There is a saying about Shiraz that Iranian truly believe in it: it is the city of flower and nightingale. Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for over 2000 years, Shiraz has become synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored.Culture and history are two dominant characteristics of this city. Being rest place of Iranian great poets Hafez and Saadi, Shiraz buried stories of once greatest empire history, Achaemenes, in it’s own land. The city teemed with monuments some of which belong to another latest well-known kingdom, Zandiye. Hospitable locals are proud of their beautiful city and are renowned as great company.  To be lucky enough, Shiraz was in center of empires and kingdoms attention and we can recognize their footprints all over this charming city. So pack and travel to Shiraz.