Shiraz

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SHIRAZ, THE HEART OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE

Shiraz Travel Guide

The treasure trove of Iran, Shiraz is a settlement that dates back to the Achaemenid Era. It is known as the “city of poem and literacy” since it is housing well-known Persian Poets’ tombs including Hafez and Sa’adi. Shiraz is featured with its mesmerizing and serene gardens. Truth be told, Shiraz is also famous for the production and export of high-quality wine. But after Iran’s revolution and due to Islamic regulations on alcohol, producing wine is now legally banned in Shiraz.

What to Do in Shiraz?

Wandering around the streets and enjoying the smell of rose and orange blossoms is one of the must-dos in Shiraz. This city has a very friendly ad literate atmosphere. As a result, you should not miss visiting Hafez Tomb and Tomb of Sa’adi at nights when people gather there and read poems and songs.

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 It is quite a scenery out there. Not to mention the so many astonishing gardens in Shiraz like Eram Garden, Narenjestan-e Qavam House, Delgosha Garden, Shapouri Pavilion, and Afif-Abad Garden to name but a few. It is quite a scenery out there. Not to mention the so many astonishing gardens in Shiraz like Eram Garden, Narenjestan-e Qavam House, Delgosha Garden, Shapouri Pavilion, and Afif-Abad Garden to name but a few.  Vakil Complex (including a bazaar, bathhouse, and mosque), Arge-e Karim Khan, and Shah-e Cheragh Shrine are other must-see attractions. Not to mention Pasargadae andPersepolis which are two eminent archaeological masterpieces left from the Achaemenid Era in the countryside of Shiraz.While visiting SHiraz, do not forget to buy some herbal drinks and especially orange blossoms for your tea and herbal drinks. Try the tastiest Sharbat-e Sekanjebin (a non-alcoholic drink) and delicious Faloodeh which are pretty famous in Shiraz. Kalam Polow (somehow meatball with rice) is also the local food which you should not miss. Having fabulous traditional guesthouses, hostels, and eco-lodges is a remarkable point about Shiraz. So do not miss staying at these traditional places to feel and taste like a local.

When is the Best Time to Visit Shiraz?

You should definitely visit Shiraz from March to May. The fragrant streets, wonderful gardens, and a pleasant weather are the features of Shiraz during these three months.


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