Saadi Shirazi : an avid Traveler & a great Poet
Eight centuries ago, in the beautiful city of Shiraz, a genius was born who became known as the Master of Speech and Persian poetry. After basic studies Saadi started a long journey and explored other lands like India, Morocco, Rome, Damascus, Kufa and many other regions for 30 years. As the result for decades of traveling and exploring, Saadi created two literature masterpieces, "Golestan" and "Boustan" which are the reflection of all the experiences collected during his journeys and of course his unexampled ingenuity. Gulistan is one of two major works of the Persian poet Sa'adi in prose, and it is said to be one of the most widely read books ever produced. Bustan is the other important book of Saadi in poetry contains the fruits of Saadi's long experience and his judgements upon life, and is illustrated by a vast collection of anecdotes.
"Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good."by Saadi
Where to visit Saadi tomb
Saadi tomb is located in Shiraz city in southwest of Iran. Its beautiful garden and nice contemporary Persian architecture makes it a nice place to visit and if you have learned some Persian you can recite some of his poems by his tomb by the help of Iranians or your local tour guide. There are translated books of his poems in different languages also.