Abu Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shiraz (Saadi) was born in 1209 in Shiraz. After spending his childhood, in order to study, he went to Baghdad which at that time was the scientific center of Islamic countries. After completing his studies, he traveled for 30 years and eventually returned to Shiraz during the last years of his life and chose a place and dedicated his time to worshiping until he died and his body was buried there that known as the tomb of Saadi. Two books of Golestan and Bostan are from his famous books.
The previous tombs of this great poet have been destroyed and rebuilt several times until Karim Khan Zand ordered to establish a proper tomb for this great poet, which is similar to the present building. During the Pahlavi period, the building was reconstructed and minor changes were made to it and finally, in 1945, its construction was completed and opened in 1946.
Once you enter the tomb, you notice the poems of Saadi written and drawn on the walls which add to the beauty of this tomb. The main area in which saadi’s tomb is located has a tall ceiling, containing decorative stones and poems which has a delightful effect on the interior space of the tomb. The outer space also includes several ponds, one of which is called “Howz-e Maahi” or “Fish Pond” and is filled up through “Saadieh Qanat”. Tomb of Saadi is located in the east of Shiraz, near Delgosha Garden.