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Fars Province

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The beautiful historical city of Shiraz is one of the most popular cities in Iran, which is an important city in the country in terms of culture, civilization, climate and numerous tourist attractions. Fars province is home to different ethnic groups, including Persians, Lors, Qashqai Turks, Tajiks, Arabs and Kurds, each with their own customs.

Geography

Fars province, with Shiraz as the capital, has a border with Isfahan in the north, Yazd in the east, Hormozgan in the south, and Kohgiluyeh and Bushehr in the west. This region has many plains, deserts, lakes, mountains, valleys, straits, rivers and springs, with 70% of the province being mountainous.

Customs

In music field, the love music of Qashqai, which is full of joy and sorrow, is known. Among their traditional dances, wood dance is more attractive due to its performance style. Hosseini Tasua and Ashura ceremonies in Kazerun are one of the most unique ceremonies of their kind in Iran. The local costumes of Fars province are one of the most beautiful cultural attractions throughout Iran, but this clothing is more common among the villagers and nomads of this province. Qashqai tribes, who compose an important part of the population, cling to their traditional clothing; the fame of the local clothes of Qashqai men and women living in this province has spread so widely that it has become one of the most important cultural attractions of these people today. Nomadic women's clothing includes hats, arkhaleq, tonban, slippers, scarves, shirts, skirts (qar), which are mostly colorful and inspired by nature. Nomadic men's clothing also includes hats, shirts, waist scarves, etc.

Handicrafts

The most important handicrafts of Fars province are kilim, carpet and Gabbeh in addition to the inlay works. Mosaic work, painting on wood, pottery, mosaic tiling, seven-color tiling along with silk dyeing and metalworking are also common in Fars province. Inlay works, nomads’ carpets, kilims and Jajim of Fars province are good choices to buy as souvenirs.

Tourist Attractions

This city, which offers tourists an indescribable pleasure and a unique sense of the pleasant aroma, has many natural, historical and tourist attractions, the most important of which include the tombs of famous Iranian poets such as Hafez and Saadi, historical gardens such as Eram, Narenjestan Ghavam, Delgosha, Jahan nama, Afifabad, religious places such as Shah Cheragh Holy Shrine, and historical places such as Persepolis, Pasargadae, Atiq Grand Mosque, Nasir Al-Molk Mosque, Karim Khani Citadel Complex, Vakil Historical Bathhouse and Bazaar, Divankhaneh Mansion, etc. Raghez Strait, Margon Waterfall, Shapoori Mansion, Moshir Al-Saltanah Mosque, Maharloo Lake, Tavakoli House, Jahan Nama Garden, Haft Tanan Garden, Forough Al-Molk House, Tizab Strait, Izdkhast Castle, Izdkhast Caravanserai, Baraq Strait, Darabgard, Darab Naghsh-e Shapur, Neyriz Azarakhsh Mosque are other tourist attractions of this province.

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Nane Nader Tower

Nane Nader Tower or Nader Shah’s Mother Tower is located in Larestan city of Fars province. This tower is located in the south of Fars. This building is square in shape in dimensions of 4.5 by 4.5.

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Karimkhan Citadel

Karim Khan Citadel is located in the center of Shiraz. This citadel was built during the reign of Zandiyeh dynasty. After Karim Khan Zand choosed Shiraz as the capital city of the country and the place to live, it was known as Karim Khan Citadel.

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Afif Abad Garden

Afif Abad Garden:Iran is the land of gardens. You can see unique examples of Persian Gardens all over Iran. Among these gardens, Afif Abad garden in Shiraz (Fars province) is one of the most magical and beautiful Persian Garden, which greatly impresses its visitors. You can visit this garden in the center of Shiraz and among many other historical sites.

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