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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)

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  • Monica-Melody7's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2007 at 1:00 AM

    Would't you add any pics of your little sonny?;) Missed you sooo much, Monica:)

  • adeeltahir's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    AMAZINGLY NICE PHOTOES. I'LL LOVE TO VISIT IRAN. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY BUS SERVICE BETWEEN PAKISTAN-IRAN

  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2005 at 4:18 PM

    unbelievable. never expected iran would have such a rich culture and history not to mention sureal parks and gardens. would love to visit someday!

  • Nov 24, 2005 at 9:20 AM

    greetings from spain !¡¡¡ great pics from shiraz!!!

  • fastkoala's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2005 at 3:19 AM

    nice picture of apadana palace. ghashangeh ;-)

  • RoseAmano's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 6:17 AM

    Greetings from Japan! Beautiful pages of Shiraz, and Iran! We will visit Shiraz and other cities next month. When we return home, we will also be happy to welcome Iran's football team to Japan!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 12:22 PM

    great page! sounds like an interesting as well as beautiful place :)

  • May 5, 2005 at 5:21 AM

    Interesting pages! I hope you have a great birthday!

  • Gerrem's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 11:32 PM

    Great pictures of Shiraz & Iran! Happy Birthday to you and best wishes from Lower Saxony!

  • Dec 3, 2004 at 7:43 AM

    Good pics on Shiraz,and nice pics of Zand Steet! I have only heard about it, but now I believe at sometime it was very quite. Won't you have any pics of yours on Shiraz page?

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