The holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran is the center of Khorasan Razavi province. It is the second most populous city in Iran. Due to the presence of Imam Reza(AS), there are 32 million domestic and 1 million foreign pilgrims annually. Mashhad has a variable but temperate cold and dry climate, with hot and dry summers and cold and humid winters. One of the first and foremost places of interest in Mashhad is the shrine of Imam Reza(AS). The city of Mashhad is also known as the spiritual capital of Iran due to the presence of Imam Reza(AS) Shrine.
Persepolis, is a mirror of ancient Iranian land history and culture, as ordered by Darius the Great in 1124 and about 125,000 square meters, built as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time worldwide. It is also one of the most spectacular places in Shiraz to visit. Persepolis in fact is the culmination of the elegance and creativity of Iranian artists in applying the cultures of various peoples such as Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Medes, and Armenians who were under the control and command of the Achaemenids. Darius’s purpose in building this was to build a capital in his empire