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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Five - 12 September 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Five - 12 September 2023 - Page 3

Laleh Park, one of the oldest in Tehran

Laleh Park in Tehran, with an area of ​​about 35 hectares, is one of the most popular and oldest parks in Tehran. The park has access to Fatemi Street, Keshavarz Boulevard, North Kargar Street, and Hijab Street, from four directions: north, south, east, and west, respectively.
In Laleh Park, you will find various plant species such as sycamore, willow, silver cypress, acacia, spruce, elm, maple, etc., creating a calm and quiet atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, wrote.
Large pool
If you want to spend an amazing and energetic evening in the park, head straight towards its large pool. It is a spacious round pool, with several small and large fountains providing the music of flowing water in the most pleasant way.
The sundial of Laleh Park is a large circle; if you open your hands, you may cover both sides of it. The sundial, as its name implies, represents the position of the sun in the sky.
Japanese garden
Right in the middle of Tehran there is a Japanese garden. The southeastern part of Laleh Park in Tehran is designed like a Japanese garden, with spiral streams, special fountains, and green spaces. In this part, there are no signs of tall trees. Here you can see mathematical order and lined spaces.
The statue of Omar Khayyam, Persian polymath, known for his contributions to mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and poetry, is one of the most famous in the park, which was built in 1972.
The statue of the famous mathematician and astronomer Abu Reyhan al-Biruni stands out among the largest fountains of Laleh Park. It is the first large statue ordered by the Tehran Municipality after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. It was made by Mohammad Ali Madadi, in bronze, and it took about a year and a half to build.
Other attractions
Established in 1993, Laleh Gallery is located in the north of Laleh Park, as one of its spectacular attractions. Laleh Gallery is a specialized center for exhibiting various works of art. An outdoor meeting hall and an amphitheater are the other amazing attractions of the park. The amphitheater is a place used for performing various plays and street theaters.
Laleh Bazaar
Located in the west of the park, Laleh Bazaar was established in 1988. It is neither too big nor too small.
The various stalls of the bazaar are full of young people displaying and selling various commodities including their handicrafts and paintings.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the most famous museums in Iran, which was established in 1977. It is a comprehensive collection of artworks made by top Iranian and foreign artists. This permanent museum keeps more than 3,000 works of visual art, some of which are by famous artists such as Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Magritte, Gauguin, and others. The proximity of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art to Laleh Park is a good opportunity to see the unique arts in this collection.
Iranian Carpet Museum
The building of the Iranian Carpet Museum, with a carpet-like appearance, is the first thing that attracts the attention of visitors in the northwest side of Laleh Park. This museum, which was inaugurated in 1977, features a unique collection of exquisite Persian carpets which are masterpieces of artists from Tabriz, Isfahan, Kerman, Kashan, Khorasan, etc.

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