A lot of international travelers, who decide to travel to Iran, make plans to visit Shiraz as well.
Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for more than 2000 years, Shiraz has become synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored.
In Elamites’ cuneiform inscriptions, the name of Shiraz has been mentioned around 2000 BC. There are more indications of life in and around Shiraz according to the unearthed findings from the historical mounds at this part of Iran. Some of them even go back to 7000 years ago.
The city is the capital of Fars province, located at the southwest of Iran at an altitude of 1543 m above sea level. Shiraz is surrounded by mountains in all directions and has got a moderate climate
Shiraz’s climate has distinct seasons, and is overall classed as a hot semi-arid climate, though it is only a little short of a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot, with a July average high of 38.8 °C (101.8 °F). Winters are cool, with average low temperatures below freezing in December and January.
There are flights to a number of domestic destinations from Shiraz including Tehran,Ahvaz,kish,Mashhad,and Bandar-e Abbas.There are also international flights to Duha,Bahrain,Kuwait and Dubai.
There are buses to many destinations including Tehran (approx. 15 hours), Hamadan (15 hours), Kermanshah (18 hours), Tabriz (24 hours) and Yazd (7 hours).
Sites to Visits:
The Shrine of Shahe-e-Cheragh,Persepolis,Vakil Bazaar,Hafez Tomb,Jameh-ye Atigh Mosque,Vakil Mosque,Naranjestan Garden,House of Zinatol-Molk,Eram Garden andSaadi Tomb.