Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz

Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
  • ThemeArchitecture/ Museum/ UNESCO Heritage
  • CodeIRRS5
  • Duration5 hr(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
    What To Expect

    Exploring remains from the capital of Achaemenid Empire built in 518 B.C.;

    Watching the ancient necropolis including four rock-tombs of Achaemenid kings, a cubic building known as Kaʿbeh Zardosht, and 9 Sassanid rock reliefs;

    Wandering in the remains from the first capital of Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century B.C. 


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    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Persepolis
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Naqsh-e Rustam
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Pasargadae
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Pasargadae
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Pasargadae
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Pasargadae
    Best Places on a Day Trip Out of Shiraz
    Pasargadae

    Explore The Route

    Over the Footsteps of the Achaemenid Empires

    Iran or Persia? Finding the answer will take you on a journey to the deepest pages of the history of this country, which are best manifested by the ruins of the places and cities found out of Shiraz. 50 kilometers from Shiraz, in Marvdasht, you can have a glimpse at true ancient glory and majesty in the ruins of Persepolis. It was specifically constructed to house official meetings, and the national religious traditions of Nowruz. Persepolis, the magnificent showcase of Achaemenids, was founded in 518 BC by Darius the Great. Next on this route is the ancient capital city called Pasargadae. Pasargadae was built in 546 BC, on the land that is considered as the homeland of Cyrus the Great and his ancestors. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with the ruins of architecturally notable structures and is famous for housing the Mausoleum of Cyrus. Approaching Pasargadae, the first building coming to sight is the solemnly standing mausoleum, composed of a high plinth and a tomb-chamber, all in blocks of white calcareous stone.

    Highlights

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    A) Persepolis
    Duration : 2 hr(s)
    Point Type: STARTING

    Among the Aryan tribes who migrated to the Iranian Plateau, Persians came to Anzan and Pasargadae about three thousand years ago. Building up the first world empire in history, the Achaemenes founded their capital in Pasargadae. Their territory was so vast that they had three political-administrative capitals in Babylon, Susa and Hamedan and two ceremonial capitals in Pasargadae and Parse. Parse is the authentic name of the archeological city known as a...

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    B) Naqsh-e Rustam
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    The iconic necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam is the museum of spectacular reliefs and rock tombs from Elamite to Sassanid periods. Mostly known as the burial place of the Achaemenid kings, it is located about 6 kilometers north west of Persepolis. It comprises four rock tombs of the Achaemenid kings and their families, a cube-shaped building called Ka’beh Zartosht, and seven reliefs from the Sassanid times. Follow the list of attractions in this must-see site near 51 MIN(S) BY DRIVING

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