About one block from the tomb of Hafiz, Saadi’s corpse rests in peace. He escaped the invasion of Mongols and traveled to Baghdad where he studied philosophy and Sufism. He came back to Shiraz with two souvenirs after traveling to different countries such as India, Pakistan, Syria, etc. that he had composed Golestan (meaning a garden of roses) and Bustan (the Orchard) some verses of which are brought below:
Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain.
If you’ve no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.
When you travel here you feel as if you have traveled to the past and its holy attractions, in addition to the holiness, have exquisite mirror works, tile works and other beautiful arts that are specific to Islamic architecture, when you visit tombs of famous Persian poets, Hafiz and Saadi, and contemplate their poems you get lost in an atmosphere full of spirituality.
Tomb of Saadi is in fact placed inside another marvelous Persian Garden and is itself an attractive attraction. The grave is inside an octagonal edifice on top of which stands an amazing azure blue dome and inside the mausoleum all around the walls are inscribed with verses of Saadi’s poems.
Inside the mausoleum yard and in front of the entrance of the tomb lies a beautiful pond. People throw coins into the pond so that their wishes would come true. The underground stream, special to Saadi, flows through a fishpond below the surface, which can be reached by a flight of steps. And adjacent buildings, where visitors can stay and be refreshed, and quarters for the caretaker, have been erected on the western side of the enclosure. Delgoshal Grden is another beautiful garden in Shiraz is located beside this monument of one of the greatest philosophers of Iran and the whole world. Try to visit this garden, too
Visiting time from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Entrance fee: About 2 US$
Address:Shiraz City, end of Bustan Street
Tomb of Saadi is one of the tourism attractions of Shiraz city. Saadi is one of the great Iranian poets who has many lovers, but the mausoleum of this great poet, like other poets of this city, is a very beautiful example of unique Persian gardens. Saadi Tomb is farther from other main attractions of the city of Shiraz and you had better go there by car. Inside the gorgeous atmosphere of the garden, you can listen to traditional Persian music which is played in the garden and enjoy the relaxing environment of this monument. Across from the entrance of this garden, stands a traditional ice cream shopping stall which is very popular. Please do taste the ice cream and Faloudeh Shirazi (of Shiraz). After a walk for less than 5 minutes from Saadi Tomb, you will reach Delgosha Garden which is again one of the most beautiful Persian Gardens of Iran. Certainly do visit this attraction, too.
Tomb of Saadi to Delgosha Garden.5 min.walk.
Tomb of Saadi to Eram Garden.20 min.By Car.
Tomb of Saadi to Hafez Tomb.10 min.By Car.
Tomb of Saadi to Nasir Al_Mulk Mosque.20 min.By Car.
Tomb of Saadi to Persepolis.20 min.By Car.
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