Shiraz


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As another main cities of Iran, we can name Shiraz which is the capital of Fars province.This province was the capital of Iran in some periods of history. It is still the heart of poetry and literature in Iran because it was the birth place of lots of famous poets such as Hafez and Saadi. There are lots of historical, cultural, religious attractions in this city. So, annually lots of native and foreign tourists visit this city especially in the spring season at the time when there are blossoms on fruit trees and their fragrance can be smelled all over the city. The remarkable craft of Shiraz is inlaid mosaic work of triangular design that can be seen on historical monuments as well. The Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz is one of the oldest bazaars in the world and is placed in the old region of the city.

The Qur'an Gate is the northern entrance to Shiraz which has remained from old times.

In the North-western part of the city, a beautiful and historic garden named Eram” is placed which was built at the time of Qajar dynasty. A luxury building is also located within the garden with a pool in front of it.

Hafezieh which includes the tomb of Hafez and its surrounding area is one of the main tourist attractions in Shiraz and attracts lots of poem lovers to this place every year.

 

Saadi” is another Iranian famous poet. He is famous for his impressive and lyrical poem and prose. Saadi was buried in Shiraz in the monastery where he was living. The tomb of this Praiseworthy poet and writer is visited by everyone who travel to Shiraz.

Shah Cheragh” is the most important place of pilgrimage in Shiraz. The tomb of “Seyed Ahmad”, the elder son of the seventh Imam of Shia is placed here. Decorative works and the ornamentation with colored mirrors in artistic style has made this place of worship too attractive.

The “Nasir ol Molk or Pink Mosque” is an age-old mosque in Shiraz built during the Qajar era. Its name (Pink mosque) is due to the pink color tiles used in the construction of internal space.

Peresepolisor Takht-e Jamshid is one of the ancient cities of Iran and was the majestic capital of Achaemenid Empire in 515 B.C. Persepolis was firstly founded by Darius the Great. After Darius, his son continued to expand this magnificent set. Persepolis was chosen as a Word Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. This old city is situated in North East of Shiraz. At a short distance from Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam is located. Naqsh-e Rostam is a place in which bodies of five kings of the Achaemenid Empire such as Darius the Great are buried. It is recommended to every one do not lose the opportunity to visit this architectural masterpiece in their travel to Iran.

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