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Pasargadae

54 mi (87 km) NE of Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran
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Ranked #11 of 27 Attractions in Shiraz
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Capital of ancient Persia was founded by Cyrus The Great and has remains of his palace, tomb and a...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Capital of ancient Persia was founded by Cyrus The Great and has remains of his palace, tomb and a temple.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is easy not to go to this out of the way place - but to see Cyrus's tomb rising alone from the huge plain was powerful. Important to accompany the visit with some background reading of the role and mythology surrounding this great leader.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's quite a way to go for limited ruins compared to persepolis however it's a beautiful monument and its isolation adds to the feeling of the place. Unfortunately in their wizdom the government has erected unsightly scaffold barriers around the site plus dug a trench around. You can now get no nearer than 20 metres. Our guide informed us that... More 

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Munich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Even though there isn't very much left from the palaces the site is interesting to look at, mainly due to it's picturesque location surrounded by mountains. Walk up to the large structure on the hill, which used to be the base for a huge palace, to have a view over the whole valley.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
113 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The ruins of this city are spread out and require a car to go from site to site. The tomb of Cyrus is beautiful and has great light in the early morning. The other palaces are interesting but there is not a lot left. Still well worthwhile. Make sure you climb to the top of the fortress for great views... More 

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London
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you're not going to roll this into a trip to Persepolis or while travelling en route to Esfahan or Yazd, it may be a bit of a disappointment by comparison with the length of the drive to reach it. Tomb is amazing in the middle of the plain, but watch for farther ruins and unusual early image of winged... More 

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Blackburn, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A long way from anywhere and well spread out. Fascinating tomb and there won't be too many other tourists in your shots on a hot day. It's OK if you are on the way to somewhere else.

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Shiraz, Iran
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Its believed that, belong to more than 25 century ago,tomb of one of oldest Empire of Iran,very simple(just a big stone without any door). Around it village houses you can find,no restaurant,no hotel

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Stuttgart, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is hot, it is in the middle of nowhere, it looks like a desert, but it has been a fantastic place once. You can see what has remained from more than 3000 years ago and you wonder, how have they done that. Don't expect something big like Persepolis, but a very calm and quiet place as it is a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am a huge history buff so my husband wanted me to see ancient Persia. I had a wonderful time and it was very informative. There isn't as much to see there as Persepolis but worth the trip its not far off the highway. The english signs often didn't have as much information as the Farsi signs so would recommend... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Persepolis is royal, Pasargadae is more down-to-earth. Tomb of one of the greatest man in the world, Cyrus the Great, is the highlight. Please check out the remains of the royal garden - a place where the word paradise or `paradisio` derives its origin from - as well. Highlight.

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