This is the road which leads from Mashhad to Nishapur in Razavi Khorasan Province of Iran

This is the road which leads from Mashhad to Nishapur in Razavi Khorasan Province of Iran

A aroundabout beside the Mausoleum of Attar Neyshapuri - this site is 6km out of Nishapur and 115km from Mashhad

A aroundabout beside the Mausoleum of Attar Neyshapuri - this site is 6km out of Nishapur and 115km from Mashhad

This sign points out that two famous Iranians Farid Uddin Attar and Kamal al-Molk are buried here

This sign points out that two famous Iranians Farid Uddin Attar and Kamal al-Molk are buried here

A very first view of the Mausoleum of Farid Uddin Attar - to the right of this photo, Mausoleum of Kamal al-Molk can be seen

A very first view of the Mausoleum of Farid Uddin Attar - to the right of this photo, Mausoleum of Kamal al-Molk can be seen

Farid Uddin Attar's full name is Abu Hamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim but he is better known as Attar of Nishapur

Farid Uddin Attar's full name is Abu Hamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim but he is better known as Attar of Nishapur

The word Attar in Persian means

The word Attar in Persian means "the perfume" - Attar was born in 1145 AD or 1146 (dispute exists) in Nishapur

Attar is known for practicing the profession of pharmacy, hagiographer, sufi and a poet

Attar is known for practicing the profession of pharmacy, hagiographer, sufi and a poet

This sign beside the tomb of Farrid Uddin Attar shows a short note about his life

This sign beside the tomb of Farrid Uddin Attar shows a short note about his life

As a younger man, Attar went on pilgrimage to Mecca and traveled extensively, seeking wisdom in Egypt, Damascus, India, and other areas, before finally returning to his home city of Nishapur

As a younger man, Attar went on pilgrimage to Mecca and traveled extensively, seeking wisdom in Egypt, Damascus, India, and other areas, before finally returning to his home city of Nishapur

An arch above the mausoleum of Attar Nishapuri

An arch above the mausoleum of Attar Nishapuri

A wooden door provides an access inside the tomb

A wooden door provides an access inside the tomb

Farid Uddin Attar died in 1221, it is believed that he was killed by a Mongol soldier

Farid Uddin Attar died in 1221, it is believed that he was killed by a Mongol soldier

After the capture of Attar by Mongols he was about to be sold but Farid said that price for his slavery was too high so mongol soldier waited for the next customer and price agreed by Farid was too low and he was killed by the soldier

After the capture of Attar by Mongols he was about to be sold but Farid said that price for his slavery was too high so mongol soldier waited for the next customer and price agreed by Farid was too low and he was killed by the soldier

Interior of the tomb of Attar - his final resting place is near Imamzadeh Mahrooq and the tomb of Omar Khayyam

Interior of the tomb of Attar - his final resting place is near Imamzadeh Mahrooq and the tomb of Omar Khayyam

This is the view of the grave of Farid Uddin Attar - headstone can be seen in the middle of this photo

This is the view of the grave of Farid Uddin Attar - headstone can be seen in the middle of this photo

 Mantiq al-Tayr or The Conference of Birds is known as his most famous epic poem, which is consecrated to the tale of the spiritual quest of 30 birds to find their supreme sovereign

Mantiq al-Tayr or The Conference of Birds is known as his most famous epic poem, which is consecrated to the tale of the spiritual quest of 30 birds to find their supreme sovereign

A closeup view of the grave - Attar's poetry inspired Rumi and many other Sufi poets. It is said that Rumi actually met Attar when Attar was an old man and Rumi was a boy

A closeup view of the grave - Attar's poetry inspired Rumi and many other Sufi poets. It is said that Rumi actually met Attar when Attar was an old man and Rumi was a boy

Some of his work includes Mukhtar-nama, Khusraw-nama, Diwan, Asrar-nama, Musibat-nama, Ilahi-nama and Jawahir-nama

Some of his work includes Mukhtar-nama, Khusraw-nama, Diwan, Asrar-nama, Musibat-nama, Ilahi-nama and Jawahir-nama

Though Attar met his violent in April 1221 but his legacy as a fine poet and pharmacist lives on

Though Attar met his violent in April 1221 but his legacy as a fine poet and pharmacist lives on

His tomb was built by Ali-Shir Nava’i in the sixteenth century - it is a simple freestanding building but it is tastfully built in the Persian architectural style

His tomb was built by Ali-Shir Nava’i in the sixteenth century - it is a simple freestanding building but it is tastfully built in the Persian architectural style

Wooden door of the mausoleum, seen from inside

Wooden door of the mausoleum, seen from inside

Mausoleum of Farid Uddin Attar, seen from the rear - it is surrounded by tall trees

Mausoleum of Farid Uddin Attar, seen from the rear - it is surrounded by tall trees

There were few other graves beside the main structure of Attar's tomb

There were few other graves beside the main structure of Attar's tomb

Close to the resting place of Attar, a simple tomb of Kamal al-Molk can be found

Close to the resting place of Attar, a simple tomb of Kamal al-Molk can be found

This is the view of the area where Attar is buried - this photo was taken with the Attar's tomb at rear

This is the view of the area where Attar is buried - this photo was taken with the Attar's tomb at rear

This is the tomb of Kamal al-Molk, he was a famous Iranian painter

This is the tomb of Kamal al-Molk, he was a famous Iranian painter

His birth name was Mohammad Ghaffari and he was born in Kashan in 1845

His birth name was Mohammad Ghaffari and he was born in Kashan in 1845

A sign beside the mausoleum of Kamal al-Molk describes his life

A sign beside the mausoleum of Kamal al-Molk describes his life

Kamal al-Molk was born in a family which was known for having artistic traditions

Kamal al-Molk was born in a family which was known for having artistic traditions

Kamal al-Molk enjoyed his time under Naser al-Din Shah Qajar but he fell out with his son later on when he became a ruler

Kamal al-Molk enjoyed his time under Naser al-Din Shah Qajar but he fell out with his son later on when he became a ruler

Kamal al-Molk migrated to Europe to avoid confrontation with the new ruler, he came back to Iran in 1902

Kamal al-Molk migrated to Europe to avoid confrontation with the new ruler, he came back to Iran in 1902

His stay in Iran was brief and he had no option but to leave Iran and he migrated to Iraq

His stay in Iran was brief and he had no option but to leave Iran and he migrated to Iraq

A grave beside the tomb of Kamal al-Molk

A grave beside the tomb of Kamal al-Molk

A guy with his horse on the road beside the tombs of Attar and Kamal al-Molk

A guy with his horse on the road beside the tombs of Attar and Kamal al-Molk