Persepolis – 500 BC Persian Empire + Iranian Truck-Stop Lunch! | Iran 🇮🇷

Mark Abroad

Persepolis – Better known locally as Takht-e Jamshid, was the capital of the ancient Achaemenid Empire of Persia. Cyrus the Great, Darius, and Xerxes, were all involved with the building and development of Persepolis. With immense history and importance, I was excited to have a chance to visit during our trip to Iran. #Iran #IranianFood #Persia #Persepoli

Although most of the Persepolis city is now in ruins, destroyed by a variety of reasons, what remains tells a story and is a reminder of the might of Ancient Persia. What I especially enjoyed were the detailed rock carvings, showing stories of wars and triumph from the cultures and people. Truly a must visit destinations when you are visiting Iran.

Mohamad Restaurant – After visiting Persepolis, we then headed to Mohamad Restaurant, what is an Iranian food restaurant especially popular among truck drivers. It was my kind of place, laid back ambiance, chilled out space, and delicious local food.

Here are the main dishes we ordered:

Gheimeh – split pea stew
Akbar Joojeh – fried chicken, pomegranate sauce
Salad Shirazi – Persian cucumber salad
Kalam Polo – Cabbage rice

Another great day, amazing people, and delicious food in Iran!

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