Kazerun & Bishapur attractions

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Statue of Shapur I

High above the gorge, around 6km from Bishapur, a series of natural caves riddles the upper strata of the surrounding cliffs. In one of these caves lies buried the 7m-high statue of Shapur I, the founder of Bishapur…
Ruins in Kazerun & Bishapur


Bishapur (literally, 'Shapur’s City') was the grand capital of the Sassannian king, Shapur I. Shapur and his armies defeated the Romans three times, and much of Bishapur was built by Romans taken captive after their…
Ruins in Kazerun & Bishapur

Chogan Gorge

The city was originally approached along the Shapur River in the steep-sided Chogan Gorge. A short walk from Bishapur, the rocky walls here are home to six large bas-reliefs carved out of limestone. These commemorat…