Eram garden

Iran, Shiraz

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Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine (despite Iran being an Islamic republic since 1979), and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example Eram Garden.

Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine (despite Iran being an Islamic republic since 1979), and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example Eram Garden.

Eram Garden located in Shiraz is among the most beautiful Persian gardens of Iran. It is such a unique and gorgeous garden that is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.  In the holy book of Quran, Eram is described as the paradise prepared for the blessed ones. It has a great atmosphere surrounded by tall cypress trees, fragrant flowers, and aromatic sour orange trees. Moreover, the sound of birds singing in the green space of the garden brings peace and quiet to the tourists, and it is quite pleasurable to have a stroll across the garden. In spring, Eram Garden catches eyes with its colorful blooms and blossoms, and it is a great tourist destination that attracts those who travel to Iran.

The building within the garden is regarded as a masterpiece of Qajar era with respect to its architecture, painting, tiling, chiseling and lithography. The columns of the building are covered by monolithic Gandomak slabs of more than two meters high on which poems by famous Iranian literary figures Hafez, Saadi, and Shourideh Shirazi are carved.

The history of Eram Garden structured as a Persian garden dates back to Seljuq dynasty (approximately 400 years ago), while the old building within the garden belongs to Qajar period.  The building has an elaborate architecture decorated with tiles that are designed by poems of great poets such as Hafez and Saadi. It has also a view of the blue pool that enhances the picturesque scene of Eram Garden and makes the environment cool during hot days of summer. Owing to its variety of plants, Eram garden is popular as the botanical garden supported and managed by Shiraz University and it is open to the public to enjoy its many beauties.

  • The garden is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (during the first two months of spring) and from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (during the third month of spring), It is also open from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (during autumn and winter).
  • There is a traditional teahouse in the garden serving fāloudeh, ice cream and all types of traditional Persian beverages.
  • There is a museum in Eram garden called Stone and Gem of the Sea of Light, with more than 140 kinds of stones and rare ornaments. The museum started displaying works in 2011 and has attracted many visitors to this day.
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