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Autumn foliage
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Visit the longest street in the Middle East

A drive down Valiasr Street - the longest street in the Middle East - is the perfect place to have some fun and see the sights of Tehran.

Valiasr Street is one of the most important and historic streets in Tehran. Connecting the south of the city to the north, the street was originally named Pahlavi Street after the last Iranian ruling family. Following the Iranian Revolution, the street was renamed after a Shiite Imam.

The 18-kilometre-long street is lined with huge trees arching over the entire road, making it especially stunning to drive down in the autumn when the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange. The easiest way to travel down Valiasr Street is by the hop-on, hop-off bus, which will drive you up and down the whole street. The bus is segregated by gender, but visitors can also hire a private car for this drive.

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© Artography / Shuttestock

Valiasr Street is lined with all types of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Shops that sell everything from luxury goods and children’s clothing to art and furniture. There are several museums and historical buildings, including the Cinema Museum, that are popular among visitors.

© Artography / Shuttestock
© Artography / Shuttestock

As Valiasr Street is a hub for the locals, there are several cafes and restaurants along the street that are the perfect place to enjoy traditional cuisine and observe the daily routines of Iranians. Whatever it is, Valiasr Street truly has something for everyone to enjoy.