"Shiraz" Top 5 Page for this destination Shiraz by MalenaN
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Shiraz is the city of poets and gardens. Two of the most famous Persian poets, Hafez and Saadi, have their tombs here in pleasant gardens. There are many more gardens, beautiful and calm places to stroll around in.
During the Zand dynasty, AD 1747 - 79, Shiraz was the capital of Iran and at that time many of the fine buildings in Shiraz were built. Shiraz have an atmospheric bazaar and many nice mosques.
Shiraz is situated in a valley at an elevation of 1491 metres above sea level and it is the capital of Fars province. It has a population of 1 200 000. Around in Fars province there are many interesting historical sites to visit, like Persepolis, Pasargadae, Qal’eh Doktar and many more.
I was lucky to meet Ayshe from Shiraz, and her husband, when I was on Kish Island. When I came to Shiraz I called her and she was kind to take me around and show me the city. She is a great friend!
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire). It is a complex of palaces built on a... more travel advice
Naqsh-e Rajab is a small site 3 km north of Persepolis, and it is near to Naqsh-e Rostam as well. Here you will find... more travel advice
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