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Shushtar City

Shushtar is an ancient fortress city, approximately 92 kilometres away from Ahvaz, the centre of Khuzestan province.
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
The township of Shooshtar is located at a distance of 831 km. from Tehran and has cold winters, but is warm for the rest of the year. Shooshtar lies to the north of Ahvaz. According to the Iranian mythology, the founder of this city is supposed to be Hushang Pishdadi. The conquest of Shooshtar by the moslems took place in the Omar caliphate period. Shooshtar at the times of Bani Omayeh, was in hands of "Khavarej" (those who had turned against religion). In the year 820 AH, Amir Teimoor conquered this area and thereafter it became the center of the Shiite sect. In 1165-1167 AH. Nader Shah continously attacked this vicinity and in these battles many were killed.

During the reign of Fathali Shah Qajar, the cities of Shooshtar, Dezful and Hoveyzeh, became a part of the Kermanshah province. In the reign of Mozzafar-edin-Shah, segregation among the two groups of "Heydari" and "Ne'mati" increased to its upmost level, and Khaz'al Khan encouraged the Arabs to assault Shooshtar. In Pahlavi era, after repeated unrest, the region ultimately gained peace, and today is considered to be one of the important cities of Khuzestan province.
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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Tazieh in Shushtar
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shushtar City
Marashi House - Shushtar
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EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Shushtar
Category: Mosques
This mosque is located in west of Shooshtar, and is a remnant of the early Islamic period. It was constructed by one of the Abbassid caliphates. The same was repaired during ... MORE
Category: Public places
One of the oldest and most beautiful structures of Shooshtar is the Sika Water Mills. It is an area with small rooms and narrow corridors, alongside which streams of water ... MORE
Category: Waterfalls
the Shooshtar Waterfalls are considered to be an attractive historical site. They are located alongside a branch of the Gerger, near Sika. These waterfalls were constructed ... MORE
Category: Bazaars
The ancient bazaar of Shooshtar is known as Qeisariyeh. Construction of this bazaar dates back to the times when Kaiser of Rome was captive in the hands of Shahpour Sassanid. ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums
The same lies to the north of Shooshtar. It is opposite the Salasel Castle, and is one of the oldest tombs of the Islamic period in Iran. Bara'-ebne-Malek Ansari was one ... MORE
Category: Ancient Cities
The ancient city of Dastova is located 3 km. south of Shooshtar, alongside the Dariyoon stream. According to evidences, Dastova city was constructed during the Parthian rule ... MORE
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