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Address: Susa, Shush, Iran
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The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the...

The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the ancient Kingdom of Elam.

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Very interesting historical site in the middle of the desert

Very evocative ziggurat in the middle of the desert, dating from the Elamite kingdom. Definitely worth seeing if in Shush or Shustar. We hired a taxi driver to take us from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very evocative ziggurat in the middle of the desert, dating from the Elamite kingdom. Definitely worth seeing if in Shush or Shustar. We hired a taxi driver to take us from Shustar and back with one hour waiting time for 600 000 IRR (probably overpaid?). The drive takes about 40 minutes. The entry fee is a predictable 200 000 IRR... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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157 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Here I have been in business and family class. I enjoyed its history and details. you have to see bricks with cuneiform, walk around the building and see all details. visit also the water system of this area which is a bit behind the building.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Shush was an ancient city of the Proto-Elamite, Elamite, First Persian Empire, Seleucid, and Parthian empires of Iran, and one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km (160 mi) east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers. I loved its ancient atmosphere and... More 

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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this place twice in a day! Once early in the morning, and once again at night! It is better to have a local guide with you for the explanations, but there are also guiding tables and brochures you can use. Don't miss the place at night with its beautiful lighting!

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Doha, Qatar
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

this is an interesting facility which was sacral in nature which was discovered accidentally by oil seaking engineers who recognized that the hill is to squared, you need to turn on your imagination to see it all

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Brasschaat, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Build in the 13th century BC , sacked around 640 BC ,remained lost for more then 2500 years , accidentally rediscovered in 1935 , leaving a magnificent brick ziggurat to visit this days.The huge building and the semi-desert isolation are impressive.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's a wonderful place to visit, don't miss it if you're around. We went there in the evening, we were the only visitors and the sunset was magnificent. When it gets dark, lights are turned on and the zikkurat is visible from far.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing historical place, I was borned near this place in haft tape. It was build about 4000 years ago and the first time shushinak was there

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New Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Hugh site with three concentric walls, many buildings, large ziggurat and many smaller temples. Restoration going on.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This ancient building gives you a glimpse of how amazing the ancient Elamite culture was. If you come to Iran for its history and culture, then this is definitely a must see. I would also recommend going there with a guide. I went there with a guide who knew about the history very well, and I could even get into... More 

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