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Tchogha Zanbil

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Ancient miracle!

Its about ten kilometer far from Shush but the best part of this city.It takes about three hours to... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Shiraz, Iran
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Amazing ancient architecture

You absolutely need a tour guide to explain the history of the place which has a lot of details... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Proshat H
Tehran, Iran
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The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the ancient Kingdom of Elam.
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Susa, Shush, Iran
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Its about ten kilometer far from Shush but the best part of this city.It takes about three hours to visit it all.study about its history first and then go.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 19 November 2018

You absolutely need a tour guide to explain the history of the place which has a lot of details, pay attention to the footprint on the ground (in front of king's entrance) and the grafitti's on the bricks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Proshat H
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of my 3 week Iran trip... it is a bit out of the way .. but if you want to have an idea what the Tower of Babylon looked like...and you won’t go to Iraq...then this is the place...

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ScottM130
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This was the highlight of our day trip from Shushtar and is an awesome testament to a past civilisation. There is good sightposting in english on the whole circuit which adds alot of value compared to some we have visited. Follow the designated route and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Casa62
Reviewed 18 May 2018

It is on the list of UNESCO world heritage which was founded by the Elamid king Untash-Napirisha (1275-1240 BCE) as the religious center of Elam . It is the largest zigurat outside of Mesopotamia ( area between Eufrat & Tigris rivers in now Iraq where...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The four corners of this magnificent building are right in the direction of one of the four quadruple geographies, which shows that they are well known to the north, south, east and west. The first floor is 105 meters at 105 meters and is one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This temple (the first Iranian temple) shows the height of the artistry, the precision, elegance and majesty of the Persians, and regrettably, that the temple was built with bricks and half of it was destroyed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank amin_fazel
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice historical place to visit - holy city of kingdom of eelam - like Chechen itsa in Mexico - You can eat local delicious foods in khattam village near site specially in ahmad house .

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rezaakk
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent! I would suggest a beautiful place and a monument to the originality of this place. It's really great

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mamad_zn_1996
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Chogha Zanbil was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak, meaning the guard of Susa. The main building materials in Chogha Zanbil were mud bricks and occasionally baked bricks. The complex is protected by three concentric walls,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from maxscuba | Reviewed this property |
If you stick to the main attractions in the area, water mills in Shustar, ziggurat at Choga Zonbil, tomb of Daniel, archaeological site, castle and museum at Shush, one day can be enough, with overnight in Ahwaz (more... More