In the territory of Persia

Exploring Persepolis and Historical Treasures

Embark on a captivating one-day journey through the historical heartland of Persia, where the splendor of the Achaemenid Empire comes to life. Beginning in Shiraz and venturing into Marvdasht, this tour unveils remarkable sites such as Takht Jamshid (Persepolis), Naqsh-e Rajab, Naqsh-e Rostam, Sivandemi, and the iconic tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad. The day is an immersive exploration of art, architecture, and history, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient civilizations.

1 Days

Shiraz  Marovdasht

Day 1: Persepolis - Naqsh-e Rajab - Pasargadae

Our journey unfolds with a day dedicated to exploring the grandeur of the Achaemenid Empire, starting from Shiraz towards the enchanting lands of Zarghan, where the Amir Dam and the Kor River’s edge await. Venturing through Marvdasht’s picturesque plains, we reach the monumental Persepolis, the heart of the ancient world’s largest empire. This architectural marvel, dating back to 512 BC, showcases a vast array of palaces, gates, and tombs set against Mount Rahmat’s western slope, revealing the splendor of a bygone era.

Post-lunch at the Apadana Hotel restaurant, our exploration continues to Naqsh-e Rajab and Naqsh-e Rostam. Here, we encounter the tombs of Achaemenid kings, illustrious bas-reliefs from the Sassanid era, and the ancient Zoroastrian Kaaba, alongside a relic from the Elamite period depicting deities and royalty. The transformation of these reliefs during the Sassanid period, especially by Bahram II, highlights a historical overlap of cultures and epochs.

The journey then leads us to Sivandemi, paving the way to our final destination, Pasargadae. Here lies the tomb of Cyrus the Great, an architectural gem that, despite its simplicity, stands as a testament to the legacy of Cyrus II of Achaemenid. This monument, visible across the Pasargadae plains, marks a serene end to our exploration.

Reflecting on the day’s journey back to Shiraz, we carry with us the rich tapestry of Iran’s ancient history, from the architectural wonders of Persepolis to the solemn beauty of Cyrus the Great’s tomb, encapsulating the essence of a civilization that once ruled the world.

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