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Address: About 50 Km North of Shiraz, Persepolis 71364, Iran
Phone Number: 9397992428

The ruins of the ancient capital of the Achaemenid kings of Persia.

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Persepolis is definitely worth a visit!

Persepolis is about an hour drive from Shiraz. We booked the four-hour tour through our Taha hostel. We were approached by a tour guide at the site, who took about 90 minutes and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Persepolis is about an hour drive from Shiraz. We booked the four-hour tour through our Taha hostel. We were approached by a tour guide at the site, who took about 90 minutes and asked for 20 US Dollar. It was worth it as you can better grasp what is at stake with this ancient site. Feel free to contact me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a stunning archeological site taking You back in time into the Persian Empire 2500 Years ago. Very impressive what at that time people could build. Surely a must see place on Earth. Use suncream and a hat against the sun and take water with You, it was very very hot there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

omg its amazing when you visit there for second time try to ask people whom work there about everythings try to learn details of building palaces and all they had- i mean hekhamaneshian- swege piping and collecting system 2500 years ago its wonderfull

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the three Ps of the Middle East . . . Petra, Palmyra, and Persepolis. Some crazy Macedonian made a mess of the place a while back, but Alexander the not so Great left enough to entice all comers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Splendid archeological site of what was once the capital of the Persian Empire about 2500 years ago. Rivals easily with Ephesus in Turkey and is as impressive as the main temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The city is intact. I mean not so much the bigger structure but especially the reliefs which depict a kind of processions. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Persepolis is where you can spend days just wondering around and enjoy the majestic view of the ancient city or simply sit and gaze at the detailed bas reliefs, screaming for your admiration. The site is an easy 2-hour walking tour, excluding the great museum. So, take your time but start it early as it can get very hot in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must see in Iran. Most parts are ruined and dissapeared but in a way, you can think and imagine how it was, how people are living here in 2500 years ago. There's museum here and if you could visit Iran Bastan Museum @ Teheran, you could have the deeper understanding of Persepolis. We went there in Aug.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi every one . it was one of the best historical places I've ever seen in my life . I went there with some friends from Chile and we loved the place and the really nice history about this . I really advise you to go there and enjoy the empire of 2500 years ago . if you need any... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason I rated this site as disappointing is that it has been; 1. destroyed by marauding armies over the centuries and 2. looted by Europeans. There is more of Persepolis in European museums than there is in Persepolis. It wasn't worth the effort to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why has the trip advisor took persepolis out of shiraz chart. though it is considered as one of shiraz and fars landmarks?? And the wikipedia inf. in the above is not related to persepolis but is about noshin azar wich is completely different. Please correct the wrong informations about this place.

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