• Famous for: Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine, and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example, Eram Garden.
  • Good for people with the personality of: History lovers, nature lovers
  • Climate: Hot semi-arid climate
  • Ethnic groups: Fars, Lor, Qashqai Turks, Arabs, Tajic
  • Language/Dialect: Farsi with Shirazi accent
  • Population: Urban 1,565,572, Metro1,869,001
  • Famous dishes: Kalam Polo, Ash-e Sabzi (Vegetable Soup), Halva-ye Kaseh, 0Masghati, Koofteh Sabzi (vegetable rice balls), Youkheh, Faloodeh Shirazi, Dampokhtak Adas-o Kalam (Rice with lentils and cabbages)
  • Handicrafts: Khatam, Silver objects and dishes, Glassblowing, Ceramic dishes and objects, Wood carving
  • How many days to stay: 2-4
  • How to get there: By taxi(about 900 km from Tehran), shiraz rail station, Flight(1 hour 20 min from Tehran)
  • Places to see/activities to do: Vakil Bazaar, Eram Garden, Shah-e Cheragh Mausoleum, Nasir ol-Mulk Mosque, Tomb of Hafez, Tomb of Sa’di, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab, Pasargadae, Karim Khan Citadel
  • Suggested Tours/local guides: Shiraz free walking tour, Margoon waterfall tour, Maharloo lake tour…
  • Suggested Hotels/hostels/lodges/eco-lodges: Sirah traditional guesthouse, Sohrab traditional guesthouse