dizi (stew) and kashk-e bademjan (eggplant fried and mashed and served with thick whey and mint) are justly popular.”

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The Grand Bazaar, Tehran, Iran

“The Grand Bazaar is an old historical market in Tehran, the capital of Iran.

Located at the Arg Square in Southern Tehran, it is split into several corridors over 10 km in length, each specializing in different types of goods, and has several entrances, with the main being the entrance of Sabze Meydan.”,_Tehran

How to get there : Take metro to Panzdah Khordad Station

If you want to save money for foods, I would recommend a nice restaurant in Sayyed Vali Street. The chicken rice was delicious, cheap and big portion.



Hotel Khayyam, Tehran, Iran

We stayed in this budget hotel in Apr 2014 for 5 days.

The room was clean but small, and the beds like “banana”. Wifi only could be connected in the lobby. The included breakfast was typical Iranian foods, but the quality was not really good.

The location is good, it takes about 5 mins walk to Mellat Metro Station.

If you want to save money, I would recommend this hotel to you.