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“Ingenious use of nature's resource”

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Shushtar
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is the no. 1 reason to come to this dusty hot town close to the iraqi border. We lingered here a while, had tea with a local guide stationed there and paid a bit extra for the sluice to get opened with a photo op. There is also a local guy based there doing weaving with items for sale in the form of bags and mats. The history is interesting bearing in mind that this is in the middle of an agricultural area. Worth a trip if your itineray is not too tight.

Thank Casa62
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

These ancient roman built hydraulic mills are a definite must see. It's absolutely amazing how clever and intelligently they were built, resisting the inclemencies of time.
There are guides who can well explain all details such as dates, periods, what was done and how.
Best time to visit is early evening as it is fresher. Those with limited mobility must pay attention, no access for wheel chairs and many, many steps to go down and climb.
Must see attractive in Shushtar.

Thank marcofQ9150JC
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I traveled to Shushtar to see this historic blue mill and I was surprised to see it, and I was surprised that there were many steps that would cause problems for the elderly

Thank amin f
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a nice site for historical water engineering.Fantastic ancient Engineering unbelievable Structure from years and years ago” this place is a world cultural heritage site with beautiful landscape.
it is worth to go down to the site.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Shushtar Historical Aquatic Structures A coherent mix of bridges, gangways, mills, waterfalls, canals, and water guiding tunnels that work in conjunction with each other and made during the Achaemenids to the Sassanians to make more use of water. I would suggest that you may visit it

Thank amirhossein f
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