City in southwestern Iran with 1.1 million inhabitants (2005 estimate), around 200 km from the Persian Gulf, at an elevation of 1,486 metres above sea level in the Zagros Mountains. It is the capital of Fars province with 4.4 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 121,825 km².Fri, March 7, 2008 - 12:26 AM permalink - 0 comments
The economic base for Shiraz is commerce of products from the surrounding region, where grapes, citrus fruits, cotton and rice is produced. Of Shiraz own industries, cement, sugar, fertilizer, textile produ... read more
The site's Iranian name is Takht-e-Jamshid, "The throne of Jamshid", a mythical King of Iran. The ancient name is "Parsa", "Pars's Town". Provincial of Fars. Altitude 1,800 meters, 60 km N-E of Shiraz on an excellent road, 420 km S of Esfahan on a good road. International airport at Shiraz. National airport at Persepolis.Thu, March 6, 2008 - 11:35 PM permalink - 0 comments
A large bare plain, surrounded by mauve cliffs with sharp edges. It is there, in the center of the Marv Dasht basin, that Cyrus the Great chose, toward the end of the his ... read more
Shiraz was once world famous for its many gardens and aromatic flowers. The Ghavam House Garden is one of few remaining gardens still to be found todayThu, March 6, 2008 - 11:16 PM permalink - 0 comments
Human beings are members of a whole,Thu, March 6, 2008 - 11:15 PM permalink - 0 comments
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
Belle of Shiraz, grant me but love's demand,Thu, March 6, 2008 - 11:14 PM permalink - 0 comments
And for your mole - that clinging grain of sand
Upon a cheek of pearl - Hafez would give
All of Bokhara, all of Samarkand...
Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, or simply Hāfez (Persian: خواجه شمسالدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), was a Persian mystic and poet. He was born sometime between the years 1310 and 1337 in Shiraz, Medieval Persia. John Payne, who has translated the Diwan Hafez, regards Hafez as one of the three greatest poets o... read more