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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  • One of the archaeological sites that most fascinated and conquered me! Very large, well maintained, organized and explained to in addition the merit of leaving the visitor free to wander among the streets of the ancient city; Definitely lovely
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  • is one of Iran's most important spots. 518 BC I (Darius i) was happy to build, 150 years of experience in three generations before the success, 3:30 in the hotel, 4:30 to reach Persepolis, the observation of 2 hours on the road to appreciate the yellow and sunset before leaving the hotel. But the 6 point crew has urged the visitors to leave, and we don't have time to climb the high observation deck overlooking the Persepolis panoramic view, so it's best to come early and leave enough for time.
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  • 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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