Jun 1, 2013

Travel Diary Iran 2013 - Day 2 (Shiraz)

Today I decided to visit a couple of gardens of Shiraz starting with arguably the most beautiful garden of Shiraz, Bagh-e Eram Garden (the Garden of Eden). This garden is one of the nine gardens that together are taken by the World Heritage classified as  a protected world heritage property as "Persian Gardens".


World Heritage Brief Description
The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles that have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BC. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, pavilions and walls, as well as sophisticated irrigation systems. They have influenced the art of garden design as far as India and Spain.

See Bagh-e Eram's 360° VR panorama here.

The next garden I visited was Bagh-e Delgosha Garden (The Garden of Heart's Delight). Also a beautiful garden.

See Bagh-e Delgosha's 360° VR panorama here.

I had visited another nice example of a Perisan garden, Afif-Abad Garden, previously
See Bagh-e Afif-Abad's 360° VR panorama here.

Other fine examples of Persian Gardens in Shiraz are the Hafezieh garden and Naranjestan Ghavam garden. 

After the gardens I went to the Khajuye Kermani tomb on the hills over Quran Gate.
From there you have a view over Quran's Gate, Quran's Square and parts of Shiraz.

See the 360° VR panorama here.

All the panoramas from Shiraz can be seen in the Shiraz Gallery.

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