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Shushtar

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Shushtar is in Khuzestan province and is one of the oldest cities in Iran. It has many historical and architectural wonders.

Get in[edit]

An overnight train from Tehran departs every second day. 1 Shushtar railway station (ایستگاه راه آهن شوشتر) is located west of the city centre.

Shushtar can be combined with Shush and Chogha Zanbil as a daytrip by taxi from Ahvaz.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

The historical hydraulic system.
  • 1 Historical Hydraulic System (سازه‌های آبی شوشتر). A hydralic system built on the river Kârun as far back as the 5th century B.C. under the reign of King Darius. It comprises a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (Q2274974) on Wikidata Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System on Wikipedia
  • 2 Band-e Kaisar. Ancient arc bridge, built by the Romans in the 3rd century AD. Band-e Kaisar (Q806225) on Wikidata Band-e Kaisar on Wikipedia
  • 3 Band Mizan. The Mizan dam, which splits the Kârun river into two channels, Gargar and Shatit.
  • 4 Salasel Castle. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Salasel castle is now almost completely in ruins. However, the tunnels and cellars is still open to explore.

Do[edit]

swimming, boating and kayaking

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Eat[edit]

  • Mostoufi House. Iranian dishes. Located in a Qajar era courtyard house overlooking the historic bridge on the Karoun River. Walking distance from Salasel Castle. Also sells Iranian handicrafts such as pottery and Tarmeh.

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