Population (2011): 1,460,665
Elevation: 1,500 m (5,200 ft)
Distance from Tehran: 650 Km
Highlights: Pink mosque, Vakil complex, Hafez tomb, Saadi tomb, Perspolis, Necropolis,
UNESCO Sites: Perspolis, Pasargad, Eram garden.
Shiraz is the capital of Fars province, the cultural capital of Iran and the sixth most populous city in Iran. Shiraz is known as the city of poetry, literature, flowers and wine and also is the birth place of two famous poets, Hafez and Saadi.
The capital of Achaemenid Empire, Perspolis and also Pasargade garden, Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Naqsh-e Rustam (Necropolis ) and historic city, Bishapour are located in the near of this city.
If you are interested in the history and rich culture of Iran, we suggest that you visit historic works such as Nasir al-mulk mosque, also known as Pink Mosque where its charming and different lighting of middle aisle lead to use your camera or Vakil complex (including Vakil bath, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bazaar) and also Karim Khan Zand Citadel (Arg-e Karim Khan Zand) where shows you the capital of Iran in 350 years ago.