Shiraz Tourism

The city of Shiraz never fails to thrill its visitors with its artistry, majesty, and history. From immaculate mosques to tombs of famous poets, from traditional markets to ancient historic sites, Shiraz is a cauldron of creativity and heritage. If you happen to be in Shiraz and want a diversion from the historic sites, the city is brimming with local eateries, parks, and shopping markets.

Located on the banks of the dry river, this capital of Fars has a pleasant and warm climate, perfect for tourism. The months of September to November are the best time to visit Shiraz and are the busiest months too. The city has no extreme climate conditions and experiences a mixture of humid and dry days throughout the year. Rainfall and snowfall are negligible and does not affect the tourism in the city.

An avid shopaholic is as pleased with Shiraz as a history buff is. The traditional street and flea markets in Shiraz are proof that it is indeed a shopper’s paradise. From markets established in the 11th century AD to trendy new age markets, you can find something for your every need. Authentic Persian rugs, copper handicrafts, spices, and antiques are the best items to buy in the markets of Shiraz.

The birthplace of Persian Civilisation, Shiraz can be considered as one of the most hospitable cities in Iran. The people here are easy going and their coordination makes your travel in the city even easier. The blend of culture, history, beauty, and hospitality makes Shiraz one of the best places to visit in Iran.

Essential travel information and Shiraz tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- UTC+3:30 (Iran Standard Time)
  • Currency- Iranian Rial(IR)
  • Electricity and Internet- Internet is available at high speed in most of the hotels, residences, and institutions. The electricity in Shiraz The voltage is 220 V/ 50 Hz.
  • Languages- Farsi and Azari Turkish
  • Security- General emergency(110), Social Emergency(123), Roads Traffic Information Center(141)
  • Tipping-  Tipping is not common in Iran and there is a box for tipping at the cashier if you wish to do so.
  • Customs- Women must wear a headscarf.
  • Know the pollution level of Shiraz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.56 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Shiraz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Shiraz.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.39 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.19 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.1 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 52.42 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.48 (High)
    • Attacks 50.81 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.97 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.23 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Shiraz is 102.59 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 50.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 57.58 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 58.68 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.17 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.78 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.29 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.87 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 22.4 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Shiraz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.9 USD

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