A sign beside the entrance to the Mausoleum of Saadi - his mausoleum is also known as Sadiyeh

A sign beside the entrance to the Mausoleum of Saadi - his mausoleum is also known as Sadiyeh

Looking at the entrace gate and the road from inside the Sadi tomb complex

Looking at the entrace gate and the road from inside the Sadi tomb complex

This beautiful walkway brings visitors to the grave of Saadi

This beautiful walkway brings visitors to the grave of Saadi

Looking to the left side of the walkway - Saadi was buried inside a village, outside Shiraz but now it is part of the city

Looking to the left side of the walkway - Saadi was buried inside a village, outside Shiraz but now it is part of the city

Looking to the right side of the walkway - Saadi's full name was Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi

Looking to the right side of the walkway - Saadi's full name was Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi

He is mainly known as Sheikh Saadi or Saadi Shirazi

He is mainly known as Sheikh Saadi or Saadi Shirazi

This famous Iranian poet was born in Shiraz in 1210

This famous Iranian poet was born in Shiraz in 1210

In his early days, he faced poverty and struggle and he left for Baghdad to pursue a better education

In his early days, he faced poverty and struggle and he left for Baghdad to pursue a better education

Facade of the Mausoleum of Saadi

Facade of the Mausoleum of Saadi

The current building is from the 18th century and it was built during the Karim Khan Zand's rule

The current building is from the 18th century and it was built during the Karim Khan Zand's rule

A large lamp hangs from the ceiling of the tomb

A large lamp hangs from the ceiling of the tomb

Actual grave of Saadi is beautifully carved in Persian

Actual grave of Saadi is beautifully carved in Persian

A side view of the grave of Saadi - Saadi spent almost 30 years in wondering in desolate places, during this time he met many people who fled from the Mongol invasion

A side view of the grave of Saadi - Saadi spent almost 30 years in wondering in desolate places, during this time he met many people who fled from the Mongol invasion

Walls around the grave of Saadi are adorned with his poetic work

Walls around the grave of Saadi are adorned with his poetic work

This is an abstract from his famous book Bostan (Bustan) - this book was completed in 1257

This is an abstract from his famous book Bostan (Bustan) - this book was completed in 1257

In Bostan, Saadi includes the accounts of his travel and his interaction with other people and their psychology

In Bostan, Saadi includes the accounts of his travel and his interaction with other people and their psychology

Gulistan (the Rose Garden) is one of Saadi's masterpieces, he wrote this book in 1258

Gulistan (the Rose Garden) is one of Saadi's masterpieces, he wrote this book in 1258

Persian tilework beside on the walls of Saadi's tomb

Persian tilework beside on the walls of Saadi's tomb

At the end of the colonnade portico lies the grave of another famous poet from Shiraz, Shoorideh Shirazi

At the end of the colonnade portico lies the grave of another famous poet from Shiraz, Shoorideh Shirazi

This lamp is hanging from the ceiling of the colonnade portico

This lamp is hanging from the ceiling of the colonnade portico

Cypress trees are seen here through the arches which connect to the tomb of Shoorideh Shirazi

Cypress trees are seen here through the arches which connect to the tomb of Shoorideh Shirazi

These beautiful water channels are created to add beauty to this place

These beautiful water channels are created to add beauty to this place

A side view of the Mausoleum of Saadi

A side view of the Mausoleum of Saadi

Mausoleum of Saadi is a popular place for the locals to pay their respect to this great poet

Mausoleum of Saadi is a popular place for the locals to pay their respect to this great poet

Saadi passed away on 9 December 1291 and he is well remembered for his philosophical quotes

Saadi passed away on 9 December 1291 and he is well remembered for his philosophical quotes

This small counter belongs to a cameraman who offers his services to the visitors

This small counter belongs to a cameraman who offers his services to the visitors

A fish pond is located close to the Saadi's tomb which can be reached by the steps

A fish pond is located close to the Saadi's tomb which can be reached by the steps

This water channel is hidden underground but sometimes fish swim to the middle of this pond

This water channel is hidden underground but sometimes fish swim to the middle of this pond

Tile work on the ceiling of the fish pond

Tile work on the ceiling of the fish pond

Ceiling and arches of the fish pond area of the Mausoleum of Saadi

Ceiling and arches of the fish pond area of the Mausoleum of Saadi

There are skylights in the ceiling to allow natural light into the building

There are skylights in the ceiling to allow natural light into the building

The Mausoleum of Saadi is located inside a garden where beautiful flowers and several cypress trees are planted

The Mausoleum of Saadi is located inside a garden where beautiful flowers and several cypress trees are planted

A visit to this place is a chance to look into Persian gardens which are tranquil due to their setting

A visit to this place is a chance to look into Persian gardens which are tranquil due to their setting

This building was constructed underground and there were no signs to explain the function of it

This building was constructed underground and there were no signs to explain the function of it