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Qur'an Gate, Shiraz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Once the city's main point of entry, Qur'an Gate stands majestically at the northeastern end of Shiraz. Initially constructed in the 10th century, the gate was restored several times over the centuries to the monumental sight you see today. Look up to the room located on top of gate, previously home to two handwritten Qurans, now preserved in a nearby museum. Using our world travel planner, Shiraz attractions like Qur'an Gate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a must see spot. It provides for great views, you can even hike further up to get even more amazing views of Shiraz.  more »
  • It's the main gate at the entrance of Shiraz, but certainly not a highlight and must see ! The gate is close to a parking and a view point but really not something special for foreigners. Iranians com...  more »
  • In Iranian culture, There is a tradition that when you wanna travel and others want you a safe travel, They pass you under Quran. In years ago, You drive through the gate and have a safe trip to Shira...  more »
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  • The place looks great at night with the lighting and the waterfalls. During the day you can climb up the nearby hills to get a better view of the area and of all Shiraz.
  • Ok, but just a gate. No cost though. The hill across the road is very nice to walk up. Walkway is all paved and with stairs. There is a great view of the city.
  • Forget the gate and climb the hill for a great view (recommended during sunset!).
  • This is the old main entrance to Shiraz it's a nice walk in the evening during sunset
  • Shiraz main gate ; a good place to go too; historical sightseeing point

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Where to stay in Shiraz

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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