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About Shiraz

Shiraz is one of Iran's five largest cities located in Fars Province. The city is at an altitude of 1486 meters above the sea level and enjoys a temperate climate.   Shiraz used to be the capital city of Iran during Safarian,Buyids,and Zandieh dynasties. Shiraz is on major trade roads to southern Iran and has easy access to different seaports like Boushehr. Due to the ample historical,cultural,religious,and natural attractions,the city has always hosted a lot of tourists.

Eram Garden



Eram Garden
is a historic Persian garden in Shiraz,Iran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Muslim's book of Koran. Eram Garden,therefore,is so called for its beauties and aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden,and the Qavam House within it,are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk (dry) River in the Fars Province.

Tomb of Hafez

 

 



The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall,the Hāfezieh,are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of Shiraz,Iran,in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the northern bank of a seasonal river and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present buildings,built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard,are at the site of previous structures,the most well-known of which was built in 1773. The tomb,the gardens,and the surrounding memorials of other great figures are a focus of tourism in Shiraz.

Arg of Karim Khan



The Arg of Karim Khan is a citadel located in the north-east of Shiraz,southern Iran. It was built as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan,and served as his living quarters. In shape,it resembles a medieval fortress.
At times,the citadel was used as a prison. Today,it is a museum operated by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization.

Qur'an Gate

 

 



Qur'an Gate
is a historic gate in the southern-central Persian city of Shiraz, Iran.

It is located at the northeastern entrance of the city,on the way to Marvdasht and Isfahan,between Baba Kouhi and Chehel Maqam Mountains near Allah-O-Akbar Gorge.

 

Persepolis

 

 


 
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to about 515 BC. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979. To the ancient Persians,the city was known as Pārsa ("The City of Persians"). The English word Persepolis is derived from the Greek Πέρσης πόλις Pérsēs pólis ("Persian city").

Naqsh-e Rustam



Naqsh-e Rustam,
also referred to as Necropolis,is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis,in Fars province,Iran. Naqsh-e Rustam lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab.
The oldest relief at Naqsh-i Rustam is severely damaged and dates back to  1000 BC. It depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural,most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name,Naqsh-e Rostam,"Picture of Rostam",because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero,Rostam.

Shāh Chérāgh

 



Shāh Chérāgh
is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz,Iran,housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad,sons of Mūsā al-Kādhim and brothers of ‘Alī ar-Ridhā. The two took refuge in the city during the Abbasid persecution of Shia Muslims.

Pasargadae

 

 



Pasargadae,
the capital of Cyrus,the Great (559–530 BC) and also his last resting place,was a city in ancient Persia,and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.