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Address: About 50 Km North of Shiraz, Persepolis 71364, Iran
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+982152827000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The ruins of the ancient capital of the Achaemenid kings of Persia.

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A must see

Persepolis is trully a must see. But be sure you book the trip with a guide or a good touring agency because you really need the explanation to fully enjoy the experience and... read more

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Persepolis is trully a must see. But be sure you book the trip with a guide or a good touring agency because you really need the explanation to fully enjoy the experience and understand everything.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you are not interested in archaeology, you could not fail to be interested in Persepolis. The quality of the carvings considering the structures are 500BC are quite stunning.

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Thank Madeleine S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old ancient city to show great Persian empire ,60 km from shiraz city,I think every one need to visit it once or more to see great history inside it .but try to visit it in early morning before so crowded and better in fall or first of spring so weather is not hot.

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Thank Rose292929
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be perfectly honest Iran has some pretty spectacular architecture, from Mosques to Bazaars and personally I was a little bored visiting here. Unless you have a particular interest in ancient history it's a little underwhelming, yes interesting but given how far it is from anything else and what else Shiraz has to offer it felt like a waste of... More 

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Thank pixie_danielle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible place, well at hight with Luxor, and almost at par with Angkor. There is something awe inspiring, and slightly unnerving, witnessing whole Empires, that have risen, and been gulped up by time and change. Puts things in perspective. Most definitely worth the visit, and the journey here. The area as a whole is beautiful, and the... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to visit this ancient city if you're in Shiraz. Located at around 30km from the city, Persepolis was once the seat of the Kings of Persia. The 2500-year old remains are truly an indication of a mighty empire which ruled half of the known world at its splendour. Expect to spend a good hour and a half exploring... More 

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Thank Reza S
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people visiting Iran, have Persepolis in mind. Persepolis is their major motivation. They are right but Persepolis is not all. There are plenty of other monuments to see in Iran. Iran history is so rich and complex that there is no limit in what you can see. Nevertheless, Persepolis is a must. Extremely impressive, monumental. The columns... More 

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Thank Eric P
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Walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and King Darius from 331bc was simply magical. Bring a hat (hot) and your imagination and enjoy wandering around the ruins. Very photogenic and the climb to the hill side tombs was rewarding. We took a one way car transfer from Yazd to Shiraz stopping at here for USD100 which was good... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It very impressive to drive up to Persepolis and see those majestic pillars still standing there as a reminder of Darius and Persian might. Its very interesting to have a couple of hours there strawling around and I also found it very helpful to have a guide, because there are a lot of stuff and details to unpack. For sure... More 

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Thank Ulrik J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is about 60 km from Shiraz. This is the ancient Persian palace of 500 years before BC. It is a huge place that take more than 2 hours to complete visiting. It is one of the world heritage from UNESCO.

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