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Address: Shushtar, Iran

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Don't forget Marashi House

We visited the hydraulic dam first thing in the morning, when it wasn't scorching hot. Entry IDR200.000. A lot of the areas are shut off so to make the most of your visit head up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Western Australia
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Western Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the hydraulic dam first thing in the morning, when it wasn't scorching hot. Entry IDR200.000. A lot of the areas are shut off so to make the most of your visit head up the hill to Marashi House once you have finished exploring. Allow one hour. Another good time to visit is at sunset, looking down from the... More 

Thank Watergirl168
Shushtar, Iran
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful historical places in Iran To describe this place in Shushtar Shushtar and would recommend to anyone

Thank tabibhouse
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely an amazing engineering site to see. Can be appreciated very well from various viewpoints around it, the bridge near the entry gate, as well as from the historic house on the hill nearby which has free entry but erratic opening times. There is also a lovely restaurant in the small bazaar just before the entry gate (... More 

1 Thank missamrita
Tehran, Iran
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 

1 Thank pmpproject78
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 

Thank bsmswm
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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 

1 Thank aabraham77
Tehran, Iran
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 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 

Thank sedi j
Tehran Province, Iran
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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

1 Thank farnoosh_bel
Gavi, Italy
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Reviewed 1 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.

Thank MaraS78
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank Roel H

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