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Shiraz, The Capital of Fars providence is Shiraz , one of the most beautiful , historical cities in the world. Farsi the language of Ancient Fars (Pars) , has become the official language of Iran , i.e. Persian.
The first Capital of Fars , some 2500 years ago , was Pasargade. It was also the capital of Achaemenian King Cyrus the Great. The ceremonial capital of his successor , Darius , and his son Xerxes , was Persepolis. today , only the ruins of these two capitals remain. Estakhr was another capital of Fars. It was established by the Sassanians and lasted until Shiraz finally assumed the role of the regional capital.
Shiraz is also the birthplace and resting place of the great Persian poets Hafez and Sa'di. There are two remarkable monuments in Shiraz. One is dedicated to Hafez , the master of Persian lyrical poetry. The other one is dedicated to Sa'di , the author of the famous Golestan , and a book of sonnets called the Garden of Roses.

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Orientation & Walking:

Start the city, exploration form zand Ave. The most interesting buildings and sights in Shiraz are located in the old part of the town. Among them are about a dozen mosques , some with bulb-shaped domes , and others with pear shaped domes and cupolas. These mosques are mostly scattered in among the old houses, walk through Zandie Bazaar, Castle, and then have look at the Shahheragh . Afternoon try to visit Hafez and Eram Gardens. You should not miss the night life in Shiraz,....A guided tour of the shiraz is  available. Details >>

 
 
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The Walking Tour - From $20.00 (Old Shiraz)
A guided tour of the shiraz Bazaar, Zand Castel, Shhe Cheagh mausoleum, Hafiz & Hafez  Tomb and Eram Gardens is  available.
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Shiraz Gardens  :

Most of the gardens for which Shiraz was once famous are now long gone , but the town still has a number of parks and gardens , which are particularly pleasant to wander through in the summer. One of the most popular gardens is Bagh-e Eram (Eram garden) in the north-west of the town , which is famous for its Cyprus trees. The 19th century Qadjar palace lies in the middle of this garden , with its own reflecting pool.

 A guided tour of the shiraz Gardens is  available. Details >>

 
 
 

Masjed Vakil mosque:

The Masjed-e Vakil (the Regent Mosque) has an impressive portal containing faience panels in floral designs with various shades and colors on each side. The northern iwan (verandah) is decorated with shrubs and flowers , mainly rose bushes. The ceiling in Mihrab Chamber (altar) is covered with small cupolas resting on twisted columns. Vakil Bazaar , which is close by , was built by Karim Khan Zand. Here silversmiths and jewelers still apply their trades of exquisite inlay work. Persian carpets and other traditional Persian handicrafts may also be purchased in the Vakil Bazaar A guided tour of the Vakil mosqe  is  available. Details >>

 
 
 

Hafezieh Mausoleum:

Hafez tomb is the closest to the town centre. Built in 1953 in a garden , the mausoleum is a small open pavilion; inside which is a marble tombstone with several of the poet's verses. One of the nicest tea-houses (chaikhaneh) in Shiraz can be found in the grounds , set around a rectangular pool. You can sit around on cushions sip a cup of tea , or rose water while reflecting on his poetry. Hafez spent most of his life in his native town and died there in 1389. He is considered the undisputed master of the ghazal1 , and his poems reflect a richness and a subtlety unequalled even by the other great talent , Sa'di A guided tour of the Hafez is  available. Details >>

 
 
 

Sadie Mausoleum:

Sadie's tomb is in the north-east of Shiraz. Set in a pleasant garden , the present tomb was built in 1952 and replaces an earlier much simpler construction. Unlike Hafez , Sa'di traveled extensively in Iraq and Syria , where he was even taken prisoner by the Crusaders. Upon his return to Shiraz , Sa'di wrote his most famous works , the Bustan (The Orchard) and the Golestan (The Rose Garden) , which are moral tales written either in verse or in a mixture of prose and verse. Sa'di is said to have died in 1290 at the grand old age of 101

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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 
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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