Firouz Abad fire temple is a unique monument from the Sasanian dynasty which is characterized by magnificent
arches and embellishments. It could be the second Iranian
monument from the Sasanian era to be inscribed on the
UNESCO’s World Heritage List, as the preliminary steps
have been taken for this purpose.
Located in the southern Iranian province of Fars, in 8,496
square meters area which it is one of the largest Sasanian
monuments. The building which can be a fire temple was
built under the Emperor Ardeshir (Artaxerxes) the founder
of third Iranian dynasty, the Sasanians.
Head of the provincial cultural heritage department Ali
Reza Qolinejad said a group of experts were busy preparing
documents required for the registration on the list of
“The Firouz Abad fire temple qualifies in terms of its
architecture, dome and structure for inscription,” he
added, expressing confidence that it would be inscribed on
the list, once proposed.
Firouz Abad fire temple/palace or castle used to be a
mansion frequented by king of kings Ardeshir during the
heat of summer. The monument consists of several halls and
rooms. There is a pool in front of the main balcony.
Iran has four entries on the UNESCO’s World Heritage
list, including Takht-e Soleyman, a Sasanian monument.