Tehran, the capital of Iran with its rich historical past, ancient monuments, museums and bustling markets is one of the leading travel and tourism destinations in Western Asia. The National Museum of Iran is one of the top tourist attractions consisting of two museums showcasing century’s old art and artifacts. The museum also houses one of the finest post-Islamic collections of textiles, artworks, pottery and calligraphy.
The Golestan Palace in Tehran is another must visit tourist destination. It was built during the reign of Tahmasp I and has been the official residence of the royal family. The Azadi Tower or Freedom Tower is a major crowd puller and a true symbol of Iran’s revival. It was built to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Some of the well-known museums which attarcts tourists are National Museum of Iran, Sa'dabad Palaces Complex, Glassware and Ceramics Museum of Iran, The Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran's Underglass painting Museum, Niavaran Palace Complex, and Safir Office Machines Museum.