Marvdasht is a city in and the capital of Marvdasht County, Fars Province, Iran.
Marvdasht is as ancient of the history of Iran and the vast Persian empire. The Persepolis is in the vicinity of the city and few kilometers farther Naghsh-e-Rostam, Naghsh-e-Rajab and the ruins of the ancient city of Estakhr are reminiscent of the glorious history of the city. Archeological excavations have shown that millenniums before Darius decided to choose the plains of Rahmat Mount for the construction of the majestic Persepolis Palaces, civilized populations had been living in the Marvdasht Plains.
Marvdasht is one of the northern cities and also counties of Fars province. The city is located 45 km north of Shiraz and has an altitude of 1620 meters above the sea level.