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Bishapur, Kazerun

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Visit Bishapur and walk among the remains of an ancient Iranian city. The ruler Shapur I founded the city in 266 CE because he wanted a new capital. Visit the fire temple, a shrine dedicated to Persian goddess Anahita. Take a stroll in what was once a courtyard, decorated with mosaics. You'll see many decorative reliefs that represent either the rulers or their battles and victories. One of the most striking reliefs is the one in the river canyon, enormous in size, depicting a military victory. By using our Kazerun trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Bishapur and other attractions in Kazerun.
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  • The bas-reliefs are carved on the rocks near the Shapur river and the ruins of the royal Sassanian city are impressive. 
  • Not too far from Shiraz, and still on the route between Shiraz and Ahvaz, the site presents two different locations but both missed. The ancient city of Bishapur, witness of Roman defeats at the hands of the Persians, and that also brought to light only partially allows you to admire the remains of the Palace, the salone dei ricevimenti, the temple, the walls; in the small museum other remains of the site. Little frequented during our visit, also needs to protect themselves with water-soaked handkerchief given the small dust storm in progress. History and charm still elevated, and nicely detailed path inside. Path then by car at most one kilometer to access the car park in front of ticket with the other, it leads into the Gorge which is parallel to the river. In the wall the same victorious King did immortalize in large surveys some moments of his life and of his victory. Four pads seen on side visited, well preserved, beautiful. Then a few meters on the River, and under the nearby bridge-in a peaceful pool-some local guys looking for clear refreshment. Within the path between Gorge and river benches, spiazzi with green, dignified toilet. Across high mountains with other monuments, tombs and ruins of a fortress, but not easy to achieve in times limited.
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  • ... especially if you have learned about Persian and Greek history where these guys participated :) do not miss on your way to Persepolis 
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