About 60 km from Shiraz, near Marvdasht, Perspolis is the only royal city to offer important vestiges. Persepolis, the ancient capital of the kings of the Achaemenian dynasty of Iran was ounded by Darius I in 518 B.C. 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. Walking around the ruin is like traveling back in time, through the rich history of the ancient Persian Empire. The statues and wall carvings are very well preserved and as stunning as a ruin can be. Don’t miss this UNESCO World Heritage site which is a must see in Iran.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
The Museum of Azerbaijan is one of the most important Iranian museums located in the city of Tabriz and beside the Blue Mosque. The museum, known as the second Iranian archaeological museum after the National Museum of Iran. There are historical and artistic works in the museum, belonging to the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras. The museum comprises three halls and an extensive library that In terms of history contains articles discovered from digs in Iranian Azerbaijan and some great sculptures by an Iranian sculptor. This museum also has an important and valuable treasure containing twelve thousand pieces of antiques and art objects.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Ordibehesht 15 in the Iranian calendar which falls on May 5 this year, has been designated as National Shiraz Day. Every year many people travel to Shiraz to celebrate this day because of Shiraz’s reach history, outstanding culture and of course its mild weather in May. On the occasion of national Shiraz Day, every year special programs such as reciting Hafez poems and serving traditional foods are held on this day. However, the spread of the corona virus has led to the cancellation of this event.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Abyaneh is famous for its reddish hue clay, that’s why some people called it the Red Village.
The red houses of the village with its lattice windows and wooden balconies have been built on the ancient architectural style, the roofs of some houses are used to serve as the courtyard for other houses.
With its vibrantly red colored houses overlooking a picture-perfect scenes, the village is a photographer’s dream.