Valiasr Street

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Vali Asr Street
خيابان ولی عصر
Vali Asr St during Nowruz.jpg
Length 17.9 km (11.1 mi)
Location Tehran
From Square in Iran.png Tajrish Square
To Square in Iran.png Rahahan Square

Valiasr Street (Persian: ولی عصر ‎) is a tree-lined street in Tehran, Iran, dividing the metropolis into western and eastern parts. It is considered one of Tehran's main thoroughfares and commercial centres. It is also the longest street in the Middle East,[1] and was reported as one of the longest in the world by former BBC (now Al Jazeera) journalist Rageh Omaar during the television documentary Welcome to Tehran.[2]

The street was built by Reza Shah Pahlavi's order and called the Pahlavi Street. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution the street's name was changed initially to Mossadeq Street (in reference to former nationalist prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq) and later to Valiasr (a reference to the 12th Shi'ite Imam[citation needed]). Valiasr Street is the hub of different activities in Tehran and innumerable shops and restaurants as well a large number of parks (like Mellat Park), highways, cultural centers are situated along this long avenue.

Shopping[edit]

Valiasr Avenue is the main Shopping street in Tehran and whole Iran. Many Foreign chain stores have branches on this street like Benetton Group (3 stores), Reebok, Adidas and etc.. Many important Shopping centers of Tehran are located on the Valiasr street like the Tandis Center (located at northest point of the street at Tajrish Sq.), the Safavieh Mall,[3] the Eskan Shopping center and many more. Many luxury jewellery and accessories stores like Rolex, Tag Heuer and etc. are located on this street. Furthermore hundreds of other local stores are located at Valiasr.

Other[edit]

Valiasr Sq. before Iranian Revolution

Location[edit]

Valiasr runs from the Tehran's railway station (1117 meters elevation above see level) in the south of the city

to the Tajrish square (1612 meters elevation above see level) in the north.

Valiasr runs for 12 miles (19.3 kilometers), north to south, and is filled with traffic at all hours, even until the early hours of the morning. The shops stay open late and the kiosks sell fresh fruit juice, coffee and newspapers.

Pfeil unten.svg From North to South Pfeil unten.svg
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Tajrish Square
Street in Iran.jpg Shahrdari Street
Street in Iran.jpg Fana Khosro Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Pasyan Street
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Parkway Junction
Expressway in Iran.png Chamran Expressway
Expressway in Iran.png Modares Expressway
Zeichen 102.svg Street in Iran.jpg IRIB Road
Zeichen 102.svg Street in Iran.jpg IRIB Road
A17.svg Expressway in Iran.png Niayesh Expressway
Street in Iran.jpg Esfandyar Street
A17.svg Avenue in Iran.jpg Mirdamad Boulevard
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Vanak Square
Expressway in Iran.png Haghani Expressway
Street in Iran.jpg Vanak Street
Street in Iran.jpg Mollasadra Street
Street in Iran.jpg Berezil Street
AB-Brücke.svg Expressway in Iran.png Hemmat Expressway
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Abbaspur Street
Zeichen 102.svg Street in Iran.jpg Beheshti Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Ostad Motahari Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Asadabadi Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Fatemi Street
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Valiasr Square
Avenue in Iran.jpg Karimkhan Zand Boulevard
Avenue in Iran.jpg Keshavarz Boulevard
Tehran Metro Logo.svg Vali Asr Metro Station
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Taleqani Street
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Valiasr Junction
Street in Iran.jpg Enqelab Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svg Valiasr Intersection Metro Station
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Jomhuri-ye Eslami Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Pastor Street
Street in Iran.jpg Jami Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Emam Khomeini Street
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Moniriyeh Square
Street in Iran.jpg Moayyeri Street
Street in Iran.jpg Abu Said Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svg Moniriyeh Metro Station
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Qazvin Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Mowlavi Street
A17.svg Street in Iran.jpg Mokhtari Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svg Rahahan Metro Station
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Rahahan Square
Street in Iran.jpg Shush Street
Street in Iran.jpg Kargar Street
Sinnbild Eisenbahn.svg Tehran Railway Station
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Pictures[edit]

See also[edit]

List of upscale shopping districts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Death to the dictator' chants fuel Tehran riot". Brisbane Times. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Tehran – a journey by Rageh Omaar". BBC. 2006-11-03. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  3. ^ "about the shopping center". 

elevation[edit]

  • google earth

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