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::Palaces & Edifices
::Castles & Citadels
::Historical Bridges & Caravansaries
::Ancient Cities &::Archaeological Hills
::Inscriptions & Engravings
::Fire Temples
::Tombs
::Old Schools
::Old Bazaars
::Old Public Baths and Water Reservoirs
::Historical Caves
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The Towns:

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Bovanat
::Darabi
::Eqleed
::Estahban
::Fasa
::Firooz::Abad
::Jahrom
::Kazeroon
::Lamerd
::Lar
::Mamasani
::Marvdasht
::Nayreez
::Sepeedan
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The natural attractions:
::Lakes & Wetlands
::Montainltitudes & Gorges
::Protected Zones
::Gardens and Recreation Places
::Rivers
::Springs
::Waterfalls
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The Art & Culture:
::Museums
::Tribal Areas and Special Villages
::Handicrafts, Music, and Foods
 
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The Sacred & religious monuments:
::Old Mosques
::Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
::Old Churches 
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Historical MonumentsPalaces and Edifices
Castles and Citadels
Historical Bridges and Caravansaries
Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills
Inscriptions and Engravings
Fire Temples
Tombs
Old Schools
Old Bazaars
Old Public Baths and Water Reservoirs
Historical Caves
Other Historical MonumentsPalaces and Edifices

Abunasr Palace (Takht-e-Abunasr), ShirazSix kilometers east of Shiraz, on top of a hill, is a relic of an edifice made of brick and stone. As a result of archeological excavations, these remains have been estimated to date back to the Parthian period but it was also used in the Sassanid period. Probably in the pre-Islamic era Takhat-e-Soleiman or the palace of Abunasr was located where the present city of Shiraz is today. This palace has been registered in the list of National Heritage monuments.
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Achaemenid Royal Palace, Sarvan VillageOpposite the Saravan Village, there are ruins relevant to the Achaemenian Dynasty. The 90 cm. base pillars with the same ornamental engravings of the Takht-e-Jamshid pillars, are scattered around the ruins. The mentioned monuments are the remainders of the Achaemenian Kingdom Palace.
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Ardeshir-e-Babakan Palace, MarvdashtThis rather large monument is made of stone and has three domes with many rooms. The ornaments and carvings on top of the interior doorways are similar to those in Takht-e-Jamshid. This palace has been registered on the list of National Historical Sites.
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Baq-e-Eilkhani Edifice, ShirazIt dates back to the time of Mohammad Qoli-Khan, a leader of the Qashqei tribe. The garden in which it is located (about 6,000 sq.m.) dates back to the Qajar period.
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Baq-e-Nazar Pavilion, ShirazA pavilion that is located in Baq Nazar, a beautiful garden with tall and ancient trees, dates back to the Karim Khan period. There is a charming pavilion built by Karim Khan, known as Kolah Farangi. The ceramic work on the exterior of this building is quite unique. There are paintings by well known artists of the Zand period on the walls.
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Mirror Palace (Dokhtar Palace), Rastaq Village, DarabThis palace is situated 8 km. from the Rastaq Village. Placed in a deep valley, it is surrounded by mountains from the three sides. To the west of the palace is a rim of mountains which have a special luster, in such a way that the image of every thing can be seen on it. The antiquity of the palace belongs to the 3rd century A.D.
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Pasargadae, MarvdashtThis palace is 600 meters to the northeast of the Koorosh (Cyrus) Shrine. The area of this palace is 2,620 square meters and includes a large hall (with eight columns) in the middle and four terraces in four directions and two rooms in the corners. To the east of the palace is Pasargadae, composed of a large hall with eight columns. There is a doorway on the north, east and western side of this hall. In the northern doorway, there is an impression of a winged human with two wings directed towards the sky and two wings to the bottom, whereas the hands are raised towards the sky in a gesture of prayer.
This edifice with 3,427 square meters area is located 15 km. northwest of the palace. The main hall has 30 columns made of white stone. A mass of black and white stones have been used as construction material. One of the characteristics of Pasargadae is the canals made of white stone, which were used, for irrigation.
There are equally other remains distributed in the province, some registered as national heritage monuments. These include the ruins of the Achaemenian Dynasty (Saravan Village), the Dokhtar Palace (Rastaq Village) dating back to the 3rd century A.D., the restored Sassanid Palace (Sarvestan) dating originally back to the time of Bahram Gour (year 420 A.D.), Ardeshir Babakan Palace (Marvdasht).
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Persepolis, MarvdashtOn top of the rocky mountain of Rahmat in the plain of Marvdasht, the ruins of Takht-e-Jamshid palace are pre-eminent. Construction of these palaces started at the time of Darius I (521 B.C.) and was not completed in less than a period of 150 years. Takht-e-Jamshid is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The entrance of the complex is formed by a two-ramp stairway composed of 110 rather wide and short steps. On top of the stairways is the main entrance or The Great Gate, marked by two statues of a bull with a human head and a pair of wings. There are two exits, one to the south and the other to the east. The south exit or gate connects to the Apadana Palace.
Takht-e-Jamshid is 125 thousand sq.m. in area, and is composed of the main sections:
Official reception halls and palaces
Smaller and more private palaces
Royal treasury
Private fort and special fortification
Various edifices or palaces that have been built are as follows:
The Small Palace or the Gate of All Nations
The Apadana Palace
The Palace of Darius,(one of the primary palaces constructed on the Takht-e-Jamshid rock, which was also called the “Tachar” Palace.)
Hall or palace of a Hundred Columns
The Semi-finished Gate or palace
Treasury of Takht-e-Jamshid
The Three Doorway or Consultation Palace or Hall
The stone well
Tombs of Ardeshir II and III
The Palace of Khashayar Shah (called Hadish)
Takht-e-Jamshid was set ablaze by Alexander the Greek (330 B.C.) after which only ruins have remained. From these ruins, the Apadana Palace, at the main entrance, with 36 columns and three balconies (12 columns in each) in the north, south and eastern sections of the palace have been remained. The northern and eastern terraces are connected to the gardens opposite. The height of the platform in the Apadana Palace is 16 m. and the height of its columns is 18 m.
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Sassanid Palace, Sarvestan, Shiraz
Located 9 km southwest of Sarvestan, it is a large monument made of stone and gypsum. This monument dates back to the Sassanid period and to the time of Bahram-Gour (420-438 A.D.). Mehrnevsi, his well-known minister ordered the construction of this palace. Since 1956, major renovations took place. This monument has been registered on the list of National Monuments of Iran.
Other Ancient Palaces and Edifices, Fars
The other palaces and edifices include the Kiaros Palace and the Baq Neshat edifice.
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Castles and Citadels
Charoo Castle, Lar
It is considered to be a well-known castle because of the Esmaili influence (the followers of Hassan Sabah). It is 15 km west of the Barm-Shoor Lake and located on top of the Chero Mountain. The antiquity of this castle goes back to 5th century.
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Dokhtar Castle, Firooz Abad
Dating back to the 3rd century, this historical site is found in a mountainous area overlooking the Firooz Abad plain. Many tourists come to visit this site. Tourists can reach the summit by existing mounting facilities.
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Eizad Khast Castle, Abadeh
The ruins of this ancient castle are at a distance of 141 km from Esfahan. In this castle small houses and narrow alleys dating back to the Sassanid period can still be distinguished. The square building which in the Sassanid era was supposed to be a fire temple and praying quarter was later on, in the 9th century A.H. changed into a mosque.
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Ejdeha Peykar Castle, Lar
This castle is built on a hill to the west of the Lar Township. The structure is composed of three sections: The stone wall, the upper tower and the middle tower. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period. Its been inhabited until the 20th century and was bombarded at the time of Reza Shah.
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Estakhr Castle, Marvdasht
The Estakhr Mountain is to the extremity of the southwest of the Marvdasht plains; on top of which the famous Estakhr Castle was constructed in the Azododoleh-ye-Deilami period. In this place a large pool (Estakhr) was made, but unfortunately at present, only a very tall ancient cypress tree dating back to a century can be seen among the ruins of the stony building of the castle.
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Kaka Castle, Mamasani
This castle is located 8 km. from the hilly village of Kalgeh and is surrounded by the Ena and Sejak Gorges from which the Fahliyan River crosses by. It is believed that this castle once belonged to the Esmailians and its antiquity dates back to 6th century A.H. This castle is situated in the Mamasani Township.
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Karim Khani Citadel, Shiraz
It used to be the main residential palace of Karim Khan-e-Zand and his dynasty in Shiraz. Surrounded by high brick walls, there are four towers, each at a corner of the complex. This place was used as a prison for thirty five years until 1971. Although damaged as a result of misuse, renovations are taking place. This monument is a good representative of the architectural style which was typical of the Zand period.
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Qabr Castle, Jahrom
This castle is located 50 km. from Jahrom city, at the top of a mount in an altitude of 400 m. To the west of this castle is a small spring. Beside the spring there is a narrow zigzag route, which terminates to the tower of the Qabr Castle.
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Qadamgah Castle, Lar
Located northwest of the ancient city of Lar, this castle is built on a platform surrounded by steep slopes. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period and was used for defense purposes. today only ruins (the northern wall and two smaller towers) remain as in the Safavid period, this place was destroyed.
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Sefid (White) Castle, Mamasani
This castle is located 15 km. north of Noor-Abad, it dates back to the Ilamite era. It is believed that in 5th century, it was one of the famous castles of Esmailians and in the year 654 A.H. it was destroyed by Holakoo Khan the king of the Mongols.
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Zahak Castle, Fasa
On top of a hill near Fasa, there exists a castle belonging to the Sassanid period. Ceramic objects have been found at this site.
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Other Castles and Forts, Fars
The other historical castles of the province include: Mohrak and Tabar (Khorsheh) Castles inJahrom, a building known as grave the of Nader Shah’s mother in Lar, Gahvareh-ye-Deev inShiraz, Dimeh Mil of Jahan Ahmad Shah in Noor Abad, Soleiman Prison Tower in Shiraz and Rooy Reneh (Rooineh).
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Historical Bridges and Caravansaries
Abbasi Bridge, Lar
This bridge was built on the east of the Shoor River during the Safavid period. It had seven columns, possibly most of which are still remain. This bridge has been basically repaired many times.
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Ali-ebne Hamzeh Bridge, Abadeh
This bridge is located between Shiraz – Esfahan. It was built on Khoshk River of Shiraz, in the Al-e-Boyeh era and has been repaired for many times. The final repair and construction works have been performed in the Karim Khan Zand period (1185 A.H.).
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Band-e-Amir Bridge, Marvdasht
In the south-east of the Marvdasht plains, and across the Korr River, a very fortified dam was made, the bridge of which is called Band-e-Amir. This bridge, being an important monument of the early centuries of Islam, related to the Azododoleh-ye-daylami period.
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Sassanid Caravansary, Firooz Abad
This caravansary is located at 3 km. south of the Sassanid Fire Temple in Firooz Abad. It probably dates back to the Sassanid era. It consists of a large court surrounded by many rooms. The rooms are made with the characteristic architecture of the Sassanid era. They are blocked on three sideds, and the other side opens to the court of the caravansary.
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Sassanid Road, Firooz Abad
The road between Firooz Abad and Darabgerd was discovered in 1960 by Professor Wandenbuerg. Here, some buildings are seen which belong to the Sassanid era, e.g., Kerateh and Zaq Fire Temples.
Other Historical Bridges, Caravansaries and Roads, Fars
Other historical bridges are the following: Khan Bridge (Marvdasht), Peerin Bridge (Peerin Valley) and Abguineh Bridge (Kazeroon).
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Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills

Bishapour Ruined City, KazeroonThis city was built by Shapour I and included palaces with a large fire-temple and inscriptions of the Pahlavi script. The main palace has a hall with many corridors and various verandas and gardens. The plan of the hall is 20 sided.
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Ancient City (Takht-e-Tavoos), ShirazLocated 7 km. from the remains of Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid), the ruins of the city of Estakhr known as Takht-e-Tavoos exists. It includes a stony gate, columns and walls dating back to the Achaemenian period. Many archaeological objects have been found at this site, which belong to the Sassanid, Parthian and Islamic eras.
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Firooz Abad Ancient City, Firooz AbadIt is located to the northwest of the present city of Firooz Abad. The remainders of the old fortification of the city, stony and brick-made buildings have covered the area. The remains of the ancient city of Firooz Abad constitute one of the most valuable historical sites of Iran.
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Hakvan Hill, KazeroonIt is one of the archaeological hills of the Fars Province, where many pieces of pre-historic ceramics and remains of a building dating back to the Achaemenian period have been found. This hill is on top of a white rocky foundation which is 24 m. long and 10 m. wide in size. In this vicinity a few long spears were discovered with royal emblems such as a crown on them.
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Hassan Qazi Ancient City, Safarbeg VillageThis city is located 3 km northeast of the Safar Beig Village. The main residential areas of the city along with towers and fortifications still remain. This city is probably the same Touj city that was conquered by Kalam-ebne Abalhesar, Commander of Omar-ebne Khatab which became the center of Muslim activities.
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Marvdasht Archaeological Hills, MarvdashtScientific discoveries and researches indicate that different civilizations have been living in this vast plain. Many imprinted ceramic vessels along with implements and tools have remained from those civilizations. These date back to 3500 B.C.
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Takht-e-Soleiman, MarvdashtOver the mountain to the north of the Passargadae plain, there is a beautiful area with large stony-white walls, in which many artifacts have been found. Thus, witnessing the reality that this place had been inhabited even before the Achaemenian period, and was most probably used as a praying site. The discovered objects belong to 4000 B.C.

Teimoorian Hill, Kooshk Village, ShirazThis hill is located 1 km. west of the Kooshak Village in Arsanjan. Since 2500 B.C. up to the Islamic period, dead bodies used to be buried in this hill. In some of these graves many interesting objects such as ceramic dishes (red or gray in color) with black patterns as well as jewelry (i.e. rings, necklaces, pins) and animal shaped ceramic statues have been found.
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Other Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills

Other ancient cities and archaeological hills includes: The ancient city of Cheshmeh-ye-Sardo in Noor Abad, Qasr-e-Bahram Archaeological Hills in Dehbid - Shiraz Road, Rigei and Siyah Archaeological Hills in Darab, Hassan Abad Castle and Kamin Archaeological Hills in Hassan Abad, Shafa Archaeological Hills 17 km. from Persepolis and Jari archaeological hills at 16 km south of Persepolis.
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Inscriptions and EngravingsIlamite Period Embossed Inscriptions, Seteloo Village, Lar

In the Saravan Mountains and on top of a hill by the river, there exist a few carvings that belong to the Ilamite (Ilami) period. The same shows two symbolic figures: A man and a woman, each with a pair of horns on their head. A man is sitting on a throne, on which a snake has coiled. He is holding the head of snake. This man is offering the water of life to another man who is sitting next to him.

Three people are standing to their right side, and two to their left, with long robes. A group of 27 people, with short robes are standing in front of them observing them obediently.
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Korangoon Inscriptions, Noor Abad, MamasaniTo the north-west of Fahliyan, and to the south of the Seteloon Village, located 20 km. north-west from Noor Abad, on the top of Korangoon Mountain, there are engraved monuments known as “Sagmetro” or “Naqareh Khaneh” (the place where drums are beaten at stated intervals in a shrine). The antiquity of these monuments dates back to the 3rd century B.C.
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Naqsh-e-Rajab Engraving, North Persepolis, MarvdashtTo the north of Persepolis, there are carvings of Ardeshir Babakan and Shapour I. This carving consists of three embossed pictures of Ardeshir Babakan, Shapour I, as well as the emblem of his dynasty besides other great personalities of the Ardeshir era.
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Naqsh-e-Rostam Engraving, Haji Abad, Marvdasht

In the same direction as the historical site of Naghsh-e-Rajab and at the termination of the Haji-Abad Mountain, there are many historical ruins belonging to the Achaemanian, Ilamite and Sassanid periods. These sites include: The stone carvings on the lower slopes (Sassanid), tombs of the Achaemanian Kings on the top of the hill and the square-shaped monument (Zoroastrian inscription) on the right side. This complex no doubt is a major tourist attraction site especially for those interested in archaeology and history
Details of the carvings are as follows:
The impression shows Nerssi (296-304 A.D.), the elder son of Shapour I as being designated the King by Anahita (Nahid).
This carving is located at the lower portion of the tomb of Darius the Great and consists of two similar seats. The upper image shows Bahram II (277-293 A.D.) fighting the enemy.
Representing the conquest of Shapour I (242-271 A.D.) against Valerian the Roman Emperor. In this carving Shapour I is sitting on a horse and Valerian kneeling by the horse. Ceriyadis (the challenger of Valerian) is standing in front of the horse, and the king of Iran with streched hands, offers him a ring, to rule east roma country.
This carving shows the conquest of Hormozd II, the Sassanid Monarch.
A picture of Bahram II defeating the enemy.
This famous carving is of great importance. It shows a person who is standing. To his left, a head and face can be seen.
A representation of Ardeshir Babakan (226-242 A.D.), this carving shows him being designated as the King by Ahura Mazda.
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Naqsh-e-Shapour Engraving, Kazeroon

It has remained as a part of a thriving city. The ruins of Shapour exist in the Chogan Valley, a few kilometers away from Kazeroon. In the Chogan Valley, on the precipice of the mountain and on both sides of a river, many carvings can be distinguished:
Two men on their horses standing face to face and a third person bending on his knees stretching his hands as though begging for forgiveness.
It seems to be an impression of Shapour on a horse, with curly hair and a crown of a monarch. Above Shapour’s head there is an angel with a horn. On two sides of the carvings, are two arches, in each of which three people are carved. It seems that Shapour is apparently receiving people with gifts for him.
This shows Shapour with two armed soldiers on their horses. One of them is giving a ring to the other.
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Other Inscriptions and Engravings, Fars

The other carvings and inscriptions of the province includes: Naqsh-e-Bahram in Noor Abad, Naqsh-e-Shapour in Darab, Tangab Embossments, Tang-e-Boraq Pahlavi inscription inPassargadae and Takht-e-Gohar or Takht-e-Rostam in north Persepolis.
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Fire Temples

Achaemenid Fire Temples, Haji Abad, Kazeroon

At the vicinity of Naqsh-e-Rostam, on two sides of the Haji Abad Mountain, two small stony towers exist which belong to the Achaemenian period. On top of these towers some holes are seen which were supposed to be the fire places. On much higher spots of the mountain, at different altitudes even more fire holes have been observed. In the bottom of the rocky mountain, there were cavities dating back to the Sassanid era mainly used for placing bones of the dead.
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Faraz Mara Avar Khozaya Fire Temple, Kazeroon

This fire temple is situated in the old Kazeroon – Firooz Abad Road, and was constructed by Mehr Nersi in the Sassanid era.
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Firooz Abad Fire Temple, Firooz Abad
It was made of well-carved stones on a large foundation, upon which the fire temple was situated. On the top of this structure a dome was placed overlooking the city. At present only the tower has been remained.
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Jareh Great Fire Temple, Kazeroon
This place was the location of one of the five fire temples which were constructed by Mehr Nersi in areas between Kazeroon and Farash Band. The length of each side of this fire temple is more than 14 m. long. The great Jareh Fire Temple belongs to the Sassanid era.
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Kazeroon Fire Temple, Kazeroon
This fire temple is situated at 10 km. south-east of Kazeroon. At present, from these monuments, except for three stands and two semi-ruined domes, nothing is left. This structure was constructed by Mehr Nersi.
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Pasargadae Fire Temple, Marvdasht
At the distance of 1500 m. away from the Exclusive Palace of Koorosh, on the eastern plains of Morqab, two bits of white rocks, opposite a short hill at a distance of 9 m. from each other, are located. They are called Pasargadaes Qorbangah (Altar) or fire temple.
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Sassanid Grand Fire Temple, Firooz Abad
At the distance of 30 km. south of Firooz Abad, there are the ruins of a monument which probably used to be the greatest aggregate of fire-temples of the Sassanid era. The exterior wall is 85 m. long and 40 m. wide. Inside the fortification, where the fire-temples and residences of Zoroastrian priests, along with under ground pathways that can still be observed.
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Other Fire Temples, Fars
Other fire temples of the province includes: The Azarakhsh and Azarjoo Fire Temples in Darab, Kenar Siyah Fire Temples in Firooz Abad, Qadamgah Fire Temples in Jahrom, Ab-Bakhshan fire holes in the Naqsh-e-Rostam Mountain, Kariyan Fire Temple, Samikan Fire Temple inShiraz and Farash Band Fire Temple in Firooz Abad.
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Tombs
Goor-e-Dokhtar Tomb, Kazeroon
Dating back to the Achaemenian period, the Goor Dokhtar Tomb is located in the Jereh Village. This historical monument is composed of a rectangular room with a gable roof standing on a platform with three steps. The presence of segregated sections at the top and bottom of the Goor Dokhtar construction, was for placing dead bodies, indicates a dual burial system.
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Hafiz Tomb, Shiraz
Hafiz is one of the most famous Gnostics and poets of Iran, who was born in Shiraz in 726 A.H. and passed away 65 years later. The tomb of Hafiz also known as Hafizieh is located north of Shiraz and comprises of two gardens. Many people still come to pay homage to this master of poetry. The mausoleum itself is located in a lovely garden, and has an atmosphere of peace and calm that is quite unique.
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Jamasb Grave, Koradeh Village, Jahrom
Located close to the Karadeh Village, at the distance of less than 2 km., on the top of a comparatively low mountain, a cubical stony platform exists. Each side of this cube is 5.5 m. wide and 6 m. high. This stony platform is known as Jamasb Tomb.
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Khajoo-e-Kermani Tomb, Shiraz
The tomb of Kamal-edin Abu Ata known as Khajoo (689-756 A.H.) is located in the Allah Akbar Gorge close to the Qoran Gate of Shiraz. It is the tomb of a famous Iranian poet and Gnostic. This memorial was completely renovated in recent years.
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Koorosh Kabir (Great Cyrus) Shrine, Shiraz-Esfahan Rd.
On the Shiraz – Esfahan Road and in the Morqab plains, this rectangular monument is built on a six-storey platform. On the top floor, which is 3 m. high, there are two tombs, one belonging to Koorosh, and the other to his wife Kassandan mother of Kamboujieh. These two graves are interconnected by a meter long and 35 cm. wide corridor.
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Sa’di Tomb, Shiraz
Sa’di, a keen traveler and famous Gnostic, was a known poet of the 7th century A.H. he was born in Shiraz and passed away between the years 695-691 A.H. In 1942, the present building was constructed by the Association for National Arts and the tomb of Sa’di was placed in an octagonal mausoleum with high dome and interesting tile works.
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Shah Shoja’ Mozafari Tomb, Shiraz
In Takht-e-Zarabi and to the west of Tekiyeh-ye-Haft Tanan, the tomb of the most reputed monarch of the Mozafar Dynasty, i.e., Abolfovares Shah Shoja’ son of Amir Mobarezedin exists. In 1971 a memorial was constructed on his grave which is of special value from architectural and historical point of view.
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Sheikh Kabir (Ebne Hanif) Tomb, Shiraz
Abu Abdollah Sheikh Mohammad Ben Hanif, known as Sheikh Kabir was one of the greatest gnostics and Sheikhs of Shiraz. At present the tomb stone of the Sheikh is located behind theVakil Bazaar, in a room furnished by tiles. In the Atabakan period, Atabak Zangi Ben Modood, repaired this tomb and later on it was renewed again.
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Sheikh Roozbehan Tomb, Shiraz
This building which is a tomb of one of the known Iranian Gnostics is located in the eastShiraz. At present only a small part of this tomb has remained and the tombs of the Sheikh along with those of his sons and grand children are located within the area. In 1967 a new structure was constructed on these graves.
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Sibveyh Tomb, Shiraz
Abu Bashar Amrobne Osman known as Sibveyh was one of the most famous scientist of the time. He is the author of the book “Alketab”. His tomb is located in Sang-e-Siyah to the north ofKazeroon Gate of Shiraz. Recently an interesting structure has been constructed on his tomb.
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Other Tombs, Fars
Other historical tombs of province include: Shah Da’ie Ala Allah mausoleum, Sheikh Mohammad Lahiji mausoleum, Seyed Mir Mohammad mausoleum, Sheikh Aqta’ mausoleum, Seyed Tajedin Qarib mausoleum in Shiraz, Imamzadeh Bareiz in Lar, Sheikh Moniredin shrine in Mamasani.
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Old Schools
Aqa Baba Khan School, Shiraz
Dating back to the Qajar period, it is near the Vakil Bazaar and Jame Mosque. The same belongs to the Karim Khan Zand period. The construction of building was begun by haji Mohammad Hossein Khan and finally in 1862, the construction was completed by Aqa Baba Khan Hossein.
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Khan School, Shiraz
This historical monument is situated in Shiraz city. This building was constructed by Allah Verdi Khan and his son in the Shah Abbas period. This place, which used to be a theological school, has been restored several times.
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Old Bazaars
Moshir Arcade, Shiraz
Golshan or Moshir Caravansary is located near Vakil Bazaar, which is relic of Mirza Abol Hassan Moshir-ol-Molk. This arcade was repaired in 1970. Its rooms have been used as an exhibition hall for the demonstration of local handicrafts of Fars, thus called “Sarayeh Honar” (Art House).
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Qeisariyeh Bazaar, Lar
This bazaar which is located in the old city of Lar, was built during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid. It has been registered on the list of National Cultural Heritage sites of Iran. The building was once repaired in 1310 A.H. by Fathali Khan Garashi and has been restored recently by National Cultural Heritage Organization.
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Vakil Bazaar, Shiraz
This bazaar is located in Darb-e-Shahzadeh (Gate of Prince), near the Vakil Mosque. It has five entrances with two rows of shops (Hojreh), situated north-south and east-west direction and perpendicular to each other. It displays a beautiful architecture with wide corridors and high ceilings along with openings which allow air circulation and penetration of light.
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Other Old Bazaars, Fars
Bazaar-e-Nov of Shiraz is also considered as one of the oldest bazaars of Fars Province, which was constructed in the late Qajar era.
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Old Public Baths and Water Reservoirs
Afif Abad Bath, Shiraz
It is situated to the north of the Afif Abad Garden, museum or edifice. The interior walls have been ornamented with characteristic plaster works and painting of men and women of the Qajar period.
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Baq-e-Neshat Bath, Shiraz
This bath located to the north of Baq-e-Neshat Garden, is composed of two rooms each with a small dome. One of the domes is erected on pillars with intricate spirals which open out to the garden. The paintings on the walls are quite refined and delicate.
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Seyed Ja’fari Water Reservoir, Lar
This reservoir which has an interesting dome is one of the oldest water reservoirs in Lar. The diameter of the dome is 14 m. with a height of 10 m. The water level reaches 20 m. and it is distributed through a system of channels, which was built in the Safavid period.
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Vakil Bath, Shiraz
It is located near the Vakil Mosque. Due to change in the conditions of public baths, it has lost its original shape. The Vakil Bath is a monument of the Zand period.
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Historical Caves
Sheikh Ali Cave, Haji Abad, Kazeroon
At the distance of 5 km. east of Naqsh-e-Rostam and along the ruins of Estakhr, there is a cave in which inscriptions in Pahlavi script are written. These are in commemoration of nine monuments built by the order of Shapour I and contemplate his ability in handling arms. There is very narrow path by the cave that leads to the tomb of Sheikh Ali, a Gnostic.
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Tang-e-Chowgan Cave, Kazeroon
In the Chowgan Valley there is a rather large cave in which a huge statue of Shapour I has been carved. The length of cave entrance is about 16 m., with a height of less than 8 m. The height of statue is 7 m. high and its shoulders are 2 m. wide, and its hands are 3 m. long. It is said that in addition to this giant statue of Shapour I, the tomb of this great man is also situated in this cave most probably.
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Other Historical Monuments
Darvazeh Qoran (Qoran Gate), Shiraz
At the entrance of the Shiraz city and in the Allaho Akbar Gorge, about 1000 years ago a gate was built on top of which Karim Khan Zand consequently built a small room containing a Qoran. In 1938 due to road developments the old monument was destroyed. About ten years later the gate was restored and ever since it is known as the Qoran Gate.
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Other Historical Monuments, Fars
Other historical monuments of the province include: The Emarat Building in Rostam Village inMamasani, Divan Khaneh edifice in Shiraz and Dahan Shir in Lar.
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Religious Monuments
Old Mosques
Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
Old Churches
Old Mosques
Atiq Jame’ Mosque, Shiraz
This mosque was built in celebration of the conquest of Shiraz by Saffarid Amroleiss in the year 276 A.H. and was completed in 281 A.H. It has been restored many times. The height of the building and its various nocturnal areas (Shabestans) with beautiful tile work on the ceilings, gives a unique charm to this place.
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Nasirol Molk Mosque, Shiraz
This mosque is situated at the end of the Lotfali Khan-e-Zand Street. Nasirol Molk, who was one of the elites of Shiraz, is the founder of this mosque. This mosque is unique for its tile work and architecture. The construction work of mosque began in 1293 A.H. and was finally terminated in 1305 A.H., by Mohammad Hassan Me’mar and Mohammad Reza Kashi Paz Shirazi.
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Noe (Shohada) Mosque, Shiraz
In the old times it was called the Atabak Mosque. Its construction work began in 598 A.H. by Atabak Sa’d-ebne-Zangi and was completed in 615 A.H. This very large mosque has a ceiling that is 40 m. high and 25 m. wide supported by 12 lower sections. Its building has been recently restored.
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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
It is one of the most valuable monuments dating back to Zandieh period. Its construction was completed in 1773 A.D. The said premise with an area of 3600 Sq.m. has been furnished with large stones. Its nocturnal area or Shabestan (night prayer hall) with an area of 2700 sq.m. contains 48 similar tall pillars of stone with a beautiful ceiling and a marble altar that is considered to be one of the master pieces of the Zandieh era.
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Other Old Mosques, Fars
Other old mosques of the province include: The Nayreez Jame’ Mosque, Darab Jame’ and the Sangi Mosque.
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Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
Abesh Khatoon Mausoleum, Shiraz
In Shiraz, near the Qasab Khaneh Gate there is a semi-ruined structure known as “Abesh Khatoon”. Abesh Khatoon was the queen of the last king of the Atabakan of Fars, i.e., Menko Teimoorqa Aan, the 11th son of Holakoo Khan Mongol. The inscriptions of this building belong to the Safavid era. This place is registered as a National Heritage Site.
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Bibi Dokhtaran Mausoleum, Shiraz
This square building is situated in Sebaq, Shiraz. The dome is placed at the center of structure. It is said that Om-e-Abdollah is buried there. This placed is registered as a National Heritage Site.
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Chehel Tanan Mausoleum, Shiraz
At the south of Haft Tanan Blvd. and to the east of Jahan Nama Garden, the Chehel Tanan Mourning Place exists, related to the Karim Khan Zand period. In this place 40 tomb stones can be observed. These belong to 40 Gnostics.
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Haft Tanan Mourning Place, Shiraz
Karim Khan Zand built a beautiful edifice in a garden at the foot of the Chehel Maqam Mountain. There are seven tombs in this place that is for which the present name stands for, meaning Seven Bodies.
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Imamzadeh Shah Hamzeh, Kazeroon
This tomb is located in Kazeroon Bazaar. It is said that the tomb is of Hamzebne Mosabne Jafar. This Imamzadeh is one of the most respected pilgrimage sites for the inhabitants of Kazeroon.
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Imamzadeh Shah Mir Ali Hamzeh, Shiraz
This Imamzadeh is located near the Qoran Gate of Shiraz. It is known that the original structure is of the Azododoleh-ye-daylami period and was repaired and reconstructed in Teimoorian, Safavid, Zandieh and Qajar eras.
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Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Ala-edin, Mamasani
This Tomb is located 2k m. from Noor Abad, in the Kazeroon – Khuzestan Road. It is a part of a complex, and comprises of two Imamzadehs. The Imamzadeh opposite to it because of having an iron door is known as “Darb-e-Ahanin”. Imamzadeh Ala Edin with a high dome was constructed in 1025 A.H, at the time of Shah Abbas the Great.
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Seyed Ala-edin Hossein Shrine, Shiraz
This pilgrimage site which is located in the south-east of Shiraz is the shrine of Shah Cheraq‘s brother. The main construction, with tile work adornments belong to the Safavid era.
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Shah Cheraq Mausoleum, Shiraz
A place of pilgrimage but also worth visiting for its unbelievable mirror work, it contains the tomb of the brother of Imam Reza (P.B.U.H.) who died in the 8th century. The first construction of it is attributed to Atabak Sa’ad Ebn-e-Zangi. In the 8th century A.H. it was repaired and developed by the mother of Ishaq Injoo. In the early 10th century A.H., it was again repaired. But late in the century, an earthquake ruined it so it underwent renovation once more. In the year 1243 A.H., during the reign of Fathali Shah Qajar, some sections were added to it. In the year 1958 its dome was reconstructed. This shrine is one of the most famed places of pilgrimage for the followers of the Shiite sect in Iran and in the world.
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Other Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Fars
Other mausoleums and Imamzadehs of province include: Shah Da’ie Ala Allah Mausoleum, Sheikh Mohammad Lahiji Mausoleum, Seyed Mir Mohammad Mausoleum, Sheikh Aqta’ Mausoleum, Seyed Tajedin Qarib Mausoleum in Shiraz, Imamzadeh Bareiz inLar.
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Old Churches
Christian Church, Shiraz
This church is situated in the Armenian sector of Sarjooy. The main hall and paintings with plaster work and ornaments date back to the Safavid period.
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Museums
Tribal Areas and Special Villages
Handicrafts, Music, and Foods
Museums
Afif Abad Military Museum, Shiraz
The Golshan garden, also known as Afif Abad Garden has a beautiful building that was converted to a museum in 1988. This museum has a collection of military artifacts in the ground floor and on first floor there are beautiful reception halls and rooms decorated with paintings, which are worth seeing.
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Narenjestan Museum, Shiraz
Built in 1881, this magnificent building located in a beautiful citrus garden which dates back to the Qajar period. It was restored in 1967. This museum contains some of the objects which date back to 3000 years ago. Furthermore, its photographic and slide archives on ancient monuments of Iran is considered to be one of the best in the country.
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Natural History and Technology Museum, Shiraz
This museum is a new double storied building which consists of two sections. The natural history section was inaugurated in 1974 and the technology section was inaugurated in 1986. by the Shiraz University.
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Pars Museum, Shiraz
The Kolah Farangi pavilion located in the midst of the Nazar Garden in Shiraz, was converted to a museum in 1852 and was restored in 1901. In this museum eleven paintings by Aqa Sadeq, a well known artist of that time, is on display. The building is composed of a central hall with a dome and four alcoves. In the eastern side, Karim Khan Zand was originally buried. Valuable objects can also be seen in this museum.
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Persepolis Museum, Marvdasht
It is situated in the Khashayar Shahs Harem. It was inaugurated in 1938 under the name of Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis). In this museum objects from the pre-historic, Achaemenian and Islamic periods are all collected in three different sections and are on exhibit.
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Shah Cheraq Museum, Shiraz
Inaugurated in 1966 in the main court of Shah Cheragh, this museum has many valuable Qorans and calligraphy as well as ancient objects.
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Shohada Museum, Shiraz
The museum building consists of two stories. In ground floor, there is a permanent exhibition museum which consists of paintings and calligraphy of contemporary artists and poets and shohadas (martyrs). In the first floor there is a temporary exhibition museum which consists of paintings and calligraphy of art students.
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Tribal Areas and Special Villages
Tribal Area,Fars
The Fars Province is a home to many tribes that comprise of about 10 thousand families in total. These tribes are the Qashqaie, Khamseh, Boyer-Ahmadi and Mamasani. The life styles of these tribes have always attracted tourists to Iran. The summer residing quarters (cooler regions) where Qashqaie tribes move to frequently in summer is in the extreme northern sections of the Kamfirooz region, extending from Tavileh Band and Garmeh to Brujen.
The Khamseh tribes make use of the lands to the east of this area, from Marvdasht toBovanat. On the other hand, in winter, the Qashqaies migrate to the southern parts of the province, as their winter residing quarter, such as, Firooz Abad, Maymand, Bushgan, etc. At the same time, the Khamsehs occupy vast areas in the east and southeast of the province including FasaJahromDarab and Lar.
The Mohammad Abad Village (in Eqleed), Dozdkar Village(in Sepeedan), Bardaneh Village(in Darab) and other villages such as Khosrow-va-Shirin, Qotb Abad and Qalat subdivision have charming rural settings surrounded by interesting plants and watersheds or springs.
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Handicrafts, Music, and Foods
Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Fars
Gelim, coarse carpet, rug, carpet and hand made woven products with colorful designs well representing the tribal aspects of the Fars Province. The most famous handicraft of the Shiraz is Khatam (inlaid work). Other handicrafts are felt carpet, local shoes, leather and wooden products, local pastries, and other handicrafts.
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Local and Regional Foods, Fars
In different cities, villages and tribal areas of the province, special kinds of food are prepared. These are known as various Aash (vegetable Shorba) such as Shalqam,Anar, Meat Aash, Yogurt, Kashk, Yasorak, Reshteh, Macaroni, Spinach, Qooreh, Kardeh, Dooq and Kaleh Pacheh Aashes; different Abgoosht(meat Shorbas) such as cabbage, Macaroni, Adasi and simple Abgoosht. Other dishes consists of Polow Babooneh, Havij Polow, Koofteh Helew, Dampokht, Meigoo Polow, Kalam Polow Shirazi, various Khoreshts or curries, Boranies and so many varieties which would be quite interesting and fun for new comers to taste.
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Local Music and Dances, Fars
Music and dances of the Fars province whether it is rural/tribal or traditional music are composed of pleasant sounds and happy songs. The Stick dance and Helli are some of tribal dances in the province.
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Lakes and Wetlands
Altitudes and Gorges
Protected Zones
Gardens and Recreation Places
Rivers
Springs
Waterfalls
Lakes and Wetlands
Arjan Lake and Wetland, Shiraz
Covering about 2000 hectares in area, it is located 60 km south of Shiraz at the vicinity toShiraz – Bushehr Road. The recreational Arjan Lake due to its proximity to historical sites such as the Bishapour and Shapour Cave and its accessibility through communication roads between Khuzestan and Bushehr provinces with Shiraz, it is one of the major site attraction for domestic and international tourists. Because of its unique ecological characteristics, UNESCO has registered it as a Biosphere Reserve.
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Kaftar Lake (Shadkam Lake), Eqleed
With an area of about 48 sq. km., it is located at southeast of Eqleed. This lake is considered as a valuable habitat for migratory birds with a beautiful and memorable landscape.
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Maharloo Lake, Shiraz
This lake with an area of 600 sq.km. is located 27 km. southeast of Shiraz. The lake water is used for extraction of normal salt. It is considered a suitable and valuable habitat for migratory birds and wild animals.
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Parishan (Famoor) Lake, Kazeroon
This lake is formed 3 km. away from Ayaz Abad Village and at a distance of 12 km to the southeast of Kazeroon. It is protected by Department of The Environment. The maximum observed water area is 18 sq.km., with an average water depth of 1.6 m. The lake is used for fish cultivation. Because of its ecological value, this lake has been registered as a wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Convention). Especially in spring and autumn the landscape is magnificent with interesting vegetation and wildlife. Many migratory birds use this wetland as their wintering habitat.
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Tashak and Bakhtegan Lake, Nayreez
These lakes are situated northwest of Nayreez. The mountainous areas among them, along with various islands especially in Tasht Lake (Pelicans and Nargess islands), have created a precious natural aggregate. This region is a home and suitable habitat to many resident and migratory birds (e.g. bustard, owls, etc.). This wetland is a potential eco-tourism destination in Fars province.
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Altitudes and Gorges
The mountains of the Province of Fars mostly with a southeast-northwest slope are part of the Zagross Mountain Chain. The highest summit in Fars is 3,943 m. (Sefid Kooh) and it is situated in the northeast of the province. Some other summits, which could be more or less attractive for professional hikers, are the following: Kooh-e-Gar (3,109 m.), Kooh-e-Toudaj (3,150 m.), and Kharman Kooh (3,183 m.).
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Allah Akbar Gorge, Shiraz
Basically this gorge should be called the gateway of the Shiraz plain, because it gives a marvelous bird’s eye view of the plains and Shiraz city from this point. It is said that any new comer to Shiraz tends to admire the landscape of the city, seen from this view point, unconsciously expresses his wonder by saying Allah-o-Akbar which means “God is the Greatest”.
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Boraq Gorge, Boraq Village, Sepeedan
It is located to the north of the Boraq Village in the Kamfirooz region, approximately opposite the Margoon Waterfall. This is a quiet, beautiful, deep valley with rocky mountains and a blind end. The upstream waters crossing a plain join together to form a beautiful waterfall. On the left rim of rocky gorge, an interesting cave has been created, from the ceiling of which, water drops like rainfall.
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Bostanak (Lost Heaven) Gorge, Sepeedan
The magnificent Bostanak Gorge is located at an altitude of 1,740 m. above sea level near the North West vicinity of the Kamfirooz plains. This gorge is situated at the watersheds of the Doroodzan. Its proximity to the Doroodzan Dam Lake along with the cold and beautiful regions of the “Ganbil Gorge”, “Margoon Waterfall“, “Boraq Gorge, “Shesh Peer Spring” and “Ranj” and “Baram Firooz” Peaks, is considered to be a recreational region for citizens as well as a major tourist of attraction site.
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Bovan Gorge, Shiraz
This gorge is situated at 8 km east of the Shiraz – Ahwaz Road and along the Noor Abad-Doshman Ziari Road. During the year beautiful waterfalls flow from the rocky mountains surrounding the valley. With an average temperature of about 20 C, it constitutes as one of the major tourist attractions of the province.
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Gar Mountain, Marvdasht
This mountain is located to the north of the Marvdasht Township with an altitude of 3,109 meters. Its general direction is right in the general direction of the Zagross Mountains, and extends from the northwest to the southeast.
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Layzangan Gorge, Darab
To the east of Darab, there is a forest covered by gardens of roses, which is known as Layzangan. This valley containing sufficient water, verdant gardens along with beautiful natural landscapes is considered to be one of the places worth seeing besides being a recreational region of the Darab Township.
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Khani Gorge, Shiraz
Located 29 kilometers from Shiraz at the vicinity of Darengoon Village and near the Qara Aqaj River, this gorge (valley) annually attracts many people specially those interested in mountaineering.
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Kharman Kooh Mountain, Fasa
Located in the north of Fasa, this summit is the highest point of the region with a height of 3,183 meters.
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Palangan Gorge, Nayreez
At a distance of 21 km far from Nayreez is a verdant area called the Palangan Gorge, which is considered to be one of the most important recreational sites of the region. This gorge is covered by various fig, pomegranate, willow and cypress trees along with several springs.
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Sefid Kooh Mountain, Eqleed
This mountain, right in the general direction of Zagross Mountains, extends from northwest to southeast and has an altitude of 3,943 meters. It is the highest summit ofEqleed.
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Todaj Mountain, Darab
This snow-clad mountain begins from the Karam Gorge and extends both northwest and southeast. The altitude of its highest summit is 3,150 meters, located to the northeast ofDarab.
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Other Altitudes and Gorges, Fars
Other gorges and summits of the province are: Herayerz Gorge close to a village with the same name, Eaje Gorge close to Eaje Villege, Laay Tarik and Estahban Gorges inEstahban, Zitashtak Gorge in Nayreez; Jazin (Gazin) Gorge in Tashtak Village, Kherqeh Valley in Firooz Abad, and Koohgar Summit in Marvdasht.
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Protected Zones
Bamoo National Garden, Shiraz
With an area of 48,075 ha, it is located to the north of Shiraz. The climate is dry and warm (Mediterranean). This national park has many species of flora and fauna that are internationally known.
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BasIran Hunting Prohibited Zone, Abadeh
Situated 4 km. south of Abadeh, it has many unique species of plants and animals.
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Lar Protected Zone, Larestan
Situated at the common limits between the Fars and Hormozgan provinces, it has an area of 151,284 ha. Particularly attractive to researchers and tourists, it has its own characteristic wildlife, which are adaptive to hot-dry regions.
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Toot-e-Siyah Hunting Prohibited Zone, Bovanat Region
Located at the end of Bovanat, it is about 20 thousand km. and has a variety of flora and fauna.
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Gardens and Recreation Places
Ab Band Recreation Site, Darab
Located in the Ab Band region, on the bank of the river and in the foot hills of the DarabMount, this promenade annually attracts many people due to its natural beauty and eye-catching landscapes.
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Atashkadeh Recreation Site, Fasa
It is located on the outskirts of the Kharman Kooh. There is a spring and a beautiful pond that is used for aquaculture purposes.
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Baram Delak Recreation Site, Shiraz
This promenade is located14 km north of Shiraz. The Baram Delak Wetland is four km away from the Abunasr Palace. Its antiquity dates back to the Sassanid period. A mountain overlooks the wetland and the stone carvings that can be found on this mountain date back to the Sassanid period.
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Chehel Tan Garden, Shiraz
Located in Shiraz, it was originally used as a graveyard. This garden was developed in the Zand period.
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Chelehgah Recreation Site, Sepeedan
Located 10 kilometers from Sepeedan in the Chelehgah Village, this recreational area annually attracts many people for winter sports and mountaineering.
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Delgosha Garden, Shiraz
Situated near the Sa’di Tomb in Shiraz, this garden dates back to the pre-Islamic period and the time of the Sassanids. With an area of 7.5 ha, it is a major attraction of Shiraz.
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Dimeh Mil Recreation Site, Mamasani
This promenade is located 7 kilometers from the Noor Abad Tower (Fire-Temple) with wonderful orchards, gardens and several springs. The area is full of various flowers with an eye-catching landscape.
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Eram Garden, Shiraz
With its beautiful flowers and decorative plants as well as its amazing edifice, it is now also known as the Botanical Garden of Shiraz University, and is in the heart of the city ofShiraz.
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Golshan Garden (Afif Abad Garden), Shiraz
Located in Shiraz, it has an area of 127 thousand Sq.m. The two-storey building has been constructed at the request of Mohammed Khan Qavamol-Molk about two hundred years ago. The baths, ceramic work and tea house are well worth seeing. At present this building belongs to the Defense Ministry and a museum of arms has been established in this structure.
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Haft Baram Recreation Site, Shiraz
Located 55 km west of Shiraz, more specifically 12 km away from Shiraz – Kazeroon Road, this promenade has beautiful landscapes. In winter it is cold and dry and in summer mild and pleasant.
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Jahan Nama Garden, Shiraz
This garden dates back to the Zand period and is located near the main entrance to the city of Shiraz (Darvazeh Qoran). Within the garden there is an old building worth visiting.
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Mian Kotal Recreation Site, Shiraz
At a distance of 18 km from Arjan, situated on the old Shiraz – Kazeroon Road, the northern slopes of this promenade overlooks the habitat of the rare, unique and the globally known Follow Deer. Oak forests used to dominate this region in the past. In the southern sections a beautiful landscape of the Baram Forest can be seen. Higher altitudes surrounding the beautiful Mian Kotal Valley particularly attract those interested in winter sports. In general the valley has a mild climate and in different seasons it is taken advantage of by nature lovers.
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Park-e-Jangali Recreation Site, Estahban
This park is located on the outskirts of Todaj Mount, to the south of Estahban. There is a spring that ultimately creates a wonderful waterfall.
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Takht Garden, Shiraz
It is located in north Shiraz in the lower slopes of Baba-Koohi Mountain. At the time of Aqa Mohammad Khan Qajar, a new building was built and was consequently called the Qajars Takht (Throne). At present this garden belongs to the army.
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Tang-e-Tizab Recreation Site, Sepeedan
Located 20 kilometers northwest of Sepeedan in the vicinity of the Beshar River with diverse species of endemic fishes, this promenade has suitable forests with pleasant weather in summer.
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Other Gardens and Recreation Places, Fars
There are many other promenades, which are mostly used by local people and especially in summer, people tend to use these cooler places on holiday and weekends as a resort. Each vicinity has its own charm and beauty, with possibilities of fishing and other sports.
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Rivers
Aqaj River, Shiraz
This river originates from the Tabesk Mount in the Doshman Ziari Village. After passing through a valley in northwest of Shiraz, it leaves the Mamasani region at the vicinity of Chehel Cheshmeh. The Aqaj River after crossing many farms enters the Persian Gulf via the Roodmand in the Bushehr Province.
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Fahliyan River, Mamasani
This river is formed by the adjoining of the “Shesh Peer” and “Rood Peer” Rivers and after passing the Qaleh Sefid Mount, enters the Fahlian Plain. This river irrigates a vast area of the region crosses a deep valley called the “Tang-e-Abjan” and in a region named Bardangan, joins the Katikoor River. It finally flows to south and creates the natural border between Mamasani and Gachsaran.The course of this river is one of the most attractive landscapes of the region and its banks are used as recreational areas.
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Korr River, Eqleed
The Korr River originates from the mountains of Seyed Mohammad and Palangeri in theEqleed Township. After receiving several water springs, under the name of the Dezdkor River it finally enters Marvdasht via the Tang-e-Boraq region. Another branch of the Korr River called the Margan River, after receiving a salty branch from Kharestan called Gavgodar, joins the Dezdkor River and passing through the Doroudzan Dam finally enters the Ramjerd plains.
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Margan River, Sepeedan
Originating from the Ranj Mountains in Sepeedan, this river is one of the branches of theKorr River. After joining with few branches near the city of Sepeedan, it forms the Korr River again. The waterfall of this river is one of the most famous ones in Iran and the world.
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Shadkam River, Eqleed
The river which was known as Saryatan River in the past, originates from a spring with the same name which is placed in Mount Almalicheh. After irrigating the Namadan plains, it joins the Kaftar River. The Shadkam River flows in the vicinity to the Eqleed Township and its river banks, and is considered as a valuable tourist attraction site.
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Shoor River, Lar
This river is formed by the joining of some streams, which originate from the mountains of Siah, Malektir and Jam. The Shoor River leaves the Lar Township after absorbing the water of Lar and Ali Abad plains and receiving a few other springs.
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Other Rivers, Fars
Other rivers of the province are: Tangshiv, Roodsheer and Pirab Rivers in Mamasani, Shesh Peer and Choubkhaleh Rivers in Sepeedan, Qara Aqaj River in Marvdasht, Bashar River in Ardakan, Sivand and Shoor Rivers in Jahrom and Mehran Shoor River.
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Springs
Balangan (Haji Abad) Mineral Water Spring, Eqleed
This spring with a very beautiful and attractive landscape is located in the Eqleed region. The abundance of many springs in this region provides suitable conditions for aquaculture activities specially the breeding of trout as well as being used as a recreational area.
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Firooz Abad Thermal Spring, Firooz Abad
This spring is located at 8 km distance in the Qeer-Khanj Road, in the Firooz Abad Township. It has sulphur-rich water with therapeutic value used for treatment of skin and rheumatoid diseases.
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Joonjan (Jonoon) Mineral Water Spring, Darab
At 20 km west of Darab city, there is a beautiful spring called Joonjan. This place is one of the recreational sites for the local inhabitants.
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Khargan Mineral Water Spring, Shiraz
This spring is located in a village with the same name 60 kilometers from Shiraz. This area has always received many visitors and tourists in different seasons.
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Palangan Mineral Water Spring, Nayreez
This spring is located in the National Garden of Nayreez, in a very deep and verdant valley. Considering the natural views with beautiful forests and green coverage, beside various springs, it is known to be one of the beautiful and natural areas of the province.
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Qadamgah Mineral Water Spring, Eqleed
This spring is located near the Sedeh Village of the Eqleed Township in an open plain with verdant trees. Presently, it irrigates the surrounding agricultural lands through a regulating pond. The local residents traditionally use this area as a promenade.
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Sarab Bahram Thermal Spring, Mamasani
This spring is located near the Chenar Shahijan-Noor Abad Road. It has mineral water containing sulphur which is equally efficient in curing diseases.
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Shesh Peer Mineral Water Spring, Sepeedan
Located 6 kilometers south of Sepeedan, this spring has favorable forest coverage with eye-catching landscapes.
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Other Springs, Fars
Other springs of the province which are mostly used as recreational areas are: The Chaou and Mohammad Rasool-Allah Spring in Eqleed; Sassan Spring in Kazeroon, Aboulmahdi Spring in Marvdasht, Rechi Spring in Shiraz, Bonab Qader Abad Spring in Marvdasht; Atashkadeh and Hanifaqan Springs in Firooz Abad, Tangab Spring in Shiraz – Firooz Abad Road; Osra Spring in Marzban Village; Baramhir, Task and Kanzard Springs in the Doshman Ziari region; Boraq, Sarab Siah, Ganjineh and Mordegan Springs in the Rostam Chashmeh region in Angir Village; Sarab Shir Spring in north Chenar Shahijan; Sarg Chineh Spring in the summer residing area with the same name; and Mill-e-Ejdeha Spring in the Bakesh region.
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Waterfalls
Dashtak Abraj Waterfall, Eqleed
The Dashtak Abraj region is situated in the Eqleed Township. This place has eye-catching landscapes; the most attractive ones are the two magnificent waterfalls which are used as recreational sites.
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Margoon Waterfall, Sepeedan
Formed as a result of the Kamhar Watershed penetrating the rocky areas, the harmony of forest trees with unique topography of mountainous and river land regions have enhanced the landscape beauties of the Margoon Waterfall. This area created an ecosystem that attracts domestic and international tourists along with research, education and recreational capabilities.
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Abadeh
Bovanat
Darabi
Eqleed
Estahban
Fasa
Firooz Abad
Jahrom
Kazeroon
Lamerd
Lar
Mamasani
Marvdasht
Nayreez
Sepeedan
ShirazAbadehAbadeh is located at 638 km from Tehran. The antiquity of this area is far beyond a millennium; however, it started developing only after Karim Khan Zand chose Shiraz as the mountainous capital of Iran. This city is the first mountainous city of northern Fars and is located in a vast plain at an altitude of 2,000 m. known as Sarhad. It has fertile lands which attract tribes such as Qashqaie in summer and spring as a summer residing quarter. In this city various religious and historical monuments have remained.
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BovanatIn the past it was a part of Abadeh and recently was distinguished as a township and Sourian is its center. The history of Bovanat is intermingled with that of Abadeh.
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DarabIt is located to the southeast of the province. Darab is geographically divided in two regions. The north-east region is mountainous and forested, the south-central region has much lower altitude and includes vast plains. Its original name was Darabgerd (Darabjerd). The ruins of this city still remain in the south west of the present town which is known as Dehya Castle. In Darab, lemon trees are grown which are among specialties of Iran.
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EqleedIt is located in the northern part of Fars and means Key. It is surrounded by mountains in the south and in the west. It is quite fertile and encompasses many historical and religious monuments such as a few jame’ mosques, inscriptions and towers. “Dokhtar Gabar” and Tang-e-Boraq Gorge are situated in this township.
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EstahbanIt is situated at 1112 km. from Tehran. The re-construction of Estahban, after the invasion of Mongols was performed by Amir Mobarezodin Al-e-Mozafar in 746 A.H. It is located between two altitudes and to the south of the Bakhtegan Lake; the eastern part has a hot climate and the rest is rather mild because of the mountains. Forests of fig trees have contributed to the economy of this region based on exports.
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FasaIt is located in the southeast of Shiraz, in a rather mountainous region. Most villages of this township are also situated in these altitudes. Only the south-east and north-west regions are to some extent flat. In the clay inscriptions of Persepolis, its name was mentioned as Peshi Ya or Beshi Ya. In the year 23 A.H. Osman-ebne-Abi-Al-Ass, conquered the city. During 4th century A.H. Fasa was the second most important town of Darabgerd State was to the same extent as Shiraz.
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Firooz AbadLocated at 1035 km. from Tehran and in a mountainous region with a moderate climate in north and hot weather in the south, this township is one of the main gathering points for the Qashqaie tribes as a summer quarter. The present Firooz Abad city is located 3 km. to the south-east of a historical monument known as Gour which was made by Ardeshir Babakan, the founder of Sassanid Dynasty. Gour has been the center of the Ardeshir Khoreh region. Moslem Arabs captured this city in 28-29 A.H. Many historical monuments are left in the town, mainly from Sassanid period most of which are comparable to the ones of Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis).
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JahromLocated southeast ofShiraz and 1158 km from Tehran, this city is one of the oldest regions of Iran and has many historical monuments. In fact it is said that this city was constructed near the ancient city of Jahrom. It has a hot climate with famous palm groves. In fact Jahrom’s dates are well known for their quality. Jahrom has many citrus orchards and the products are mostly exported to other regions.
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KazeroonKazeroon is located to the west ofShiraz and is 1032 km. from Tehran. It has a rather hot climate with different intensities. It is one of the oldest cities of Iran. The Parishan Protected Lake is situated to the southeast of Kazeroon. In the old times, the city of Shapur was more developed than Kazeroon. today the ruins of the city of Shapur can be seen 20 km. away from Kazeroon. In 483-495 A.D. the city was developed as a result of the efforts of Firooz (son of Bahram the Sassanid) and at the time of Qobad, 487-498 A.D. it further developed and enlarged. There are many historical monuments in this city.
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LamerdThis newly established township is a part of the Larestan region and its history is intermingled with that of Lar.
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LarIt is situated 1,324 km. from Tehran and is considered to be in the southeast of theProvince of Fars. It is located in a plain with a very hot climate. In Sassanid period, due to construction of a fire temple, this region became the center of attention. By the end of the 8th century, it was the center of minting a type of money called Larbon which was used in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
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MamasaniLocated to the west of Shiraz, it has a rather cold climate in north and warm in the south. In old history books, Mamasani was mentioned as “Shoulestan”, derived from Shoul, which was one of Lur tribes.
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MarvdashtThis township is located in the north of Shiraz and it has a cold weather in the hilly areas and moderate climate in other regions. Archeological excavations have shown that millenniums before Darius decided to choose the plains of Mount Rahmat for the construction of the majestic Persepolis Palaces, civilized populations had been living in the Marvdasht Plains. The ruins of Estakhr and Persepolis demonstrate a part of history of this city.
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NayreezNayreez is 1,140 km. from Tehran. It is situated in the southeast of the Bakhtegan Lake. This city has a moderate climate in north and is warm in the south. In clay inscriptions ofPersepolis it is mentioned as Narizi. Ancient “Arsiman” in Natanz is 6000 years old.
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SepeedanSepeedan or Ardakan, is located to the north of the Fars Province, in a mountainous and forested region mostly covered with oak trees. The city of Ardakan is about eight centuries old.
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ShirazThe beautiful and charming city of Shiraz is about 919 km far from Tehran and it is the center of the Fars Province. This township has a moderate climate with regular seasons. Since long Shiraz has been considered an important city in the history. Its name can be found in the Ilamite inscriptions of Persepolis. The memorial tombs of two well-known poets of Iran, Hafez and Sa’di, as well as Khajoo are all situated in the city of Shiraz. The long history of this city has left many historical and cultural monuments along with the natural views to be visited by tourists.
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General Information: 

Bank and exchange office:

Bank Tejarat , Shiraz Br.
Karim Khan Zand Blvd., Anvari Ave. ,
Branch
Opposit of Eram Hotel.
Shiraz. Iran . P.O.Box : 71345
Tel.: (0711) 2306225- 2331819
Tlx. 222227- TJTBIR
Fax: (0711) 2305905
SWIFT: BTEJIRTHSHI
Manager:Mr. M. Asadi 

Main post office:

There are a few smaller post offices around the Zand avenue but the main post office in some ways away in Modaress bulvard at KuyeZahra station. You need to take a taxi from downtown to get there, if you have a big thing to post , otherwise ask your hotel for the nearest post office.

 

Internet & Phone:

There is a good international phone place at Chaharrahe zand . There are also a few internet cafes along the same street. Check the Farajadian mall second floor for a good one.

 

Travel agency:

IranAir office

Shiraz – Zand BLV- next to felestin St.

Manager Email:
M.Vafaei@IranAir.com

Sale office Email:
SYZRS005@IranAir.com

Reservation Email:
SYZRM001@IranAir.com

Sales office Tel:
0711 2330041
0711 2330045

Management Office Tel:
0711 2335475 , 2359327 , 2300563

Airport Tel:
0711 7209370 

Restaurants:

Rudaki restaurant Zand ave, rudaki street. Rudaki hotel is decent option. There are plenty of Pizza parlors along the Chamran bulvard that you might want check at evenings. Yurd restaurant is a semi traditional restaurant in northof shiraz that you need to take taxi to get there.

 

Getting There and Away:

There are plenty daily flights from tehran to Shiraz. There is one dialy flight between Shiraz and Isfahan . There are also multiple weely flights between Dubai and Shiraz , Bahrain shiraz, Doha shiraz, Kuwait Shiraz too.

 

Bus:

There a few bus terminals in shiraz that based on your arrival or departure destinations you might want to use. Karandish bus terminal is a good for departures to Tehran, isfahan or any other major city in Iran , but if you are going to south , espcially Bushehr and some obscure places like Kangan and Asaluyeh, then you might want to try the Amirkabir bus terminal in FGeleke Forudgahe Qadim.

At any rate Karandish terminal is the and first place to check.

Hotels:
::   Shiraz

:: Homa 5 star
:: Pars international 5 star
:: Park 4 star
:: AryoBarzan 4 star
:: Parseh 4 star
:: Parsian 3 star
:: Apadana 3 star
:: Hadish 3 star
:: Eram 3 star
:: Arg 3 star
:: Atlas 3 star
:: JameJam 3 star hotel apartments
:: Talar 2 star
:: Tourist Inn 2 star
:: Tourst Inn 2 star (Abadeh)
:: Saadi hotel 1 star
:: Rudaki hotel  1 star
Sasan 1 star
:: Ghanei hotel 1 star
:::Darya guesthouse
:: Hashemi guesthouse
:: Zand guesthouse
:: :: Toos guesthouse
:: Esteghlal guesthouse
:: Anvari guesthouse
:: Green house hotel apartments
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The Historical Monuments:
::Palaces & Edifices
::Castles & Citadels
::Historical Bridges & Caravansaries
::Ancient Cities &::Archaeological Hills
::Inscriptions & Engravings
::Fire Temples
::Tombs
::Old Schools
::Old Bazaars
::Old Public Baths and Water Reservoirs
::Historical Caves
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Other Historical Monuments

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The Towns:

::Abadeh
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Bovanat
::Darabi
::Eqleed
::Estahban
::Fasa
::Firooz ::Abad
::Jahrom
::Kazeroon
::Lamerd
::Lar
::Mamasani
::Marvdasht
::Nayreez
::Sepeedan
::
Shiraz

The natural attractions:
::Lakes & Wetlands
::Montainltitudes & Gorges
::Protected Zones
::Gardens and Recreation Places
::Rivers
::Springs
::Waterfalls
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The Art & Culture:
::Museums
::Tribal Areas and Special Villages
::Handicrafts, Music, and Foods

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The Sacred & religious monuments:
::Old Mosques
::Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
::Old Churches