The centre of the great Persian Empire, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenians and the showpiece of Achaemenian art, Persepolis (Capital of Persia in Greek) is a historic site in Fars Province, 60 km to the northeast of Shiraz. Iranians call it Takht-e Jamshid (The throne of Jamshid), Jamshid being the first, probably mythical, ruler of Iran. This magnificent court was the summer residence of the Achaemenian emperors and their official reception quarters. It must be by some strange accident of history that Persepolis was never mentioned in foreign records, for it was here that representatives of all the varied peoples of the empire gathered to pay homage, and bring tribute, to the King of Kings, probably each spring, at the time of the ancient Now Ruz festival. Although set on fire and destroyed by Alexander in a gesture symbolizing the destruction of Persian imperial power, its still impressive ruins permit a fairly complete reconstruction of its original appearance.
is located at the end of Chogan gate at distance of four kilometers of Bishapoor in Kazeroon in Fars Province with 800 highest from the ground and 30 meters gate entrance. There is seen a huge statue from the Sassanid first Shapoor and show yet the glory of Sassanid powers kings and fame to this name because of it. Shapoor statue created from huge stone column that is been in this space with seven meters heights. This statue shows Shapoor in a stand position.
Cube of Zoroaster
meaning the "Cube of Zoroaster," is a 5th century B.C.E. Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Naqsh-e Rustam, an archaeological site just northwest of Persepolis, Iran. This enigmatic structure is one of many surviving examples of the Achaemenid architectural design.The name Ka'ba-ye Zartosht probably dates to the 14th century, when many pre-Islamic sites were identified with figures and events of the Qur'ān or the Shāhnāme. The structure is not actually a Zoroastrian shrine, nor are there reports of it ever having been a pilgrimage site.The structure, which is a copy of a sister building at Pasargadae was built either by Darius I .
Cube of Zoroaster
also referred to as Necropolis is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars province, Iran. Naqsh-e Rustam lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab.
The oldest relief at Naqsh-i Rustam is severely damaged and dates to c. 1000 BC. It depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural, most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name, Naqsh-e Rostam, "Picture of Rostam", because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero Rostam.
was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period where its exuberant floral decorative tiles date from.
Vakil Bath :An old public bath, highly recommended.
is located at 25 km of Kazeroon city and in front of ancient city of
Bishapoor; Shapoor river passes through this strait from northeast to
the southwest and the beautiful spring of Sasan bubbles from a part of
spring has persisted for long years and today supplies the water for
some parts of Kazeroon Township besides the water is used for irrigation
for agricultural lands of the area.This
natural and historical Tang is situated beside the ruins of ancient
city of Bishapoor and consists of three villages of Tang Choogan Bala,
Tang Choogan Payeen and Tang Choogan Vosta.Based
on the evidence, Tang Choogan was the place for a traditional game
called Choogan (in English means polo) that was played by Sassanian
addition to the six reliefs of ShapoorI and Bahram I and II, the valley
has placed the huge statue of ShapoorI with the height of 6 m in the
Shapoor Cave.The reliefs of this strait are larger and more crowded in comparison with other reliefs of Sassanid period.
The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque or Pink Mosque
is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place (near the famous Shah Cheragh mosque). The mosque was built during the Qājār era, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation. It was built by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1876 and was finished in 1888. The designers were Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi.The mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and it displays other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves) in its design. It is also named in popular culture as Pink Mosque due to the usage of beautiful pink color tiles for its interior design. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque it was built during the Qājār era, the mosque has extensively colored glass in its facade, and other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves) in its design.
Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque
Arg of Karim Khan
formerly a prison, but now an architectural wonder on exhibit. The design of the citadel combines military and residential architecture, for it was the home of Karim Khan and the military centre of the dynasty. Tile works depicting legendary tales were added at the entrance gate of the citadel during the Qajar period.
Arg of Karim Khan
has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops
where hundreds of vendor are housed, which makes it deemed among the
best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper
handicrafts and antiques. Highly recommended.
Saray-e-Moshir a caravansary at the south entrance of Bazaar Vakil, which now
functions as exhibition space for Iranian handicrafts. highly