Describe a historical place that you know about

Well, I live in Iran and Iran has recently turned into a dreamland for tourists. Iran is known for its mesmerizing natural beauty as well as its man-made architecture in its most famous cities like Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd. 

One of the well-known tourist destinations that I would like to talk about today is Persepolis (also known as Takht-e-Jamshid). Persepolis is situated about 65 kilometers northeast of the city of Shiraz, in Fars Province. It has actually been registered as a UNESCO world heritage site as far as I know.

This magnificent place was actually the ceremonial capital of Iran during the Achaemenid Empire. It was constructed during the reign of Darius and was the center for ritual ceremonies, especially Nowruz which is the a ceremony held at the turn of the year and the beginning of spring. 

The place is replete with stone inscriptions which are engraved on the walls and tiles of the palace and huge columns that rise [high] into the sky. Unfortunately, it was destroyed due to a fire and all the wooden structures such as the ceilings were burnt down. However, the stone walls and the head columns in the famous shape of a lion are still standing tall for visitors to enjoy. 

If you stand in the center and close your eyes, you can let your imagination run wild and visualize what it had been and that will itself take to another world.

It is one of the most visited tourist spots in Iran. People from all over Iran as well as from foreign countries come to visit this place. The stunning beauty will create a wonderful experience that people will usually visit it more than once.