Tomb of Saadi is an important tourism attractions of Shiraz city. Saadi is one of the great Iranian poets who has many lovers. The mausoleum of this great poet, is a very beautiful example of unique Persian gardens.
The grave is inside an octagonal edifice on top of which stands an amazing azure blue dome. Also inside the mausoleum all around the walls are inscribed with verses of Saadi’s poems. Inside the mausoleum yard and in front of the entrance of the tomb lies a beautiful pond. People throw coins into the pond so that their wishes would come true.
Indeed, Saadi Tomb is farther from other main attractions of the city of Shiraz and you had better go there by car. Inside the gorgeous atmosphere of the garden, you can listen to traditional Persian music which is played in the garden and enjoy the relaxing environment of this monument. Across from the entrance of this garden, stands a traditional ice cream shopping stall which is very popular. Please do taste the ice cream and Faloudeh Shirazi (of Shiraz). After a walk for less than 5 minutes from Saadi Tomb, you will reach Delgosha Garden which is again one of the most beautiful Persian Gardens of Iran.
“Bani Adam” is a poem from Saadi written on top of the entrance of the United Nations:
Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain
That means if you’ve no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.
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