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Shiraz is located in a mountanious region,in a valley surrounded by hills that shape a part of Zagros mountains. The four seasons are quite distinct in the area. It has a hot summer and a cold dry winter. The best season for visiting Shiraz is early spring and as the second choice late autumn.
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Shiraz is a city located in Fars province, south of Iran. "Shira-its-tsi-ish", the name on a clay tablet found at Persepolis, may refer to this city, and it shows that the history of Shiraz goes back to the years before 517 BC. After the Arab invasion of Iran, Shiraz was reconstructed and became one of the major cities of Iran.
"Shiraz, Pronounced As: shräz , city (1991 pop. 965,117), capital of Fars prov., SW Iran, at an altitude of c.5,200 ft (1,580 m). It is a commercial and industrial center and has long been known for its wines, carpets, and metalwork. Other manufactures include textiles, petrochemicals, cement, and sugar. An old settlement, Shiraz became an important commercial, military, and administrative center in the late 7th cent. In the 9th cent. two brothers of Imam Riza died in Shiraz; their tombs are still visited by pilgrims. From about the 10th cent. Shirazi traders were active along the E African coast. Timur sacked the city in the late 14th cent., but later, under the Safavids, it was embellished with numerous new buildings. Under Karim Khan, the city served (1750-79) as capital of Persia; it declined after Karim's successor, Aga Muhammad Khan, moved the capital to Tehran. Hafiz and Sadi, two of Persia's greatest poets, are buried in garden-enclosed tombs in Shiraz. A university and the Fars Museum are also in the city. Nearby are the ruins of Persepolis, established by Darius I (fl. 521 B.C.-486 B.C.) as capital of the Persian empire. The palace was destroyed by Alexander in 330 B.C." (from: http://www.encyclopedia.com/articlesnew/42820.html)
- In a nutshell:City of roses,eine and nightingales, now just the roses
The food is good there, and it has almost the best kababs u can find in Shiraz Kabab-e Barg Kabab-e-Kubideh Jujeh-Kabab more travel advice
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