Masjed Soleyman City

Masjed Soleyman - Khuzestan
Masjed Soleyman is situated to the north of the province, and has common borders with Esfahan and Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari provinces. It accounts for being an important area as the 'winter residing quarter' for the Bakhtiyari tribes. This township is located in the mountainous areas as well as the plains, with moderate winters and warm summers. Its center being the city of Masjed Soleiman which lies at a distance of 1,030 km. from Tehran. Masjed Soleiman is one of the important cities of Khuzestan province regarding the oil industry. According to archeological discoveries, evidences relative to the pre-historic ages and cavemen have been observed here. Furthermore, it is believed that Hushang Pishdadi by means of two flints (stones) discovered fire in this area. Masjed Soleiman held importance during the various reigns such as, the Elamites, Medes, Parsees, Seleucidians, Parthians and the Sassanids. This vicinity was the birthplace of Chish Pesh Parsi. Near the current city of Masjed Soleiman is the great fire-temple from the Parthian and Sassanide periods. In the ancient times, this area was known as 'Tolqor', but in 1924 after the visit of Pahlavi I, and on his suggestion to the parliament, this vicinity was assigned Masjed Soleiman in the year 1926 by parliament, and today is one of the thriving and industrial cities of the province.
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Masjed Soleyman
Category: Caves
This cave extends from Tang Anbar-e-Sefid Lali, (in the district of Lali ) in Masjed Soleiman and terminates in the vicinity of Cholvar. This area is an interesting ...
Category: Temples
Bard Neshandeh is one of the places of worship in ancient Iran where religious rituals were held in an open area. The structure of this relic belongs to the Parsee ...
This castle is accounted as the first permanent settlement place for Parsee tribes, as well as the birthplace of Koorush the Achaemenian. It is located in the Andika ...
Category: Mausoleums
This mausoleum is in the midst of the Haft Shahidan Village graveyard. It has a tile worked dome with sacred versus of "Ya Allah","Ya Mohammad" and "Ya Ali" inscribed ...
The ancient hill of Kolgah Zarri is situated to the south of Masjed Soleiman city, in the vicinity of "Kolgah" region. This monument dates back to 3rd millennium ...
The Saolak Gorge lies in the central portion of the Masjed Soleiman township. In this gorge there are drawings of a goddess or a Magus (Magi), in front of whom ...
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