Shiraz Travel Guide

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Shiraz Things to Do

  • Enter the Jewel Box - Shah e Cheragh

    The Shah e Cheragh contains the elaborate mirror glass mausoleum of the two brothers, who fled to Shiraz during one of many periods of persecution of Shia Muslims by followers of a different version of their imaginary friend. The once simple toms of Mir Ahmed and Mir Mohammad have been transformed into elaborate structures, topped by beautiful...

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  • Vakil Bazaar

    The traditional shopping Mall of the old city, the tall brick vaulted domes shelter a plethora of shops, from fabric ('madam can have any colour, so long as it is black...') to spices and herbs, carpets and kitchenware.

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  • Pay your respects to Hafez

    Last night, from the cypress branch, the nightingale sang,In Old Persian tones, the lesson of spiritual stations.In the Musalla garden, on the topmost tier, stands the Hafeziya, an 8 columned cupola underwhich lies the tomb of one of Shiraz most famous sons, the 14th Century poet, Hafez.In the evening light, with recordings of his ghazals drifting...

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  • Arg e Karim Khan

    The Arg is a rectangular Brick Fortress, built in the 18th Century. Inside the walls is a small museum. The building served as both a fort, and residence for its builder. Some of the residential rooms have been restored (and in some cases populated by slightly tacky dioramas)The interior courtyard is filled with shady citrus trees, providing relief...

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  • Bishapur ,the Magnificent capital of...

    Kazerun , a city located at south west of Shiraz used to be home to Sassanian capital ,the magnificent city of Bishapur whose structure and architecture was unique in the old era .Mainly build by stone ,the city is somehow a museum of architecture of almost 700 years of life .the city established at 224 a.d by Shapur the second Sassanian king. it...

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  • Lost paradise ,Kahkarun and barmfiruz...

    In case you have a little time in Shiraz and u have the least interest in nature give it a chance ...this is one of the greatest activities u may do there .the tour start in Lost paradise , an exquisite natural garden laid in a valley with a fascinating stream in the middle .u may climb up along the river to reach a beautiful village called...

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Shiraz Hotels

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  • Homa

    The Homa is designated a 5 star hotel, and it does have the facilities of a top hotel - but they...

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  • Eram

    As our first stop in Iran, we had decided that we must book a place to stay, and selected the Eram....

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  • Aryo Barzan

    Roodaki Avenue, Shiraz, IR

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Shiraz Restaurants

  • A real taste of SHIRAZ!

    The well refurbished bulding of Niayesh hotel ,gives you a good idea about old shiraz.the bricks ,the lovely pond and those beautiful orange trees in the court yard has well revitalized the old Shiraz.with all mentioned it is both a museum and a restaurant .the foods are good ,both in quality and quantity and the price is so cheap compared to other...

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  • Sohan and gaz

    Sohan ( a delicious sweet made from honey, pistachios, butter, cardomom and saffron) and gaz ( soft, nut-filled nougat) are two specialities of Shiraz. You'll find them sold all over Iran, but afficionados will tell you the best comes from here.Whether you buy your sohan in large round discs to break off and eat in pieces, or in a tin of...

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  • Nice place to rest before night bus...

    I had a cup of afternoon coffee in the Shiraz Eram Hotel coffeee shop. IR15,000 (May 2008). Sounds expensive, but it has a very nice setting area and the courtyard where you can rest for 1,2, or 3 hours. It was just good for me as in the late afternoon after sightseeing of the city, I needed a place to rest while waiting for the night bus departure...

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  • the best salad buffet in town

    the best salad buffet in town can be found in the main restaurant of the very posh Homa Hotel, he best of Shiraz five stars hotel - however do not fear, the prices ore amore than affrodable. It's possible to have some a-la-carte kebabs and even some steaks, but the best thing is the sald buffet. For the price of 40000 rials you can have a soup, as...

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  • beans from heaven

    I had the best meal in Shiraz from a street vendor just off Bazaar Vakil - I stopped because he was a very interesting-looking man and I wanted to ask him if I could take his photo. He agreed and then offered me his beans to taste... the most perfect beans I have ever eaten. Beans only - the man doesn't sell anything else.

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  • Give it a miss...

    If this restaurant had been "opened" for tourists, if would be the ultimate tourist trap - but the point is that there were no tourists there... This is what the Lonely Planet wriotes about it: "it's not exactly atmospheric, but the food is delicious, location and opening hours convenient and prices reasonable".This description is far from being...

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Shiraz Nightlife

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    There' not much to do at night in Shiraz (or in Iran in general) in terms of nightlife, and for me it's part of the charm of the country, as I'm not really a party animal. I ended up visiting the Bazar-e Vakil more for the atmosphere than for the shopping.Lit up at night it's quite a magical place to be - and there are plenty of hidden corners to...

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  • No dancing - no alcohol

    Yeah, sure everybody knows we don't have discoes or else here. Night life is moving around in a car finding the most crowded fast food restaurant, having some food while watching people, getting on the car again, going to a coffee-shop, and then a walk, mainly on Chamran street... Nothing that different from other places.

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Shiraz Transportation

  • Good Quiet Gateway Airport

    We had decided for a number of reasons not to visit Teheran, so it made good sense to make Shiraz our entry point to Iran.There are many flights from Dubai and other Persian Gulf States to to Shiraz. Though we were almost derailed when our Gulf Air flights from Bahrain were cancelled during the Arab Spring.We were rebooked on Iran Air, but missed...

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  • Day Trip to Persepolis

    Talk with the staff at your hotel to arrange transport to Persepolis if you are not keen on a tour. We prefer to get transport only, and not endure a 'listen to me'.The cost is about $US50, and included the close by sites of Nagsh e Rajab and Nagsh e Rostam. We had plenty of time to enjoy Persepolis at our own pace, and wer back in Shiraz in time...

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  • Bus from Kerman to Shiraz (O/N)

    To save time, I took overnight bus from Kerman to Shiraz. The journey was 8 hours, departing 9pm and arrived at 5am in Shiraz. I took volvo bus, costing IR55,000 (May 2008). The seating was alright, but I could not really sleep.As I arrived early and no point to search for hotel at that hour, I chose to sleep on the bench inside the bus terminal...

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Shiraz Shopping

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  • Shopping for carpets?

    Shopping for carpets in Shiraz? Maybe it's not such a good idea... Generally-speaking they are not of the finest Iranian quality - and there are no carpet-weavers in Shiraz, either - onlt a few in some of the surrounding villages or tribes... If you find one that you really like then you should remember not to place it on the floor but to hang it...

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  • bazaar

    The bazaar, which Karim Khan had built in the city, is unique in Iran for its size, solidity and the beauty of its brickwork. The bazaar is located in the city center of the town and has always been the business quarter. Here are the coppersmiths at their craft, makers of fine inlaid woodwork called khatam kari, delicately fashioning mosaics for...

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  • Bazar-e Vakil (Vakil Bazaar)

    there is various shops in vakil bazaar.Art works , Local Crafts , Antiques , ...Tourists mainly are attracted to vakil bazaar for it's history but when they are there, they can find many things to buy. usually local crafts are the main attractions.

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Shiraz Local Customs

  • There's nothing like freshly-baked bread

    There's nothing like freshly-baked bread - bought the moment right after it was baked, out of a simply oven right on the side of the street. We found one of these magical places near Imam Hossein Square, turning into Azadi Boulevard, about 200 metres along it, on the right side of the boulevard.For 1000 rials you can buy a huge leaf of Iranian...

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  • At Hafez tomb...

    Hafez tomb is a unique place to understand the deep respect for this great poet Iranians have. Also to realize that this nation is highly educated and appreciates its literature despite it’s so old. Apart from the crowds that just visit Hafez tomb, you can find others that are just sitting or scrolling around reading his poetry in groups or alone....

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  • Iranian cute Children

    From somewhere they came to us and they said "Hello" many many times and very smiled.They chased us for a while by their bike.

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Shiraz Warnings and Dangers

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    Shiraz' Mirror mosque is supposed to be trully awesome inside. Unfortunately, if you are not Muslim you probably can not get to see it. A shame but we have to be respectfull of local customs and traditions.

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Shiraz Tourist Traps

  • Shiraz Bazaar

    The Bazaar in Shiraz is an astonishing place with tons of amazing staff. There are intricate backgammon sets, beautifull ceramics and of course amazing carpets. A word of warning: if you are visiting Esfahan the Bazaar there is bigger, better and you can probably get lower prices. -Have an idea of how much things should cost (easier said than...

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  • Persepolis - perhaps the most...

    Persepolis - perhaps the most famous tourist destination in Iran. I was surprised to find that it was not in the desert! All the photos I had seen previously made me think it was surrounded by sand - not so! Still, very impressive ruins. Unfortunately, it seems to be somewhat run-down. I hope that rumours of sizeable pieces of stonework being sold...

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Shiraz Off The Beaten Path

  • Day trip to Persepolis and nearby sights

    A visit to Shiraz is not complete if you don't visit Persepolis, or - in modern Farsi - Takht-e Jamshid. It takes about 60-90 minutes to drive out there and the ruins of the former ceremonial capital of the Achaemenians Empire are truly stunning. The palaces and bas reliefs are amazing, though some of them have been restored in a dubious way - but...

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  • Shiraz / Syrah Grapes

    The grape vines of Shiraz have been exported all over the world to start winemaking industries in places as diverse as South Africa and California. The Shiraz or Syrah variety of grape is famous throughout the world.The only problem is that in Shiraz itself, since the Islamic Revolution, the great winemaking vineyards of the Shiraz valley have been...

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  • Persepolis

    Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire). It is a complex of palaces built on a stone terrace, 14 metres above the surrounding plain. Work with Persepolis begun around 518 BC, when Darius I was king, and it was added to during the next 150 years. Especially during the New Year celebrations (Noruz) delegates...

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  • the city of wine and roses

    Shiraz is the fifth most populated city in Iran and it is also the capital of Fars Province. It is located in central Iran and it has an elevation of nearly 1500 metres above sea level. During the Zand and Saffarid dinasties, at times, it was the capital of Persia.Many people rave about Shiraz, the city of wine and roses, home to many of past...

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  • Shiraz Climate

    Among Iranian people, Shiraz is famous with its moderate climate. Due to its geographical conditions, it has fully four regular seasons, but in tolerance. Although you can consider it almost close to the warm side, as snow is not a frequent behavior in winters! and there are not many rainy days at all, at least in the recent years!The best season...

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  • Karim-khan Zand

    This may be interesting to know that Zand dynasty is the only kingdom dynasty of all Iran history which has been accepted and confirmed by Islamic revolution standards! Although the earlier kings of Achaemenid - Cyrus the Great, Xerxes, Darius I the Great - are also very popular personalities for Iranians; but you can see only Zand names as...

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    Nov 18, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Shiraz is the capital of Fars province. Actually you can find Verity weather of continent in Iran and Verity weather of Iran in Fars.
    Nowadays you can ski in Polud Kaf ski resort in north of Fars province and at the same time divining and swimming in south of Fars province .
    Fars has collection of Peaks with 4000 meters from sea level and vast cost beside of the sea, So 4000 altitude difference provide you Variety of climate and atmosphere .
    You can have 4 days trekking in Fars which start from Palm land and finish in snowy Peak

 
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Hammam-e-Vakil
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Zinat-al-moluk's house
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Hafez Tomb
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Arg of Karim Khan
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Hafez Tomb
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Fish Pool
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Obama and Saadi
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Masjid e Vakil (Regent's Mosque)
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Pars Museum
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Arg-e-Karim Khan
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Hâfez Tomb
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Shah-e cheragh mausoleum
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