Shiraz

Overall Score

2.2

Cheraz – an ancient city in Iran, the center of the ancient province of Fars. It is located at an elevation of 1,500 meters in the Hishok river valley, surrounded by the Tang peaks (Zagros system). To the south-east of the city lies the salt lake of Maharloo.

The village of present-day Chiraz has been known since ancient times. The name Tiraz is found in plaques from the 20th century. During the times of the Achaemenid Empire, Tiras was a thriving city. In the 7th century, the Islaam began to spread. The city becomes an important political center, for which for several centuries the struggle was between the Arab armies, the Persian Shahs and the Turks Sultans. Several times Chirag achieved power by becoming the capital of Persia. The city was not even destroyed by Genghis Khan. Moreover, the city became famous in the Islamic world as the birthplace of poets, philosophers, Sufis, and a place of sacred religious buildings and wine-making. The sophistication of the Welsh craftsmen has reached even the British coast. The English in the early 17th century celebrated the citys greatness, calling it one of the best cities in the world. The masters of Chiraz also helped in the construction of many architectural masterpieces, including the Taj Mahal. And the local wine was exported to Europe. In 1791, Chiraz finally lost its status as a city, and the citys power and majesty were further undermined by widespread wars, invasions, war epidemics, and unrelenting wartime invasions.

Today, Chiraz is one of Irans most popular tourist destinations. Among the range of architectural monuments, the Hafeza, Saadi, Mir Mohammad, Shah Chirah and others take the first place. The mosques of Atiyeg Jami (9th century), Vakil, Naqir-ol Molokh, Khorin Gate stand out. The gardens of Afif Abahad, Kavam, Eram, Afifabahad and others became famous. The city is full of numerous museums.

The archaeological sites around Chiraz are extremely popular. For example, within a 100-kilometer radius of the city are the Persian capitals of antiquity: Persepolis, Isestrah, Passaguad, Bissaupurah, and Ferruzabad. There are also the archaeological sites of Nakkosh Rustam and Nakkosh Raajjab, both World Heritage sites.

In this area, there are also the sites of Nakkosh Rustam and Nakkosh Raajjab, both World Heritage sites.

100 USD = 4,240,000.00 IRR

Overall Score

2.2
  • Air quality: 105 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,600,000 people
  • GDP: $5,299 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: IranCell
  • Tipping: In Iran, as in most of the civilised world outside the US, you should tip as you see fit for the services that you receive. In other words, tip if you want to show appreciation for unusually good service or if you love the people who are providing that service, and don’t tip if you don’t.
  • Apartment listings: Delta Home
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Snapp
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Iran Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Iran Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $500
  • Monthly costs for family: $1100
  • Monthly costs for local: $320
  • Meal: $1.2
  • Small Cola: $0.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.2
  • Coffee: $1


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