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Persepolis, Persepolis

Ruin Landmark Must See
With ruins dating back as early as 515 BCE, Persepolis ruins (a World Heritage Site), present a singular look at ancient Persian architecture. The city, built from grey limestone and marble, served as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, originally built up under the reign of Darius I. Ransacked and pillaged by armies of various empires over the centuries, including by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, few structures remain intact. Check out the ruins of the gate, with their carved-horse reliefs, and the "Apadana" building, where emperors greeted foreign visitors that contains intricately carved staircases. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Persepolis by using our Persepolis itinerary maker .
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  • Highly recommended guide @ferdous28 In Shiraz we had fun time with Ferdous and her brother who was our driver. Not only is Ferdous a great guide with much knowledge, speaks well English, she is a wond...  more »
  • Breathtaking, spectacular, magnificent...are only a few words to describe this marvelous architectural sight! The historical significance is equally intriguing! Take a taxi there... for 15- 20 USD ret...  more »
  • U cannot believe this place built almost 2500 years ago, a place u have to visit! Breath taking...
  • A must go amazing place built 2500 years ago a guide is very good option to explain everything
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