Jamshidieh Park

Jamshidieh Park

This  popular in town escape  stretches ever more steeply up  the  mountainside at  Tehran’s northern edge and  is home  to four ‘ethnic’ teahouses. The setting is stunning and  the  further you climb  the  better the  views  of Tehran’s sky- line – it’s great  at dusk,  but freezing cold for much of the  year.  All restaurants serve  Iranian food  at  tourist prices  and  are  known for  (you  guessed it)  their kababs. For  our money,  the  pick  are  (conveniently) the  first two as you head uphill.

The premises was established as a private garden by the Qajar prince and engineer Jamshid Davallu Qajar during the Pahlavi era, the garden was dedicated to Farah Diba, the empress of Iran. The Stone Garden became a public park in 1977, it was reconstructed and expanded 16 hectares with the addition of Ferdowsi garden in 1995

The stone garden’s main waterfall and pond are central to the garden’s design, the walk paths accommodate a network of small and narrow channels that bring water from the pond to the lower areas of the park, creating smaller water features. There are numerous restaurants, traditional teahouses (houses of culture which represent the diversity of Iran’s ethnic and tribal heritage), picnic areas, and hiking trails from the lower area of the park all the way up to the top of the mountain. There is also a classically designed open air amphitheatre.

Points Of Interest



This village, at 1700m elevation and just north of the no-torious Evin Prison, is one of Tehran’s most pleasant urban escapes


Caspian Sea

At 370,000 sq km the Caspian (Darya-ye Khazar) is five times the size of Lake Superior.That  makes it by far the world’s largest lake.


Jamshidieh Park

This  popular in town escape stretches ever more steeply up the mountainside at Tehran’s northern edge

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