khuzestan attractions

 

 

Susa Castle

The Fortress of Susa is a castle built by a French archeologist called Jacques DeMorgan  for the residence of French archaeologists near the tomb of Daniel the Prophet in Susa on a historic hill. The most important historical attractions of this region are the famous statue of Queen Napirasu, the famous  pottery mug of susa, and the code of Hammurabi laws. The castle has a medieval style and is visited by thousands of tourists annually.

 

Daffodil Garden of Behbahan

The oldest Iranian daffodil garden belongs to Behbahan in the east of Khuzestan province. This region encompasses an area of about 700 hectares and four different types of Daffodils have been identified in these Gardens. The best time for visiting these beautiful, pristine gardens is in the winter. If you are a nature-lover don't miss these amazing gardens.

 

Arjan Tomb

In 1982, a tomb, dating back to the Elamite dynasty was discovered in Arjan town of Behbahan. The tomb contained a large bronze coffin.  In this coffin a golden ring, ninety-eight gold buttons, a dagger, a silver rod, a jar ,and a bronze tray were found. The golden ring which was the symbol of power lay in the left hand of the corpse. Inscribed on the ring:      " Kiddin" which was the name of that person.

 

Eshkaft -e Salman Temple

Eshkaft-e Salman or Tarisha Temple in the south of Ize  has the largest cuneiform script. This temple is another ancient temple of Iran where you can explore the history and get familiar with the architecture of old temples.

 

Khongazhdar Village

Khong Azhdar is a village located about 15 kilometers from Izeh.In this village there's a large stone which has 2 different carvings. One of them has remained from Elamites dynasty dating back to about 4,000 years ago and the other one has remained from the Parthian period about 1,800 to 2,000 years ago. The older carving which belonged to Elamite is almost faded, but the other one is still recognizable.

 

Stone Lions of Khuzestan

Khuzestan is like an open-air museum of Iranian historical stone lions. Stone lions are symbols of power which were mostly built in cemeteries. The whole province is blessed with historical attractions and in most of them you can see the ancient stone lions. Khuzestan is famous for its various types of stone lions and if you are interested in them, you can see them in this region.

 

Dezful anthropologists Museum

Dezful Anthropological Museum or Kornasion Bathhouse is one of the amazing monuments of the Qajar period. The monument was used as an anthropological museum after being rebuilt in 2001. The bathhouse covers an area of about 880 square meters and attracts several travelers annually.

 

Shevi Waterfall

Shevi Waterfall, located in Sardasht is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in south of Iran. This waterfall is about 85 meters high and 70 meters wide. This waterfall emanates from the inside of the cave and flows down from high cliffs. The waterfall is surrounded by the mountains and lush valleys and its pristine nature will take your breath away.

 

Jame Mosque of Dezful

Jame Mosque of Dezful is one of the oldest mosques in Iran and After Sassanid Bridge, it is the second most important historical monument in Dezful City. The mosque was built in the third century. The renovation of this building dates back to the mid-Safavid period. Most of the tileworks has remained from the Qajar period.If you are looking for an ancient place to explore the history this mosque is the best choice for you.

 

Sassanid Bridge

Sasanian Bridge is located in Dezful city,south of Iran. The Bridge is the city's most important historical monument. Sassanid Bridge, connecting the two eastern and western regions of the city, was one of the connection paths between Jundi Shapur and Mesopotamia, built by Roman commanders after the conquest of Rome by the Sassanid Empire in 263 BC. The bridge has remained since 18 centuries ago and is recognized as one of the oldest  bridges in the world.

 

 

 


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