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Persepolis
Persepolis

Persepolis

9.533 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
Ranked #1 in Shiraz things to do
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57 km northeast of the city of Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran Shiraz, Iran 00989
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Founded by Darius I in 518 BC, 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 ... Read more
palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site, which was recognized by UNESCO in 1979, when it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

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Esfahan, Iran

If you are in to history here is great to spend a day otherwise its ruins of old days to you

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Just outside of Shiraz are the ruins of Persepolis which was once the richest city on earth circa 515 BC. Its treasury held vast stocks of gold, silver, ivory and precious stones. Sadly, the splendour of Persepolis was short-lived when its palaces were looted and burned by Alexander the Great in 330-331 BC. It was said the treasury of Persepolis was looted and carried away on 20,000 mules and 5,000 camels. The ruins of Persepolis were laid buried until it was discovered and excavated in the 1930s.

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Chicago, Illinois

I really enjoyed Persepolis on my first trip to Iran years ago, and will visit again next spring, on a "Persian Gardens" tour organized by Bestway Tours & Safaris. On this tour, we will see many more of the country's important archeological sites, gardens and historic places. Can't wait to go! Taking a tour takes the worry and guesswork out of Iran travel. Happy travels!

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I love this place because I got to know about our history and the use of this beautiful place I got Among the places that tourists from around the world and I'm so happy to see them and talk to them.

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London, UK

Persepolis, or ‘Takht e-Jamshid’ as locals know it, is the single most famous and important archaeological site of Iran, positioned 650 km south of Tehran. Once the richest city on Earth, Persepolis was the treasure trove capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Darius 1 in 518BC. Surrounding the focal Apadana royal palace, once laden with gold, silver, ivory and gemstones, are the Treasury, royal tombs and Council Hall. From here, Xerxes planned war against Greece. Alexander the Great invaded Persepolis in 330 BCE. A resulting fire wreaked damage but today’s ruins remain breathtakingly impressive on a global scale, so much so that Unesco designated this a world heritage site in 1979.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

This archaeological complex is the major draw to Shiraz for many people. Though it is interesting and a must-visit, little remains of its former grandeur. About 45 min from town. The bas reliefs are still in good shape though most of the structure itself has collapsed.

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here is one of magic & awsome place in the whole world...my heart & my soul always will be there...

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Esfahan, Iran

Persepolis, Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid), or also Parseh is the name of the capital of first Persian empires during the Achaemenian dynasty from 550-350 BCE, UNESCO registered Persepolis a World heritage site at 1979. Persepolis is situated 70 K.M from the city of Shiraz in small town of Marv-Dasht. Many travelers include their visit from Persepolis to Naghsh-e rostam, Naghsh-e rajab and Pasargadae as part of day excursions from Shiraz. Persepolis itself is a constant and popular attraction for any visit of Iran at large. Ruins of Persepolis stand for ancient Persian civilization's best and most archetypal work. for more info visit: http://www.iranbudgettour.com/visit-takht-e-jamshid-persepolis-iran-historical-attractions

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Persepolis is an archeological site located 60 km of Shiraz in Fars region, Iran. It used to be capital of Achaemenid empire and it was founded almost 5 centuries BC by Darius the Great and was completed by his son, Xerxes the Great. City was distroyed and burned by greek leader Alexander the Great,330 years BC.

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Emmenmatt, Switzerland

Very beautiful and magnificent Persepolis
خیلی زیبا و با شکوه اوج فرهنگ و تمدن

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Irvine, California

It' is an amazing place to see. So much history!!!

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Tampines, Singapore

wow

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United States

good

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Hurst, Texas, USA

Great place to visit, get a visit visa first.

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Tehran, Iran

the best Magnificent historic place in the world!

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Kerman, Iran

تخت جمشید محل حکومت فرمانروایان و پادشاهان قدیم ایران، یکی از مهمترین اثار باستانی ایران و حتی جهان است. وجود تالارها و مجسمه های بازمانده از دوران قدیم، و همچنین نوع معماری آنها بسیار در خور توجه است. اگرچه بخش های بسیاری از آن به علت جنگ های باستان از بین رفته اما همچنان عظمت خود را به رخ می کشد.

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Local from Shiraz, Iran

پارسه-پاسارگاد-و نقش رستم همه زیبایند و بی نظیر

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Yazd, Iran
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