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Persepolis, Persepolis

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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With ruins dating back as early as 515 BCE, Persepolis ruins (a World Heritage Site), present a singular look at ancient Persian architecture. The city, built from grey limestone and marble, served as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, originally built up under the reign of Darius I. Ransacked and pillaged by armies of various empires over the centuries, including by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, few structures remain intact. Check out the ruins of the gate, with their carved-horse reliefs, and the "Apadana" building, where emperors greeted foreign visitors that contains intricately carved staircases. Arrange to visit Persepolis and other attractions in Persepolis using our Persepolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • Persepolis depicts ancient Persia and is located about 1 hour drive from Shiraz. This historical site is well worth visiting, the reliefs are in wonderful condition and the monuments are incredible. 
  • Le.Iran who finally opens to the tourism has magnificent monuments, the ouzbekystan does not reach his ankle in beauty, the low everything has been destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt by the Russians in the architectural way that le.on know... in Iran everything is miniature, varnished, brick mosaics, mosques, palaces, gardens, flowers etc...
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  • Here Persepolis ruins in the Middle East, Petra and Palmyra, was finally complete. Larger than I expected and well preserved, is very interesting.
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  • the most significant archaeological site in Iran, entrance 200.000 IRL for foreigners, guided tour for 1.5 hr in english costed 500.000 IRL for the whole group and it was worth it, the guide was very knowledgeable
  • This is an amazing place. It truly is a journey in time. A must on everyone's bucket list.
  • Very interesting location to visit. Don't forget to pay attention to the tents that are the remaining of the last big party organized by the Shah!
  • Amazing historic place. It's a pity it got so destroyed over the ages
  • No doubt being the must-see in Iran, Persepolis is a ruined palace of ancient Persian Empire built around 2500 years ago but burnt to ground by Alexander the Great then.
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