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Explore The Ancient City of Bishapur

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The ancient city of Bishapur, located in Kazerun city of Fars province, was built during the Sassanid era. Bishapur was one of the most important cities of that time, with an area of two hundred hectares. This city is one of the oldest cities whose construction history has been preserved in writing in a stone inscription. Bishapur is located in the northwest of Kazeroon city and was one of the cities with good weather and unique design and engineering of that time. In historical books, the name of this city has been recorded as Bishapur, Bishabur, Beshapur, Beshawar, and "Beh Indioshapur." The city of Bishapur was the capital of Ardashir Khore province.

Bishapur was built in 266 AD by order of Sassanid King Shapur I. After Shapur`s victory over the Roman emperor Valerian, Shapur ordered to build of a city in an area with good weather on the way to Persepolis. During the Achaemenid period, this road connected the cities of Persepolis and Ashtrak to Susa. Shapur gave his name to this city. An architect from the people of ancient Syria called Apasai (Apasai) was chosen to build the new city.

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HIGHLIGHTS
Get acquainted with Sassanid history and sites.
Tour some of the Sassanid era monuments.
Learn about Mithraism at the Temple of Anahita.
WHAT YOU WILL DO?
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Starting The tour

We will start our journey at 7:00. Driving out of Shiraz, we will move towards Kazeroon County, where the ancient city of Bishapur is located. After arriving at the once glorious palace of Shapur and strolling around the palace, we will learn more about the dynasty, Persian architecture, and much more. A few steps away is the Temple of Anahita, the water goddess. Here, you will learn about Mithraism, an ancient Persian religion.

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Visiting Tang-e Chogan

Then, we will go to Tang-e Chogan or the Polo Fields of the Sassanid kings. Walking along the Shapur River, we will see some gigantic reliefs that mainly indicate the victories of Sassanid kings against their enemies.

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Climbing The Shapur Cave

The last to visit today is the statue of Shapur up a nearby mountain. We will climb approximately 230 stairs to arrive at the entrance of Shapur Cave to visit with him in person.

After resting here, we will go down the mountain and drive back to your accommodation.

(Depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions, the tour guide may change the order of the visits.)

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TRIP NOTE

Tour will start at 8:30 AM

Tour starting point will be from Shiraz

INCLUDED
Hotel pick-up and drop-off services
Guided tour (in English)
Refreshments
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Admission
Tips to the guide and the driver
Meals
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