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Shiraz,Takhte jamshid
Shiraz,To Iran,Pasargadae
Shiraz,To Iran

Shiraz

Shiraz is one of the most populous cities in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of the country. It has moderate climate. Shiraz is known as the Dar-ol-Elm (House of learning), the city of roses, city of love and city of Gardens, Shiraz has became synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry, and red grapes. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. The earliest reference to the city is on Elimate clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. It was the capital of the Persia during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1781, as well as briefly during the Saffavid period. The people from Shiraz have played an important role during the Arabs’ attack to Iran in order to keep the language, tradition and monuments. The main sites in Shiraz are the tombs of Hafiz, Saadi, Khaju e Kermani, Vakil Mosque and Nasir al-Mulk mosque and Shah-Cheragh shrine. The Qur’an Gate, Eram Garden, Delgosha Garden, Jahan Nama Garden, Afif-abad Garden, Arg e Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bath, Qavam House, Zinat-ol- Molook House are the other sites in Shiraz. Within a relatively short driving distance from Shiraz are the ruins of Takhte Jamshid, Perspolis, Naghshe Rostam, Bishapur, Pasargad, and Firouz-abad.