Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 160 ha
- Buffer zone: 7,127 ha
Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly noteworthy vestiges in the 160-ha site include: the Mausoleum of Cyrus II; Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace; and a royal ensemble of gatehouse, audience hall, residential palace and gardens. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. Spanning the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to the Hindus River, it is considered to be the first empire that respected the cultural diversity of its different peoples. This was reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.
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Large airport - 57 mi (92 km) Fasa Airport
Medium airport - 96 mi (155 km) Shahid Sadooghi Airport
Medium airport - 135 mi (218 km) Sirjan Airport
Medium airport - 157 mi (252 km) Bushehr Airport
Medium airport - 165 mi (265 km) Jam Airport
Medium airport - 171 mi (276 km) Lar Airport
Medium airport - 189 mi (305 km) Esfahan Shahid Beheshti International Airport
Medium airport - 193 mi (311 km) Bahrain International Airport
Large airport - 312 mi (502 km) King Fahd International Airport
Large airport - 329 mi (530 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Sa`adat Shahr
- Shahr-e Herat
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Abu ol Verdi
- Bolaghi-ye Kuchak
- Darreh Anjir
- Kat-e Mian
- Kord-e Shul
- Madar Soleyman
- Mazra`eh-ye Jaldak
- Tang Shiri
- `Ali Resideh