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If you're into ancient history, you should give Pasargadae a visit. The main attraction here is the tomb of Cyrus the Great, which most of the Iranians cherish. There are also a number of other ruins from the time of Cyrus, but they are so...More
Sure, it is nice, in the context of history and all, and as a stand alone attraction, it is fine, it is just, once you visited Persepolis, it most other attractions the area has to offer pales in comparison.
You are most likely on a...More
Even Alexander the Great stopped by Darius mausoleum. So, you have to stop at Parsagades. You may be disappointed by the lack of standing monuments. Except the tomb itself, there are almost none. The place has a very special atmosphere. You feel thrown back in...More
This ancient site isn't quite as impressive as Persepolis, but it is nevertheless worth a visit. Spread out over a huge area, the ruins aren't always in the best condition and you may need to use your imagination to fully appreciate the site. The main...More
A must see place in iran, located near persepolis, do not just focus on the tomb of cyrus the great, there is a remnant of an ancient city, and a mighty citadel that you can have a nice view over the pasargade plain, there is...More
Known for centuries as Solomon’s Mother's tomb it was identified as Cyrus’ tomb in 1820. At the end of a long walk way it makes an impressive sight. The coffin and goods of the tomb were looted in Alexander’s time. Nearby were the remains of...More
The English word "paradise" has its origins in this now supremely lonely stretch of desert between Isfahan and Iran. In its glory day, this was the final pleasure garden of Cyrus the Great, who established the Persian empire. His imposing tomb is the chief attraction,...More