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On this excursion to the Sassanid sites in the suburbs of Shiraz, we will see the remains of the last emperors of old Persia before the Islamic era. They used to rule a huge area, in today’s geographical map consisting of Iran, Iraq, the Caucasus, Egypt, Turkey, Central Asia, Yemen, Pakistan, and parts of Eastern Arabia. Bishapur was one of the most important bases of the Sassanid kings.
During this one-day excursion, we will visit the Anahita Temple, Valerian Palace and the ancient city itself. Wandering around these somehow well-preserved sites, we will learn about the lifestyle of Iranians before the adoption of Islam. Moving on, we will see the local stores and you can buy souvenirs if you like.
The next highlight to explore is the famous Tange Chogan which is located close to the Chogan River and hence has always been considered a pleasant place. Except for the historical and cultural value, the eye-catching rock formations make the area interesting from the natural viewpoint too. We will also have the option to visit Shapur Cave, situated in the mountainous parts with about 2 hours of hiking.
Tour duration is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.