Most of the tourists come to Tehran because of its museums and historical attractions such as the National Museum of Iran, which is one of the most important museums in the whole of Iran. But a few of them know that they can find one of the biggest birds gardens of the middle-east in this city. Therefore, if you like birds and you would like to see all the different birds from around the world in one place, you can visit the Tehran Birds Garden which is till now, one of the newest tourist attractions of Tehran.
Tehran Birds Garden is located in Lavizan jungles in the northeastern part of Tehran. It was founded in 2013. This garden has an area of 20 acres which is home to 250 species of birds from all around the world. Hence, in this place, you can almost find 2000 birds. The birds that can’t fly are free to wander around the area. They have places which are like their own home; therefore, you can see how birds live in different parts of the world. For example, if they live in hot weather, they are kept in a special place which has warmer weather that the rest of the area. However, the dangerous birds or the ones that might fly away are kept in the big cages or fenced areas.
In this place, not only you can see beautiful and rare birds, but you can also see an eye-catching decoration. There are wooden bridges on the creeks, alters to sit and rest, and the cobblestones which make this area more pleasant to walk and visit. The guide boards on the way can lead you to the different areas of the garden to see different birds.
In Tehran Birds Garden, you can see all the huge and rare birds which had been seen in the documentaries. You can be face to face with huge birds such as eagles, hawks, owls, or the domestic ones such as swans, ducks, pelicans, or flamingoes. Or even the beautiful ones such as colorful peacocks.
This Garden is on the northeastern side of Tehran and far from the city center (almost 20 km away) and its tourist attractions. However, since it is next to Shian Forest Garden, you can visit this green place too. Although, you might need all day to visit the Tehran Birds Garden completely. There is a café in this place too so you might not have any problem for eating or drinking during the day. The closest hotel to this garden is the Shiyan Hotel which is in Shiyan Forest and is almost 6 km away from this place.
There are many bus stops around the Tehran Birds Garden, but you might also need to take a taxi from each of them because this garden is hard to reach on foot. However, the closest bus stop is Shahrak Shahid Rasooli which is located just at the beginning of the Koohestan St. It might take 20 minutes to walk to the entrance of the garden. If you would like to use the metro, you should take a metro that goes to Farhangsara (Line 2 of the metro) and takes off in Shahid Bagheri station. From this place, you can take a taxi to Tehran Birds Garden which might only take 15 minutes.
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