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Persepolis, Persepolis

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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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  • I felt walking in the best complex of ancient world while entered the great Persepolis. see no violence in its reliefs and all are carrying happiness and respect to all other nations. it had a big les...  more »
  • You can see the great history of Persia here. Persepolis or "Takhte Jamshid" is the old capital of Persia (Iran) and the tomb of Cyrus (Koorosh) is near. There are Also buildings related to Darius (Da...  more »
  • really this is an unmissable attraction of Iran. get there early, good sunscreen and plenty of water! Unmissable
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  • As a born and bred American from South Louisiana, I visited Iran with an Iranian friend for two weeks. I feel very lucky and fortune to have walked at Persepolis and witnessed it's majestic beauty with my own two eyes. I even had my own private guides who were not only extremely intelligent and knowledgeable of all the history surrounding the site, but also two nice and vibrant beautiful young women. You can feel the energy of Persepolis as you walk in amazement through columns and intricately carved stone depicting ancient Persia in all her greatness. I've even to many countries, but Iran was by far my favorite and I cannot wait to go back.
  • This is an amazing place. It truly is a journey in time. A must on everyone's bucket list.
  • 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
  • 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