Shiraz, the provincial capital of Fars, is known as the cultural capital of Iran, and the "City of roses and poets". This city is known for its heavenly gardens, eloquent poets, pleasant weather and easy-going people. It is the heart of Iran’s history and a center for the rich Persian literary heritage. It has been the cradle of civilization and art for many centuries. Famous philosophers, thinkers and poets produced their masterpieces in this beautiful city.
Shiraz, is located 919 Kilometers south to Tehran. Shiraz is situated in a plain surrounded by two mountain ranges.The district of Shiraz enjoys a moderate weather with regular seasons. The region of Shiraz has been specially important during its long history. It was mentioned in many Ilamian epigraphs which were discovered in Persepolis. The memorial tombs of the great two Persian poets, Sadi and Hafiz, are in this city, and the memorial tomb of the other poet, Khoaju is located near the city gate.
The long history of this city has left many historical and cultural places a long side with the natural views, to be visited by tourists, which form the following are the most important:
-Old and beautiful Persian Gardens of Gulshan, Eram, Delgusha, Chehel Tan, Haft Tan, Jahan Nama
-Tomb of Hafez
-Tomb of Sa’adi