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Persepolis is a city in Shiraz, Fars Province. Is an ancient capital city of the Persian Empire and one of the greatest cities in the Middle East at the height of the empire. It was sacked by Alexander The Great. Much of the foundations of the site however, remain.

Get in

You can reach Persepolis via car from central Shiraz.

Get around


You can wonder around the ancient site and the famous 100 pillar hall. You are literally in touch distance of much of the ruins and statues, however try not to touch and potentially damage the ruins.



From any number of artifacts in the gift shop.


It is advisable to bring some food with you, and have a picnic in the nearby grounds.


Alcohol is illegal in Iran. Bring lots of bottled water.


Get out

Near Persepolis are located ancient tombs housing royalty. You can also see an ancient Zorostrianst so named 'fire temple'.

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