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Bishapur, Kazerun

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#12 of 15 in Historic Sites in Fars Province
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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  • May 31, 2017
    Note that the map location on Tripadvisor was wrong for this location - it is a few hours drive east of Shiraz. The whole day, including a stop to see the Persian Gates, and the scenery along the way,...  more »
  • May 6, 2017
    The Zagros Mountains folds up into the sky and sinks into deep canyons. At bishapur in Fars, the reliefs celebrating the former ruler inspire us. Today, the ruins of bishapur in Fars consist of three complexes. There is the actual town, there is a fortress and not far to the East of the Valley on the southern cliffs, there are six rock reliefs celebrating but also other rulers especially Shapur I. It is assumed that these reliefs represent the Iranian content in Hellenistic style, which also indicate captured Roman stonemasons. At some distance in the same Valley further East high above the Valley in the northern mountain range there also a cave with an eight-metre-high statue of Shapur I. This was, perhaps, the grave monument of the ruler.
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  • April 16, 2017
    Offers a nice (extra) alternative to Persepolis, but difficult to reach by public transportations. Recommend doing a day trip from Shiraz and include the case of Shapur on the same day.  more »

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