Shiraz Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 87%History Buffs
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
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- ShirazMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4May 19, 2014
This historic city is very manageable next to Tehran -- walkable and there is comparatively little traffic. The main sites are all within walking distance of one another. Far from the capital, this isn't a religious center and the more relaxed and liberal vibe is immediately apparent just based upon how people are dressed.Recommended for:
- ShirazMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5May 19, 2014
Shiraz, highly recommended for any trip to Iran, Shiraz is a easily manageable heartland of Persian culture with most welcoming people and Persepolis and Pasargadae as its Architectural gems, for tours to Shiraz: http://www.irtouring.comRecommended for:
- ShirazSep 21, 2012
Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers.Shiraz is the sixth most populous city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province,Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran. Shiraz has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than one thousand years.It is regarded as one of the oldest provinces of ancient Persia.Shiraz is known as the city of poets, gardens, wine, nightingales and flowers. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design; silver-ware; carpet-weaving, and the making of the rugs called gilim and "jajim" in the villages and among the tribes. The garden is an important part of Iranian culture. There are many old gardens in Shiraz such as the Eram garden and the Afif abad garden.
Shiraz is proud of being mother land of Hafiz Shirazi, Shiraz is an important centre for Iranian culture and has produced a number of famous poets. Saadi, a 12th and 13th century poet was born in Shiraz. Hafiz, another famous poet and mystic was also born in Shiraz. A number of scientists also originate from Shiraz. Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, a 13th century astronomer, mathematician, physician, physicist and scientist was from Shiraz.
- ShirazMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackers+ 4Sep 19, 2012
Shiraz name in books and historical documents, under various names such as "Tyrazys", "Shyrazys" and "Shiraz" have already been registered. Initial work in this city, the castle was Abu Nasr. This city during the current location is transmitted Bnyamyh and expense of destroying the pool - the old capital of Fars province - is thriving. Shiraz during Saffarian, Buwayhid and Zand, was the capital of Iran.
- ShirazMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersJun 20, 2014
Shiraz is the hometown of Hafeez, their most esteemed and venerated poet laureate. If Jim Morrison and Jesus Christ had had an Iranian love child, he'd be Hafeez. Just as followers of the Doors head to the Père Lachaise in Paris to pay homage to their Lizard King, so do the Persians at the Tomb of Hafeez in Shiraz. On entering there, you can get your fortune told by a canary that picks from a handful of Hafeez passages for less than a Toman.