Tomb of Saadi
The tomb of Saadi, the poet and mystic of the 13th century (about 1207-1291). Marble tomb dates from 1860 s, an octagonal shaped building, walls inscribed with Saadi work in tile. The tomb lies a few km out of Shiraz and is a relatively modern structure, surrounded by a nice garden. Below the tomb building there is a hall with an octagonal ceiling with impressive geometric patterns and a water well. An underground pool where people throw coins into the water and make a wish. Saadi is not only famous in Iran, but has been quoted in western sources as well. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition.