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Shiraz

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Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of Persian lands . The city is known as the city of poem, adapted from the tombs of the great worldwide famous poets, i.e. Hafiz and Saadi flourished by the emotions, passions, feelings, and the senses of love.

The people are absolutely amazing, mostly calm and kind, and unlimitedly hospitable, rooted in their great heart and inherited culture. Shiraz is established near the cities, Persepolis and Pasargadae, of the greatest Persian civilization. We invite you to Visit Glory in Shiraz. The major tourism spots are :

Persepolis :

Which is also known as the throne of Jamshid was the ceremonial capital of the great Achaemenid Empire. The remains witness the glory of empire and the ingenuity of the living people. The architecture of Persepolis is an example of Persian architecture, which is visible in the ruins of Apadana Palace and the Council hall. The ruins of structures consist of the Tachera, the Throne Hall, the Gate of All Nations, the Tomb of Artaxerxes II, and the Tomb of Artaxerxes III as well as Apadana and the Council hall. The city is destructed by the order of the Alexander the Great, the Empire of the ancient Greek.

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Pasargadae :

The capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the Cyrus the great. The most remarkable remain is the tomb of Cyrus, the founder of Empire, and other remains are the Audience Hall of the Pasargadae Palace and the Prison of Solomon besides of the citadel of Pasargadae.

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Shah Cheragh Shrine (King of the Light):

The monument is the tomb of two brothers who were taken as refuge in the Abbasid ruling era. The place is turned to a pilgrimage era after a mosque and theological school in the 14th century.

 Shah Cheragh Shrine (King of the Light)

Tomb of Hafiz:

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Hafiz was born in 1315 and became one the most well-known Iranian poets of all time in the world. Many of great poets of Europe such as Thoreau and Goethe has been inspired by his poetry. His influence is also visible on the Iranian life, most of which can be found in “Hafiz readings”. Many of Iranian adore him, as the greatest Iranian poet, and traditional musicians, authors, and painters use his versus in their art works. To his memorial, some tombs has been built over the centuries but the present monuments are a beautiful tomb and its associated memorial hall constructed by the 1935.

 

Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bazaar and Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque :Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bazaar and Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque

are the remains of the Zand Dynasty that ruled over the Iran’s territory in the 18th century from Shiraz. Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bazaar and Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque

 

Bishapur :Bishapur

One the Sassanid cities located at the road linked the Sassanid capital Estakhr and Cttesphon, and rebuilt by Shapur I. The Anahita Temple, a fire altar, Sassanian buildings and three rock reliefs are among the remains of the glorious city.

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Naqsh-e Rustam :

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Which is a necropolis contain 4 of Achaemenid king tombs who probably are Darius I, Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I and Darius II. The other remain is the Cube of Zoroaster, which is a copy of the Prison of Solomon in Pasargadae; its application is still vague. In addition, there are a number of reliefs related to Sassanid Empire. One of them is a relief related to the Ardashir I, the founder of Sassanid Empire, depicting that Ohrmazd is handing the ring of kingship to his hand. Another one aims to illustrate the triumph of Shapur I over the Roman emprors.

 

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Nasir ol Molk Mosque :Nasir ol Molk Mosque

A mosque back to the Qajar era. The usage of colored glass, the ceiling model of the arches, and the architecture of mosque lead to construction of a unique mosque.

Eram Garden:Eram Garden

An eyeful garden in Shiraz, housing the Qavam House. The garden is built at the north of the Dry River in the thirteen century by the Ilkhanate or Seljuk Dynasty. The inside of house is decorated with the tiles, on which the poems of Hafiz are written.

Tomb of Saadi:Tomb of Saadi

Saadi is another famous poet born in 1210. It is documented by himself that he had gone to Baghdad for a better education before he started to enroll at the Nizamiyya University, and then stated poetry in his forties. Two of his best works are Bustan (The Orchad) and Gulistan (The Rose Garden). The United Nation entrance is embellished by a verse of his legacy:

“All human beings are members of one frame/ Since all, at first, from the same essence came/ When time afflicts a limb with pain/ The other limbs at rest cannot remain/ If thou feel not for other’s misery/ A human being is no name for thee”

Qur’an Gate:Qur'an Gate

A gate at the northern part of Shiraz built by the Zand dynasty and contain a room at its top. It is believed that the travelers passing the Gate receive the blessing of the Qurans in the room just at the beginning of their journey.

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