Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 13 ha
Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.
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Large airport - 33 mi (53 km) Fasa Airport
Medium airport - 88 mi (142 km) Bushehr Airport
Medium airport - 141 mi (228 km) Jam Airport
Medium airport - 150 mi (241 km) Shahid Sadooghi Airport
Medium airport - 159 mi (256 km) Khark Island Airport
Medium airport - 161 mi (260 km) Asaloyeh Airport
Medium airport - 170 mi (275 km) Persian Gulf International Airport
Medium airport - 177 mi (285 km) Bahrain International Airport
Large airport - 288 mi (464 km) King Fahd International Airport
Large airport - 304 mi (490 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.
- Fathabad-e Sofla
- Firoozi Marvdasht
- Gashak-e Takht
- Haji Abad Khafrak
- Hoseynabad-e Estakhr
- Khafr Kor-e Sofla
- Khalaf Tahuneh
- Kushk-e Marv Dasht
- Shahrak-e Vali-ye `Asr
- Shahrak-e Vali-ye `Asr-e Firuzi
- Shamsabad-e Borzu
- Shamsabad-e Takht
- Sherkat-e Sahami-ye Zera`i