Top Attractions in Khuzestan province. Historical and natural sights

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar

1. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a system of interconnected tunnels, waterfalls, bays, mills and large water channels that work together with great harmony and continuity and have been built in the Achaemenid to Sassanian periods for more water use.Assigning this collection to Darius the Great.


2. kool khersan(khersoon)

Ghost valley; More than 200 meters deep and its walls are covered with Siavoshan herbs and waterfalls. The canyon eventually leads to the Dez River. The massive gravestones and grapevine trees and wildlife figs have made kool khersan(khersoon) look like strange canyons of films.

kool khersan(khersoon)

kool khersan


Shevi Waterfall

Shevi Waterfall

3. Shevi Waterfall

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iran and is considered to be one of the most unique waterfalls in the Middle East. Mountain views, pristine scenery and spectacular views are on the way to this cascade, which will double the attractiveness of your trip. This waterfall emanates from the inside of the cave and, after it comes out, flows down from high cliffs.


4. Chogha Zanbil

Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil is an icon of Elamite art and architecture. Chogha Zanbil is one of the most prominent Religious worship in Iran, which was built in 1250 BC in the era of Elamites. The major religious buildings architecture of that era were pyramidal. Meanwhile, the oldest and most important historical structure of the water of Iran and the world called Choghazenbil refinery is located alongside the same ancient structure.

Chogha Zanbil

Chogha Zanbil


Lake of Dez Dam- shahyoun

Lake of Dez Dam

5. Lake of Dez Dam

Lake of Dez dam is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran, behind the two mountains Shadab and Tenguan, and has provided a beautiful view to the area. Lake Dez Dam, which is currently one of the fifty long world dams, has several small islands, on which a lot of trees and almonds have given a special effect to the lake, while at the same time the lake is a good place for doing water sports such as Sailing, skiing, swimming, and more.


6. Shush Castle

The Shush castle, also known as the castle of Akrapel or the French fortress, was built by the French archaeological department in 1897 on the highest point of the city of Susa. The castle is very similar to the French Bastille Prison, which is built by the architects from Dezful using bricks from Dariush Palace and a number of Cuneiform bricks from chogha zanbil.

Shush Castle

Shush Castle


Dezful Old Bridge or Sasanian bridge

Dezful Old Bridge

7. Dezful Old Bridge

The old bridge of Dezful has been the oldest bridge in the world since its inception due to its old age, its sustainability and survival. The old bridge of Dezful, which connects the two eastern and western parts of Dezful, is in fact one of the ways of the interface between Jind Shapur and the Mesopotamian Territory, built on the orders of Shapur I after the victory over Valerian by using the Roman prisoners.


8. Palace of Darius in Susa

Apadana Palace in Susa, which is undoubtedly one of the landmarks of Khuzestan Province, was built on the remains of Elamite by the order of Darius the Great Achaemenid king of about 515_521 BC. This palace was the palace of the Achaemenid kings. Apadana is not the name of a castle, but the ancient name of the buildings known as pillars. You can see the best examples of Apadana in Persepolis and Shosh Palace.

Palace of Darius in Susa - Apadana

Susa Apadana


Izeh

Izeh

9. Izeh

The lost paradise in the north of Khuzestan, which is about a thousand years old, has many tourist attractions and beautiful nature. Ancient monuments, and stones dating back to the Elamite era make Izeh an ideal destination for historic enthusiasts. Also, Many tourists also travel to Izeh because of the beautiful and pristine nature. Nature is undoubtedly one of the tourist attractions of Khuzestan.


10. Lashkarabad

Sleep in Lashkarabad does not make sense! Sellers are happy to invite you to the dinner table. Marinated aromas and all kinds of sauces with samosa, falafel and pineapple and aroma of tea, Arabic coffee, baklava and vegetables of sandwiches will surprise you . In Ahwaz, most people prefer the night due to the warmth of the day and prefer themselves for dinner, to this street.

Lashkarabad

Lashkarabad


Mandaeans

Mandaeans

11. Mandaeans

These people are on the religion of the Prophet Adam and they have a special interest in Yahya the Prophet. Baptism is one of the main principles of the Mandaeans religion. Each year, in certain days, the Mandaeans of Iran come together on the banks of the Karoon, and they are replaced by special baptismal rite. Watching this ceremony is one of the most exciting areas of symbolic and cultural tourism in Khuzestan.


12. Towbiroun Valley

This valley is the result of thousands of years of erosion caused by seasonal rainfall. Its tall walls with high altitudes, sometimes up to 100 meters in diameter, and the bulk of grapevine trees, wild figs and waterfalls have provided a beautiful effect to these valleys.With a heat of up to 40 degrees Celsius in Dezful, guests can relax in this cool wind breeze, reaching temperatures of up to 25 degrees.

Towbiroun Valley

Towbiroun Valley


Shadegan Wetland

Shadegan Wetland

13. Shadegan Wetland

One of the wonders of the Shadegan wetland is the simultaneous sweet and salty water, which has brought about a great variety of biodiversity. The Shadegan wetland is a large natural replicatory center that, in addition to lagoon fish, fishes from the rivers of the bahmanshir, karun and Jarahi are also used as a suitable spawning place.


14. Tashkooh

Tashkooh is one of the natural wonders of Khuzestan province, its holes are like springs that come out of the Fire instead of cold water.This burning mount of Ramhormoz, known as the "Tashkooh", is burning from the distant past to this day and attracts many tourists especially at night. These hills, which hold hundreds of flames of fire, staring at the eye of every visitor.

Tashkooh

Tashkooh


About Khuzestan Province

Khuzestan Province is considered One of the oldest areas of Iran's plateau which has a 9,000 years old history; moreover it has a diverse natural attractions so that attracts many tourists.Both historical and adventure, the sea and the mountains, plain and desert, pilgrimage and travel, do not differ, you will get everything you want from a trip in Khuzestan.

Khuzestan is a province in the southwest of the country and on the border of the Persian Gulf.

The oldest area of the Iranian plateau, the shrine of the prophets, the heart of Iranian energy. A land with warm and dignified people who are unique in hospitality. An area with a sacred earth, which has nothing to do with goodness and generosity. It hosts Karun and is located on the Persian Gulf.

Khuzestan Province Due to its diverse nature, different ethnic and religious cultures have become one of the most important tourist areas in the country, which has attracted the attention of tourists. It is considered to be the center of oil and gas production in Iran, with an area of 64057 km Square and population has become the fifth heavily populated province. The province is limited to the central city of Ahwaz from the north to Lorestan province, from the east to the provinces of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari and Isfahan, south to Bushehr and the Persian Gulf, and to the west to Iraq.

Khuzestan Province has a 9,000-year-old civilization with a unique nature that has attracted many domestic and foreign tourists every year. The province is a place where we all hear the name of a hot sun and palm trees. Let's go Spring and autumn can be considered the best time to travel to Khuzestan, because the weather of most of its cities is cool and comfortable and can be safely visited the attractions of Khuzestan.This article introduces a number of landmarks in Khuzestan to get to know more about us.