Persepolis

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  • Address: Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran
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  • Tags: Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Unesco Site

According to the records, between 550 to 330 BC and during the Achaemenid reign, the Persepolis used to be a ceremonial capital. Located in the city of Shiraz in the Fars province, the ruins of Persepolis can still be witnessed. According to the renowned French archaeologist André Godard, the place had been handpicked by Cyrus the Great, but it was Darius I who gave the place a royal shape. UNESCO tagged the place as a World Heritage Site where you can check out the unique Achaemenid styled architecture. Close to the River Pulvar, the site acquires a huge area that is more than 125,000 square metres. You can come here with like-minded others who like history and archaeology the most.

How to Reach Persepolis

  • Rented car / taxi

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  • 87.8% of people who visit Shiraz include Persepolis in their plan

  • 35.71% of people start their Persepolis visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Persepolis

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Persepolis

People normally club together Tomb Of Saadi and Tomb Of Cyrus The Great while planning their visit to Persepolis.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Persepolis Reviews & Ratings

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  • The great King of Iran and Middle East, who wrote the first human right lied here, May his soul Rest In Peace.

  • Excellent location with history. History must be read before visiting to really enjoy.

  • Majestic place, the acropolis of middle east. Make sure to check out the museum as well.

  • Amazing site.. amazing historyūü§© used the audio guide, and found it nice...

  • Fantastic experience a must-see. Impressive well preserved ruins of the Persian empire.

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