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In Search of Ancient Persia
The first thing that catches your attention is the modern manifestation of Tehran, the capital of Iran, where people are dressed in fashionable style and tall towers and buildings shape modern architecture of the city. In Tehran, the capital of Iran you can discover palaces and museums that contain the oldest relics from different eras. Each depicts the culture and history of Iran over the centuries from a different aspect.
The next city we explore together is Shiraz, the city of love and poetry. The city is located in the Fars Province, in southwest Iran. It is a historical and modern city that has the most important sights of Iran such as gardens, shrines and mosques to offer. The tomb of two distinguished poets, Hafiz and Saadi, made Shiraz the cradle of Persian poetry. Persepolis and Naqsh e Rostam are two other important sights that you shouldn't forget on a trip to Iran. Persepolis, about 50 km northwest of Shiraz, is home to the remains of the palaces of the Achaemenid kings. Naqsh e Rostam, the royal necropolis of the Achaemenid kings, is a reminder of a once powerful empire that ruled over a significant part of the ancient world.
Later on your trip, you will discover the desert city of Yazd in central Iran. It is a good opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with the architecture, which has been adapted to the dry climate of the region. As the capital of Zoroastrianism, you will learn better about the rituals and teachings of this religion by listening to lectures while discovering masterpieces.
Your explorationtour will end in Isfahan. This city was the capital of Iran in the Safavid era. It is home to many must see sights, including UNESCO World Heritage, Isfahan Friday Mosque, Chehel Sotoun Palace (40 Columns) and Naqsh e Jahan Square with its precious monument, and much more.