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Khuzestan, Immemorial Heritage

Khuzestan, Persia

Khuzestan was a part of the Mesopotamia geographic area during the reign of Elamite civilization. Susa as a capital for Elamite kings was a region of ancient Mesopotamia in present Khuzestan, where demonstrates most of our knowledge about Elam, also the ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil gives us sufficient information about architectural power of the Elamite which located in the south-east of Susa and Center of Khuzestan Province.

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Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, which seems to be the first spiritual monument in Iran and the largest Ziggurat on earth, constructed by Elamite civilization around 1200 B.C.

Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Susa (Shush), one of the dateless residential area which constructed during pro-Elamite period and renovated by Achaemenid emperors as one of their four capitals, then lost its significance in the Sassanid era. The settlement which was the centre of Elamite Civilization consists of three main parts; Royal City, Acropolis and Apadana.


Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a masterpiece of genius engineering, which is believed by archaeologists to be the greatest ancient industrial complex, built by Darius the Great during the Achaemenid empire. The Purpose of construction such system with chain of canals, mills, bridges, waterfalls, dams, and huge tunnels was to take advantage of water to plant more orchards and better farming during Achaemenians and Sassanians.

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

How to Get There

By Plain:

There is no international airline flights available close to the province of Khuzestan, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then take a local flight to Khuzestan.

The best option is:

  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)


When to Visit

As an area close to the Persian Gulf with a warm and humid climate, it seems better to visit the city since the middle of February to the end of March, also it would be an amazing offer to experience spring-like climate during autumn and winter since the end of October to the end of December.

How to Visit

Dedicate two days of your trip to Khūzestān province because ancient open-air museums and archaeological sites will be astonishing, also enjoy Arabs culture in terms of their lifestyle especially culinary arts would be interesting.


Khuzestan, Immemorial Heritage

Hours                                     Pricing

Susa (Shush)

08:00 A.M – 07:00 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Susa (Shush) Museum,

07:30 A.M – 01:00pm

03:30 P.M – 07:00pm                                               200.000 IRR

Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat,

08:00 A.M – 06:30 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System,,

08:00 A.M – 05:30 P.M                                             200.000 IRR

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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