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Where to Stay in Shiraz
Located in the south-west of Iran around 920 km from the capital Tehran, the historic city of Shiraz is the sixth most populous in the country and one of the oldest cities in ancient Persia dating back some 4,000 years.
With such a colorful and breathtaking history, Shiraz continues to attract a healthy number of tourists keen to discover more about this city of poets – Shiraz is the birthplace and resting place of Persian poets Sa’di and Hafez - and the nearby ancient sites of Necropilis, Pasargadae and, of course, Persepolis.
The former capital of Persia, Shiraz is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens with the UNESCO-listed Eram Garden and its towering cypress trees a must-see for those with a love of nature.
For foreign visitors, taxis are probably the most convenient mode of transport for getting around Shiraz. A number of telephone taxi agencies are readily available for short and long-term rentals making it easier to get around the city or travel further afield to places such as Persepolis. The city also has a bus and metro service, although the latter works on just a single line.
Hotels in Shiraz
1. Homa Hotel
The Homa Hotel is a five-star luxury choice of accommodation located near the city’s biggest park - Azadi Park - in the center of Shiraz. A ten-storey building with an ornamental facade, the hotel offers warm, modern and welcoming hospitality in a tranquil setting of greenery framed by mountains. The hotel also boasts the best in conference and business facilities as well as a fitness center.
2. Eram Hotel
The Shiraz Eram Hotel is a mid-priced choice again in the center of the city within easy reach of the historical sights of Shiraz, including the old bazaar and the Zandieh building as well as the banks and trade centers.
If looking for a budget choice of hotel, the Shiraz Park Hotel is an affordable choice just three minutes from the Karim Khan Citadel. While the rooms are understated, the hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, a billiards room and sauna all just five minutes from the nearest subway station and a short stroll from the renowned Vakil Bazaar.
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While Tehran is the capital and administrative centre of Iran - both current and historically - Shiraz is the hub of Persian culture and has been for more than 2000 years! Shiraz is also synonymous with poetry as the city is the birthplace of Persia's greatest poets - Sa'adi and Hafez. The best time to visit Shiraz is spring time when the numerous gardens and parks in the city are blooming with a variety of flowers and roses.
The best time for visiting shiraz is April and March .when you can smell the orange blossoms and enjoy the pleasant weather. If you like to have an experience of Iran and shiraz, please visit our itineraries : http://www.irantourcenter.com/tours/1/iran-cultural-tour/default.aspx
This historic city is very manageable next to Tehran -- walkable and there is comparatively little traffic. The main sites are all within walking distance of one another. Far from the capital, this isn't a religious center and the more relaxed and liberal vibe is immediately apparent just based upon how people are dressed.
Shiraz, highly recommended for any trip to Iran, Shiraz is a easily manageable heartland of Persian culture with most welcoming people and Persepolis and Pasargadae as its Architectural gems, for tours to Shiraz: http://www.irtouring.com