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Ahvaz – IRAN

Ahvaz is located in the south western of Iran and on the bank of famous Karoun river. The river divides the city into two western and eastern parts and seven bridges connect these two districts.

The city has an extremely hot weather in summers and is nominated as the most polluted city in the world by the world health organization.

Ahvaz is an oil business city and has some attractions such as Bamdej wetland, Karun river, Moein-o- Tojar house and its beautiful bridges that White bridge is the most famous ones.  Also, you can find some main historical highlights in regions and cities around that worth to visit such as:

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Reasons to visit isfahan

Chogha Zanbil

Chogha Zanbil is the first site that was inscribed in the list of UNESCO world heritage and the world’s oldest ziggurat with a unique architecture that has been kept very well.

This complex was built by the great king if Elam for praising the guard of susa city.i.e. Insusinak in 1250 BC .

Firstly, its height was 52 meters and 5 floors but now just 2 and a half has been remained.

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System 

Shushtar is one of cities of Khuzestan province that is located in the foothills of Zagros mountain range and 92 km of Ahvaz.

There are some natural, cultural and historical attractions in this town but its Historical Hydraulic System has a worldwide reputation.  It was inscribed in UNESCO world heritage site in 2009.  Dariush the great built it  in 5th century BC and still use it for providing water for Shushtar .

There are some other attractions near it such as Salasel castle , the tower and etc.

Apadana palace

Apadana was the winter palace of Achaemenian kings that was built 515-521 B.C .Its wall is made of Brick and its columns is stone . It consists of gateway, Pavilion, Haramsara ( a place for ladies) , entertainment hall and three courtyards .

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, constructed by Ostad Mohammad Reza Isfahani, is believed to have been used by the royal family, in particular the Shah’s wives. Therefore, it is the only mosque not to have any minarets or yard. The construction date of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is 1605 AD. It took seventeen years to complete. Of the outstanding characteristics of this mosque, we can point to the beautiful light brown dome which is quite unique among all the domes in Iran. The beautiful glazed tiles and the masterly written calligraphy by Ali Reza Abbasi and Bagher-e Banna. This mosque also has a beautiful and glorious cellar in which daily prayers are performed. As you enter this mosque you come across an

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