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Ahvaz City Tour | BCT 29

Places to Visit:  

Choqazanbil Temple, Susa Museum, Apadana Palace, Danial Mausoleum, Shushtar Waterfalls  

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Choqa Zanbill Temple

Choga Zanbil means 'basket mound'. It was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak. Its original name was Dur Untash, which means 'town of Untash', but it is unlikely that many people, besides priests and servants, ever lived there. The complex is protected by three concentric walls which define the main areas of the 'town'. The inner area is wholly taken up with a great ziggurat dedicated to the main god, which was built over an earlier square temple with storage rooms also built by Untash-Napirisha. The middle area holds eleven temples for lesser gods. It is believed that twenty-two temples were originally planned, but the king died before they could be finished, and his successors discontinued the building work. In the outer area are royal palaces, a funerary palace containing five subterranean royal tombs.

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Susa Museum

The brick-faced construction of Susa Museum is located near the Archaic Susa Fortress and facing Mausoleum of "Daniel", the prophet.
This museum comprises six galleries in which archeological items excavated in the region are preserved. Some of these date back to the fourth millennium BC.

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Apadana Palace

The most famous building at Susa is probably the Apadana, the audience hall of the Palace of Darius. This palace was constructed by the order of Darius (Dariush) the Achaemenian on the top of Elamite hillocks and is knwon as Dariush (Apadana) palace. The walls of the palace are made of sun baked bricks with a brick worked facade, and the pillars are of stone. Apadana Palace consists of a pavillion, haramsara (a section for court ladies), gateway, entertainment hall and three central courtyards. The internal walls of the palace are adorned with engraved glazed bricks depicting the winged-lion guard solidiers and adorned by lotus flowers, the remnants of which are on display in local museums and those in abroad. A major portion of this palace caught on fire during the reign of Ardeshir I, (461 BC), and finally during the conquests of Alexander, the said palace along with other Achaemenian palaces were completely ruined.

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Danial Mausoleum 

The Tomb of Daniel is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel. Various locations have been named for the site, but the tomb in Susa, Iran, is the most widely accepted, it being first mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela, who visited Asia between 1160 and 1163.
The Book of Daniel mentions that Daniel lived in Babylon and may have visited the palace of Susa‌, Iran, but the place where he died is not specified; the tradition preserved among the Jews and Arabs is that he was buried in Susa. Today the Tomb of Daniel in Susa is a popular attraction among local Muslims and Iran's Jewish community alike.

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, is an island city from the Sassanid era with a complex irrigation system, situated in Iran's Khuzestan Province. It has been registered on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2009, as Iran's 10th cultural heritage site to be registered on the United Nation's list.
The Shushtar water mills ones are the best ones which operation in order to use water in ancient periods. These include a collection of dams, tunnels, ancillary canals watermills . which utilized as Industry–Economic collection. GarGar weir was built on the watermills and waterfalls, that abstract don storm the GarGar branches and have function similar of up to date dams to lead the water in the tunnel of watermills. Bolayti canal is situated in eastern side of the water mills and water falls and the function of this canal is to supply the water from behind the GarGar bridge to the east side of water mills and the channel the water of river in order to prevent the damage to the water mills.

 Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge

Cancellation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendance in the tour 50 % cancellation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

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9 – 12 persons

  

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