With so many beautiful and historical sites to see in Iran, it can be hard to choose which attraction is a must. With living-history, the birthplaces of some of the most important Persian poets, and the home of Achaemenid Empire, Shiraz is home to a wealth of historic sites and tombs.
|Gate of Nation,Persepolis|
When you go to Shiraz, it is extremely hard to miss the Persepolis. The strange structures, thought to have been built somewhere around 518 BC, is enough to make you question how advanced our early ancestors once were. Founded by Darius I, Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. In 1979 the ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Want to know more about this masterwork? Join Uppersia Persepolis daily tour at the most reasonable price.