Kolah Farangi Tower


This crumbling 7.5m octagonal tower at the river's edge was most likely a Sassanid navigational aid, though local lore has Shahpur’s slave driver watching the king's Roman prisoners from here as they worked on the nearby Band-e Mizan weir.

Nearby Iran attractions

1. Band-e Mizan

0.19 MILES

This low, flat Sassanid bridge is actually a weir that marks the entrance to the Al Gargar canal feeding the Shushtar hydraulic system. There are pleasant…

2. Qal’eh Salosel

0.31 MILES

Set on a prominent cliff overlooking the river, historic Salosel Castle is no longer much to look at above ground. However, the caretaker will gladly show…

4. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

0.39 MILES

Listed by Unesco as a 'masterpiece of creative genius', the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System has been diverting water for irrigation from the Karun…

5. Marashi House

0.41 MILES

In a back alley on a hill, this beautifully restored Qajar house has impressive views of Shushtar's ancient hydraulic system.

7. Pol-e Shadorvan

0.55 MILES

Running parallel to the modern Azadegan Bridge connecting historic Shushtar to the New Town are the substantial remains of this Sassanid-era bridge and…

8. Masjid-e Jameh

0.86 MILES

Situated halfway between the bazaar and the bus terminal, the partly 9th-century Jameh Mosque has a blunt, gently leaning brick-and-tile minaret.