Ostan-e Fars Things to Do

  • The Eastern Stairway, with shelter
    The Eastern Stairway, with shelter
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  • Tributes at the Northern Stairway
    Tributes at the Northern Stairway
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  • Assyrians bringing tribute
    Assyrians bringing tribute
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Ostan-e Fars Things to Do

  • Bazaar e- Vakil

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The first thing I remember about this bazar was a man pushing a hand cart stopping behind us and politely asking if we could let him pass. I have this memory as in Tehran as I have written, the same hand cart men seemed to gain points if they hit people. So this is not just a difference betwen the two bazars but betwen the two cities. The Shiraz...

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  • Aramgah-e Sa'adi - Tomb of Sa'adi

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Abu Mohammad Sharaf-o-ddin Moslehebne Abdollah known of Sa'di of Shiraz he renowned Iranian poem , was born in 606 A.H in an "all theologist Clan". He grew up in Shiraz , and founded the literary school of Shiraz, by creating invaluable works such as Boostan ( lit Garden ) and Golestan ( lit.Rose garden ) as well as odes and lyric ghazals. His...

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  • Shah e- Cherag Mausoleum

    Shiraz Things to Do

    In this wonderful Mausoleum rests Sayyed Mir Ahmad, one of the 17 borthers of Imam Reza. Sayyed was killed here in 835 d.c. The first mausoleum was built on its tomb but most of what we see today has been added starting from the Qajar period. Inside the many mirrors give a shining effect to the all rooms. It seems that non muslims cannot enter, but...

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  • Aramgah- e -Hafez - Tomb of Hafez-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    An iranian adage says that a house must have two thins a Quran and a Hafez's book. Hafez is loved and followed in Iran just as a modern celebrity and I was really curious to visit the Mausoleum. We spent here about one hour but if I could chose I would have spent there all afternoon, it's one of those places where you just sit down get a tea cup,...

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  • Arg e Karim Khan – Citadel-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The fortress built during first years of Zand dinasty, dominates the centre of the city. It was a part of the complex that Karim Kahn wished to build in opposition to the power of Esfahan. There are 4 circular towers in the fortress, they are 14 meters high and one of them, the southwestern one is pendent. Inside the fortress there is a nice...

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  • Masjed e-Vakil Mosque

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The portal is adorned with majolica tiles and the inside courtyard is surrounded by small portics and recesses also decorated with tiles. The prayer room is 75 meters high and 36 meters large and the roof is supported by 48 columns. Inside the prayer room there is a very nice mihrab of 14 steps all obtained by one block of marble coming from...

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  • Bagh -E- Eram

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Bagh-e Eram - or else Eram Garden - is the most famous Persian garden in Shiraz. It is a large botanic garden famous for for its cypress trees - one in particular (the tallest one) is very unique; it is said that it can reach heaven; for this reason this garden is also known as the Garden of Paradise. Apart from the trees, Bagh-e Eram is...

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  • Hammam e- Vakil

    Shiraz Things to Do

    This bath is near the Vakil Bazar, it was made by Karim Khan Zand in Zandieh period and it is now considered as the most progressive architectural example of its period. Today the bath is a sort of antropological museum with many wax statues indicating varios sides of social life in 18th century in Iran. Ticket 150000 rials

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  • Naranjestan e Ghavam -Qavam House-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The building known as Narajenstan e Ghavam is a part of the Ghavam complex and was designed and used as birooni ( to receive people out of the family circle). The complex built betwen 1879 and 1886 was the domicile of Governor's Court of Fars during the Qajar period. It also includes Zinat al Mulk house, designed and used as andarooni(the home...

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  • Daytrip -Persepolis

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Fars a county steeped in history and culture , the cultural capital of Iran ,has embraced a myriad of historical sites . actually fars is the cradle of Achamanid and Sasanid dynasty Persepolis the glorious capital of Achamanid is just 50 km away from Shiraz toward north . Maiden castle ,the first sign of Sasanid dynasty is just 60 km southward...

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  • Tours

    Shiraz Things to Do

    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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  • Darvaze Quran -Qoran Gate-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Qor'an Gate (Darvazeh Quran) is an interesting sight located right outside Shiraz town - basically it's the first sight that one sees when arriving. This gate, which is 60 years old, stands where a 1000 years old gate once used to stand. The original gate would have a room on top of it - containing two hand-written Qu'rans - and a road running...

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  • Daytrip -Ghalat-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Ghalat a city at 30 west of Shiraz .the city is located at the hillside of Sorkh mount . there exist quite a vast space of garden on around the village.around the spring the melting of the snows on the mountain creates .and the city is composed of two parts : old and new village . the remnants of church , castle , mosque and public bath of the...

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  • Nasir al - Mulk Mosque

    Shiraz Things to Do

    This mosque built at the end of the XIX century has some really awesome decorations made by an unusual dark blue majolica tiles. But the most impressive area is the winter prayer room, with its wonderful coloured windows and the coloured majolica tiles. Try to come in the morning so you can enjoy the show of the light going through the coloured...

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  • Jahan Nama Garden

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Very near Tomb of Hafez is Jahan Nama Garden. It is a walled garden and it has recently been restored. In the centre is an 18th century house and from the house is four avenues going out in each direction to the walking path going around the garden. It was already dark when I visited, people were slowly strolling round or sitting on benches talking...

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  • Khaju's Mausoleum

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Next to darvaze Quran you can find Khaju’s mausoleum. Khaju is a Kermani poet from whom Hafez has inspired a lot. The tomb, a gallery, two coffeehouses some bas-reliefs and a cave is what u can find there. There is also a good view of the city from there. But mind your steps, the stairs are made of stone and have got really slippery in time.

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  • Afif Abad Garden

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The Afif Abad Garden is a nice and relaxed garden very much off the beaten path, in the posh Afif-Abad discrict of Shiraz. It is also known as Golshan Garden and it is one of the oldest in town. There are beautiful lawns and flowers and an interesting two-storey Safavid mansion. The mansion was built by by Mirza Ali MohammadKhan Ghavvam II, but...

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  • Daytrip - Naqsh e Rostam

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The Sassanian dynasty that followed Darius's Archaemenians also left their mark at Naqsh-e Rostam in the form of huge rock carvings of their kings, gods and triumphs through the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. These sit below the tombs, carved into the cliff face in quite high relief, and whilst some are rather worn, others are in excellent condition.

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  • Madrasa -e- Khan

    Shiraz Things to Do

    In 1615, Imam Gholi Khan founded the serene Madrasa-e-Khan theological college for about 100 students. The nimpressive portal at the entrance has beautiful and unusual type of stalactite moulding indside the outer arch and some intricate mosaic tiling with much use of red.

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  • Daytrip -Kazerun-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    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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  • Bagh-e-Delgosha - Delgosha Garden-

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Bagh-e Delgosa means Garden of the Heart’s Delight. It is delightful, but not the best garden in Shiraz. I remember there was a lot of orange trees in the garden, and the water channels where painted blue. The garden is situated in the northeast of the city, near the Tomb of Saadi, so it can be visited on the way back from there. The house standing...

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  • Hammam Arg e Karimkhani

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Inside the citadel, on the south eastern corner of the courtyard there is a small door that leads to this bath house, try to not miss it as it is may be the most interesting attraction inside the citadel, apart the courtyard. The simple plasterwork decorations on the walls of this hammam, shows the love of flowers and nature, things that always...

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  • Gahvare-Ye-Did

    Shiraz Things to Do

    (gahvare: cradle, did: view, div: giant!; kuhpaye: foot of a mountain) Gahvare-ye-did is an observation post on one of the hills next to Shiraz-Esfahan road. Now it is in a park and a staircase is built, so that people can easily go up there. There is a good view of the city from there, especially at night. Shah-Shoja’s mausoleum is in this park.

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  • Haft Tan

    Shiraz Things to Do

    (haft: seven, tan: body, person) Haft-tan is a small garden with seven graves in it. No one knows whom these graves belong to, but the general belief is that they were seven Dervishes who used to live there. Now there is a collection of old tombstones in the garden. There is also a workshop for making Setar a Persian musical instrument. The...

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  • Jame’-e-Atigh Mosque

    Shiraz Things to Do

    (Jame’: principal, atigh: ancient) This is the oldest mosque in Shiraz and dates back to 9th century. The nicest thing about this mosque is a cube shaped building in the center of the courtyard, which is called ‘Koda-Khaneh’ (khoda: God, kaneh: house, a house of God). It is an imitation of Kaba in Mecca. It was a place where pilgrims could...

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  • Karim Khan-e Zand Boulevard

    Shiraz Things to Do

    Karim Khan-e Zand Boulevard is the main street in Shiraz and it runs through the city from northwest to southeast for more than 2 km. Along this street you will find banks, exchange offices, shops, a cinema, eateries and much more. Many of the hotels in Shiraz are situated by Zand Boulevard, or near it.

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  • Pars Museum

    Shiraz Things to Do

    The Pars Museum of Shiraz is a museum and tourist attraction in Iran's Fars Province. The octagonal building was where royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynasty of Iran. It is also where Karim Khan Zand is buried. There is only 1 building and no much to see inside. Can skip for tight budget. Admission: IR3,000 (May 2008).

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Ostan-e Fars Hotels

  • Aryo Barzan

    This is the only international standard hotel we stayed in all our Iranian trip. It is a modern four...

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  • Talar Hotel

    Ferdosi Avenue

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • 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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  • Parsian Hotel

    Three stars hotel in Shiraz. room was not bad.Suddenly shower has broken. But it was fixed...

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