Firuz Abad

Firuz Abad

Qal’eh Dokhtar,Ardeshir Palace

Gur city

50€

firuz abad city:

Firuzabad is a city and capital of Firuzabad County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 58,210, in 12,888 families. Firuzabad is located south of Shiraz.

Qal’eh Dokhtar,Ardeshir Palace

Ardashir I, in present-day Fars, Iran, in 209 AD. It is located on a mountain slope near the Firouzabad-Kavarroad.

The name of the castle implies it was dedicated to the Goddess Anahita, to whom the term “Maiden” refers. After capturing Isfahan and Kerman from the Parthians, Ardashir (re)built the city of Gur near the castle in Pirouzabad, making it his capital. After defeating Ardavan V ( Artabanus V ), the Parthian king in a great battle in 224 AD, he built the Palace of Ardashir nearby the Dezh Dokhtar structure. Ardashir’s grandfather was a prominent priest of the Goddess Anahita at the nearby temple of Darabgird, “City of Darius.”

Ardeshir Babakan Palace :
The gold bearing region which is located in 90 Kilometers to south east of Shiraz, during the time of Sassanid was called Arta-Xerxes-Kureh. In Pahlavi language Kureh means city and Arta-Xerxes was one of the first Sassanian king. This city during the time of Sassanid and also after the domination of Arabs up to the time of 11th century A.D was one of the most important center of Fars. The generosity of the rivers and fertility of the land not only causes a gorgeous Landscape but provide the best spot for camping the Ghashgaie tribes as a civilization.During winter times stay in this region and beginning of spring move to the north of Shiraz. The Ghashghaie hand made woollen carpets woven with vegetable dye and beautiful motives are well known throughout the world

 

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