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Pars Museum, Shiraz

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The Pars Museum is a museum in Shiraz, Fars Province, southern Iran and is located in Nazar Garden.The octagonal building was the place in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynasty of Iran. It was also used for holding official ceremonies.It is also the burial place of Karim Khan Zand.Nazar GardenThe old Nazar Garden was one of the largest gardens of Shiraz during the Safavid rule (1501–1722). During Zand dynasty (1750–1794) Karim Khan built an octagon structure which was called Kolah Farangi. It was used to receive and entertain foreign guests and ambassadors and hold official ceremonies.Pars MuseumIn 1936 the pavilion became a museum. It was the first museum which was located outside the capital city of Tehran. The brick designs, tiling, pictures and big stone dadoes are among the architectural features of the building.Pars museum is a display of almost 30 handwritten Qurans, a number of magnificent paintings of famous Persian artists. Among the paintings is the well-known Karim Khan’s Smoking Shisha created by Jafar Naqash.
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  • A parleman building with unique design like Foreign hat . These days , this building become a museum full of historical paintings and antiques belong to Zandieh era ,but it was a building for holding ...  more »
  • Pars Museum In 1936 the pavilion became a museum. It was the first museum which was located outside the capital city of Tehran. The brick designs, tiling, pictures and big stone dadoes are among the a...  more »
  • The Pars Museum is located in the middle of the king Karim Khan palace, which is the tomb of Karim Khan Zand.king Karim Khan ask the people to call him "valil o roaya" which means people representativ...  more »
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  • The old Nazar Garden was one of the largest gardens of Shiraz during the Safavid rule. During Zand dynasty (1750–1794) Karim Khan built an octagon structure which was called Kolah Farangi. It was used to receive and entertain foreign guests and ambassadors and hold official ceremonies.
  • It's a pleasant little garden and the building is nice, but the entrance price is not justified at all.
  • Pretty nice with some interesting items on display but the museum itself is very small. The garden is good to relax.
  • The history building of the museum is amazingly beautiful. This architectural heritage have a lot of historical things in it. The circumstance is peaceful. Curators are so helpful.
  • It was much smaller than I had imagined.

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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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