Quran Gate (or Darvazeh Ghor-an), the ancient gated entrance to Shiraz from north. Karim Khan added a room at the top of the gateway to house a holy Quran so people when leaved the city they passed under the Quran (now the Quran is kept in Pars Museum) to be blessed for a safe trip. The complex also includes tomb of Khaju-ye Kermani, the poet contemporary to Sa-di. Climb up the hill to the tea house. The view of Shiraz is breathtaking from this spot. Has a spectacular view at night.
Shiraz is the fifth most populated city in Iran and the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of Iran, has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than a thousand years.The earliest reference to the city, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, thanks to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. Shiraz was the capital of Persia during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1781, as well as briefly during the Saffavid period.Shiraz is known as the city of poets, wine and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities.