Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System - Iran Tourist Attractions

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

The ancient hydraulic system of Shushtar is one of the engineering masterpieces of the Achaemenid era. You will be amazed by this ancient irrigation system, which dates back to the 5th century BC. Before exploring the details of this water supply system and the various bird species that inhabit the area, climb the hill behind this structure and marvel at the view from above.

Shushtar, a small but historical city in the north of Khuzestan province, is 90 kilometers from Ahvaz. The Karun and Dez rivers flow through this city, and the water structures of Shushtar are among Iran’s attractions listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These water structures date back to the reign of Darius the Great of the Achaemenid Empire. The people of that era ingeniously designed a network of bridges, canals, dams, and large tunnels to direct water.

Among the attractions in this city are the Dariun Canal, the French Hat Tower, the tomb of Ya’qub Layth Saffari, the Karyan protected area, the Lashkar Dam Bridge, the Mostofi House, the Salasel Castle, the Shadorvan Dam Bridge, the Moein al-Tejar House, Khan Garden, and the Grand Mosque. The easiest way to travel to this city is by train, and the best time to visit this area is late winter to early spring.

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