Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, Shiraz

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Shiraz's most important pilgrimage destination, Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine features tombs of Shi'a brothers Amir Ahmad and Mir Mohammad, killed here during the Sunni Abbasid persecution in 835. Two gilt-top minarets flank the tulip-like tiled dome of this mosque and funerary monument. Inside, numerous mirrors reflect light in all of its elaborately designed rooms. A large pool in the front courtyard features evenly spaced fountains and reflects the impressive entrance door plated with gold, which devotees kiss upon entrance. Apparently, entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims unless you know a local. Use our Shiraz driving holiday app to arrange your visit to Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine and other attractions in Shiraz.
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  • Definitely impressive exterior of this shrine and striking the inner "light" (IE mirrors). Even more interesting, though, is to observe, discreetly, the Shi'ite devotion that bring pilgrims and locals. Personally, passed, the obligatory how quick security check, I walked quietly mingling with ordinary faithful: and that's the thing I advise you to do (although in theory forbidden we Christians), especially if you are in a few and if you spiccica some little word (just a thank you/please) to farsi or Arabic.
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  • den schrein dürfen wir nicht besuchen - eine sehr nette, junge, gläubige muslima führt uns durch die sehr weiträumige anlage - serviert uns tee und zeigt uns in einem office bilder vom inneren des sch...  more »
  • There are no tickets to be paid for being able to get into the mosque compound, but the whole of compulsory foreign guests accompanied by the guide who was very excited explaining about the monument. It is the burial place of Muhammad Ahmad and the son of one of the Shia imam, Musa al-Kadim. Interior of the main building is very spectacular! In addition to the religions of Islam was barred from entering into the graveyard.
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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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