Shiraz is the third most populous cultural city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of Iran on the Rudkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river. Shiraz has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than one thousand years. Shiraz is proud of being mother land of Hafez-e-Shirazi, Shiraz is an important centre for Iranian culture and has produced a number of famous poets. The idyllic Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram) in Shiraz is a striking location for visitors with a variety of plants as well as a historic mansion.