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Address: Shushtar, Iran

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I am from Iran. My father was born in Shushtar. This city has a very ancient history. This history mainly return back to Sasanid Dynasty. At that time the king came to Shushtar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am from Iran. My father was born in Shushtar. This city has a very ancient history. This history mainly return back to Sasanid Dynasty. At that time the king came to Shushtar during winter time. There is another historical site near Shushtar named Susa (or Shush). In the old Persian literation the word Shush originally was Tush means good... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the suprises of our trip, was great just strolling around this site in the evening hearing the waterfalls and reading about the history of the different uses this site had throughout its history. From being used as a mill to make flour to being a power station, it had many uses and is a great historical site to... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hydraulic system at Shustar can be traced back to 5 C BC (some parts of it), that is the Age of Darius the Great Achaemenid King. This ancient water system of dams, canals, tunnels and water mills is really worthy of a detailed visit. The more complex building efforts took place in the Sassanid era and includes a combined... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where you have to visit if you come to Khuzestan province. It is great rather than historical for the visitors love water system and maybe it is useful in nowadays mayor system! Try yo plan for visiting here as it closes on time and also it is closed on special holidays. Also try its night view,... More 

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Tehran Province, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An ancient engineering. The mechanism for grinding is so intresting, one of them is working right now and you can watch it.

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Gavi, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Simply amazing! A long trip but a place to visit. Built by romans it's a engineering and hydraulic heritage: wonderful. Bring a bottle of water because can be very hot and take your time to visit the full area, if you can, come back in the evening after dark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

When we were here in the morning, end October, it was very quiet which surprised us, because the view over the waterfalls, made by Roman prisoners in the third century, is in my view worth the entire journey to Shushar. So we were probably lucky and we were glad to have flown from Isfahan to see this.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A remarkable ancient feat of engineering, but to be honest it is just as well viewed from various points of the perimeter without paying the excessive entrance fee which, like everywhere else in otherwise charming Iran, has been hiked dramatically for foreigners.

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Brasschaat, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Watermills disappeared but the irrigation systems , cascades and ancient man-made feeder tunnels are still impressive.

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Tehran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in a tour visit of Khuzestan Province in 2014. I rank it as the top attraction in Khuzestan and even south of Iran. Highly recommended.

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