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Top Choice Ruins in Shushtar

Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat

Choqa Zanbil’s magnificent, Unesco-listed brick ziggurat is the world's best surviving example of Elamite architecture. Even if you’re not a fan of ancient ruins, the great bulk and splendid semi-desert isolation of…
Top Choice Historic Site in Shushtar

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Listed by Unesco as a 'masterpiece of creative genius', the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System has been diverting water for irrigation from the Karun River for over a millennium. The system comprises bridges, weir…
Top Choice Iranian in Shushtar

Mostofi Restaurant & Museum

Take your shoes off and relax under the palms as you soak up the view of Shadorvan Bridge from the airy courtyard dining platforms of this restored Qajar house. It's definitely the nicest eating experience in Shusht…
Bridge in Shushtar

Pol-e Shadorvan

Running parallel to the modern Azadegan Bridge connecting historic Shushtar to the New Town are the substantial remains of this Sassanid-era bridge and weir. Thought to have been designed and built by captured Roman…
Ruins in Shushtar

Qal’eh Salosel

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 you the impressive Sassanian-era subterranean rooms and wate…
Islamic Shrine in Shushtar

Imamzadeh Abdullah

On the southern edge of town, this shrine is topped by a photogenic Khuzestani ourchin dome similar to that of Daniel’s tomb in Shush, though this one deploys the rarer star base. A gory local tale records a woman b…
Bridge in Shushtar

Band-e Mizan

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 views of two shrines on the east bank of the main Karun Rive…
Islamic Shrine in Shushtar

Sahib-al Zaman Shrine

About 2km east of the canal, the brilliant Sahib-al Zaman shrine is graced by blue mosaics. Devotees are said to have made sightings of the Mahdi (last imam) here, hence the ‘empty seat’ shrine box.
Bridge in Shushtar

Band-e Lashkar

This small but impressive 13-arched Sassanid bridge once served as Shushtar's entrance gate.
Cafe in Shushtar

Khosh & Besh

Get your caffeine and nicotine fixes here. It's next to the CTO building.