Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense ... More
Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.
Persepolis is worth a longer stay definitely as it is so beautiful. We were surprised to find that a hotel has opened just near the site. So we were able to stay there and have nice evening strolls in the surroundings - and could get to the sites of Pasargade very easy. Hotel Apadana is the name and we recommend it for all that want to flee the noise and chaos of Shiraz for a while!
if you wanna see the humanity 2500 years civilization you should go to persepolis and also takht-e-jamshid.
there is a many stone buildings that they made at 2500 years ago.if you see those buildings i think you will ask your self that 300(the movie) is real?!
persepolis was made with order of the great Cyrus (kouroosh) in 2500 years ago.then in nearly 1400 years ago the Arabs attacked to Iran and destroyed every things that they could destroyed.Before Arabs attacking Persians ,the Iranian peoples was Zoroastrian and they believed Zoroaster .but when Arabs attacking to Iran ,killed every one who doesn't change his religion to Islam...
They destroyed this value buildings , and what we see today is the remaining of that cowardly attack.but its a really perfect place.
Persepolis (Old-Persian: 'Parsa', New-Persian: تخت جمشید, 'Takht-e Jamshid') was an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenid Empire, situated some 70 km northeast of modern city of Shiraz, not far from where the small river Pulwar flows into the Kur (Kyrus). To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, meanining the city of Persians, Persepolis being the Greek interpretation of the name. In contemporary Iran the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid).
The largest and most complex building in Persepolis was the audience hall or Apadana with 36 columns, accessible by two monumental stairs.
Recommended if you like culture & are intrested in History - lots to see & do. Take a guide if you don`t speak Farsi. These can be hired in Shiraz along with a taxi that will show you all the other sights in Shiraz. Don`t be put off by the Country - almost everyone there will be welcoming & will want to find out about you & share their culture
The history, the magnificent architecture,the glory of Persian Kingdom,the Persian Ancestorial greatness, all in all is fascinating.You can understand how the great people of the ancient Persia appreciated art,peace, love, and humanity