Shiraz known as cultural capital of Iran located at the south part of the country has an area of 122,400 km, the ancient Persians started living here from 10 century BC. The mountain chains of Zagros crosses the province from the north-west towards the south-east, and separates the province to 2 different parts, the first one is situated on the north and north-west, and while the second one is located on the south and the south-east of the province, and both are mountainous highlands.. There are three identifiable climatic regions in the province, the first one is cold and moderate weather, The second region is central part, which is famous for its moderate winter with plenty load of rain, The third region is located on the south and the south-east of the province, which is absolutely dry and moderate in winter, and very hot in summer. One of Fars province main cities are Shiraz which name has diverse from an old historical building that was located near the city. Most of site seeing there are belong to Sasanid and Zandiyeh dynasty.But the main importance of this city comes from being closed to the Persepolis that shows the greatness and glory of Achaemenid Empire, people here speak Shirazian dialect and do not wear local clothes. It’s a beautiful city and worth to visit. Aysham travel agency recommends you to do not miss Fars province in Traveling to Iran.
Meaning the city of Persian people and also known as takhte jamshid which means the throne of jamshid was once the capital city of Achaemenid dynasty at the time of Darius the great king which dates back to 515 BC. It is located60 km far from Shiraz city at its northern part. It is worth to mention that the idea of the city was from the Cyrus the great but it was built by Darius.
Pasargadae is the tomb of Cyrus the great a monument from Achaemenid dynasty located at the 137 km north east of Shiraz. It dates back to 559-29 B.C
Eram garden is consisting of a historical garden and a historical building which has been built at the thirteenth century by qashqayiyan Tribes inspired from 11th century architecture. There is a great plant diversity in Eram Garden there you can find different type of plants from different part of the worlds.
Hafez one of the great Persian lyric poets was born and buried in Shiraz, at 8 century, whose verses came from his heart. Hafez never lived Shiraz and stayed there until the end of his life.
Here is the mausoleum of Saadi the great Persian poets, who has sacrificed all his life to Persian literature and Persian poets. His two masterpieces are Boostan and Golestan. These are the books that he wrote after 30 years of traveling in order to gain experience.
Nasir- almolk – mosque also known as pink mosque is a monument from Qajar era. This artistic era contains extensive colored glasses. This masterpiece is still in use but under a strict protection.
This mosque located at the southern province of Iran close to the Vakil bazaar to its western side. Vakil complex has been built at Zandiyeh dynasty. Shiraz city was the capital city of Karimkhan zand, that’s why he has built so many historical sites here. Vakil mosque covers 8,650 square meters. Vakil bazaar is the main bazaar of Shiraz situated to the historical part of the city, this bazaar include interesting courtyards, caravanserais, bath houses, and old shops which are the best places in Shiraz to purchase.
This gate is an historical gate located in northern part of Shiraz dates back to Zandiyeh dynasty.on the top part of the gate there is a small room in which a famous Quran written by Sultan Ibrahim Bin Shahrukh Gurekani is kept.
This building is located at the downtown part of shiraz, it dates back to Zandiyeh dynasty, and it took its name after Karimkhan the Zandiyeh king. This building served as Karimkhan living place. Today it serves as a museum.