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Tchogha Zanbil

Susa, Shush, Iran
00 98 913 207 0430
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The mysterious site of Susa

Chogha Zanbil was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tehran Province, Iran
Brick temple

Chogha in Bakhtiari means "hill" . In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the first Iranian site to be... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Shushtar, Iran
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The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the ancient Kingdom of Elam.
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Susa, Shush, Iran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chogha Zanbil was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak, meaning the guard of Susa. The main building materials in Chogha Zanbil were mud bricks and occasionally baked bricks. The complex is protected by three concentric walls,...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Chogha in Bakhtiari means "hill" . In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the first Iranian site to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Thank tabibhouse
Reviewed 24 May 2017

hard to believe only discovered 60 years ago given its size and height. VERY impressive when built and still impressive given its location in the middle of nowhere. You wont find hoardes of tourists here !

Thank rdella
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very evocative ziggurat in the middle of the desert, dating from the Elamite kingdom. Definitely worth seeing if in Shush or Shustar. We hired a taxi driver to take us from Shustar and back with one hour waiting time for 600 000 IRR (probably overpaid?)....More

1  Thank missamrita
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Here I have been in business and family class. I enjoyed its history and details. you have to see bricks with cuneiform, walk around the building and see all details. visit also the water system of this area which is a bit behind the building.

Thank Let's Travel t
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Shush was an ancient city of the Proto-Elamite, Elamite, First Persian Empire, Seleucid, and Parthian empires of Iran, and one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km (160 mi) east of...More

1  Thank sorour2016
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this place twice in a day! Once early in the morning, and once again at night! It is better to have a local guide with you for the explanations, but there are also guiding tables and brochures you can use. Don't miss the...More

Thank Milad M
Reviewed 2 October 2016

this is an interesting facility which was sacral in nature which was discovered accidentally by oil seaking engineers who recognized that the hill is to squared, you need to turn on your imagination to see it all

Thank racuch
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Build in the 13th century BC , sacked around 640 BC ,remained lost for more then 2500 years , accidentally rediscovered in 1935 , leaving a magnificent brick ziggurat to visit this days.The huge building and the semi-desert isolation are impressive.

Thank wimAntwerp
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a wonderful place to visit, don't miss it if you're around. We went there in the evening, we were the only visitors and the sunset was magnificent. When it gets dark, lights are turned on and the zikkurat is visible from far.

Thank egoissimo
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Response from maxscuba | Reviewed this property |
If you stick to the main attractions in the area, water mills in Shustar, ziggurat at Choga Zonbil, tomb of Daniel, archaeological site, castle and museum at Shush, one day can be enough, with overnight in Ahwaz (more... More