Shiraz was the resistance of many poets and philosophers during the history. You can visit their tombs and in addition to them, the heavenly gardens and historical monuments.
So, in order to complete your to do list, keep reading.
In the East, no city can reach Damascus in terms of the beauty of markets and gardens and the beauty of its people, except Shiraz.“Jean Chardin”
Shiraz is full of gardens and parks, such as Delgosha garden, hiraz birds garden, Bamu park, Afif Abad garden, Eram garden and Ghal’e Bandar Park. Bamu Park is on a mountain which they named the park after it.
The hunting center of Shiraz established Bamu national park in 1962 as the hunting area prohibited. The park is located at the Northern side of Shiraz city; and has gotten it’s name from Bamu mountain. It is one of the quadruple natural areas of Fars province.
The National Park has 112 animal species – including boar, king owl, leopard, golden eagle, hyena, deer and etc.- , 69 species of birds and 21 species of mammals, 19 species of reptiles and 3 species of bio-species as well as various plant species.
The garden goes back to Seljuks and Al –e Inju period. It was the residence of Qashqaii tribe during Qajar and Pahlavi periods till it was requisitioned, because of their support from Mohammad Mosaddeq.
Eram garden is one out of 8 gardens in Iran, which are registered in the list of UNESCO HERITAGE SITES.
The main building of Eram, which is now in use of Shiraz university, was built in three floors during Qajar dynasty in style of Zand architecture.
The only ski resort of Shiraz is Pooladkaf, located in Zagros mountains and the mountain peak is 3400 meters high. It has a moderate mountain climate in Summer and heavy and semi heavy snowfall from Autumn to Spring.
Pooladkaf is the second international ski resort of Iran. It was established in 2002 and it is available all year long.
A gondola lift runs 2100 m and surface lifts support skiers. As of 2012 a hotel restaurant was under construction. It has a small guest house and one restaurant with traditional foods and fast foods. And also, a coffee shop at the top station of the gondola.
Snowmobiles and ATVs are available along with Segways, bikes, horses and pedalo boats. All resort facilities are open to the public in non-skiing seasons as well.
It has stunning views of the hills and numerous bromines. The climate is cold and dry in winter and temperate in summer. The proximity of this area to Shiraz, the variety of landscapes and its pleasant climate are the reasons that people love to go visit this place at the most seasons of the year.
Nasir Al-Molk Mosque is one of the most antique mosques in Iran; specially from the point of tiling and of construction, specifically Mogharnas. Due to the colorful glasses of the windows and also, the pink color of tiles, Nasir-Al molk mosque was always in the center of attention. This is the reason that people also call it the Pink mosque.
Shahcheragh is the tomb of Mir Seyyed Ahmad, the son of Musa Kazem, the seventh Shiite Imam. This building goes back to the 13th century. The mirror work of this mosque is marvelous; they even surround the tile works! We can say that mirrors are the main element in Shahcheraq mosque.
Many people know Shiraz by the name of the famous “Vakil bazaar“. This structure is the sign of Shiraz architecture and a beautiful place for shopping; but there are more for you in this pleasant city.
They originally built this bazaar in the 11th century to make Shiraz a prominent trading center for tourists and merchants as well as locals. It is a roofed bazaar with a gorgeous vaulted brick ceiling that regulates its temperature in different seasons. Currently, a wide range of shops is available at the bazaar, selling different types of spices, hand-woven carpets, silver works, high-quality leather, and so many other handicrafts. Vakil bazaar is the best place for you to buy souvenirs with high quality.
One of the most interesting sections of the bazaar is Saraye Moshir at the center of Vakil Bazaar. Saraye Moshir is comprised of a series of stores selling handmade jewelry and silverware.
Are you a jewelry lover? So don’t forget to visit “Saraye Moshir”. Saraye Moshir (or: Saraye Golshan) is one of the oldest bazaars in Shiraz. It was built under the order of government general of Fars province in Shiraz named Mirza Abolhassan MoshirolMolk in Qajar dynasty.
It is located on the Southern side of Vakil bazaar; and the best place to by silver jewelries and Shiraz handicrafts.
This is the oldest bazaar of Shiraz, where you can find everything from delicious foods of Shiraz to handicrafts and clothes. If you are a lover of the traditional clothes of Shiraz you can find them here.
Persepolis or Parseh is the name of one of the ancient cities of Iran, which has been the magnificent and ceremonial capital of the Kingdom of Iran during the Achaemenid Empire. In this ancient city, there is a palace called Persepolis. Persepolis was built during the reign of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Ardashir I; and it has been inhabited for about 200 years. On the first day of the new year, many groups from different countries, on behalf of the satrapies or governorates, gathered in Persepolis with various offerings and presented their gifts to the king.
This historical site has been one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Iran since 1979. Apadana palace, Pasargadae palace, gate of all nationals and the throne hall are located in this place.
This ancient complex is a World Heritage Site and a collection of ancient structures left over from the Achaemenid period. This complex includes buildings such as the tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Pasargadae royal garden, gate palace, bridge, public palace, private palace, two pavilions, royal garden fountains, Cambyses tomb, Tal Takht defense structures, Mozaffari caravanserai, holy shrine and narrow .
This collection is the fifth collection in the list of World Heritage Sites in Iran; and they registered it in the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2004 in China due to its many characteristics with 100% of the votes in the World Heritage List.
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