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Tchogha Zanbil

Susa, Shush, Iran
+98 913 207 0430
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Magnificent sight in the desert

This was the highlight of our day trip from Shushtar and is an awesome testament to a past... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Casa62
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Brisbane, Australia
gate to Elamid civilization

It is on the list of UNESCO world heritage which was founded by the Elamid king Untash-Napirisha... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mohsen p
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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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mohsen p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank amin f
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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 .

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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

Thank mamad_zn_1996
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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

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Chogha in Bakhtiari means "hill" . In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the first Iranian site to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Thank araara87
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

hard to believe only discovered 60 years ago given its size and height. VERY impressive when built and still impressive given its location in the middle of nowhere. You wont find hoardes of tourists here !

1  Thank rdella
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very evocative ziggurat in the middle of the desert, dating from the Elamite kingdom. Definitely worth seeing if in Shush or Shustar. We hired a taxi driver to take us from Shustar and back with one hour waiting time for 600 000 IRR (probably overpaid?)....More

2  Thank missamrita
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ammachi50
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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
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