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Tajrish

Tajrish

[tahj-reesh]
Tajrish, city, Tehran prov., N Iran, a suburb of Tehran. It is a summer resort.

Tajrish is a neighbourhood along the northern edge of Tehran, the capital of Iran. This neighbourhood is one of the oldest parts of Tehran and has lately become popular for the rich because of the low levels of pollution created by the area's favorable location along Tehran's northern hills. Tajrish is situated in the Shemiran Township. As of 2006, the neighborhood had 86,000 inhabitants.

History

The name Tajrish is given from "TAT" which was the official language of shemiran before choosing Tehran as the capital. This name is also related to "Tochal" a mountain located north of Tajrish and "Tehran" which in fact was "tejran" or "tajran". Until the 1970s, Tajrish and neighboring Shemiranat were small towns along Tehran's border often used for recreation by city residents. The area was relatively disconnected from Tehran's urban core but was easily accessible and became a popular vacationing spot.

With the growth of population and need for more space from the 1970s onwards, Tajrish eventually gained a relatively dense population and became better connected with the rest of the city.

Today

Tajrish has an old bazaar and a mausoleum called Imam Zadeh Saleh, both popular tourist spots.

Tajrish Square is currently one of the busiest parts of Tehran, with bus and cab terminals, shopping malls (including the exclusive Tandis Center) and many restaurants. This square is the start of Valiasr Street, the longest and arguably the most important street in Tehran, as well as Farmaniye Street. It is also one of the most important transportation hubs in Tehran and many other suburbs are accessible from this square. There is also a plan to connect this area to Tehran's subway system but it is still to be completed. Tajrish is the center of streets to saadAbad-Palace, Old Velenjak, New Velenjak, AsadAbad, Zafaraniyeh, Fereshteh, Elahieh, and Niavaran as well as many other northern areas of Teheran.

Tajrish Bazaar

The traditional bazaar of Tajrish neighborhood will be renovated over 18 months at an estimated cost of about 28 billion rials. The Deputy head of Tehran Beautification Organization for technical affairs, announced that the bazaar is close to Emamzadeh Saleh Mausoleum as well as Velenjak, Darband and Darakeh mountain resorts and its renovation is a top priority for Tehran Beautification Organization. The official noted that the project will include reconstruction of the traditional market using both traditional and modern styles, wastewater collection, power, gas, telecommunication installations, as well as repair of small and large shops and passageways. Tajrish bazaar has been built according to architectural style which closely resembles the traditional bazaar located in downtown Tehran. Some of its arches have been destroyed due to construction of multi-story buildings and its traditional identity has been threatened by irregularity of window shops and external view of new stores. “According to ratification by Tehran Municipality, the bazaar will be organized according to a new plan which will be implemented in cooperation with Tehran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.” The official further stated that the project will take 18 solar months and the cost of organizing this economic and trade center in north Tehran has been estimated at about 28 billion rials. Tajrish bazaar includes a roofed passageway through which thousands of people pass en route to paying pilgrimage to Emamzadeh Saleh or to the Bazaar for purchasing goods.

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