Sassanid Landscape of Fars
- Varighet: 8 Timer (ca.)
- Lokasjon: Firuzabad, Fars
- Produktkode: APOCHI-003
Close your eyes and imagine yourself in one of the most ancient parts of the world, Fars province.
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region is listed as Unesco World Heritage. The eight archaeological sites situated in three geographical areas in the southeast of Fars Province: Firuzabad, Bishapur, and Sarvestan. The fortified structures, palaces, and city plans date back to the earliest and latest times of the Sassanian Empire, which stretched across the region. As we all know, Shiraz is the most famous and important city in Fars; however, today we are going to visit one of these sites you can’t ignore, called Firuzabad.
If you look for a neighboring city to Shiraz, in which you can enjoy more particular attractions, you should know that Firuzabad is just a two-hour drive south of Shiraz. Are you interested in knowing which monuments of this city you are going to visit? Here is a whole list of them.
One of them is the Palace of Ardashir. This distinguished palace which belongs to the Sassanid Empire, 224 CE. King Ardashir built it with an Iwan (balcony), a residential part and a public hall close to a narrow spring. It's considered the water source of the building. The main plan of the palace is about 115 meters by 5.
Not far from the Palace of Ardashir, another glorious trace of Sassanid Empire is showing off. Qal'eh Dokhtar, known as Ghale Dokhtar or Dezh Dokhtar is believed to be the very first residential and governmental administration of the Sassanid Empire, built by king Ardashir. Dezh Dokhtar or the “Maiden Castle” takes its name from a very old tale saying this building had been attributed to Anahita, the goddess of water. Back to 209 CE, Sassanid kings needed a fortified tower and fortress to confront Parthian remainders, that's why Qal’eh Dokhtar was built by stone and plaster.
After this amazing day trip and by sunset, you will have observed two important attractions of Firuzabad and become more familiar with Persian history and ancient architecture.
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee
- Meals & Drinks
Cancellation PolicyCancellation is free of charge.