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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]


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.


swimming, boating and kayaking



  • 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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